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Old 10-11-18, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclintom View Post
I'm not criticizing your bike in the least. Just the idea that this sort of set-up should be recommended to someone asking advice on a faster sport bike. They don't make bikes that aren't designed with a purpose in mind, so we should at least agree that aside from quality which is dictated by price all bikes are good bikes.
A 73/73 degree road bike with 45mm fork rake, 425mm chainstays, 25mm quality tires, and trendy mid-compact road gearing can run fenders and there is no downside. It will still be nimble and ride just as fast as an otherwise identical bike with 415mm stays and no fender mounts.

A 'faster sport bike' as you call it can have fenders and still be fast.

Fast bike and fenders arent mutually exclusive.
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