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Ass Savers Win Wing 2 Makes Favorite Strap-On Gravel Bike Fender Better & Blacker

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 updated and improved strap-on gravel bike fender
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I was pleasantly surprised last year with how effective Ass-Savers’ latest Win Wing fender kept road and gravel spray at bay, and now gen 2 is even better. Upgraded with a tougher plastic mounting bracket, new frame protection, and a more visually-pleasing black wishbone with optional stealth graphics. The changes are subtle. Enough so that you could miss them – outside of the new black color. But version 2.0 is genuinely better. And it’s great to see such a simple, affordable & functional small product be continually refined…

Update: Win Wing 2 Road is available now, too!

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
(Photos/Cory Benson)

A simple wishbone looped over your tire and strapped to the seatstays, the Win Wing fender stops mud and water right at the source. Ass Savers call it “tangential coverage”. The Win Wing stops spray at the tire, before it’s thrown towards your… ass. And I kinda love it, from road to gravel, even to protecting the dropper post seals on my XC bikes.

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

It was a big leap from the original Ass-Savers that simply clipped onto your saddle. But oh, how much more effective these new fenders are!

So, what’s actually new?

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

From a technical perspective, the new (black) Win Wing 2 is incrementally stronger than the original (gray) thanks to a revised reinforcement design. The new structural rib extends a bit further up the leg of the wishbone away from the foot where it straps around your stays.

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

It also moves the left-side slot away from the edge. So you can still secure the fender on your bike with a zip-tie, but with reduced chance of failure at a weak point there.

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

The top of the loop is also a bit thicker and the cutout at the central pin that adjusts the fender angle is smaller and more reinforced. Effectively with the same amount (weight) of material, the new Ass-Savers Win Wing 2 is more resistant to breaking when it is on or off the bike.

Remember, just because Ass Savers calls it a wishbone, you shouldn’t pull both ends apart and make a wish. Unless your wish is to break a perfectly functional fender. It is tough, but not indestructible.

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

Another tiny update, Ass-Savers now ships the Win Wing 2 with two little clear polyurethane frame-saver stickers. Worried about scuffing your frame, stick these around the seatstays before strapping on the fender.

Lastly, it’s black.

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

The original had a gray wishbone and all manner of colorful fender blades. Now the new Ass-Savers Win Wing 2 gets a more refined-looking black wishbone & rubber feet/straps. And in addition to colorful blades, you can also opt for the gloss black on matte black limited Stealth edition like I have on my Festka One Gravel aka Rover prototype here – if you act fast.

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

My Gravel Stealth version weighed 73g (without frame saver stickers) a whopping 1g more than my first generation fender. 😉

Ass Savers Win Wing 2 – Pricing, Options & Availability

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

Just like the OG, the updated Ass Savers Win Wing 2 will still come in 2 sizes. Pick Road for up to 35mm tires (64g) or Gravel for up to 60mm tires (72g). We’ve only seen the gen 2 for the bigger gravel one so far. They’ve effectively unchanged prices starting at 26€ and available from today – direct from Ass Savers or their retailers.

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

The Stealth version adds an extra euro, or even two for the most colorful Spektrum. But the fender blades themselves are unchanged. So you can swap those around between v1 & v2 if you already have one you really love, like the limited Squid edition or our fav Bohemian Border Bash edition.

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El Pataron
El Pataron
7 months ago

You said strap-on.

SomeGuy
SomeGuy
7 months ago

“I guarantee that thing is going to slap your tire constantly.”

-Physics

DaveJ
DaveJ
7 months ago
Reply to  SomeGuy

Mine doesn’t.

El Jefe
El Jefe
7 months ago
Reply to  SomeGuy

I can confirm, after riding several thousand KM’s on mixed terrain it in fact does not. I set mine pretty close to the tire, too.

Depending on the tire setup, it doesn’t completely protect against spray on your feet/calves, it otherwise works really, really well, and better than anything short of a full fender option I’ve tried in my riding career.

WhateverBikes
7 months ago
Reply to  SomeGuy

Physics should have a chat with Engineering, to learn that its forces can in fact be countered by using the right materials in the right construction.

Robin
Robin
7 months ago
Reply to  SomeGuy

You might want to revisit what physics says, especially the bits about how length and structure cross-section shape, and mass affect stiffness and thus deflection.

DaveJ
DaveJ
7 months ago

Beautiful frame BTW.

Gerald
Gerald
7 months ago
Reply to  DaveJ

Don’t forget that nice Campagnolo groupset.

nooner
nooner
7 months ago
Reply to  Gerald

None of that looser 1x crap. Some people need to go fast.

WhateverBikes
7 months ago
Reply to  nooner

Looser than what?

Also, did you ever hear of Jumbo-Visma? You might wanna check out some of their bikes from the Tour de France. Or Kasia Niewiadoma, who won the gravel world title. Or, talking about going fast, just about every time trial bike.

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
7 months ago
Reply to  nooner

It’s only loose if you don’t tune your bike, bud.

Martin
Martin
7 months ago
Reply to  DaveJ

yeah, nice Festka. I love my Scalatore … for sure would not strap anything too it though.

Ashok Captain
Ashok Captain
7 months ago

Armchair engineer here. Methinks each strut needs to be a pair (‘V’) for additional off-road anti-flex. Back to my chips and armchair! Cheers.

Raul D
Raul D
7 months ago

I don’t like the vulgarity of the brand name but it looks functional

Hamjam
Hamjam
7 months ago
Reply to  Raul D

What are you talking about? This is a family company now in its 5th generation of ownership. They have made protective equipment for donkeys for over 70 years. This is their first bike product.

Raul D
Raul D
6 months ago
Reply to  Hamjam

Oh, it’s biblical. Like “Moses strapped a fender to his bike and rode up a mountain”. Never mind.

Stefano
Stefano
7 months ago

No way to mount it on a frame with gear cable running along the seatstay (Ritchey Outback here)?

kevin
kevin
7 months ago

I like the looks, but I am just not a fender guy. They are not going to save you a shower or from other areas getting dirty. Never saw the point.

Paul
Paul
7 months ago

Work incredibly well. Wasn’t initially a believer but now swear by them in winter and pop them on during summer when it rains.

peoplepower
peoplepower
7 months ago

Yet another bizarre fender-like gizmo. The off-pavement bike industry really struggles with this. Not only is it barely 1/3 of a fender, it’s ugly too.

Robin
Robin
7 months ago
Reply to  peoplepower

It’s not designed to keep spray off other riders, just the rider on the bike with Ass Saver Win Wing 2. Given that, and given that water will leave the tire with a velocity tangent to the tire, it’s pretty easy to see that this device will keep that spray off the rider’s back. It makes no claims of being a complete fender, and riders that want this likely don’t want or need a complete fender.

As for ugly? No more so than fenders in general. FWIW, I think its minimalist approach and design is cool. Besides, you can’t see it when you’re riding, so who cares what it looks like?

Bill
Bill
7 months ago

What about a front mud guard?

Dirt McGirt
Dirt McGirt
7 months ago
Reply to  Bill

They’d have to start a whole new brand named assface saver and that’s a whole messuh paperwork and whatnot.

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