What’s better than the peaceful, zen-like process of tenkara fishing? How about riding your mountain bike up to the lake? Sap & Bark’s ikari C multi-purpose bracket allows you to do just that.
Offered in two versions, the ikari C and C2 multi-purpose mounts are designed to attach to standard water bottle mounts on any bike. Due to the thicker design, the ikari C mount includes longer cage bolts from Wolf Tooth Components as well.
Bicycle mount for tenkara fishing rods
The ikari C is also designed to hang off the side of your downtube, with mounting arms that form a right angle. It’s specifically designed to accommodate tenkara rod tubes using the combination of a polymer bracket, Wolftooth cage bolts, and a 12-inch Violé strap.
The ikari C2 on the other hand is more of an all-purpose centered mount that uses a similar Violé Nano strap to cinch down the contents.
Those contents could include a spare tube, jacket, water filter, can of your favorite beverage, bear spray, etc. According to Sap & Bark, both the ikari C and C2 will accept items up to 120mm wide and up to 75mm in diameter. Each includes multiple strap mounting holes to adjust to fit different diameters.
Made from acetal copolymer, the mounts are supposedly “very durable and slightly flexible,” and are designed and made to order in Brevard, NC. Priced at $40 for the C or $35 for the C2, both include the mount and a red Violé Nano Strap.
In the box:
• 1x ikari C or C2 bracket
• 1x red Violé Nano Strap 12″ strap
• 2x Wolftooth 7075-T6 aluminum M5x15mm water bottle cage bolts (long enough to attach water bottle cage over the bracket (C only).
Size: 120mm (wide) x 75mm (tall)
Size: 100mm (wide) x 65mm (tall)
What is Sap & Bark?
The clever ikari mounts and tenkara fishing accessories aren’t the only thing on Sap & Bark. They’re complementary to the artwork of their creator, Roman Rusinov. Creatively blending the worlds of mountain biking, bikepacking, fishing, overlanding, vanlife, nature, and more, Roman’s Instagram feed is definitely worth a follow. Many of his designs are also available on Sap & Bark in the form of posters, t-shirts, hats, and stickers.