Xlab miniwing



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Description: Full disclosure: I mounted this on the back of my Cervelo P3 w/ fi'zi:k Arione Tri2 saddle. The mini-wing attached to my saddleposts as advertised, but I discovered the pouch that came with it was

Full disclosure: I mounted this on the back of my Cervelo P3 w/ fi'zi:k Arione Tri2 saddle. The mini-wing attached to my saddleposts as advertised, but I discovered the pouch that came with it was so small as to be basically worthless for holding any sort of repair kit. You can forget about.

Another gripe was the placement of the mouonting bolts. You mount the brackets to the saddleposts and then you mount the actual bottle cage to each of the two brackets. This makes sense, but the bottle cage covers the bolt that mounts the bracket to the saddlepost. Twice on long rides, I've had the bolt vibrate loose and fall off the back of the bike. I'll stop and pick it up, but because of the complicated nature of how it mounts, I can either spend 10 minutes or so messing with the bolts to disassemble the whole thing and then put it back together again or else I just stuff the whole contraption into my jersey pouch and deal with it when I get back to my car. I've actually gotten pretty comfortable with riding with a bottle stuffed in my jersey pouch, but it's not exactly conducive to the aero position. I suppose I could disassemble the whole thing and re-tighten all the bolts before every long ride, but who wants to deal with all that?

I'll probably end up buying the full X-Lab carbon wing once I determine whether these bottle cages are compatible with the full wing. That way at least this purchase won't have been a complete waste of money.






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