I’ve been using a pair of Salsa Anything Cages on my Moonlander for the last few months for fat-packing trips and I plan on using them full time, this winter to carry liquid assets inside a water bottle koozie. The anything cages are designed to mount onto Enabler Forks that come standard on some Salsa and Surly fat-bikes. The cages mount using 3 allen bolts and are tucked back at a 45 degree angle from the side of the fork. The mounting feels totally solid and even during the thickest bushwacking that I’ve done, with the largest payload, the cages never got hung up or came loose from their cargo. The cages are rated to hold 4 pounds and come with two nylon straps that are 475mm in length. The standard straps will accommodate a water bottle + koozie, but if you want to carry anything larger, like a stove or small dry bag, I would recommend that you purchase Salsa’s 750 mm long straps right along with the cages. A fat-packer can never have too many straps! For fat-packing, I’ve been using two extra small Sea to Summit Compression Dry Bags to mount to the anything cages and this winter, I’ll be testing out a couple of water bottle koozies from Outdoor Research and Granite Gear. I think the Anything Cage is a great product that totally supports Salsa’s ‘Adventure by Bike’ philosophy.
Last Friday I took a trip out to the Kettle Moraine State Forest. I strapped a stuff sack on the port side and a water bottle koozie to starboard and went for a nice two hour ride and got some pictures of my anything cages in action.
This should keep my water (or Beer) from freezing this winter!
The cages hold everything completely solid, even on rough descents!
Out on the Connector Trail at Kettle.