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XLAB Sidekick Carbon Cage


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XLAB Sidekick Carbon Bottle Cage

The Sidekick features a unique design that makes accessing water bottles from the left or right effortless, perfect for bicycles with tight geometry or for use with frame bags.

Available in two variants, left or right, each cage is optimized for entry and removal from the designated side i.e. the left cage would be easier to remove with your left hand when mounted on the downtube, and your right hand when mounted to your seat tube.


  • Lightweight, sleek looking carbon fiber
  • Low cut side with flared entry lip provides fast bottle access
  • Tight 8lbs grip force (approx) on bottles
  • Thick bottom tab keeps larger bottles in their place
  • Slotted holes for a custom position fit for your bike

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.


Cage Material: Carbon Fiber 

Weight: 34 g 

Matte Black Left

Mfg PartNum: 2886 

Matte Black Right

Mfg PartNum: 2887 

Gloss Black - Right

Mfg PartNum: 1564 

Gloss Black - Left

Mfg PartNum: 1600 


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Reviewed 12/4/2022
by C The World
Cycling Enthusiast
Philadelphia PA USA
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So far so good

I have only used this bottle cage a couple of times but it seems to hold my bottles pretty securely.

My bike frame is size Small and I use a 20 or 24 oz bottle so having the side release is helpful.

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Reviewed 6/24/2021
by Anonymous
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Expensive but worth it!

Buy once is my motto. Bought these for my gravel bike for Bikepacking trips. The frame bag made it hard to access the bottles with a top loading cage. This was the perfect solution. I liked these bottle cages so much I got a set in Matt black for my new Canyon Ultimate road bike. I find the side loading cages easier to use. This will probably be my new go to cage for all my bikes. Like I said expensive but worth it.

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Reviewed 9/28/2020
by Anonymous
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Great cage for limited frame space

Bottle is easily removed, yet doesn�t fall out. Extremely lightweight and looks great!

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Reviewed 6/29/2020
by Smiling Cyclist
Cycling Enthusiast
New York City
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Get a Grip

This cage holds a full bottle over New York City torturous terrain when other asymmetrical cages have failed.

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