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Old 07-15-09, 05:01 PM
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Behind the Seatpost bottles

Hello

Does anyone have a recommendation on which ones to get? I was looking at the Xlab Miniwing, and possibly the Profile Aquarack, more leaning to the Xlab. My budget is about $50 though lower is better.

Anyone have good experiences with any of the systems? Or bad ones?
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Old 07-15-09, 05:19 PM
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I have only used the Xlab and have no complaints.
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Old 07-16-09, 06:19 AM
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I use an xlab (flatwing I think) with profile bottle cages. Watch out for bottle ejection. I am having that problem when the bottles are empty, probably need to change to a different cage.
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I use an Xlab and almost never have problems with bottle ejection. I think the key is that I use the King Stell Cages.
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thanks, but should i stay with the included Xlab p cages or upgrade those too
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Old 07-16-09, 10:41 AM
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Xlab saddle wing here. I use Cannondale GT40 cages and never have had a bottle eject.
Tried a PD Stryke Kage first, but after a month it shattered over a good bump and there went a bottle.
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Old 07-16-09, 07:56 PM
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Old 07-18-09, 02:37 PM
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I got one for $15 from a LBS that is awesome. It's made of aluminum and you just take a cage like you'd have on your frame and mount it to that. I used my mtn bike cage and even with a tall and full bottle it hasn't fallen out.

I can't remember the name but I'll dig around for the info on it.
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Old 12-06-09, 06:29 AM
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I am using the Aquarack by Profile Design. Probably not the strongest one, but until now it holds. Where do you store your spare tubes now? For an Ironman distance i plan to take with me 2-3 tubes and my back pockets are full with nutrition staff.
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Old 12-06-09, 04:26 PM
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mossi - I would think one spare tube in a pack on your bike(between your seatpost and the bottles maybe?) and one in your special needs bag should be sufficient.
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Old 12-07-09, 12:30 AM
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for those of you ejecting bottles from these things



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Originally Posted by pinwheel View Post
for those of you ejecting bottles from these things



I've been trying to figure out how to mount rubberbands to hold my bottles down, interesting pics above, those are fairly thick rubber tubing, will need to find them for my set up.

below is my review of the XLab Superwing if it helps any
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=xlab
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Has anyone had any experience with this? http://www.amazon.com/Tacx-Bicycle-W...ef=pd_sbs_sg_9
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I guess i could hold 2 tubes with a rubber band.
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Old 12-08-09, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by SourDieseL View Post
I've been trying to figure out how to mount rubberbands to hold my bottles down, interesting pics above, those are fairly thick rubber tubing, will need to find them for my set up.

below is my review of the XLab Superwing if it helps any
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...highlight=xlab
good old latex surgical tubing.
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I've used the Xlab like this one for a few years

This one is pretty cheap for only $15

I would only use for 1/2 or full ironmans now due to the suspected higher drag associated with them. Or if you're riding long for training and then take off for races.

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I have an x-lab
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Ther was a good suggestion on another site recently - put your flat kit in an old water bottle and attach it to the saddle using a velcro cable strap, available at home depot. I would put the photo up but the STUPID recent modifications to the site tell me it´s ´too large a file´.
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