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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobsn View Post
    Cleaned the bike, changed the chain and mounted the fenders.
    The fenders are very easy to install and hope they will do their job.
    Ready for the dark and nasty time of the year.
    tobsn, I'm always envious of how much time you have to ride your bike all year! I put in far too few miles and now it's put away for a few months.

    What brand of fenders are those? Were they easy to mount? I seem to remember that Felt was supposed to offer fenders specifically for these bikes.

    I have a couple of adventures planned for next year where they might come in handy. The hybrid that I used to use on this type of ride had a rear rack on it that acted as a decent rear fender (kept my back clean!), but I'm not using anything like that on the VR.

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    Yes, those are the original Felt fenders.
    https://www.felt-stuff.com/parts-spa...black?c=200030
    Unfortunately not available at the moment and much more expensive. I bought them for 24.95, now listed for 34,95.
    They were pretty easy to mount, took me around 30 minutes.
    My 32mm 4Season fit easy. I think up to 35mm are no problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobsn View Post
    Yes, those are the original Felt fenders.
    https://www.felt-stuff.com/parts-spa...black?c=200030
    Unfortunately not available at the moment and much more expensive. I bought them for 24.95, now listed for 34,95.
    They were pretty easy to mount, took me around 30 minutes.
    My 32mm 4Season fit easy. I think up to 35mm are no problem.

    USD$31 here direct from Felt (26.70). With shipping added up to $43, but well worth it to have around, especially on multi-day rides where weather is unpredictable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobsn View Post
    Yes, those are the original Felt fenders.
    https://www.felt-stuff.com/parts-spa...black?c=200030
    Unfortunately not available at the moment and much more expensive. I bought them for 24.95, now listed for 34,95.
    They were pretty easy to mount, took me around 30 minutes.
    My 32mm 4Season fit easy. I think up to 35mm are no problem.

    I'm curious about these fenders, the euro website lists them as fitting all VR models, and unfortunately still out of stock, but the U.S website states they do not fit the VR30 and VR40. I'd be a bit disappointed if they didn't because the VR30 still has dedicated mudguard mounts, the rear is in a slightly different location but the fork is the same. It's getting to the time of year where I need to get some fenders on the bike! I've emailed Felt in the U.S but no reply yet.

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    With my fenders (EU) I received two different type of mounts for the rear.
    One for the case the screw is on the inside of the chain stay, like on my VR2.
    One for the case the screw is on the rear side of the chain stay.
    Unluckily I don't have the instruction anymore.
    Where is the screw for the fender on the VR30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobsn View Post
    @SteveW4130
    With my fenders (EU) I received two different type of mounts for the rear.
    One for the case the screw is on the inside of the chain stay, like on my VR2.
    One for the case the screw is on the rear side of the chain stay.
    Unluckily I don't have the instruction anymore.
    Where is the screw for the fender on the VR30?
    It is on the rear side of the chain stay (facing backwards). I've actually had a reply from Felt and the mudguards, as of this summer, do fit the VR30 and 40 models. Only problem is, they are totally sold out and are struggling to get more in!

    How do you find them? Worth waiting for or are the other mudguards on the market better?

    Thanks
    Steve

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    If they are better or worse, I can't tell. I don't have much comparison.
    So fare they work well, fit perfect and pretty solid quality.
    For commuting they could go further down, shoes and angle are still sprayed with water and dirt. But for leisure and sportive rides it doesn't bother me. Got waterproof shoes.
    Some time I touch the front flap with my shoes (Size 8). Some may like fenders without that flap.


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    So, now I'm through with all the features of the VR.

    I mounted a bento box. For 17 a good buy.
    Was fitting very well to the Felt VR2, perfect for the flat tob tube and very stable, even with the heavy battery.

    VR Series-img_20171115_182030.jpg

    But I dismounted it after yesterday night ride and will send it back.
    I could only fit the small battery (2,6 AH) into it, which left me without light at the end of my ride
    A bigger bento box which would take the normal battery (5,2 Ah) looks awful. I ordered one from topeak, but not even mounted it.
    Bento boxes are nothing for me.
    The battery for night rides will be mounted under the top tube or in a water bottle as before.

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