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What phone mount?

Old 02-25-17, 01:48 PM
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What phone mount?

Looking at a phone mount for my iPhone 6s Plus. I would like something that mounts to the handlebars or stem. What do you all recommend?
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Old 02-25-17, 01:52 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Stupid cheap, holds phone firmly, highly adjustable. Makes raddle noises on bumps, I fixed that by putting a thin peice of rubber under the phone so the tolerances are tighter.
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Old 02-25-17, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Lrdchaos View Post
What do you all recommend?
Keeping the phone in a pocket and mounting a Garmin (or comparable).
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Very pleased with:
Topeak Ride CaseII Quick Click Mount for Handlebars & StemCaps
and
Topeak Smartphone Dry Bag for iPhone 6 (7 fits) and they make a 5)

Both on Amazon.

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Go quad lock. I've tried so many others and this one by far beats them all. Long as the plate is secure on your phone or phone case it stays put.
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+1 on Quad Lock. Can also use for car, etc.
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Im a quadlock fan myself. I have one for each bike
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I have an iPad 7 Plus and had a Quad Lock for a short time. Now my iPhone is bent from the big knot on the back on the back of the QL case.
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I have a 7 plus and use the quadlock almost daily. Mines perfect. How did you bend it? The case cant deform an iphone.


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr View Post
I have an iPad 7 Plus and had a Quad Lock for a short time. Now my iPhone is bent from the big knot on the back on the back of the QL case.
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I was looking at quad lock today... Good thing I have an old ass 5s
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Originally Posted by enzo thecat View Post
I have a 7 plus and use the quadlock almost daily. Mines perfect. How did you bend it? The case cant deform an iphone.
I'm pretty sure the phone case got bent during normal usage not while on the bike. The mount on the back of the case sticks out and I'm guessing it acted as a fulcrum at some point. Regardless, I quit using it.
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Quad Lock forever. Great Australian design, durable, positive locking mechanism that's also easy to un-release. The adhesive on the docking part is pretty darned strong. We've ridden randonnees up to 400km, and over some pretty rough roads, and absolutely not issues in almost 12 months.

Our phones are put into backing cases to which the docking part has already been adhered, and the phones attached to the bikes. At the end of the ride, the phones are removed and put into flip-cover cases for general use.

I would suggest checking the O-rings occasionally to ensure they haven't perished in the sun. Otherwise, use zip ties.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Keeping the phone in a pocket and mounting a Garmin (or comparable).
+1

Buy a real cycling computer.

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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
Quad Lock forever. Great Australian design, durable, positive locking mechanism that's also easy to un-release. The adhesive on the docking part is pretty darned strong. We've ridden randonnees up to 400km, and over some pretty rough roads, and absolutely not issues in almost 12 months.

Our phones are put into backing cases to which the docking part has already been adhered, and the phones attached to the bikes. At the end of the ride, the phones are removed and put into flip-cover cases for general use.

I would suggest checking the O-rings occasionally to ensure they haven't perished in the sun. Otherwise, use zip ties.
What kind of cases are you using Rowan? I see a warning by quad lock that the adhesive doesn't work on rubber, silicon or VHB but most phone cases I've seen on ebay seem to be made from either VHB or silicon so, in theory, it shouldn't stick to those. I would be interested to hear if user experiences prove otherwise.

I'm thinking of getting a cheap phone+quad lock and using that as a GPS moving map for when I a riding in new places. Much cheaper than getting a Garmin that does the same.

At the moment I am only using a quad lock iphone 5 case to hold my ipod touch for using Zwift on the stationary trainer.

I think it's iphone 5 frm memory. It has the same dimensions as the ipod although the ipod is a bit thinner. In practice the thinness doesn't cause a problem and even though the volume buttons don't line up with the buttons on the case I'm still able to operate them without issues.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
+1

Buy a real cycling computer.

/thread
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Originally Posted by smarkinson View Post
What kind of cases are you using Rowan? I see a warning by quad lock that the adhesive doesn't work on rubber, silicon or VHB but most phone cases I've seen on ebay seem to be made from either VHB or silicon so, in theory, it shouldn't stick to those. I would be interested to hear if user experiences prove otherwise.

I'm thinking of getting a cheap phone+quad lock and using that as a GPS moving map for when I a riding in new places. Much cheaper than getting a Garmin that does the same.

At the moment I am only using a quad lock iphone 5 case to hold my ipod touch for using Zwift on the stationary trainer.

I think it's iphone 5 frm memory. It has the same dimensions as the ipod although the ipod is a bit thinner. In practice the thinness doesn't cause a problem and even though the volume buttons don't line up with the buttons on the case I'm still able to operate them without issues.
It's just a simple plastic case bought at one of those pop-up shops in a local shopping centre, run by Asians. It's a plastic of some sort, but I don't know which. Whatever, it works. Mind you, mine is a Samsung, but not the super-popular one that has battery explosions. Maybe their cases are cheaper plastic than those for iPhones.
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Quad lock phone case is working wonderfully for me.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Keeping the phone in a pocket and mounting a Garmin (or comparable).
6S goes in the back left jersey pocket, Garmin EDGE 810 on the stem. Garmin Connect and Strava app after the ride via a Bluetooth connection and everything automatically uploads.
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I have one of these on my CX bike and my road bike, couple thousand miles on each no problems. It's basically a quad lock knock off. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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