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Portland Design Works Machete Metal Seatpost Fender

The seatpost mounted clip-on fender is one of those accessories that people actually use. I know mine is in regular use throughout the warmer months when it just might rain on the way home, or I want to avoid a skunk stripe on an errant puddle. The Portland Design Works Machete fender is the same design we’ve all grown to love, but in metal. The aluminum fender has a bolt on, hinged clamp for easy swapping between bikes and a sturdy fit on 25.4-29.0 mm seatposts. The polished one is striking, a classy clip-on if there ever was such a thing. The clamp angle is not adjustable, but I’ve never found that a particular hindrance on an all-plastic variation I’ve had for years and years. The $42 Machete is available in polished aluminum or black and weighs in around 200 g complete.


  1. Skid MarksMarch 17, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Can we get a model that is a real machete as well just in case when riding through rough areas or dealing with irate motorists?

  2. KadoMarch 18, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Wow that joint looks super slick! I’m def gonna cop one of those. I’ve been riding for a a little bit ANC have this ugly black fender with oragne on it that matches absolutely nothing. Now I got fuckin options! Hooray

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  4. vegancommuterMarch 24, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Damn, I need to get one of these (in black). I think I’m becoming a PDW fan boy..having the speed metal grips, rad bot 1000, 3wrencho.

  5. PDW Excalibur Fender « Urban VeloDecember 8, 2012 at 6:33 am

    [...] Design Works has updated their seatpost mounted metal fender, moving up from the previous covered Machete to the Excalibur. Available for $48 in either polished or black, the Excalibur features an updated [...]

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