If you don't want to shell out for a dedicated Garmin or other advanced cycling computer, your smartphone can be a great alternative. The question is, can you really go mountain biking with one on your handlebars? To find out, we test these phone mounts on a hardtail and subject them to some pretty hard hits.
In the same order as the video, here are the mounts we tested with links
Silica Rubber Mount amzn.to/31k2sc2
This one could be great for road or gravel, but for rough mountain biking it's going to move around.
VUP Detachable amzn.to/2Vta34l
Road cycling only. This one can't get tightened enough to work for mountain biking without creeping towards the more narrow part of your handlebar.
GUB metal phone mount amzn.to/2Vp4CDx
Very secure, but potentially hazardous. For a motorcycle this seems good since it sticks out far enough to clear the instrument cluster, but on a bike this seems needlessly dangerous.
Quad Lock Out Front Bike Mount amzn.to/2VqfCAq
Quad Lock case for iPhone 11 Pro amzn.to/2ZgNH71
Functionally, this product is as flawless as it gets, but it'll cost you dearly. Another downside is the fact that you need to change your phone case to use it, and not all cases are available. Choose from a variety of mounts.
Samsung Nebula Phone amzn.to/3eBDmZX
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Jun 28, 2020