Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Metairie, near New Orleans
I have mixed feelings about the nelson riggs defender 2000. I've had one for a year, it fits the bike well, seems very solid and well built. but it's thick and tends not to vent very well. Since the bottom is open, moisture can come in from underneath and accumulate, and now I see mold building up on the inside of the cover, probably due to lack of venting. Over time, the water resistance has also weakened and I feel like the cover now stores water inside itself when it rains, and doesn't dry quicly once it stops raining.
If it rains a lot where you live, I don't know that I would recommend the nelson cover. It's not a bad cover by any means, protects well from dirt and the morning dew. But it doesn't work well in very rainly climate. And this may be true for any cover really.
I'm considering a tent type deal like the cycleshell.
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