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Topeak MTX Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 2,111 reviews

We have checked thousands of reviews and found 19 reasons to buy the MTX - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

87% of the reviewers give the Topeak MTX a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (67%)
Good (20%)
Average (6%)
Poor (3%)
Bad (2%)


Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Topeak MTX:

Reviewers like these things about the Topeak MTX

  • Some users thought it's a great bag to have for daily bike commuters and bike tourists who make a lot of stops.
  • Many love how it quickly converts into a pannier set and slides on and off pretty easily.
  • One user exclaimed this is a cycling dream come true.
  • Fold-down panniers with elastic straps is also a favorite feature of the bag.
  • Some chose the bag for its quick release feature and comfortable shoulder straps.
  • One reviewer described the bag as spacious,convenient,built with superb craftmanship and design.
  • Others liked how the arm straps make carrying the bag easy.
  • Many users noted it's easy to slide on,and off,clips on easy and contains a lot of storage room.
  • One user thought it was a good investment.
  • Others particularly liked its zippered compartment with moveable divider and a double zipper on top which allow the bag to expand.
  • A user said the bag has met more than his expectations: well constructed, well designed, and more capacious than he had initially thought.
  • One reviewer thought the bag itself has plenty of room, without even using the expansion features.
  • Many reviewers who've tested the bag said that the whole bag appears to be solidly built, secures firmly to the bike rack.
  • One user dubbed it as an amazing four-dimensional bag.
  • Overall users liked this bag for the following features: extra bottle holder; tab for rear light, mesh bag and bungee for quick stuffing and easy access on the top, expandable top for even more stuff, panniers for trips to the grocery store, solid handle and shoulder strap.
  • One user was so impressed with how well it has stood up after 15,000+ miles of abuse in everything from scorching heat, to torrential rain, to blustering snow.
  • Quick Track mounting and fold-out panniers ranked as the two most favorite feature of this bag.
  • many users were happy that it's got loads of room,very secure,no fear of it falling off during a ride.
  • Some users find the bag very water resistant and holds up well during the winter.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • One user thought it's a great bag but there's not a lot of room when side bags not extended.
  • Some users complained about how the zippers broke after a week.


Crowdsourced specs across all Topeak MTX models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight0.2-2.5 oz (0.1-1.1 kg)
Length iconLength12-21 in (30-53 cm)
Width5-14 in (13-36 cm)
Height4-8 in (10-20 cm)

The bag is recommended for these activities:


Popular Models

Topeak MTX Rack

60% choose the Topeak MTX Rack

60 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight0.2 oz (0.1 kg)
Length iconLength15 in (38 cm)
Width14 in (36 cm)
Height6 in (15 cm)

Topeak MTX Dxp

40% choose the Topeak MTX Dxp

40 %

Weight iconWeight2.5 oz (1.1 kg)
Length iconLength12 in (30 cm)
Width9.5 in (24 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Topeak MTX rack vs MTX DXP

The two most popular Topeak MTX models are the MTX rack and the MTX DXP, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 100% of the people interested in the Topeak MTX bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the MTX rack which is choosen by 60% (1.5 times as many as the 40% that choose the MTX DXP).

Most popular

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the MTX rack is 2.3 kg (81.1 oz) lower than the weight of the MTX DXP.


If we look at dimensions, both the MTX rack and the MTX DXP has the same length (15 in). Both bags are the same width (14 in), while the height of the MTX rack is 2 in (5 cm) less than the height of the MTX DXP (6 vs. 8 in).

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Topeak MTX features:
  • Reflective
  • Carrying handle
  • Insulated

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.


vs Topeak Bags

The Topeak MTX ranks #1 compared with the other Topeak bags.

1Topeak MTX
Topeak MTX
2Topeak Aero Wedge
Topeak Aero Wedge
3Topeak Wedge
Topeak Wedge
4Topeak TourGuide
Topeak TourGuide
5Topeak Propack
Topeak Propack

vs All Bags

The Topeak MTX ranks #1344 compared with all the bags we have checked.

1342Osprey Cyber
Osprey Cyber
1343Topeak MTX
Topeak MTX
1344Mountainsmith Vibe
Mountainsmith Vibe
1345Herschel Little America
Herschel Little America
1346Osprey Trillium
Osprey Trillium

Vs Other Bags

Crowdsourced comparison of the Topeak MTX vs the Topeak RX.

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Some sources mention this feature

Topeak MTX vs Topeak RX

Topeak MTX
Topeak MTX

Based on 2,111 reviews
Weight: 0.2-2.5 oz
Price: $$

Topeak RX
Topeak RX


Based on 148 reviews

Weight: 1-1.7 oz
Price: $$

  • The MTX is rated slightly better than the RX.
  • In total, we have checked and analyzed 2,259 reviews of the two bags.
  • The weight of the biggest MTX is 47% heavier than the biggest RX (2.5 oz vs 1.7 oz).

Both bags are available in these colors:

Selected Reviews

Road CC

Impressive bag with excellent detailing, you do need a dedicated Topeak rack.

Posted 6 March 2010 by Shaun Audane - Read full review

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Last updated on July 03, 2019