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The Topeak MTX DeFender is a fender accessory that can be added onto the Topeak MTX BeamRacks. It clamps onto the beam underneath the rack and snaps into the back of the rack. The rack is 12.2" long by 3" wide by 2" tall. Weight of the fender is 60g.
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Rockin' a Topeak fender
I've tried lots of fenders and they can be hit or miss. The Topeak stuff just works. No gimmicks. It just works.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Being a relatively new mountain biker, I just wanted to see how my older HardRock would look with a fender on. Being only seven dollars, the Topeak Defender seemed like a good choice. I was happy to see that this fender did not reach out annoyingly far because I ride on 26" wheels. The clamping mechanism has not yet failed and I've had it on for about two months, and my seat post is quite a bit skinnier than what I've seen fenders being applied to. It has extensions that I decided to put on both ends of the fender; they are very easy to put on and take off. Overall, it looks awesome, very inexpensive, and keeps water and dirt off of my clothes. Very nice product, well designed.