Topeak Ridecase evaluate – Biking Weekly
- Stays put
- Robust casing
Having invested in a motorcycle and gear, not everybody desires to splurge additional on a devoted bike laptop, particularly when a wise telephone will cowl off most of the key jobs. Amongst its many effectively engineered units Topeak provides the Ridecase and a variety of brackets to serve those that need to mount their telephone safely onto their handlebars.
The Topeak Ridecase is a rugged cell phone case which might be hooked up to your bike utilizing a wide range of mounts.
In step with a lot of its vary of merchandise, the case is rugged in its building, made as it’s with twin density plastic round a rubber body. It’s slim, light-weight and straightforward to grip, with a flip out stand on the again permitting you to face your telephone in both panorama or portrait facet.
Topeak cater particularly for practically all iPhones and different measurement circumstances can be found too.
When you could also be involved in a automotive mount or armband, we tried the stem cap mount, one in every of three for bikes. This requires you to take away your stem cap and screw the mount into the identical place.
There may be additionally a centre mount, much like an ‘out entrance’ mount for a motorcycle laptop, and a strap which mounts the case onto your bars or stem. Just like the flip stand, the precise mount lets you connect your telephone to the bike in both panorama or portrait orientation.
I haven’t tried dropping my telephone to check the case’s safety, but it surely definitely conjures up confidence, the sides deep sufficient to guard the display screen and digital camera. The flip stand is a wonderful function and means I’ll be utilizing it on a regular basis.
The precise mounting bracket is a murals, the aluminium physique is splendidly engineered and attaching it’s simplicity itself. Take away your stem cap, screw the mounting as a substitute, set the required angle, do it up with a 5mm allen key, then slide the telephone case onto the mount till it clicks.
You’ll be able to place your telephone at nearly any angle you fancy, switching from portrait and panorama is accomplished with a satisfying click on, and also you take away the telephone by lifting the tab on the entrance.
On the highway it stays put. I put it on my mountain bike and took it off-road with the suspension locked out. Over roots, bumps and kerbs and it didn’t budge or rattle.
Retailing at round £42.99 this isn’t low-cost, but it surely does have the benefit of doubling up as an on a regular basis telephone case. It’s a high quality little bit of package.
If you happen to’d somewhat use a telephone than a motorcycle laptop to your rides or commute that is presumably the proper machine to make use of. It’s stable, effectively made, simple to put in and for what it’s price, even appears good. Look no additional.