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Old 07-07-20, 09:53 AM
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Trek FX3 + SKS Bluemels mudguard installation

So I bought SKS Bluemels based on positive reviews here and their color version fits very well with the Trek FX 3 2020. However, I do have some question regarding the installation. It seems tha the rear mudguard mounting point has a, I don't know how to call it, something like a blocker. Check the next pic (the bike is upside down):





I suppose it is a support for the mudguard from below. However, the pre-drilled hole in the Bluemels does not match and I have to either:

- drill a new hole in the mudguard, which I am not fan of doing since it might misalign the entire mudguard along the wheel
- cut the mudguard
- cut the blocker/support in question. I hate the idea of cutting my brand new shiny bike and I suppose this will void my warranty.

As these mudguards have been recommended widely in the FX thread here, I suppose someone can share how they solved this problem?
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Old 07-07-20, 01:50 PM
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I would probably trim the bottom of the mudguard. You're right that it's there to "support" the mudguard, which is really a non-issue once it's mounted. I imagine that tab fits...oh, I don't know...the Bontrager mudguards perfectly. ;-)

Trek has really gotten into the world of proprietary equipment lately. Blendr stems, ThruSkew axles, IsoZone handlebars. They've developed their own ecosystem of parts.
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Old 07-08-20, 05:07 AM
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Well I cut the mudguard, hopefully it won't splice itself in the future. Now I find that the bolt openings for the rear mudguard are sightly smaller then the bolts that were delivered with the kit. Another Trek attempt at being non-standard I guess. Time to visit the local hardware shop.
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Old 07-08-20, 05:07 AM
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Do not cut your expensive bike to fit cheap fenders! Use a spacer or trim fenders to fit.
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