A roof for your bike

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Pale Rider, 19 Jun 2017.

  1. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    What do you think of the Veltop - a rain canopy for your bike?

    I wondered if it was a joke, but it appears to be genuine.

    The marketing is aimed at ebikes, although the company says it will fit any flat bar bike.

    Apart from being unwieldy and looking daft, I doubt it would even work well given there is no side protection.

    Last edited: 19 Jun 2017
  2. As bad as the link in the OP
  3. OP
    Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Might be fixed now.
    Markymark likes this.
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Anyone else disappointed that it doesn't have a fringe on top?
  5. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    North Yorkshire
    They look terrible and imagine how they would feel on a windy day!
    raleighnut likes this.
  6. dfthe1

    dfthe1 Senior Member

    After yesterday evening's fly-ridden ride, I was wondering about something like this but made out of mosquito netting!
    mjr likes this.
  7. Noru

    Noru Well-Known Member

    Seems someone found the BMW C1 inspiring

    dave r likes this.
  8. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    £261.48 to £346.31!! You could buy some very, very good waterproofs for that amount :okay:
  9. Salad Dodger

    Salad Dodger Veteran

    Kent Coast
    As they say in Dragon's Den, "I'm out"..........
  10. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Seems OK, but I prefer the simpler (and much cheaper!) solutions of a traditional cape or a handlebar umbrella holder.

    It looks like it should deal with light rain fine and you can switch to conventional waterproofs if it's windy, but a good cover means you only need boil in the bag when it's both raining and windy in hot weather, which isn't really that often.
  11. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    I'd like to visit the shop - a stunning setting next to Lac d'Annecy:
  12. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

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  13. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Good grief. How to ruin your street cred in one easy lesson (if ever you had any that is). :laugh: looks dreadful. Can you imagine the wind resistance on a thing like that. I'd rather just get wet thanks.:okay:
    Markymark likes this.
  14. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Staff Member

    That's only for people who live in Surrey.
    Dogtrousers and stephec like this.
  15. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
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