XLAB Torpedo System 100 bike hydration system review

Light, aero and packed with practical features – top marks

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
£49
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XLAB Torpedo System 100 bike hydration system review

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At 267g the X-Lab Torpedo system is pretty light, but if weight’s a real issue, you could spend almost double the money, upgrade to the carbon-base-plated 400 and shave off another 20g.

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X-Lab certainly hasn’t skimped on R&D, with extensive Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis and velodrome testing with three-time Ironman world champ, Craig Alexander.

According to its data, the system is aerodynamically ‘invisible’ and it certainly looks slippery. Velcro straps mean versatile tool-free fitting while the foam-surrounded refill aperture is one of the best we’ve tested, giving almost no splash-back. 

Plus there’s an optional solid cap and a computer mount, which, when putting the computer out front, means no neck bending to check your data.

The dolphin tail straw holder, which holds the straw flat, is a simple touch of genius and its bite valve makes for easy, spill-free gulping.

Verdict: Proven aerodynamic prowess and packed with practical race-day features, 95%

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