Topeak Defender FX Extras

2.2/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 180 grams MSRP : $20.00

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Product Description

Topeak is an innovator in Fenders. The Defender FX has a quick release attachment for all forks. Durable injection molded engineering. Lightweight and sturdy. Carbon Finish

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by tx

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2013

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    Cheap plastic mount breaks easily. What a waste of time and money.

Bottom Line:   
It's not very expensive, but it's going to cost me a hour or more by the time I return this wretched piece of feces. The plastic mount is brittle and breaks off just when you are putting enough pressure on the bolt to keep the mount from turning in the stem. This is the second Topeak defender that I bought (second time = shame on me). Never again.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jjwharf a Weekend Warrior from belfast

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2009

Strengths:    Looks rugged. detatchable parts allow the mudguards to be removed before fitting on bike rack

Weaknesses:    I over tightened the fixing when trying to fit it first time. Did ireversible damage and did not get any use out of it.

Bottom Line:   
Stay clear of these products

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Favorite Trail:   kiroughtree

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Bikedock

Similar Products Used:   Defender M1 - It broke when trying to release detatchable rear section

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by n810 a Weekend Warrior from seattle

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2009

Strengths:    Looks cool
Mounts easily

Weaknesses:    construction is lame. Hard plastic only with no metal support on the mounting bracket

Bottom Line:   
Does what it supposed to do but as soon as you leave the ground or do anything remotly rough with it say good bye. First jump of the day upon landing... SNAP! there goes the cheap plastic mount.
Look for something else if you take it off road.

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Favorite Trail:   oregon trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   on line

Bike Setup:   all black lac

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sirtwist a Cross Country Rider from London, UK

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2009

Strengths:    Cheap
Easy to fit, fits all forks with less than 1.5" steerer tube
looks cool (makes my bike look very motocross stylee)

Weaknesses:    Could be a little wider perhaps, but nothing has hit my face so far, so it's probably wide enough

Bottom Line:   
My wife and I both fed up with debris coming off the front wheel and sneaking up under our riding sunglasses - so I bought two sets of these today and fitted, did 36km ride in muddy conditions, with debris flying everywhere. Absolutely nothing hit me in the face. And the fender's didn't fall off (not sure how they could really, they clip on very well, maybe it's been redesigned since last reviewers comments).

Better than a crud catcher, as it rotates with the wheel, so it's always protected, not just when you're going in a striaght line. And crud catchers don't work with bottom routed cables.

Great value, and 100% effective! Looks cool too (in my opinion).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Shop

Similar Products Used:   None - just plain air between tyre and face

Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper and Myka Sport

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Marcin from new york city

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2008

Strengths:    Looks cool, big fender blocks mud and spray

Weaknesses:    the front fender falls off easily, almost making the product not worth it

Bottom Line:   
The front fender falling off is a real pain. This fender would be great if it didn't keep falling off. Maybe I'm installing it incorrectly, but I took it back to the bike shop, and that didn't help

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Favorite Trail:   blue mountain - stinger

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Gotham Bikes New York

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