SKS GRAND D.A.D and GRAND M.O.M Fender Review

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Bottom Line
The GRAND D.A.D is an excellent wide front fender, and is meant for uber wide tires. It’s easy to take on and off, is secure and stable, and can fit a wide variety of forks and frames.


  • Good coverage
  • It fits fat and wide tires
  • Easy on and off – excellent wedge system
  • It fits multiple fork sizes with simple adapter change
  • Soft and flexible rear section
  • Secure and stable
  • Rugged and durable


  • Cryptic and confusing install manual
  • Horizontal adjustment is cumbersome
  • Easy to loose bottom orange protection cover (I did)

Overall Rating: 4.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

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Grand D.A.D. Specs:

  • Visit the SKS GRAND D.A.D website
  • Grand D.A.D. offers optimal dirt protection due to its extra-wide size and high-quality, dual-compound plastic
  • Rear board consists of a softer component so wheel contact is not a problem in extreme conditions
  • Mounts easily to fork crown; Includes fork mounting hardware and built in quick release
  • 2-point angle adjustment ensures an optimal frame fit
  • D.A.D. – ‘Dual Adjust Dirtboard’
  • Color – Black
  • Tire Size – 26″
  • Coverage – Handles tires up to 4.0″ wide


About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on the trail.

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  • Kilpatrick says:

    “Yevgen Lasman” asked: It used to be Shockblade and X-Blade. Or these are noticeably bigger than previous “versions”?

    These are completely different in construction. The shockblade and X-blade are both still available.

  • JSV says:

    Just wanted to see review on the front (D-A-D). He’s right about the strap on the rear (M-O-M) model. I use this and I love it. It’s the best for adjustable angle. To “solve” the strap issue, just a little hockey tape on the seatpost helps the strap grip. The little thump-clamp for the quick-release can come loose when you get it REALLY tight. So I just put a tiny overlap of black duct tape to hold it down, and.. works perfect! Stays in place even riding rough through the woods and tree roots etc. I think the nylon weave type strapping should’ve had less of a “slick” surface, or the teeth for the clamp-down should’ve been sharper. With my little tape mod; issue solved. Love the fender! Good review too.

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