Interbike 2015 – SKS Flap Guard and Fatboard Fenders and Big Wheel Floor Pump

by Brian Mullin on September 30, 2015

Flap Guard

SKS has some new fat and plus sized bike tire solutions for protecting you and your bike from mud, snow and trail debris. Those include the minimal Flap Guard fender and the front and rear Fatboard fenders. Also, they have the new Big Wheel high volume floor pump with a pressure gauge that reads to a useful 24 psi.

Flap Guard

This minimalistic and lightweight guard protects you from mud and debris, and even though the simple design doesn’t offer full protection, it cuts down on contaminants from flying into your face. The Flap Guard attaches with zip ties, and the soft material will fit 26″, 27.5″ and 29″ bikes and is compatible with most forks, offering protection to the forks seals. Also, the guard can be attached to the seattube to protect the linkages and shock. The Flap Guard weighs 45 grams, is 317mm in length and retails for $14.99.

Fatboard Fenders - attached

Fatboard Fenders

The two piece Fatboard fender set is the ultimate set of mudguards for ultra-fat bike tires, offering all round mud and debris protection. The front fender mounts on the bike’s downtube utilizing their power strap system, which has enough adjustment to fit any sized tube, whether it’s round or irregular. The rear mounts on the seatpost using their adjustable QR clamp system. The rear fender has two separate hinge arms, allowing for maximum adjustability for the geometry of any bike.

Fatboard Fenders

The Fatboard fender set weighs 350 grams; both are 480mm long, and they’ll retail for $54.99 in January.

Big Wheel Floor Pump

Big Wheel Floor Pump

This floor pump was designed for fat and plus sized tires, and the large diameter barrel and big and easy to read pressure gauge will work perfectly in the low-pressure world of big tires. The high-volume Big Wheel floor pump uses an oversized corrosion-resistant steel barrel, with a 730mm stroke, and can inflate pressures up to 23psi/1.6 bar. It features a large 80mm diameter pressure gauge, an ergonomic dual compound handle, and a wide, stable base. Their valve sensing E.V.A. (Easy Valve Access) head, auto detects the valve type, whether it’s a Schrader or Presta.

This floor pump is a minor tweak of their excellent Aircon 6.0, and either design has the ability to quickly add monstrous amounts of air volume with each stroke to perfectly inflate fat mountain bike tires.

Smartboy Device Holder

Smartboy Device Holder

This two-part system includes a water resistant plastic pouch for your smartphone that then attaches to a handlebar mount using a Velcro hook and loop. It features a transparent touchscreen window for operating your smartphone or media display and weighs 49 grams.

Anywhere Bottle Cage Adapter

Anywhere Bottle Cage Adapter

This bottle cage adapter lets you attach a cage to almost anywhere on your bike that it might fit, including the seatpost, forks, seattube, downtube, etc. The Anywhere adapter mounts with a soft rubber clamp and Velcro straps, and the straps can fit 50-80mm outer diameter tubes or irregular shapes. It comes with the plastic Topcage bottle cage as well as a long and short set of straps.

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