Fenders are a blessing when the roads are wet. But, they can also be bulky, an eyesore, and a brittle, failure-prone accessory. While the cycling community has seen its share of fender innovation, most of these advancements have turned into novelty gimmicks.The lightweight Portland Design Works Origami Fender sports some innovation that actually works and adds to the fenders' versatility. The best thing about the Origami fender is its incredibly flexible construction. Don't need spray protection in the morning? No problem, just pull the Origami off, fold it up, stash it in your bag, and get on with your commute. The front mount uses a simple strap system that attaches to any traditional down tube without marring the finish, and the rear attaches to the seatpost via a 4mm adjustable cam.
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Easy to Change Depending on Weather
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my second origami fender (got a new one because my bike got stolen not because it stopped working!) and I love it. It is quick and easy to install, plus easy to pop on and off depending on the daily weather forecast. It provides adequate blockage of water for those rainy days but is probably best for a relatively dry climate (I use it in SLC). For the price and ease, it can’t be beat.
Pretty legit fender
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got this for my cyclocross bike that I use to commute to my other job at a local Emergency Department. I ordered 5 different fender sets to compare them and decide which one to keep. This one was the runner up. I ultimately ended up returning it only because the front fender mounts to the frame rather than the fork. That's not necessarily a bad thing but I really wanted one that mounted to the fork to ensure as much water protection for my feet as possible.
These fenders are super affordable, and easy to install. And they look really cool!
I ended up going with the sks raceblade fender's
It's one of perfect rear fender.
light weight, easy install and removal,good shape!!
Origami front fender on mountain bike.
Origami front fender on road bike.
Origami rear render installed.
Punch it out, fold it down, snap it on.
Install Guide for these rockin' fenders
Thought this might be of help to show how to install these. Rear Fender Guide.
The option available is for a "front...
The option available is for a "front fender", but the rear fender is pictured. Can you verify which one is for sale?
I get the impression that you used to be able to order both from this page, so the rear one is pictured, but all that's left in stock is the front (not pictured for some reason), so if you order the "Front" that's what you'll get, regardless of the picture.