What are WOODIE fenders?
WOODIE fenders are custom made wooden protection for bicycles. The special thing about WOODIE fenders is that it is configured by you and your individual requirements, (such as color, width, length, type). With just a few clicks you can choose your own mudguards for your bike.
Which types of bicycles are WOODIE mudguards suitable for?
WOODIE wooden fenders fit any bicycle type. It doesn’t matter if it is a Fixie, hybrid, european city bicycle, racing bicycle, single speed, cruiser, male or female bicycle. In short, our Mudguards and Fenders are available and suitable for almost every bicycle.
Which mudguards fit my bike and what configurations do I need to take into consideration?
“Regular Fit”: For the Regular Fit the following bicycle types are included; Fixie, Hybrid, European city bicycle, racing bicycle, single speed, cruiser, male or female bicycles. For these types of bicycles you must be careful the Fenders are not wider than the tires (to fit through the fork). More information about the Regular Fit can be found here.
“Fixie & Racer”: In contrast to the Regular Fit, the Mudguards for the Fixie/Racer must be divided into a split Mudguard, due to the sometimes too small gap between the tire and the Fork or Brake arm. If the distance between the tire and the brake or fork leg/ crossbar is sufficient, then just like the regular fit it can be attached in one piece. You can find more information about the Fixie & Racer here.
Where can I get WOODIE mudguards?
There are Woodie Mudguards and Fenders in our online shop and at our selected bicycle dealers. You can quickly and easily look under the [FIND A DEALER] menu option, to see if there is a WOODIE dealer near you.
Why the name-WOODIE “fenders”.com?
“Fenders” is the american term for our kind of mudguards. We liked the name “fenders” better than something such as protective wood “sheets”.
Where are the WOODIE fenders built?
WOODIE mudguards are made at our factory in Mannheim, Germany.
What materials are used in making WOODIE mudguards?
The wood used in WOODIE mudguards are exclusively reconstructed from real wood veneer from sustainable forests. The bottom consists of a low-maintenance aluminum layer.
How can WOODIE fenders also be good for the environment?
Of course, the wood used for the protection of WOODIE sheets is FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council). Each of our customers will make small contribution to responsible forestry and forest-friendly practices.
What are the wooden product names used in the configurator?
WOODIE makes a small contribution to responsible forestry and forest-friendly, because the wood used by WOODIE is exclusively reconstructed real wood veneer from sustainable sources. Please note, therefore, that the product names are not the names of their respective species.
Are small variations in color and wood structure possible?
Because the wood is a natural product, slight variances in color and wood structure are unavoidable. However, the beauty of having a natural product is its individuality and unique appearance.
Are WOODIE mudguards durable in any weather?
WOODIE fenders and tough, weather resistant and are also protected against UV light.
Are WOODIE fenders oiled or painted and what advantage does this surface treatment provide?
Our WOODIEs are treated in separate batches with a special mixture of different oils. The oil penetrates deep into the wood and cures “from the inside”. It does not protect the mudguard only from the outside, as is the case with lacquered wood surfaces. But there are other advantages over painted surfaces: WOODIE mudguard will accompany you in your daily life and will withstand general daily stress. Weather conditions, temperature fluctuations and exposure to light will have little effect on the mudguards. There will be no chipping of the paint! Scratches can be removed easily with sandpaper and some oil. Another major advantage is the natural look. Unlike painted surfaces, oils are a natural product. Wood oils underline the wood character, while the silky smooth surface allows the wood to breathe. The natural beauty of the wood can then really shine and the wood feels natural.
Are WOODIE mudguards allowed on public roads?
WOODIE wooden Mudguards and fenders comply with the road regulations of the EU. Nevertheless, it is advisable to leave the assembly in question carried out by an expert, as some professional technical skills necessary to mount the wooden mudguards are required.
Is mounting hardware included?
Yes, mounting hardware included. This consists of high quality, beautifully designed stainless steel components. The included struts and all brackets and plates are specially designed for WOODIE mudguards.
What material is used to make the mounting hardware?
The included struts and all brackets and lugs are made of stainless steel. The mounting screws for the brackets are chrome plated.
Can I mount my own WOODIE mudguards onto my bike?
Mounting instructions are included. You can view the installation instructions here as a pdf file, and then save or print. Nevertheless, it is advisable to leave the assembly in question carried out by an expert, as some professional technical skills necessary to mount the wooden mudguards are required. The best thing to do is to find a WOODIE dealer near to you, and they can complete the assembly for you. In the menu [FIND A DEALER], you can quickly and easily find out whether there is a WOODIE dealer near you. If necessary, you may also find another bike dealer in your area to ask if they can take over the assembly for you. If you have any questions about installation, we are happy to help you by email, phone or fax. Contact details and the contact form can be found here.
What should I consider when assembling my WOODIE mudguards?
For a professional installation, skilled craftsmanship and knowledge of how to mount is required. Therefore it is advisable to carry out the installation with a specialist if in doubt. Depending on the type of bike, there may be some special features to consider. More information about this can be found under [Product description regular fit] or [Product description fixie & racer]. WOODIE mudguards are supplied with assembly instructions, which you may need to view before assembly. With installation questions, we are happy to help you. Our contact information and our contact form here.
How can WOODIE mudguards be cleaned and maintained?
WOODIE mudguards are very robust and easy to maintain. The distinguishing features of your WOODIE mudguard is the natural oil , which is characterized by high resistance to dirt, moisture, temperature and sunlight. Nevertheless, in dealing with treated wood you should note a few things:
- Wood is a living material which succumbs to fluctuating ambient temperatures and relative humidity, resulting in a change of the moisture content in the cell walls of the wood. These material properties can result in light curves, a slight concave or convex deformation in the area, or even hair and dry splitting, especially in a dry and warm environment. A direct one-sided thermal radiation (eg radiators or heaters) should be avoided. Colored wood is also changed under the influence of sunlight. Lighter woods tend to darken, darker woods tend to fade. These changes are not grounds for complaint, and they can be reduced if the wheel guard is wiped occasionally with wood protecting oil. If additional holes are made, they must be treated with wood oil to guarantee a weatherproof seal.
Cleaning: The surface can be wiped down for heavier dirt – under no circumstances should aggressive cleaning agents be used.
Oiling: When do the WOODIE Mudguards need to be treated? There are no hard and fast rules; it depends on how much the wheel guards are used. Also the environment (humidity, drought, temperature and solar radiation) play an important role. Some mudguards must be oiled after a few weeks, others only after one year. If the surface feels rough and dry, it’s time for a follow-up treatment.