Let me know if you go for it. I've yet to get my BD (my first xtracycle rig) up and running but
thinking about how my wife and I will be using this and seeing other's useage, it really does
seem that a set of slightly cut down wideloaders would be something you could leave on all
the time, yet still really provide just as much support as they did at original length.
So yeah, I'm thinking about doing the same thing, cutting perhaps 3" or so bring the total
width in a half a foot, without really compensating the function at all.