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Topeak launch new 2016 tools and accessories

Topeak launch new 2016 tools and accessories

Topeak phone holder and power pack.jpg Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? Or just socks and a Lynx box set again? Either way, put all that behind you and start thinking about some new shiny things you can add to your birthday list. We had the chaps from Topeak in the office just before Christmas showing us some of their new 2016 products, so that’s a good place to start. Increasingly, people are using their phones for recording and navigation while out on a ride. That’s likely to be an ever-growing trend as smartphones get better and, importantly, more waterproof. One thing that can be an issue on long rides is battery life, though, and there’s also the problem of mounting your phone effectively. Step forward the catchily-named Topeak Phone Holder with Powerpack (£69.99). No prizes for guessing what it does, eh. The unit attaches to your stem with a Velcro strap, and there’s silicone straps (not unlike the Finn mount road.cc/content/review/99482-bikecityguide-finn) that keep your phone in place. They worked pretty well on my Xperia Z1 compact and they’re stretchy enough for much bigger phones too. Underneath the mount there’s a 7800mAh battery pack. That’s enough to […]

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