Topeak Ridecase review£40.00

Solid iPhone mount for your bike

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Topeak’s RideCase is an engineering grade plastic phone case with a rigid composite fibre base plate. It has an integrated foldout metal flipstand, that props the phone vertically or horizontally when off the bike.

Two mounting options allow fitting directly to the stem, or clamp around the bar or stem. The case plus stem mount weighs 81g, or 98g with the bar mount too.

We fitted ours using the stem mount, replacing the steerer’s usual top cap. Tightening the bolt also locks the adjustable angle of the supporting arm, then the RideCase just slides onto the mount and clicks into place.

An integrated foldout metal leg will prop the case vertically or horizontally:
An integrated foldout metal leg will prop the case vertically or horizontally:

An integrated foldout metal leg will prop the case vertically or horizontally

The RideCase requires the iPhone to have any back and side coverings removed, and provides no additional surface protection, though an alternative weatherproof RideCase is available. The phone is secure within the case, and the supporting arm strong enough to lift the bike with, which gives great confidence that your flashy phone won’t bounce off.

The phone’s large size worked well above the stem. When mounted, the RideCase rotates by 90 degrees, allowing you to view apps in either orientation.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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