foldable bike fender: fendor bendor by wit industries foldable bike fender: fendor bendor by wit industries
nov 10, 2011

foldable bike fender: fendor bendor by wit industries

the ‘fendor-bendor’ foldable rear fender by wit industries all images © wit industries

the ‘fendor-bendor‘ is a foldable rear mudguard, designed by netherlands-based cycling design studio wit industries (founded by dutch designer olaf wit). composed of polypropylene plastic and weighing just 35 grams, the piece snaps easily on and off of bicycle frames, folding up for transport when not in use.

designer olaf wit explains, ‘some people like their bikes as clean and simple as possible. any part that isn’t directly necessary for riding is left off. but then sometimes… it’s just too wet!‘ to use the device as a rear fender in the event of rain, bicyclists need only unfold the ‘fendor-bendor’, pre-fold along the dye-cut pattern running along its length, slide the device through the seat stays and clamp it on with a simple closure.

available since april as the first device of its kind, ‘fendor-bendor’ is produced in black and white.

  the device is produced in black and white

detail view

‘fendor-bendor’ in use: unfold; prefold along folding lines along its length; slide the device through seat stays; fold around seat tube and clamp closed

the origami-like device stiffens via folding along precut lines

  • hopefully this is super flexible as most bikes don’t have that much space above the brake bridge.

    stevie says:
  • It’s for fixed gear only…

    iag says:
  • This is really clever. Simple, clean, frills-free design.
    Life-cycle-wise I just wonder too if it could work with other materials, maybe biodegradable? The hard part of design is done though, now it would just be testing, good work!

    Ralph S. says:

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