I thought I would keep my Stratus as light as possible. No rack fenders or fairing. I was hoping without adding my touring accessories I would be closer to a Lance Armstrong. That didn't happen. I am still slower than shit. I got tired of trying to avoid puddles and that cold splash of dirty water up my back and face. After a few months of trying to be someone I'm not, I picked up some generic fenders from my LBS. They look great, are rattle free, and light enough. This is how I ride. I see a fairing in my future.