Already endorsed by Michellie Jones, the 2007 Ford Ironman 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.
Xlab 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 Rear Tool Bag which drops vertically and easily into the rear ‘luggage compartment’ and is secured by the top X-Strap.
You have two choices for storing your CO2 cartridges and X-Inflator, or Xlab Speed Chuck on the rear of the Carbon Wing, using the optional hexagonal X-NUT or in the Xlab Rear Tool Bag.
Tires and tubes are always an issue, so now you can attach them neatly under the Carbon Wing either inside the X-Rear Tubular Bag or without the bag.
With the new Carbon Wing you can use a single Arundel Dave-O bottle cage on the rear or one on each side. These cages weigh in at 30 grams and are designed to prevent bottles from "ejecting" out of the cage, since there is nothing more frustrating than losing contact with the bunch just to retrieve an errant water bottle.
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.
Xlab uses the latest carbon fibre composite with a special lay-up and resins to provide the toughest carbon carrier on the market. Without hardware the Xlab Carbon Wing weighs only 55 grams.