Topeak PrepBox

When it comes to stability and tool anchoring the Topeak PrepBox could teach other brands a thing or two. The case is robust and locked tightly by huge clamps. On the inside all of the tools are secured in an excellent foam insert. In addition, the upper and lower lids of the box have a bolted cover which can be opened with a zipper. It’s a shame that these can’t be opened completely and removed, the upper thick foam cover would make for an excellent kneeling or sitting mat. Luckily the five screws connecting it to the case are quickly removed…

The quality of the tools is impeccable, only the plastic handles (except for the solid socket wrench which has a rubber handle) felt somehow slippery and uncomfortable to hold. As far as mandatory tools go, we were missing a chain tool but on the other hand there is a rudimentary torque wrench with all of the most common bits. From our “nice to have” list there is a crank puller, an 8/10 mm open-end wrench, a crankset tool and a chain gauge. There is no room for extra tools in the box itself, but there is an additional pocket with a metal plate on the back that can be magnetically attached to the box and fixed with a strap. All in all, the PrepBox is a very good, solid all-rounder without any notable weaknesses. Having said that for the same price Birzman offers considerably more tools at the same quality.

  • Compact and super tough box
  • Removable pocket for extra tools
  • Weaknesses
  • The plastic handles are a little bit slippery and not very comfortable
  • In direct comparison slightly poorer choice

  • Weight 4.95 kg Price € 349.95 For more info head to:

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