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Ass Savers Win Wing 2 Makes Favourite Strap-On Gravel Bike Fender Higher & Blacker


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I used to be pleasantly stunned final yr with how efficient Ass-Savers’ newest Win Wing fender stored street and gravel spray at bay, and now gen 2 is even higher. Upgraded with a harder plastic mounting bracket, new body safety, and a extra visually-pleasing black wishbone with non-compulsory stealth graphics. The modifications are delicate. Sufficient in order that you may miss them – exterior of the brand new black coloration. However model 2.0 is genuinely higher. And it’s nice to see such a easy, reasonably priced & purposeful small product be regularly refined…

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 improved strap-on fender

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, autumn gravel riding
(Pictures/Cory Benson)

A easy wishbone looped over your tire and strapped to the seatstays, the Win Wing fender stops mud and water proper on the supply. Ass Savers name it “tangential protection”. The Win Wing stops spray on the tire, earlier than it’s thrown in the direction of your… ass. And I kinda find it irresistible, from street to gravel, even to defending the dropper put up seals on my XC bikes.

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, side

It was a giant leap from the unique Ass-Savers that merely clipped onto your saddle. However oh, how rather more efficient these new fenders are!

So, what’s truly new?

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, upgraded mount design

From a technical perspective, the brand new (black) Win Wing 2 is incrementally stronger than the unique (grey) because of a revised reinforcement design. The brand new structural rib extends a bit additional up the leg of the wishbone away from the foot the place it straps round your stays.

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, old vs. new wishbones

It additionally strikes the left-side slot away from the sting. So you possibly can nonetheless safe the fender in your bike with a zip-tie, however with decreased probability of failure at a weak level there.

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, what's new on the wishboone

The highest of the loop can also be a bit thicker and the cutout on the central pin that adjusts the fender angle is smaller and extra bolstered. Successfully with the identical quantity (weight) of fabric, the brand new Ass-Savers Win Wing 2 is extra proof against breaking when it’s on or off the bike.

Keep in mind, simply because Ass Savers calls it a wishbone, you shouldn’t pull each ends aside and make a want. Except your want is to interrupt a wonderfully purposeful fender. It’s robust, however not indestructible.

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, frame savers stickers
(Picture/Ass Savers)

One other tiny replace, Ass-Savers now ships the Win Wing 2 with two little clear polyurethane frame-saver stickers. Anxious about scuffing your body, stick these across the seatstays earlier than strapping on the fender.

Lastly, it’s black.

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, up close

The authentic had a grey wishbone and all method of colourful fender blades. Now the brand new Ass-Savers Win Wing 2 will get a extra refined-looking black wishbone & rubber ft/straps. And along with colourful blades, you may as well go for the gloss black on matte black restricted Stealth version like I’ve on my Festka One Gravel aka Rover prototype right here – in case you act quick.

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, Stealth edition 73g actual weight

My Gravel Stealth model weighed 73g (with out body saver stickers) a whopping 1g greater than my first era fender. 😉

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 – Pricing, Choices & Availability

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, side

Identical to the OG, the up to date Ass Savers Win Wing 2 will nonetheless are available in 2 sizes. Choose Street for as much as 35mm tires (64g) or Gravel for as much as 60mm tires (72g). We’ve solely seen the gen 2 for the larger gravel one to this point. They’ve successfully unchanged costs beginning at 26€ and obtainable from in the present day – direct from Ass Savers or their retailers.

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender, sunny skids

The Stealth model provides an additional euro, and even two for probably the most colourful Spektrum. However the fender blades themselves are unchanged. So you possibly can swap these round between v1 & v2 if you have already got one you actually love, just like the restricted Squid version or our fav Bohemian Border Bash version.

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