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2013-07-29 10:08 PM

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Subject: Cervelo and Xlab

Yo BT'ers,

Anyone riding a Cervelo that has "invested" in the Sonic Wing (regular or carbon) that can offer their insightful, truthful, well thought out opinion?

i'm looking for a rear mounted hydration system and this seems to be a pretty slick product.  Just spendy as heck. 



2013-07-30 11:52 AM
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Subject: RE: Cervelo and Xlab
I had one on my P2 and loved it. I now have one on my P5 and love it too.

It's spendy, but pretty much bulletproof. I was hit by a car on my P2 and the Xlab unit was fine after being thrown in the air and slammed to the ground. The gorilla cage (carbon fiber) broke and that was it...pretty strong in my mind.

Also, never had any bottles eject from it, except for a Camelback insulated bottle, without the "divot" near the top of the bottle...XLab, on their website, doesn't recommend those type bottles for a rear carrier.
2013-07-30 1:33 PM
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Subject: RE: Cervelo and Xlab
yes, I use the carbon X-Wing on my P2c.

It's pretty good, not perfect...I get a bottle launch every once in awhile (but you can blame it on the cages).

I don't like the strap system for the storage area, but I make do with it.

Until I find something better, I don't plan on changing.

I had an idea to improve it but couldn't find the material. I wanted to put a "cargo" net over the top of the storage area, with little hooks to secure it..
this would be way easier than the velcro strap they have.
2013-07-30 1:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Cervelo and Xlab

Thanks for the thoughts guys.  I'm probably gonna go with it.  Found a used one that seems reasonable in price to test it out.  If you start adding it all up, new, it's $200 + between the bag, gorilla cages, Sonic Wing, etc, etc, etc.  eek.

 

2013-07-30 1:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Cervelo and Xlab
After you add it all up versus other brands/types, you're within 10% of that $200 I would be unless you totally DIY.

I'm happy with my setup and never had a problem with it. I had tubes velcro ties to the sides and that was never an issue either.

Good luck.
2013-07-30 2:06 PM
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I have the xlab sonic wing on my p2c Love it

Also check Ebay you can find some used at good pices compared to new prices

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2013-07-30 3:03 PM
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If you're only looking to hold normal bike water bottles, I would go with the Specialized Rib cages.  The plastic version is about $20 each and I promise you they will never eject a normal water bottle.  Google the reviews on them.

 

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