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Kargo Cage

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Our site says they are out of stock we are still making them but you need to order from KING CAGE

Kargo Cages are handmade by Ron at King Cage in Durango, Colorado. 

The KARGO cage and the BEHOLD cage will not fit the VIER lock. The VIER lock is too large to fit into the space or fit into the Kargo Bag.

We agree.

Water bottle tool kits are nothing new. Riders seeking alternatives to saddle bags have been stuffing tools inside of water bottles since forever.

But the same question always follows. Where do I put my water?

Kargo is the first water bottle cage that lets you carry cargo. Unlike other water bottle tool kits you’ll never have to choose between carrying your tools and carrying water.

David from the the UK has shared his set up with us. He also found using a Shimano cage off set bracket he could better fit his Kargo cage on the bike. Thanks David.

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Our site says they are out of stock we are still making them but you need to order from KING CAGE

Kargo Cages are handmade by Ron at King Cage in Durango, Colorado. 

The KARGO cage and the BEHOLD cage will not fit the VIER lock. The VIER lock is too large to fit into the space or fit into the Kargo Bag.

We agree.

Water bottle tool kits are nothing new. Riders seeking alternatives to saddle bags have been stuffing tools inside of water bottles since forever.

But the same question always follows. Where do I put my water?

Kargo is the first water bottle cage that lets you carry cargo. Unlike other water bottle tool kits you’ll never have to choose between carrying your tools and carrying water.

David from the the UK has shared his set up with us. He also found using a Shimano cage off set bracket he could better fit his Kargo cage on the bike. Thanks David.

BUY HERE at Amazon

The ultimate way to carry a bare-bones flat repair kit

Kargo is the first water bottle cage that also lets you carry your tools, CO2 cartridge and a spare tube (700cc or 29er). Available in titanium or stainless steel, it’s the easiest way to carry a flat repair kit. You’ll always be ready to fix a flat.

Kargo mounts on your frame

Kargo attaches to your bike’s water bottle cage mounts (braze-ons). The down tube is the preferred mounting location, but some riders like to use their seat tube. We’ve even seen touring bike riders mount a Kargo under their down tube.

What’s wrong with seat bags?

Lots of things, at least to us. Using a seat bag was what prompted Allen Young (Tallac’s founder & chief designer) to design the Behold. Allen hated commuting with a seat bag:

Using a saddle bag to carry a small flat repair kit can drive you nuts. Contents rattle with each bump. Straps sometimes come loose. Worse yet is when seat bags rub on the soft inner thigh panels of your riding shorts they’ll wear out quicker. What cyclist likes replacing an expensive pair of lycra cycling shorts?

Meet the Kargo bag

Kargo is a rugged ballistic nylon bag designed solely to carry a flat repair kit. It’s interchangeable with all of our carrying systems. So you can use the Kargo bag that comes with your Behold in our Kargo Water Bottle Cages.

Bags come in two sizes:

  • The Kargo Road Bike Tube Bag fits a 700cc road bike tube and tools.
  • The Kargo Mountain Bike Tube Bag holds a 29-inch (29er) tube and tools.

Here’s what fits (snuggly) in a Kargo bag:

  • Small mini tool
  • Tire levers
  • 16g CO2 Cartridge with inflator head
  • 700cc tube (7.5″ Kargo Road Bike Tube Bag)
  • 29-inch (29er) tube or smaller (9.5″ Kargo Mountain Bike Tube Bag)
  • Patch Kit
  • Cash or credit card
  • Car or house key

Features

Kargo’s one-piece design has several advantages

  • The overall stack height of Kargo’s cage is slightly lower. This yields more clearance space between the cages.
  • Probably the biggest advantage of the Kargo Cage over our Behold Cage is that to carry water you don’t need to purchase and attach a water bottle cage.
  • Kargo Titanium’s cage can be adjusted to hold water bottles more firmly.

Additional features

  • Mounts to your frame—out of your way
    Won’t interfere with muscular legs.
    Doesn’t rub on your riding shorts and wear them out prematurely.
    No more rattles over rough terrain.
  • Attaches using two screws, not velcro straps
    There’s nothing to come loose and rip your riding shorts.
    No ugly wear to the finish of your seat post or frame.
  • Kargo bags don’t spill their guts
    Kargo bags don’t come open on the trail and dump your contents out.
  • Carries only what you need to fix a flat
    No extra bulk, wind drag or weight.
    Bags are sized to hold items snuggly. This helps eliminate rattles.
  • A flexible system (unlike saddle bags)
    Unlike seat bags it’s easy to move Kargo bags between bikes. Kargo bags are also interchangeable. They work in all of our carrying systems. Buying an extra cage lets you use one bag with two bikes. An extra bag can also be useful. For example, use the larger Kargo Mountain bag for long rides and the smaller Kargo Road bag for short hops around town.
  • Quick-release low profile snap button
  • Large zipper pull for gloved hands
    Keep your gloves on.
  • Kargo bags are easily detached to prevent theft
    Bags fit in your jersey pocket.
  • No logos on our products
    Less environmental waste. With one less ad your bike will look even better.
  • Adds extra space on your bike by taking advantage of the previously unused space under your water bottle cage
    Always knowing where your tools are eliminates potential time wasted digging through your panniers.
  • Our products cost more but the environmental impact is lower
    Bags are made in Orange County.  Kargo Cages are handmade in the USA by King Cage in Colorado. We are happy to meet the needs of a small group of discerning cyclists that demand quality.
  • Enjoy the freedom of riding without a seat bag
    Plus it looks better. As one rider said, “it just looks cool.”

