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Old 08-29-14, 05:26 PM   #1
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iPhone Bike Mounts

I am looking for an iphone mount for my bike. Anyone have suggestions? I would prefer not to swap between its everyday case and a bike only case every time I ride.

Currently, it is in a lifeproof case and I was leaning towards the lifeproof mount but some the reviews are scaring me off.
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Which model? My understanding is that the iPhone hasn't maintained the same dimensions over the years...
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Which model? My understanding is that the iPhone hasn't maintained the same dimensions over the years...
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I have a quadlock case and mount and have been extremely happy with them. The case stays on as my everyday case and serves that purpose well. It's super secure on the bike, quick on and off, and it also includes a cover that you can put on over the top if it's going to be rainy or wet to keep the phone dry.

Quad Lock ? iPhone 5 bike Mount
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Lifeproof arguably makes the best case out there. certainly the lightest and least bulky for the protection level afforded.

but,

THEIR ACCESSORIES SUCK!

They all suffer from a really weak swivel retaining insert that's made from the wrong material and will break at the most inopportune time.

This applies to the pocket clips, bike mount and every thing else they make. They all share the same weak major mounting point.

My bike mount exploded just from the G forces produced by hitting some railroad tracks at about 18-20 mph.
fortunately I've always used a backup lanyard that kept the phone from bouncing off into the bushes.

A little bit of Urethane glue (Seamgrip), permanently remedied the problem.

If you have the case and want the bike mount, I'd apply this on assembly from the start.

Other than that, the clip /slide lock locks the phone in well and I've never had any other problems with it.
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the lifeproof mount sucks pass on it. I use a topeak ride case II for the 5 and 5s. it wont work on the 5c.
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I use a Bikase Handy Andy, and it works pretty darn well. Waterproof, conductive plastic front, strong velcro tabs. My iPhone lives in a big Griffen Survivor case--which I heartily recommend--and it fits in the bikase fine. Even room behind it for a flat backup battery! My only complaint is that the zipper tags are noisy, but I just tuck them inside.
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If you like using a case I would suggest Rokform or Quadlock.
I don't use a case so I have an inexpensive mount from Scosche
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May I suggest some products by a company called Lifeproof.


Here is the bike mount that I use:

iPhone 5/5s Case - Bike & Bar Mount "Now Only $35.99" | LifeProof

And here is the totally water proof iPhone case I use that is designed for the mount:

iPhone 5s nüüd Case - Drop Proof iPhone 5s Case | LifeProof

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May I suggest some products by a company called Lifeproof.


Here is the bike mount that I use:

iPhone 5/5s Case - Bike & Bar Mount "Now Only $35.99" | LifeProof

And here is the totally water proof iPhone case I use that is designed for the mount:

iPhone 5s nüüd Case - Drop Proof iPhone 5s Case | LifeProof

Cheers
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The case itself is awesome but the mount sucks. The clip that holds the case to the mount constantly comes open causing the phone to fly off the bike. And many reviews have stated the swivel breaks although we have not experienced this. Unfortunately if you are using an Iphone 5c it is about the only choice for a mount you can leave the case on the phone. My ridecase II stays on my phone but is not water proof and provides only adequate protection. It only works with the 5 and 5s because of the volume button difference.
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Lifeproof arguably makes the best case out there. certainly the lightest and least bulky for the protection level afforded.

but,

THEIR ACCESSORIES SUCK!

They all suffer from a really weak swivel retaining insert that's made from the wrong material and will break at the most inopportune time.

This applies to the pocket clips, bike mount and every thing else they make. They all share the same weak major mounting point.

My bike mount exploded just from the G forces produced by hitting some railroad tracks at about 18-20 mph.
fortunately I've always used a backup lanyard that kept the phone from bouncing off into the bushes.

A little bit of Urethane glue (Seamgrip), permanently remedied the problem.

If you have the case and want the bike mount, I'd apply this on assembly from the start.

Other than that, the clip /slide lock locks the phone in well and I've never had any other problems with it.
That's interesting. I've used mine for almost 1 1/2 years, and I'm out on my bike almost every day of the year. I've hit pot holes and the like and it's as strong and solid as the day I purchased it. Just wondering, perhaps the one you had was defective?
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Nope,

Had exactly the same failure in the same place on a pocket clip when it snagged on a seat belt.

It's a major design flaw or poor material selection in the way the 'universal" insert attaches the cradle at the swivel to the rest of the accessory.

Never have had issues with the phone retaining latch, although I'm pretty religious about locking it.

I always use a leash as well as a backup.

I like the case itself and got it on recomendation from my son who's USAF aircrew. Seems it's the favorite choice of aircrew and snake eaters, but they never use the accessories and carry the phones in a pocket.
It is the thinnest, lightest case that still meets the Milspec water and drop tests and probably weighs half as much as the Otterbox or other competitors., they just need to do a redesign on their attachment method for the accessories.

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Old 08-30-14, 03:37 PM   #13
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If you like using a case I would suggest Rokform
+1 My wide and I love our Rokform case/mounts, we have mounts on all our bikes and both cars.
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Ortlieb bar bags now have a window on the top for Phones View the ULTIMATE 6 M PRO at http://www.ortliebusa.com

add some more $ and the hub dynamo charging circuit runs through the Bar bag Mount, to all come off with the bag.
View the ULTIMATE 6 M PRO E at http://www.ortliebusa.com
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