Topeak's DeFender M1/M2 fender set offers durable rain and mud protection on wet and sloppy rides. They're incredibly light and easy-to-use, too. The front installs easily to any standard fork and the rear connects to most seat posts. Their quick-release attachments allow the DeFenders to be installed and removed in seconds.
The front fender is excellent. It stays in place, covers a good bit of the down tube, and keeps the front 'drippies' from flying up into your path.
the rear fender, in my opinion, is worthless. I purchased multiples, thinking perhaps I got a 'lemon' the first time, and that wasn't the case. The rear fender twists side to side far too easily while riding. I ended up buying a totally different rear fender after going through 3 between my wife's bike and mine, none of which would stay properly at all.
I'd recommend the front fender without question.
I'd absolutely NOT recommend the rear fender, at all.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
Just bought this today and had them on the bike in 20 mins. Instructions were a bit confusing, but I managed to figure it out.
The front fender has 2 sizes which took the longest to figure out.
Front fender install instructions:
1. Remove front and back rear from front fender.
2. Flip bike.
3. Test large widget set in fork.
Note: If the widget set is too large, remove the two outside pieces and install small one in.
4. Tighten screw.
5. Flip bike.
6. Add front and rear pieces (front and rear are labeled F and R, respectively on each part of the front fender.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend