Mudguards on trek 1200

barry_kellett99 Posts: 480
edited September 2007 in Road beginners
I have a nice set of SKS mudguards to fit to my trek 1200, and the rear goes on perfectly, however the front one is too wide for the space between the bontrager carbon fork legs. The legs squeeze it in slightly and rub it against the tyre.

If I start cutting a little of the guard back until it fits without rubbing, will the guard be weaker and flimsy?

Anyone done this or recommend a set of guards that will fit straight on? I can stick these ones on my missus genesis day02 bike.