About

We ride as often as we can. We ride century rides, we test ourselves in hammer rides. We seek out epic climbs. We commute to work on our bikes. We are passionate cyclists. But, as we aren’t pros, we don’t have support vehicles driving behind - thus the need to carry certain essentials (tube, tire levers, c02, multitool, emergency cash, quick link, etc.).

But how to carry them?  Jersey pockets? That makes for a lot of bulk hanging off your svelte physique and crowds out things you need more immediate access to like gels and your cell phone.  Saddle bags? They’re unsightly on your minimalist and optimized bike, often come loose on rough roads and - even worse - can rub against your expensive bib shorts! No way!  What about those storage kegs? They get the job done, but waste a precious bottle cage, limiting your hydration capacity. These options are all compromised. 

Everything you need to ride SmrT!

My riding partner and I, frustrated with what we viewed as poor solutions, have thus invented The Cargo.  The Cargo is a simple mash-up of the storage keg and the water bottle. Once complete bottled, with water up top as in a standard water bottle and dry storage down below.  On-bike space taken is the same as a large water bottle, only you gain storage capacity and sacrifice a mere 250ml water capacity. The Cargo gives you a simple and, easily transferable cargo solution that allows you to carry your cycling essentials in the bottle cage area and still have about 500ml of water.

Prototype CAD rendering
Prototype blow mold for the upper half

Some particulars: Water volume: ~500ml; Cargo Volume: ~450 cc (Enough for a tube, tire levers, small mutlitool, co2 cartridge and head).  The bottle is comprised of two parts, the storage area is made of a strong durable abs/pp plastic that is impact resistant. The upper hydration compartment is made of the standard squeezable plastic that we all know and love.   The two parts are threaded together to create a water-tight seal so that everything in the storage area will stay dry. Standard spout and the bottles are machine washable. Also, since The Cargo fits standard water bottle cages, no special or extra equipment is needed, and you can easily move it from bike to bike.

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 We’re looking to raise $15,000 to help offset the cost of tooling. We currently have a patent pending and already have manufacturers selected.  We anticipate being able to deliver the product around January 2020. If you have any questions please contact us directly at the following email address: info@smrthydration.com . Thank you for your support, and we hope you can share in our vision.

Risks and challenges

Currently we anticipate an January 2020 delivery but as we learn with manufacturing there could be delays anywhere along the process. We plan to be completely open and transparent with all backers, updating everyone with each phase until delivery.

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    SmrT Hydration Cargo Bottle

    Get a single SmrT Hydration Cargo Bottle in one of three colors (to be determined at the end of the campaign). A 25% savings over product retail price.

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    3 SmrT Hydration Cargo Bottles

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    A Fully Loaded Smrt Cargo Bottle

    A fully loaded SmrT Cargo water bottle with Topeak Hexus multitool, spare inner tube and co2 inflator. Also choice of bottle color (determined at the end of the campaign).

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