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Is there a better option ? Many, many models from SKS... I'm lurking the Velo Cross 55 and the raceblades XL kit...
That being said, with your setup, I am pretty sure you could get more full coverage fenders on your bike easily. In that case I would recommend the SKS P35. These do a much better job of protecting your brakes and even front derailleur from grime. The trade-off would be that they are not as easy on/off.
Guess I have to go this option ? Or install some kind of "bracket" and go standard long blades ?
http://www.sks-germany.com/?l=fr&a=prod ... 20XL%20SET
I use them on my older Bianchi CX bike. I did fashion a longer mudflap on the front tire to further help deflect water from hitting my shoes but they are generally great fenders. Installed properly, I've never had them move on me or cause problems while riding.
http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/fenders/fu ... s%E2%84%A2
I'm using Curana c-lite. They are made from a sandwich sheet (two layers of aluminum combined with some polyprop type of plastic in the middle) they hold up more than well. They tend to rattle a bit, but that's easy to fix.
I would stay away from the crud roadracers, they are an improper fit. Friend of mine is using them on his CAAD10. Unable to run anothing taller than a 23mm tire, and even then they are rubbing like crazy. With some wind (4bft+) they get pushed against the tires. Not my thing..
Those raceblade XL's you pointed out; i would use something that covers a larger part of your wheel, in respect to the drivetrain. (mine are all the way through, to the bracket) this helps keeping the drivetrain cleaner.
I don't have eyelets for the frame too, just some creativity by bolting it to the rack.
They catch wind very noticable if you try to go higher than 25 mph.
Raceblades take care of about 80% of the water, but after 40 kilometers you'll still get wet (and even more, dirty) from the ride. If you use full fenders with long flaps, you'll only get wet from passing trucks or from stuff falling from the sky. If you don't have fittings on the bike you can substitute with creative use of vinyl-covered stainless P-clamps. The first installation is a pain and can take an hour or two, but thereafter you can install or remove them in 10 minutes so you can remove them for the summer and not feel bad about it.
The ideal solution as pointed out above is to have a rain bike. Equip it for durability -- Ultegra instead of Dura Ace cassettes and chains, cables that are more water resistant, a larger saddle bag with more parts and tools, wider rims, bigger tires, etc. You'll be happy and won't have to feel so guilty if you don't clean it up every night.
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