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 Alloy Xlab Hydration Carriers. 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). We positioned the carrier in the Wind Tunnel to 'draft' behind the rider causing no extra drag.
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 strap. (available separately)
Hydration - With the new Super 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.
Adjustable Mounting One of the key features invented by Xlab is the multiple mounting holes for the saddle rail clamps. One position sets the bottle cages close to vertical and others incline the cages for rider preference. Because of it's past success, we have kept the same feature in the Xlab Super Wing for customizing the installation.
In addition, there are 4 sets of holes for the lower cage bolts which with the front holes provides a total of 12 different cage angle positions.
Lightweight - We use the latest aerospace aluminium alloy to provide the toughest alloy carrier on the market with no twisting like other hydration carriers. Without hardware the Xlab Super Wing weighs only 85 grams.
*Please note: Super Wing Rear mount – Gorilla cages, tire bags and C02 all optional extras. Optional extras are not included and must be purchased separately.
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