For a long time, we managed with a saddle bags. But they’re unsightly on our minimalist and optimized bikes, often coming loose on rough roads and - even worse - can rub against expensive bib shorts! We’ve also stuffed our jersey pockets, but that makes for a lot of bulk hanging off our svelte physiques and crowds out things we need more immediate access to, like gels and cell phone. Storage kegs get the job done, but waste a precious bottle cage, limiting your hydration capacity. These options are all compromised. Saddle bags in particular suck.
Thus, frustrated with what we viewed as poor solutions, we invented The Cargo Water Bottle. We think it’s a simple and elegant solution to carry both water and parts / tools in a tidy fashion without any other additional parts.
Water Capacity: 16oz
Cargo Capacity: Enough to fit a spare tire tube, tire levers, small multitool, 2x 16g Co2 cartridge and a compact Co2 inflator head with room to spare.
Cargo Bottle Size: 10.75 inches high and 3.15 inch diameter. About the size of a standard 24 oz bottle.
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I bought two hoping I could eliminate saddle bag and maybe reduce junk in jersey pocket. I’m only using one mainly because I find it a little difficult to drink from. It doesn’t squeeze well, so water comes slow for me…it’s also heavy with all the cargo on the bottom-maybe it’s just me. It doesn’t really hold as much as I wished. I have one road tube, levers, a mini chain tool, and a small bag with patches, glue, a chain link. I decided to keep the saddle bag and keep nutrition in it so my back pockets are almost empty. I carry a 20 oz. water bottle and drink from it, refilling it as need from this one.
Bottles work well. I bring snacks in the cargo area to keep from bonking. Customer service is terrific: One bottle I bought had a defective cap and they sent me a replacement that arrived 2 days after I emailed them.
Good. Maybe another model for more cargo space.
A great product, useful for all cyclists, amazing customer service experience, friendly and responsive staff. Highly recommend.
The biggest drawback is the water capacity, i run out of water on rides that are 80km+. I am able to fit 1 tube, 2 co2 and co2 inflator inside the storage container. Will continue to use this bottle on shorter rides along with a full regular bottle.