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

Gear Pro Reviews

Bottom Line
The GRAND M.O.M is a good wide rear fender, and is meant for uber wide tires, and it’s simple to install, and easy to take on and off. Although it offers great coverage, it tends to flop around on rugged terrain, and the strap system likes to loosen, and requires occasional adjustment of the tightness.

Pros:

  • Good coverage
  • It fits fat and wide tires
  • Easy on and off
  • Simple install
  • Soft and flexible rear section

Cons:

  • Attachment strap would loosen too frequently and require adjustment
  • Attachment strap would stretch in rain storms
  • Floppy on rugged terrain

Overall Rating: 3.5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

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GRAND M.O.M Specs:

  • MSRP: $30
  • Visit the SKS GRAND M.O.M website
  • M.O.M. (MTB Oversize Mudguard)
  • Color – Black
  • Quick-release power strap secures tightly to nearly any size seat tube
  • 2-point angle adjustment ensures an optimal frame fit
  • Heavy-duty, dual-compound plastic is long-lasting



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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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