Our Hydration and Repair carriers have often been copied, but like any copy, it is never as good as the original.
With over a decade of experience designing these carriers and winning more Ironman Distance World Championships than all our competitors combined, we have launched the first of the next generation of Xlab Hydration Carriers. Already endorsed by Michelie Jones, the 2007 Ford Ironman Distance World Champion, this new ‘wing’ will be on winning race rockets for the next several years.
Rear carriers should not interfere with the air on the rider’s back, but instead fill in the turbulence ‘hole’ behind the riders posterior, thereby reducing the rider’s drag (which accounts for 64% of energy used on a racing bicycle).
Xlab Carbon Wing is designed for 7mm metal saddle rails only.
Storage - We wanted the next generation of carriers to solve the problem of storing keys, cell phones, cash, tire levers, and other essential items. These and other items can be stored in the Xlab Mini Top Bag which drops vertically and easily into the rear ‘luggage compartment’ and is secured by the top X-Strap. (Not included)
Hydration - With the new Carbon Wing you can use a single bottle cage on the rear or one on each side. These cages have no restrictive protrusion where the bottle enters the cage, instead the bottles are held in place with 4 proprietary X-Grip teeth between the two mounting screws.
Adjustable Mounting - One of the key features invented by Xlab is the dual mounting holes for the saddle rail clamps. One position sets the bottle cages close to vertical and the other inclines the cages for rider preference. Because of it's past success, we have kept the same feature in the Xlab Carbon Wing for customizing the installation.
Lightweight - We use the latest carbon fibre composite with a special lay-up and resins to provide the toughest carbon carrier on the market with no twisting like other carbon hydration carriers. Without hardware the Xlab Carbon Wing weighs only 55 grams.
*Please note: Carbon Wing Rear mount – Gorilla cages, tire bags and CO2 inflators all optional extras. Optional extras are not included and must be purchased separately.
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If you're not completely satisfied with an item you may return it within 12 months of purchase. We'll give you a full refund if the item hasn't been used or the component hasn’t been fitted.More information on returns