The XLAB Mini Wing System is an under-saddle mounted hydration and repair storage device. Convenient and easy to mount, the XLAB Mini Wing tucks neatly behind the saddle for easy bottle access, yet still allows for easy bike mounting as well.
- Easy-to-mount under-saddle hydration and repair storage system.
- Outward angled mounts make bottle access easy.
- Low mounting position provides clearance for swinging leg over saddle.
- 1 inch of vertical bottle adjustment for ideal user placement.
- High gripping XLAB P-Cages help retain bottles.
- Claimed weight: 212g carrier.
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Cage Material: Composite
The functionality of these is great, however, if the bottles are empty the slightest vibration pushes the bottles out. I have lost half a dozen water bottles at this point unknowingly. Ive spent so much on replacing the water bottles I might as well have bought a much more expensive solution from the start.
I was skeptical that these cages could hold the larger (24 oz.) bottles in when hitting bumps, but haven't had a single one pop out yet (it's been at least 1,000 miles, and I cross railroad tracks regularly). Also, despite the angle, it's possible to pull the bottles out and replace them while remaining in the aero position.
I agree with the previous review about them being a small hassle to install, and not having 100% confidence that they're tight enough, but so far so good.
I LOVE biketiresdirect and have been using them for MANY years. I bought 2 of these and they just don't work. The clamp mechanism to the saddle rail is not sturdy, not a good design and in no time, they come loose and your bottles are not bouncing around. The cages are not bad for plastic cages so we used those on the other X-Labs that work. I really wanted these to work. X-Lab should just recall them all and be done with it.
I needed to grind down one of my seat rails for the second holder to fit. The first holder barely fit in. Right now they're fine but I worry that they are not tight enough. You really can't get to the bolts once you tighten them and rotate them into proper position. So you need to hope that they are tight enough. But have had no problems yet.