Cycloc Loop  £14.99

9/10

Simple, effective and secure way to store your helmet or accessories

Weight 89g   Contact  www.upgradebikes.co.uk

by Caven O'Hara   June 11, 2014  

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Whether it bikes or accessories there will always come a time as your collection of cycling gear expands when you ask yourself, 'where do I put it all?' and if you don't say it you can bet someone else will - luckily Cycloc have come up with the Loop.

What is the Loop? Basically it's a small plastic holder that you can fit to the wall. The Loop is capable of holding items within the inside shell or act as a hangar so you can get all your cycling bits and pieces off the ground and out of the way. You can use them individually or as an array to hold larger, heavier items. In essence a simple and practical idea of storing your gear efficiently which works very well.

In keeping with the idea the actual unit is two pieces. The main plastic body and a wall plate which once fitted securely to the wall slots into the back of the main body. All the fixings required to secure it to the wall are supplied. You will need to use a drill to affix the plate to the wall.

The fit between the wall plate and the main unit is tight so there is no chance of them working loose. Gravity will ensure the two don't come apart as any weight inside the body will push down on the wall plate. This keeps things secure.

The main part of the Cycloc Loop is cleverly designed too. It is wider at the bottom and slightly angled to prevent anything from slipping out. It also has a hole in the top to allow you to post a pump through it for a secure placement or as a point to hang a jacket, helmet or lock on. Clever.

If you want you can line two up in close proximity to hold a track pump the options are probably determined by the space and your imagination.

Verdict

Simple, effective and secure way to store your helmet or accessories

road.cc test report

Make and model: Cycloc Loop

Size tested: Blue

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The Cycloc Loop is designed to keep your helmet or accessories off the floor and out of harms way. If you lack storage space then this individually or as part of an array of loops affords you more options.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

The concept is simple as is the execution. Two pieces that slot together once you've fixed the plate to the wall, then slot the main body onto it.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10

The plastic is tough and durable, enough to be able to hold the sort of accessories you'll be placing in it.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

The range of uses for the Loop are fairly limited but what it can do it does very ably.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

The only aspect likely to cause any issues are the wall fixings. If they are not secured well it will undermine everything else. The Cycloc Loop itself is sound, made from tough plastic there isn't much that will bend this out of shape.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
9/10

At 89g there is no weight penalty to the Loop which allows you to hang it safe that it isn't adding anything significant to the load you are putting on the wall or surface with your possessions hanging off it.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

The Cycloc Loop is only £14.99, the options it gives you are plenty so this represents decent value for money.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

A simple and efficient way to keep your helmet or accessories out of harms way of if you want to keep clutter to a minimum.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The simplicity of the Loop, allowing you to securely attach your helmet through the hole at the top so it can't be knocked off. Or using the hole to keep a pump in place, hang a jacket or a lock. I like the idea of using more than one to expand your options.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

There isn't much to dislike about the Loop, it is all about simplicity.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

A simple way to store your possessions. It's simplicity, durability, effectiveness and value make this a 9 for me.

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 45  Height: 178cm  Weight: 80kg

I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three  My best bike is: As above

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT

 

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Any pictures of it in situ/in use? I really don't understand how it works, or how big it is.

Perhaps you could stand a double-decker bus next to it. Everybody knows how big they are, so we could compare sizes. Wink

posted by ped [165 posts]
11th June 2014 - 22:42

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If you enlarge the product image on their website, you can see how it's meant to be used on the packaging - http://shop.upgradebikes.co.uk/Catalogue/Bike-Storage/Cycloc-Loop

Personally, I'd rather not stick something that looks like a small washing up bowl on the wall. Others tastes may differ.

posted by bikebot [486 posts]
12th June 2014 - 8:40

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posted by Shamblesuk [76 posts]
12th June 2014 - 8:58

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ped wrote:
Perhaps you could stand a double-decker bus next to it. Everybody knows how big they are, so we could compare sizes. Wink

I think a football pitch, an elephant and a 10p piece would work better.

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posted by nowasps [246 posts]
12th June 2014 - 12:31

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or alternatively put up a shelf and a couple of hooks and store more stuff Thinking

posted by usedtobefaster [90 posts]
12th June 2014 - 13:31

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If you are in the minority (we're laughing at you) who have been crying out for a product such as this, you can get the same thing for the princely sum of £1.99 from Sainsbury's or any other supermarket by buying a tub of Carte D'Or, spraying it orange and then nailing it to your wall. What's more, you get one litre of delicious ice cream thrown in to the deal too!

posted by mingsta [11 posts]
12th June 2014 - 14:32

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How big is it compared to Wales

or Belgium?

posted by Nevis the cat [14 posts]
12th June 2014 - 16:43

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posted by Flying Scot [522 posts]
12th June 2014 - 19:02

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It's a bucket, right?

posted by benevans [9 posts]
13th June 2014 - 12:09

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£14.99...... and yet scores 9/10 for value? Once again cyclists are presumed to have more money than sense, or was it reviewed in London where people have more money than space?

posted by caaad10 [109 posts]
15th June 2014 - 5:08

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caaad10 wrote:
£14.99...... and yet scores 9/10 for value?

But "the options it gives your are plenty". Like putting stuff in it. And, er...

posted by dp24 [186 posts]
15th June 2014 - 15:01

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I use a small shed hook from B&Q to hang my helmet from. I then put my gloves and cycling glasses in the helmet. Job done.

posted by AleBeRiding [12 posts]
18th June 2014 - 14:43

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