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Old 04-29-09, 12:36 PM
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iPhone mounting?

I just got an iPhone, and I'd like to mount it on my handlebar so I can use the GPS and mapping functions while riding. Anyone know of a good handlebar mount system for iPhones out there?
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Old 06-22-09, 02:39 PM
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+1.

I just got an iphone and would like to mount it to my handlebars for the gps functions. Has anyone done this? Can anyone recommend a sturdy mount? I'd hate for my new toy to go flying!
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Old 06-22-09, 03:05 PM
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Google "RAM Mount" and I think you'll find what you need...
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Originally Posted by MnD View Post
Google "RAM Mount" and I think you'll find what you need...
Here is a link to it.

http://www.ram-mount.com/NewProducts...1/Default.aspx
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Old 06-22-09, 05:51 PM
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http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDeta...Phone&click=21

Amazon.com: iPhone detachable Bike Mount Kit with Swivel Feature: Sports & Outdoors Amazon.com: iPhone detachable Bike Mount Kit with Swivel Feature: Sports & Outdoors
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Old 06-23-09, 08:54 AM
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Yup. that's the one I got. Pretty cheap from Amazon. Seems to work real well, I've got it mounted on the stem instead of the handlebar (handlebar is full of lights and other gizmos). It swivels easy between portrait and landscape, unclips quick. The only problem is I've got to take the iPhone out of it's protective shell to mount it, but that's no biggie.

I've also got a slick stereo bluetooth headset I can use while riding. I can track my ride, listen to Pandora and take calls while riding (haven't tried simulteneously playing chess yet). Hey, may not be terribly safe, but it's COOL (in a geeky sort of way). Of course, with bluetooth, GPS and 3G all going at the same time my battery is toast in just a couple hours.
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Old 06-23-09, 09:11 AM
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I bought a $10 rubber case, and cut 4 holes in the back. I threaded 2 zip ties through the sets of holes, then fastened that to my top tube. I guess you could do the same thing for a stem or handlebar. It's never let go.
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Old 06-23-09, 11:17 AM
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I'm looking for something heavy duty. I've got an "urban" bike which means it's a mountain bike with no suspension. I may occasionally take it on fire roads etc. I'd hate to save a few bucks on the mount just to have my new toy take a dive. I wonder what the screen sounds like when it cracks...

I like the idea of portrait or landscape. I'd like to have full functionality of the phone. Something weatherproof would be sweet too... just in case.
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Old 06-23-09, 11:46 AM
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12.99 - I've got two of them -

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...XO94E&v=glance

Very nice.
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Old 07-18-09, 05:14 PM
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have the RAM mount. has worked perfectly since June last year. only issue is it will not hold iPhone covered in a case. otherwise it is solid. bought second one for my son. have mounted on handlebar and also on stem. both work fine. also allows landscape or portrait alignment of mount. works both ways.

If anyone finds a mount like the RAM mount that will hold iPhone in a case like the Otterbox let me know.
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Old 07-18-09, 05:21 PM
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definitely a good idea for those that need it...but i usually get on my bike to get away from the phone
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Old 07-19-09, 12:29 PM
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I can just imagine going over a bump and the precious device going flying and smashing on the ground, nice.
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Old 07-19-09, 04:28 PM
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That would be a bad day.
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Old 07-19-09, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ortsa View Post
I can just imagine going over a bump and the precious device going flying and smashing on the ground, nice.
That's what scares me about putting it up there in one of the mounts. Afraid I may clumsily drop my bike and end up with a $600 mistake.

I just ordered an iBikepak. Looks like the phone is a little better protected in it.
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Old 07-19-09, 06:16 PM
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Related:

I've been wanting to ride with an Ipod
But the concern with mouting (as it should be with the phone) is that vibrations are Extremely Bad for the hard drive.

Pretty much every bump in the road gets transferred directly to the handlebars first, so is that really the best place?
For the same reason, an armband mount seems to be terrible... and a pants pocket is cosntantly in motion from pedaling...

Really whats the best place to avoid bumps and shakes destroying the hard drive?
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Old 07-19-09, 08:20 PM
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Probably on your arm, I'd say.
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