Topeak Omni RideCase review

The Topeak Omni RideCase enables you to mount almost any size of smartphone to a bike to be used as a computer or GPS unit

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good quality and versatile case that works well. It suits different-sized phones well and can be removed and fitted quickly.

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    Easy to use

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    Very versatile

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    Accommodates different phone sizes

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    No waterproof cover for your phone

The Topeak Omni RideCase is a useful gadget that enables you to attach your smartphone to a bike. It makes sense and is really useful in certain situations.

In most cases, as a hardcore roadie I will use a dedicated bike computer, but if I were to hop on a Boris bike and wanted some GPS navigation, the Topeak Omni RideCase would be ideal.

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A big advantage is compatibility, with different-sized phones ranging from 4.5-5.5 inch screens used with or without a case. The silicone grippers hold the phone in place securely and are good quality.

The Topeak Omni RideCase mounted to the stem of my bike. It held my phone securely.

The trade-off for it being minimalist and simple is that there's no waterproof cover to protect your phone if it starts raining.

Smartphones are valuable and very stealable. Consequently it is important that you can quickly remove and insert your phone on a product like this – and fortunately you can.

The Velcro strap can mount to your stem or handlebar and is really secure. I was worried it would slide around, but I had no real issue. When riding on a short cobbled section near CW HQ it did move slightly, but this was quickly rectified.

The mount also enables you to switch between landscape and portrait, depending on your preference.

My only real criticism is the price. At £29.99 I feel it is a little high and would be looking to spend more in the region of £20 for this product