PDW Origami Fenders


Fenders. Love them or hate them, they are necessary when the rainy/snowy season approaches. We’ve tried a few different versions of fenders over the years. The Planet Bike Hardcore fenders, PDW’s Soda Pop fenders (which we would totally purchase again, but wanted to try something different), and D.I.Y fenders made with random items.

This time around the PDW Oragami fenders are getting the call. These fenders seemed most ideal because of their small overall size on the bike. They are also recyclable and you can get replacement parts directly from PDW should you break or lose anything.The latter tends to be quite important as most of our full coverage fenders have suffered ill fates. Toe overlap and crashing out seems to be a common theme in their demise.

The actual assembly of the Origami fenders is quite genius. You punch each fender out of the hang card, bend it a little at the score marks, attach the hardware (all it takes is a small Philips head screwdriver and a 4mm Allen key- the Allen key is included). Viola! You have fenders! (Oh yeah, they snap in place)

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Viola! Fenders
Viola! Fenders

Portland Design Works also has really great videos on their website showing how to assemble all of their products.
http://vimeo.com/15140615 <–Rear Fender
http://vimeo.com/15110663 <–Front Fender

There’s no photo of them on the bike, yet. We’d like to test them out a bit for a full review with photos. Mounting on the bike was super easy though and the hardware is crazy easy to set up.

It should be noted that the fenders are not sold as a set. They are sold separately with the front retailing for $20 and the rear for $25. I’d say the simplicity of installation alone is worth the money. We’ll see how they hold up after a few months use. One of the best things about them is they work on road, hybrid, or mountain bikes. If you want one set of fenders for each bike, this is the route to go. They seem like they’d be easy to transfer from bike to bike.

Ride On!

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