Topeak patrols police market –

October 18, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Topeak patrols police market –

Chicago Police Department success helps leading bicycle accessory company expand service and products for police department bicycle units.

As the world leader in cycling accessories, Topeak is attracting attention from police department bicycle units nationwide. Current police department customers include the Washington D.C. Police Department, Philadelphia, PA Police Department, and Oxnard, CA Police Department.

Case in point, the Chicago Police Department. For more than eight years, the 39-officer unit has used Topeak bags, racks, mini-pumps, lights, and air gauges for its 460-vehicle fleet.

“With two shifts of officers riding anywhere from 10 to 30 miles every single day, it’s not a stretch to say the needs of a police bicycle unit go beyond those of your average cyclist,” said Officer Robert Yost, co-commander of the Chicago Police Department’s bicycle unit. “Topeak’s accessories are of the highest quality and meet all our needs and then some—particularly the expandable bags, which come in real handy in the winter when officers carry more gear.”

Besides gearing marketing efforts and new products towards police departments nationwide, Topeak has also made adjustments in serving those accounts. Specifically, customer service representative have been specially trained to serve the unique requirements of police departments.

“Police officers do specialized work, so it naturally makes sense that their cycling accessories needs will require special attention, too,” said Neal Todrys of Topeak. “By cross-training our service reps, we give our clients a go-to, one-stop source for new and replacement equipment and a vehicle to provide us invaluable input and feedback.”

World Class Sports Accessories

Over the past 16 years, Topeak has risen to become the top cycling accessories brand in the world.

For more information about Topeak cycling accessories, visit or call (800) 213-4561.