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The rear fender will act mostly to keep spray off of you, as opposed to the drivetrain; the spray hitting the bottom bracket and chainrings will be coming off the front wheel. I would argue that it's more important to have a front fender than a rear one. Sheldon Brown has a pretty good page on fenders; it explain how full fenders are much better than ...


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Chainguard is not there to protect chain from dirt spray from tires, unless it is a completely enclosed chainguard (which is not feasible on derailleur bicycles). A chainguard is there to protect your pants from chain oil. Should you install a chainguard, then? Yes! It protects your pants from chain oil. But to protect your chain from dirt spray, you'll need ...


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The LED group needs to be waterproof anyways, and it needs to withstand dirt that's thrown at it from the tire at quite some speed. Snow won't penetrate any further than water. Also, since the fender looks very plastic to me, it won't be attacked by the salt that your city may have used to clear the roads. As such, I believe that your LED should be perfectly ...


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Just by looking at these, my first guess is that that the main difference between the chains and traditional wire ones is that the chain will bounce against the tire and not touch it for the most of the time. It will make a rattling or tingling sound, and add much less rolling resistance than the type that constantly drags against tires. I'm not sure if it ...


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