asked by: a guest Will the SKS Edge AL Aluminum Fender Set work on my 2021 cypress dx
anwered by: canteau They might on the rear. The front will depend on which suspension fork your bike came with, do to supplier shortages, Giant used a couple of different forks some have fender mounts and others did not.
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This is my first pair of metal fenders and chose them as they are less than half the price of Honjos or VO varieties. Also chosen for the single strut design as the traditional V-type struts on many fenders interfere with rear racks and/or disk brakes.
The only install problem with them is the rear fender is not cut/tapered at the chainstay bridge. I don't know what bike would fit them as-is. Every other fender including my plastic SKS Blummels have this area cut down so I found it puzzling that these were not. Anyway, dremel and a cutting wheel got the necessary shape to have them fit between the chainstays.
On the front fender, the squared off shape prevents the fender from fitting tightly against the curve of the fork crown on the rigid steel fork.I have. Subsequently, the fit over a 50mm tires is quite tight, but it does fit. I suppose a dremel could again be used to notch a cut out here but I'm not sure how that would affect the rigidity of the fender and am unwilling to take the gamble given the price and the fact that they do work as-is, but just barely.
Finally, (and this is a commentary on metal fenders in general, not these specifically) rocks that get picked up in tire treads ping loudly under the fenders until they get spit out. Quite a difference coming from plastic fenders.
The rear seatstay bridge bracket is clever in that it can be used for both horizontal or vertical mounting depending on where your frame has the mounting hole. This is not mentioned anywhere on SKS website but was a pleasant surprise.
With all that said, once installed, they have been far more solid than any plastic fenders I have had, including SKS's own Blummels. No rubbing, rattling, or wiggling and that was the desired outcome in purchasing these in the first place.