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With events like this weekend’s Dirty Kanza 200 and the Lost and Found gravel races, pre-race planning and packing is half the challenge. Racers dial in the details of nutrition and hydration and bringing the right gear so they can finish the event is also part of the essential pre-race preparation.

Topeak’s mission appears perfectly tailored to helping gravel cyclists get to the finish line or campsite. We took a look at some of the brand’s latest tools, pumps, inflators, bags and more.

Lights and Mounts

Topeak’s new CubiCubi series of modular lights look ready to get you through nighttime and extra-long adventures. The lights come in 500, 850 and 1200 lumens, with different cartridge battery options. There are five different brightness settings.

The lights retail for $99.95, $119.95 and $139.95 and can be paired with a mount that holds your GoPro camera and your head unit.

Topeak's CubiCubi series helps you mount a Topeak light (up to 1200 lumens), a spare battery, a GoPro, and your head unit in a tidy package. Lights start at $99, while a 6000 mAh battery pack retails for $49.95. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s CubiCubi series helps you mount a Topeak light (up to 1200 lumens), a spare battery, a GoPro, and your head unit in a tidy package. Lights start at $99, while a 6000 mAh battery pack retails for $49.95. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Should you need to burn the midnight oil, the company offers a spare 6000 mAh power pack to charge your light or devices for $49.95. That should come in handy if you need your head unit to navigate, or to boast to your riding buddies about your PRs from your extended adventure.

Tools and Cages

Topeak’s impressive Ninja line includes a number of water bottle cages that can also hold tools, pumps and essential gear. The only item missing accessory is a ninja star.

Topeak's expansive Ninja series focuses on survival with hydration and essential tools. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s expansive Ninja series focuses on survival with hydration and essential tools. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

The Ninja series also includes tools that sit nicely under your hydration. The new Ninja 16 combines 16 functions into a folding body.

Topeak's expansive Ninja series focuses on survival with hydration and essential tools. The Ninja 16 combines 16 functions into a folding body. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s expansive Ninja series focuses on survival with hydration and essential tools. The Ninja 16 combines 16 functions into a folding body. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak, like Feedback Sports and Presta Cycle, offers a mini ratchet with all the bits for your bike. The $79.95 Ratchet Rocket NTX+ has 19 functions and includes an adjustable TorqBit and chain tool.

Topeak, like Feedback Sports and Presta Cycle, offers a mini ratchet with all the bits for your bike. The $79.95 Ratchet Rocket NTX+ has 19 functions and includes an adjustable TorqBit and chain tool. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak, like Feedback Sports and Presta Cycle, offers a mini ratchet with all the bits for your bike. The $79.95 Ratchet Rocket NTX+ has 19 functions and includes an adjustable TorqBit and chain tool. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

It all comes in a nice handy case to keep all the bits in place. The case is likely too big for your average saddle bag, but Topeak already thought about that…

Bags for Essentials, Bikepacking

Carrying your gear is important for both one-day gravel races and multi-day bikepacking trips. Topeak’s bags are aptly named the FrontLoader, BackLoader, MidLoader and TopLoader to help you remember where they go.

The new $36.95 TopLoader bag is one likely useful for one-day events. The top tube bag has a built-in rain cover, stores your fuel, battery or devices, and has an exit port for wires to charge your devices while riding.

Topeak's new $36.95 Toploader bag has a built-in rain cover, stores your fuel, battery or devices, and has an exit port for wires to charge your devices while riding. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s new $36.95 Toploader bag has a built-in rain cover, stores your fuel, battery or devices, and has an exit port for wires to charge your devices while riding. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

The $84.95 FrontLoader has 8 liters of storage with room for bulky items such as a sleeping bag.

Topeak's FrontLoader holds 8 liters and is perfect for bulky items like sleeping bags. $84.95 MSRP. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s FrontLoader holds 8 liters and is perfect for bulky items like sleeping bags. $84.95 MSRP. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

The BackLoader comes in three different sizes—6, 10 and 15 liters—and features a waterproof inner bag and an updated saddle mount.

Topeak's BackLoader features a waterproof inner bag. It has a new saddle mount that reduces swing and makes for easy on/off. There are 15, 10 and 6 liter versions. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s BackLoader features a waterproof inner bag. It has a new saddle mount that reduces swing and makes for easy on/off. There are 15, 10 and 6-liter versions. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

There’s even a frame bag called the MidLoader that comes in different sizes and stays aero.

Topeak is all-in on the bikepacking movement. Its BackLoader and MidLoader bags help you avoid backpacks or trailers and get to camp. The MidLoader carries 6 liters (of gear, or beverage) and retails for $69.95. There are 6 and 4.5 liter versions available. The BackLoader hauls up to 15 liters and retails for $89.95 © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak is all-in on the bikepacking movement. Its BackLoader and MidLoader bags help you avoid backpacks or trailers and get to camp. The MidLoader carries 6 liters (of gear, or beverage) and retails for $69.95. There are 6 and 4.5 liter versions available. The BackLoader hauls up to 15 liters and retails for $89.95 © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Inflators

Topeak has three new “G” mini pumps with gauges. There’s a Roadie DA G (Dual Action), MTB DA G and an MTB TT (Twin Turbo) G. The DA G pumps start at $34.95.

Can't feel the pressure? Topeak's has three new "G" mini pumps with gauges. There's a Roadie DA G (Dual Action), MTB DA G, and an MTB TT (Twin Turbo) G. The DA G pumps start at $34.95. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Can’t feel the pressure? Topeak’s has three new “G” mini pumps with gauges. There’s a Roadie DA G (Dual Action), MTB DA G, and an MTB TT (Twin Turbo) G. The DA G pumps start at $34.95. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

The company also has a forthcoming Airbooster_G2 CO2 inflator with built-in pressure gauge.

Don't get ready for blast off. Get a handle of the pressure with Topeak's upcoming Airbooster_G2 Co2 inflator with built-in pressure gauge. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Don’t get ready for blast off. Get a handle of the pressure with Topeak’s upcoming Airbooster_G2 Co2 inflator with built-in pressure gauge. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

The Airbooster_G2 is Presta and Schrader valve compatible, has a separate end for cartridge storage, and a valve to adjust the flow during inflation.

The Co2 inflator with a gauge retails for $44.95, but don’t rush out hoping to get one in time for Dirty Kanza or Lost and Found. It starts to make its way to retailers on June 10.

Workstand

Still need to get your bike ready for your next gravel or cyclocross race?

Topeak’s new $269.95 PrepStand X features portable, stable bike adjustment for the garage or race day. The new workstand accepts quick release, 12mm, 15mm and 20mm thru-axles.

Topeak's new $269.95 PrepStand X features portable, stable bike adjustment for the garage or race day. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s new $269.95 PrepStand X features portable, stable bike adjustment for the garage or race day. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

For more on all of Topeak’s products, see the photo gallery below. To check out more new products we’ve seen this season, visit our archives from the Sea Otter Classic.

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Topeak's CubiCubi series helps you mount a Topeak light (up to 1200 lumens), a spare battery, a GoPro, and your head unit in a tidy package. Lights start at $99, while a 6000 mAh battery pack retails for $49.95. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

Topeak’s CubiCubi series helps you mount a Topeak light (up to 1200 lumens), a spare battery, a GoPro and your head unit in a tidy package. Lights start at $99, while a 6000 mAh battery pack retails for $49.95. © A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

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