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New lift: Fender Compatibility?

May 16, 2024, 11:33 a.m.
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Wondering if anyone knows if WBP will require front fenders to be removed or trimmed before getting on the new lift?

May 16, 2024, 1:11 p.m.
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Whistler just released a video showing the loading system, with a focus on fenders. It doesn't look like the Fox integrated fender will work (not enough clearance). Boo.

May 16, 2024, 2:11 p.m.
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Can you link the video? They look terrible for all fenders, I'm curious to see what they actually work with.

May 16, 2024, 2:13 p.m.
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https://www.instagram.com/reel/C7CqQlSvRJb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&igsh=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

May 16, 2024, 2:23 p.m.
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That's pretty funny given that it happens to be raining right now.

May 16, 2024, 2:29 p.m.
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Looks like everything other than a really flexible small fender will have issues.

May 16, 2024, 3:33 p.m.
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https://www.instagram.com/reel/C7CZnUtR3Y8/?igsh=dHE1czBlbXdubnc=

May 16, 2024, 3:56 p.m.
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Riding without a fender isn't ideal, there's always crap flinging up. Guess I'll be buying a small flimsy one.

May 16, 2024, 4:01 p.m.
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Seems like a hot issue right now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bzPauWqk6E

Looks like you can still use the side load option. So as long as no more than 1 out of every 5 of riders has a front fender, no issue.


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May 16, 2024, 4:07 p.m.
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The Fox 38 integrated fender in the video looks to be under a lot of strain, I wouldn't be surprised if it snapped off fairly quickly.

May 16, 2024, 4:25 p.m.
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This loading system is very common in bike parks all over Europe and the manufacturer's promo video shows bikes with different front fenders being loaded. So it will probably be fine in most cases.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYNXZTkeiSQ

May 21, 2024, 11:17 a.m.
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Changed my fox 40 factory fender for a mucky nutz and didn't have any issues. New lift is so good, pretty much walked onto the lift every lap. Trails are a lot busier now that the upload capacity is higher. Lots of people stopped at intersections.

May 21, 2024, 11:49 a.m.
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Looks like the biggest issue is going to be rubbing/scratching on the lowers and possibly the stanchions on some forks, never mind the fender issue.

IFO says No Sale and syncro says design fail. Not to mention with increase upload capacity the trails are going to be a lot busier.


 Last edited by: syncro on May 21, 2024, 11:51 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 21, 2024, 2:51 p.m.
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What models have you heard are affected by rubbing/scratching on lowers? Should I slap some 3M on there before I head over in a couple weeks?

Seeing as I'm not a huge fan of Crank it Up, C-More or A Line I don't mind that fitz  trails are going to be busier. Certainly a worthy sacrifice for everyone having to wait in line less. I was watching the Sundial Hotel live webcam for lots of the weekend and the lines seemed downright reasonable. 

Besides, If I see more folks on stuff like Clown Shoes that's rad, I've met a lot of cool people stopped on bike park double blacks. Plus, instead of my 11+ days in the park of the pre-covid era, this year is more likely going to be in the realm of 3-5. I'll get my 30+ in at Sun Peaks and call it a summer.


 Last edited by: Jotegir on May 21, 2024, 2:57 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 21, 2024, 3:11 p.m.
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https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/26658775/

https://www.pinkbike.com/photo/26658774/

Clearance is clearance... looks OK to me. Didn't notice any damage to my fork.

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