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Old 01-29-23, 04:41 PM
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Computer and phone mounts

Does anyone mount their cycling computer and phone, if so letís see those setups. Have a Garmin 530 with out front mount but would also like to mount my iPhone as well. I run a short stem so mounting to a 80mm stem is not a good option.
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Old 01-29-23, 05:26 PM
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For five years running, I use the Quad Lock system, even with an iPhone upgrade along the way.
It mounts on my stem and would certainly fit on an 80mm one. It centers the phone and holds it quite well.
I noticed a few other products on the market, lately, that look like they could capably secure a phone.
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Yeah, I've experimented with a few methods for mounting my phone. I've also got aerobars, which adds another wrinkle. I wrote about this in my blog, but the TL;DR is that the QuadLock system is good, the Peak Design system is very good.

You can get a Garmin "knuckle" to stick on the back of your phone case, and use any old Garmin mount, but I recommend against that. I've broken two Garmin "biscuits" that way, which I attribute to the fact that modern smartphones are heavier and have a greater moment of inertia, overstressing the mount.
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Originally Posted by roadcrankr View Post
For five years running, I use the Quad Lock system, even with an iPhone upgrade along the way.
It mounts on my stem and would certainly fit on an 80mm one. It centers the phone and holds it quite well.
I noticed a few other products on the market, lately, that look like they could capably secure a phone.
I would be careful. I bought the Quad Lock Stem/Handlebar mount thinking it would fit my FSA 80mm stem, but it didn't. I'm sure there are 80mm stems that have enough room for the mount, but mine isn't one of them.

Here's my current setup, using the Quad Lock Out Front Mount (OFM) Pro to hold my smartphone on top and my headlight on the bottom. I mount my Cateye computer on the stem. I bought the handlebar mount to see if it's more cconvenient to mount the phone closer to me and have the cycle computer farther away on an OFM. Since that didn't work, I guess I will stick with this configuration for now.

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Old 02-04-23, 11:10 AM
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Try this. https://www.amazon.com/Kbrotech-Hand...nder-Extension
Have similar on each of my bikes.
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I put the knock block chip for the computer mount on my Fuel EX so I guess there is room on the bars for a phone. There is also a guy who sells an adhesive backed computer mount.


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Originally Posted by adamrice View Post
You can get a Garmin "knuckle" to stick on the back of your phone case, and use any old Garmin mount, but I recommend against that. I've broken two Garmin "biscuits" that way, which I attribute to the fact that modern smartphones are heavier and have a greater moment of inertia, overstressing the mount.
So far I've been fortunate to not experience any failures, and this is with the Aliexpress knock-offs. I do user a sliver of rubber sheeting
between the puck and the mount for dampening. Things may turn bad if riding rough terrain, but no issues with decent trails at all.



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Originally Posted by duckbuster View Post
Does anyone mount their cycling computer and phone, if so letís see those setups. Have a Garmin 530 with out front mount but would also like to mount my iPhone as well. I run a short stem so mounting to a 80mm stem is not a good option.
Just out of curiosity, why do you want to mount both to your handlebar? After all, the Garmin will show your incoming text messages and phone calls.
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