Where do you carry your puncture repair kit and tools? In a bag under the saddle perhaps? Or in a jersey pocket? How about under the bottle cage?
That's what the Behold is, a specially designed cage and cargo bag that goes right underneath the regular bottle cage. It’s currently on Kickstarter where it has achieved its funding goal with 21 days remaining.
The company has developed a cargo bag large enough to store a spare tube, puncture repair kit, tyre lever, CO2 canister and tyre levers. How much you get in there obviously depends on the size of the bits you’re trying to pack.
The Behold metal cage can be used alone, or fitted under a water bottle cage. A small popper secures the cargo bag onto the cage so it doesn’t rattle about or become dislodged. The bag is made from water-resistant ballistic nylon with a YKK zipper.
The company is offering two versions of the bag, the MTN Kargo which is longer and designed to accept a 29in inner tube, and the smaller Road Kargo. That’ll take a 700c inner tube.
The cages and bags are made in America but its founders took to Kickstarter to raise the funds it needs to purchase a stamping tool to produce the special cage.
You can still back the Kickstarter campaign with $25 getting you a Behold cage and Road Kargo bag. You can check it out here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1556061978/behold-flat-tire-bike-ca...
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.