Gear Review – King Cage Behold Tool Pouch

by Andy Amick on February 27, 2012

in Cycling, Gear

The King Cage pouch is a great idea.  It allows you to carry your tube and tools on the frame instead of in a seat bag.  And it does this without forcing you to choose between the pouch or a water bottle cage.  After the Behold Pouch is attached to one of the frame’s water bottle mounts, a water bottle cage fits on top of the cage for the Behold Pouch.  All King Cage products are made in Durango, CO from USA sourced materials.

 

The pouch is designed for road tubes and possibly cross tubes, but it will not fit a mountain bike tube.  The King Cage Behold Pouch could be used for bikepacking if you wanted to carry some tools or other items on the frame.  Again, it won’t hold a mountain bike tube, but it would hold repair tools or small items that you may want to store on the frame.

 

Specifications

Materials – Cage is stainless steel.  Pouch is a very sturdy ballistic nylon

Size - 6.75″ x 3.25″ x 1.25″ for the cage and pouch

Weight – Cage is 57 grams and the bag is 37 grams

Cost – $35.00.  Price includes the tool pouch and pouch cage, but does not include a water bottle cage.  You use your existing water bottle cage

 

Mounting

King Cage Behold Pouch mounted on a road bike

First mount the Behold cage to the frame.  Then mount your bottle cage to the Behold cage.  After the cages are mounted, the pouch slides into the Behold cage.  This can be a tight fit when a tube and tools are packed in the pouch, but take your time and it will slide into place.

 

What fits in it?

The pouch is designed to hold a road bike tube, CO2 cartridge, tire level and small tools.  It will not hold a mountain bike tube.

 

Where To Buy

KingCage - Also offer Ti cages and even Ti tire levers, all at reasonable prices.

Tallac Design - Carry other nylon and vinyl pouches that mount to the stem, seat post and frame.

Local Bike Shop – I purchased mine from Alpha Bicycle Company in Centennial, CO

 

Overall Rating

Five star rating for the King Cage Behold Pouch - a simple and elegant idea

 

5 stars.  This product definitely gets the top rating because it works, it’s simple, and King Cage thought outside the box to come up with a different type of product.  Plus it looks damn cool to ride a bike without a seat bag.  Make it a singlespeed bike and it has clean lines all the way around.

About Andy Amick
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Allen Young February 28, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Andy,

Thanks for the support. We do now offer an adddtional Mtn Bike tube size Kargo bag that fits up to 29″ tubes. Also we have moved to Side release quick release buckles since the velcro can get gummed up with dirt and mud.

We are also coming out with a King Cage Ti Kargo Cage which is has cargo carrying lower section and Ti bottle cage on top (it is an all in one solution)

Allen
Tallac

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Andy Amick February 28, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Allen, thanks for the info. Where can I find more info on the Kargo bag? And the Kargo Cage sounds like an even better idea with everything combined. Will it be roughly the same size bag or will it be bigger?

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Allen Young March 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Andy,

The new Kargo bags work as a system. So you can use any size Kargo bag with the Behold or the New King Ti Kargo cage. The straps adjust to fit each size of bag. Some users like to buy more than one Behold cage and swap a single bag between bikes. Or when your ride calls for different gear you can pack different bags. The Road Kargo bag may be packed for a short hop to the store or the Mtn Kargo bag could be packed for an all day ride. The main idea is to have the bag interchangable. How many times have you taken off your saddle bag and moved it to another bike? The King Ti Kargo Cage is available from King Cage on special order. Contact Ron direct at http://www.kingcage.com

Tell me how to post an image of the King Ti Kargo Cage.
Thanks,
Allen
http://www.tallacdesign.com

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Andy Amick April 29, 2012 at 6:37 AM

Allen from Tallac Design sent me a few pictures of the new Kargo bag system. Looks very cool and he mentioned “Also for a 2012 Launch we are going to create a whole line of Kargo carrying type cages, I will keep you posted.”

New Kargo cage coming out in 2012.

Another view of the Kargo cage coming out in 2012

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