Fit & Installation

Will the Kargo cage fit my bike?

If your bike’s frame is small, or if you own a mountain bike with a triangle of tubes at extreme angles, we recommend you print out the Kargo Fit Guide. It’s a 1:1 scale version of the Kargo you can use to be sure your frame has enough space.

Using Kargo with a second water bottle cage?

Installing Kargo raises your water bottle up slightly from the down tube of your frame. This decreases the clearance space between the two cages. Use the Kargo Fit Guide (below) to confirm your frame still has enough space.

Using the Kargo Fit Guide to check clearance space

Download and print out the Fit Guide. Follow the instructions to be sure your frame has enough space.

  • Down tube installation (recommended):
    Face your frame with the front tire of your bike to your right (as shown in the photo above).
  • Seat tube installation:
    Face your frame with the front tire on your left.

Download: Kargo Fit Guide (PDF - 25 KB)

Email: info@tallacdesign.com if you have any fit questions. We are glad to help.

Where to install Kargo

The preferred place to mount a Kargo is the top side of the down tube (C) of your bike. The seat tube (D) is the second most common. Some touring bikes allow a third mounting location on the bottom of the down tube (C).

Download Diagram:

  • A = Required clearance space between water bottle cages
  • B = Kargo cage height
  • C = Down Tube
  • D = Seat Tube

Installing Kargo

To install Kargo, follow the step-by-step installation instructions that come with the Kargo cage.

Download: Kargo Installation Guide (PDF - 209 KB)

Specs

Weight

  • Kargo (titanium) with 7.5-inch Kargo Road Bag 4.16 ounces (118 grams)
  • Kargo (titanium) with 9.5-inch Kargo Mtn. Bag 4.3 ounces (122 grams)
  • Kargo (titanium) Water Bottle Cage (cage only) 2.4 ounces (68 grams)
  • Kargo (stainless steel) with 7.5-inch Kargo Road Bag 5.29 ounces (150 grams)
  • Kargo (stainless steel) with 9.5-inch Kargo Mtn. Bag 5.43 ounces (154 grams)
  • Kargo (stainless steel) Water Bottle Cage (cage only) 3.53 ounces (100 grams)
  • 7.5-inch Kargo Road Bike Tube Bag (bag only) 1.27 ounces (36 grams)
  • 9.5-inch Kargo Mountain Bike Tube Bag (bag only) 1.42 ounces (40 grams)
  • Mounting hardware 0.49 ounces (14 grams)

Volume

  • 7.5-inch Kargo Road Bag 19.5 cubic inches (322 cubic centimeters)*
  • 9.5-inch Kargo Mountain Bag 25 cubic inches (408 cubic centimeters)*
  • *Based on bag size of 9.5″ x 3.5″ x .75″.

External dimensions

  • 7.5-inch Kargo Road Bag7.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.0″ (190mm x 88mm x 25.4mm)*
  • 9.5-inch Kargo Road Bag9.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.0″ (244mm x 88mm x 25.4mm)*
  • Behold Flat Repair Kit Cage5.16″ x 3.03″ x 1.61″ (131mm x 77mm x 41mm)*
  • *Kargo bag filled to capacity.

Kargo Water Bottle Cage : Materials

  • 3-2.5 titanium tubing and titanium sheet. Super strong and lightweight. Does not break like carbon. Titanium can be altered to hold a water bottle more snuggly.
  • 3/16″ diameter 304 tubular stainless steel, 304 stainless steel mounting plates. Used for strength and durability.
  • Construction Tig welded titanium or stainless steel tubing and sheet. Handmade by King Cage in Durango, Colorado.

Kargo Bags: Materials

  • USA made, ballistic nylon fabric with water resistant coating. It’s strong, puncture resistant, abrasion resistant and long lasting. The fabric is thick and gives the bag structure. It also makes bags look nicer and slide into the Behold cage easier.
  • Nylon thread is used for added strength and durability.

Hardware

  • An over-sized zipper helps you compress your gear inside the Kargo bag so it fits into the Behold cage snuggly.
  • Large Silent zipper pull (easy to use with gloves).
  • Stainless button snap
  • Construction Back stitching (lock stitching) at all seems is used to prevent unraveling or loosening.
  • Lock stitched to prevent chaining of broken threads.
  • Double stitching on zipper tape adds strength and durability.

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Guarantee

  • All products are covered by a five-year warranty.

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