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Yea, yea, yea, but what is it?

The WRT is a 3 day and perhaps more importantly 2 night ride through and around mid Wales. You'll be expected to be self sufficient, carrying everything you need and sleeping out in or under whatever you think best. It's not elitist, entry is open to anyone who wants to try it. All the money raised by the WRT goes to the Wales Air Ambulance charity ... an organisation I hope you'll never need.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Salsa Anything cages and rack.

I'm glad to report that the Salsa Anything cages I've being waiting for have arrived this morning. It's been quite a struggle to get them but thanks to Adrian in the US they're now fitted to the orange Inbred. The Salsa minimalist rack arrived last week but that was in stock at the UK distributors so didn't require any underhand tactics to buy!

The rack has a weight limit of 5kg which doesn't sound like much until you consider that my entire kit only weighs around 6kg. The cages don't have a stipulated limit but I'm thinking you wouldn't be putting anything heavy in them ... just bulky. I did have a few concerns about clearance between whatever was in the cages and the frames downtube but these seem unfounded as long as you don't go too mad with the height of the dry bag you fit ... the pic shows a 5l dry bag in there. The rack and cages come with some rather nice Salsa straps which while not a deal breaker is a nice touch.

Even with a loaded rack there's still room to run a bar harness if required without the 2 things getting in each others way. I'm hoping that teaming the rack and cages up with a frame bag and bar harness will open up a few different carrying options particularly for winter trips or longer multi- day excursions ... I'll let you know if I'm right.


  1. That looks great Stuart, dead jealous, I'm going to have to try rigid forks again one day.

  2. Love them! Do you think these would work with an 26" on-one fitted with hummingbird forks (69er) ? I don't think my forks have any mounts.

  3. Salsa in their wisdom have made them a 3 bolt fitting so only fit Salsa Enabler forks and 2nd generation Fargo forks.

    I can't see a problem making a bracket or as Salsa suggest, using hose clips to fasten them to something else. With a little thought I think it'd be easy enough to fit the cages to most things.

    Getting them may prove the hardest part as they're not due in the UK until July!

  4. I got a pair from Ben Witt @ Milltown Cycles in the US - he was more than happy to ship internationally to the UK and seems a thoroughly nice bloke too.