Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Elmer Fudd, 25 Oct 2007.
Which ones to go for.
SKS, Tor-Tec or A.N.Other.
Running 700c x 40 wheels / tyres BTW.
I have SKS P55s on my hybrid (700C x 38). Great quality, not too bad to fit (take the wheels off - I'm sure that's obvious, but it wasn't to me, and I had a good couple of hours swearing before I twigged). I had to buy longer bolts for the front eyelets, but I suspect that might be down to my frame. I hear good things of the Zefal ones too, no experience of Tor-Tec, I'm afraid.
Question for you John, does the 55 as in P55s equate to being 55mm wide ?
I've had SKS on a couple of bikes for a few years without any problems.
Just fitted some Tor Tecs to my commuter (because that's what the LBS had) They’re a bit heavier than the SKS, no bad thing, they also have reflective bands on the sides, a red reflector and mudflaps (the link only says front mudflap, mine also has a rear). The quality seems comparable, they're about the same price, I'd stick with SKS for my Audax bike, for my commuter the Tor Tecs are perfect.
Find them on Wiggle, and it tells you which sizes go with which tyres.
One trip to the garage later...
Elmer, measured across the top (i.e. without bending the tape to follow the curve of the 'guard) they're about 50mm, I reckon. Following the curve, they're more than 60mm, so I don't think the 55 in the designation has any significance really. As Mister Paul says, Wiggle, or SKS' website will tell you which size goes with which tyres.
SKS 'guards here, no probs.
SKS are perfect for my commuter - very good quality, and easy to fit.
Cheapest I found was here:
Hate guards, but necessary in British winter. SKS are ok. They take a bit of punishment and clean-up quite well.
Anyone found another brand that is streets ahead?
I have Tor Tecs on my GIANT SCR4, which is my winter bike, as P.H points out, the Tor Tecs benefit from the light reflective strip on the outside edge of the 'guards, which enhances your visibility, plus the reflector on the rear guard and the mud flaps on both front and rear which help to deflect a lot of the road crap away. And I only paid £8.00 for mine as they came fitted to the bike as part of the deal I got from LBS
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