Some folks asked for a more rugged VO fender; perhaps they ride on rocky trails or leave their bikes outside on busy city streets. So our super popular 45mm smooth fenders is now available in polished stainless steel. Of course, the stainless steel fenders are heavier than our regular alloy model, but they are also far more dent resistant. And the highly polished finish looks great. The hardware is identical to that used in our other VO fenders and they are undrilled.
We've also received many requests for a fender to fit 26" wheels. The new 26" VO fender is alloy, 60mm wide, undrilled, and comes with the usual VO hardware.
We are also working on a new style of fender stay. This stay will bolt directly to the fender with two small button-head screws, instead of using eyelet bolts. The rational is that it eliminates possible toe clip overlap on some frames. The tooling in now being made for these new stays and we should have them in a couple of months. Initially we'll have them as an option, but we may make them the standard stay on some models. The downside of this design is that it does not allow the stay to "swivel" when mounted in a less than optimal location.
Also, all models of VO brand fenders are in stock again.
11 August, 2008
Posted by Velo Orange at 11:30:00 AM