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Velojackr portable repair stand/kit reshapes to fit in cages, Williams offers customizable carbon cage

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Velojackr’s slogan pretty much says it all – “we believe the only part of your bike that should touch the ground is your tires.” That’s referring to the common practice of turning your bike upside down to rest it on the bars and saddle when you need to change a flat. Depending on where you are you can get around the issue (especially if you are riding with someone else – ‘here, hold this’), but for those looking for a simple way to support your bike during down time, Velojackr offers a unique solution.

When we last saw the concept, it was more of a square profile that was meant to fit inside larger saddle bags. Now, after heading back to the drawing board, Velojackr changes profile to fit in your bottle cage and stores more than just a flat kit…

Velojackr flat repair kit handlebar seat protection (4)

Velojackr flat repair kit handlebar seat protection (2) Velojackr flat repair kit handlebar seat protection (1)

While you could argue Velojackr is only for the most anal retentive cyclists out there, the ability  to protect your GPS, phone, or light is worth mentioning. Sure, you could take them off before you start your repair, but Velojackr appears to be easier and without the risk of leaving things behind. Built in three sections, Velojackr includes two end caps that double as handlebar supports for your bike’s front end when upside down. When placed under the bar, they provide 70mm of clearance for the various accessories on your handlebar and keep your hoods off the ground as well.

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The third piece is a center storage unit that includes a water tight rubber seal. Inside you’ll find tire levers, a water proof saddle cover to make sure your white seat stays white while changing your flat, and tube patches. For those who really want to stay clean, it also includes a pair of rubber gloves to keep the grease and dirt off your hands/bike gloves. In addition to the included products there is plenty of room for additional storage for multi tools, co2 inflators, money, etc.

Designed to fit in most standard water bottle cages, the production injection molded ABS plastic Velojackr starts at $22 for the whole kit and should deliver in October providing the Kickstarter goal is met.

kickstarter.com

velojackr.co.uk

Williams Trans water bottle cage (2) Williams Trans water bottle cage (3)

Need a bottle cage to mount your Velojackr? Williams recently announced their newest cage, the carbon Trans. Part carbon, part poly carbonate, the Trans cage includes two hooks of all 5 colors – black, white, red, teal, and blue. Each hook can be mixed and match to obtain the perfect look and the perfect hold for your bottle. Cages are claimed to weigh 39g and sell for $35.

williamscycling.com

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Michael
Michael
6 years ago

I like the concept, but I have other stuff to carry which is higher priority.

Micah
6 years ago

This seems like a waste of time, money, and space. Years of putting bikes on their bars and saddle hasn’t caused any problems.

vazzedUp
vazzedUp
6 years ago

rubber gloves to patch a tire, really?

Dog
Dog
6 years ago

Lay it on its side, they’re f$&king bikes, they’re meant to be ridden, dinged, scratched etc.

Jonathon
Jonathon
6 years ago
Reply to  Dog

If you put wheels on a bike when it’s upside-down, it’s likely to not be centered correctly. It just takes the smallest degree for it to be off at the brake, and I’m sure most people don’t even notice. I always make it a habit to flip the bike, and re-lock the quick release with pressure on the bars or seat to make sure it’s dead center. Cat 1

John
John
6 years ago
Reply to  Jonathon

Thru-axles.

/thread

shafty
shafty
6 years ago

What does having it stable, but UPSIDE DOWN, help with exactly?? Having your work area in a relatable orientation is vital. It’s plainly easier to mount your wheel with the assistance of gravity.

Rod
Rod
6 years ago

vazzedUp – I carry one glove. Not for tires, to fix a chain without then having to chain handlebar tape.

Only have had to use it twice (one broken chain, user error; one helping a kid unjam a chain from a badly installed cassette). Well worth it for something weighing single grams.

Rod
Rod
6 years ago
Reply to  Rod

Ooops, sorry – that’s “change handlebar tape”.

I forgot as well- also used once to help give first aid to a pedestrian. Much safer than bare hands, if you’re so trained and inclined.

the biz
the biz
6 years ago
Reply to  Rod

sweet, i carry a $20 bill to buy beer

bbb
bbb
6 years ago

Hydration is so overrated… 😉

Allan
Allan
6 years ago

This seems like a halfway decent idea. Since you can put more stuff inside the cylinder, I guess you could theoretically get rid of a (small) saddlebag and put your stuff in this. Then the container doubles as a work stand to raise your bike off the ground. If you don’t use a bag, and go minimalist on the road, this might seem like extra weight to carry around, but if you can get rid of a bag, and put stuff in this, really it just replaces something else. $22 isn’t bad either. But I’m against anything kickstarter, so even if I was interested, I’d wait for this to be in production, and purchase an actual existing product from a website.

Tomi
Tomi
6 years ago
Reply to  Allan

Don’t see why I should put my bike upside down in the first place.

jdog
jdog
6 years ago

Solution looking for a problem. Many a tree branch has hung a bike and acted as a bike stand with fabulous success..

pTymnWolfe
6 years ago

Having your bike upside down is the International Symbol for; “I have no idea what I’m doing.”

Loki
Loki
6 years ago

@pTymnWolfe
+1 ,succinct and conclusive

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