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Topeak’s Taipei Cycle Show booth had the newest stuff of any booth I saw, and there are a lot of very interesting new ideas, gadgets, and tools here — all of which are as yet unreleased, with minimal info available, but there’s a lot to be known simply from the photos.
It was the ultralight collection of water bottle cages that caught my eye first, ranging from just 10 g up to 15.5 g for road, gravel, and mountain bike use, so we’ll start there.
The new Feza Light bottle cage line is led by the R10S 10g Kevlar-reinforced tubular carbon fiber bottle cage. This one’s for road bike use only, but …
… the Feza G12 is a 12g bottle cage for gravel bikes. Also carbon fiber with Kevlar, it’s presumably just a bit stronger or holds tighter. Or both.
The heaviest of the bunch is the MT16, a 15.5g mountain bike bottle cage that’s also a Kevlar-reinforced carbon fiber material. I think I could suck it up for that matte-black finish and put this clunker on my road bike too.
This combo bike stand and floor pump has fold-out legs that are long enough to counterbalance an eMTB’s weight. The clever design holds your bike while you pump up the tires, but I’m not sure the non-drive side pedal would clear it for spinning the cranks for minor maintenance, cleaning, or tuning.
It’s a two-stage pump, filling up high-volume tires quickly, then switching to a high-pressure pump for finishing off-road bike tires.
The Topeak Prepstand T3X is a three-axis frame mount that doesn’t clamp to your seatpost to hold your bike. Not sure how this works around any patents the SILCA-owned Hirobel mount may have, but it’s a safer way to hold your bike in the work stand without putting pressure on carbon tubes.
These TetraFender M1 and M2 mountain bike-size fenders use universal fit straps to mount to almost any bike and fork. They provide much broader coverage than the typical fork and saddle-mounted options.
Topeak’s collection of bikepacking frame bags, saddle bags, and mounts continues to grow, making a good argument for e-gravel bikes.
Topeak’s Pakgo line is expanding with a TT version for longer, weirder triathlon and time trial bikes. The built-in tray captures the fork’s axle and straps around the BB area to keep it secure, then adds Velcro-equipped pads and parts management to keep everything secure and rattle-free.
The Ratchet ‘n’ Roll tool roll comes with various Allen and Torx bits, a torque wrench, a ratchet driver, plus extensions. Straps let you mount it to your frame or stuff it in a pack or jersey pocket.
Lastly, a new series of saddle bag mounts combine accessory, tool, and light mounts into a modular system that lets you swap things in and out.
No word on pricing or availability for any of these products yet.