Finding somewhere to stash your cycling essentials is always a bit of a pain. Put them all in your jersey pockets and you’re liable to suffer from the dreaded pocket sag – and have them bouncing around every time you go over a pothole.
A saddle pack doesn’t look pretty, gets lots of wheel spray in the wet, potentially rusting your expensive tools and tends to scratch your seat post. And not many of us have the benefit of a following car to carry a spare wheel.
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Enter the Behold. It consists of a metal cage which bolts to your bottle cage mounts and a zipped nylon bag which slots into it. There are two sizes available: the smaller will fit an iPhone 4 or 5 (but not an iPhone 6) or a road tube along with tyre levers, a small multitool and a CO2 inflator. The larger size will fit just that bit more kit, including a 29er MTB sized tube.
The metal cage comes with a second set of bottle cage mount threads on the top side, so that a bottle cage can be screwed to its top. This means that you can carry your tools without sacrificing a bottle, as is usually the case when you carry roadside repair tools in your bottle cage mounts.
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Behold has already produced prototypes. Now it is looking for Kickstarter funding of $2500 to purchase a press to allow it to churn out its mounts more easily and rapidly. Benefits of funding depend on the level pledged, ranging from a than you up to a full kit complete with the contents necessary to fix a flat or a mechanical. Estimated shipping date is February 2016.