Six 8” and two 2” zap straps are provided with kurvyflats; suggest to use scissors to cut off tag, it is designed to not accidentally fall off while hanging on store shelves, so is tough to pull off
Ready 8” straps onto arch holes and only oval holes, leaving the round holes for later – we suggest to have flat side in front facing up
Insert onto fork
Position fender under arch before slowly tightening both straps; careful as some fork arch will not allow you to further adjust already tightly looped straps; Hand tighten all 4 straps.
Align fender with tire
The patented slits will cause the pair of rear “ears” to separate from the main front body
Bend the rear tail portion of fender as you fold both ears and tuck under front
Highly recommend to have 4” zap strap’s flat side of buckle facing down as you insert it from outside going in; if you don’t follow this, you may end up with strap buckle resting on top.
Loop the strap when two secure holes aligned.
Tighten both 4” straps hard; hand tightening should be strong enough
Zap strap buckle will hide underneath fender
Check fender tip proximity to tire.
We suggest to have gap ranging from 3 to 5 cm; depending on ones taste and on rare occasion, bike’s fork angle may limit allowable tire gap, especially on xc bikes
Insert remaining zap straps to round holes
Makes sure lower round hole portion of mudguard arm line up well with fork lowers; this makes mudguard securely anchored onto forks
Most bikes will have two rounds holes lines up well to lowers for strapping
Some bike’s geometry will make strapping of two round holes to lowers impractical, you can use one hole only if needed; either front or back – sample picture shows arm strapped to only front round hole.
Tighten HARD all 8”straps with pliers, preferably 2 long nose pliers as shown on picture
Or use eating fork with pliers or any tools you can come up with; mandatory to strap hard, otherwise, it will flap & may hit tire.
Cut all extra straps & you are good to go!
For the bored & curious
- 〉 Longer curved fender for better shielding
- 〉 Inexpensive means to secure curvature, just a pair of 4” zap straps
- 〉 Industry leading 1.3 mm thick sheets for durability
- 〉 2 slits that each end in a separate 2 mm diameter hole will make room for a complex double axis folding, needed to create a final overall shape of a curved fender and also for relieving stresses
- 〉 Fender tip proximity to tire is achieved on most bike models by arm mount that allows 1 or 2 holes strapping, that offers 3 angle position for more leverage
- 〉 the side arm mount wing portions are widened to add flexural strength against the extra overhang and also shield the stanchions & lipseals from mud & rocks
Future kurvyflats models in concept:
- 〉 kurvyfats – mudguard for tire larger than 3.0+
- 〉 kurvyback-rear specific mudguard with 2 pairs of slit folding
- 〉 kurvyflats long version-with in-house design creased fender at least 2” longer
- 〉 kurvyflats with carbon fiber artworks, other print colors like glossy black with colored shadows