Inspired by triathlon-style bottle mounts, the original WOHO Xtouring ANTI SWAY Bag Stabilizer was designed to eliminate saddle bag sway, or tail wag, due to heavy, large bikepacking seat bags. There are other solutions, such as bags equipped with mini racks, such as the Porcelain Rocket Mr. Fusion, Arkel’s Seatpacker, and Specialized’s Bura Bura. There are also aluminum plate stabilizers such as the internal brackets in the Ortlieb Seat Pack or the externally mounted Rail Wing by Bedrock Designs. However, the ANTI SWAY Bag Stabilizer was one of the first to be independently of a seat bag. And, it offers two additional bottle cage mounts, an interesting solution for bikepacking routes or races in hot environments.
After a year on the market, WOHO, a cycling accessories company founded and based in Taipei, Taiwan, tweaked the ANTI SWAY Bag Stabilizer based on rider feedback. According to WOHO, the upgrades make it expedition worthy and improve its performance when carrying heavy water bottles over rugged terrain.
Comprised of a stainless steel bar and a newly designed aluminum alloy mounting plate, the 2018 Xtouring ANTI SWAY Bag Stabilizer is now constructed completely out of anti-corrosion materials. The reworked bracket also directly fits wide saddle rails, e.g. SMP selle and some Fizik models, no adapter needed. The thickness of material was also increased to make the entire mount more sturdy.
The 2018 version fits both regular saddle rails and SMP Selle saddles. In addition, there is a special edition model designed to work with Brooks B-series saddles. The original ANTI SWAY mount measures 15cm L x 12cm W x 10cm H (5.9″ x 4.7″ x 4.0″) and weighs in at 77g (2.72oz). We are waiting to find out measurements and weight of the revised version and will update this if it has changed. The WOHO ANTI SWAY Saddle Bag Stabilizer will retail for $25 US and the Brooks B-Series version for $20. Find out more at WOHObike.com or pre-order here.