Nowadays smartphones have become an integral part of our daily lives, they serve many functions ranging from making phone calls, listening to music to navigating. To bring a phone with you on your bike ride, you need a good mount.
In general, there are 3 main types of phone mounts. Choosing a specific type depends largely on your phone model (e.g. iPhone, Samsung Galaxy) and the place you’d like to mount your phone to (stem or handlebars).
- Case mounts
- Universal mounts
- Universal frame bags
Below are the reviews of the 21 best cell phone holders and mounts for your bike.
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Best Phone Mounts for iPhones
Quad-Lock iPhone Mount
The iPhone mount from Quad Lock is a quick and easy to securely attach your phone to your bike stem. There are 3 main components: a phone case, a poncho (which is a cover that wraps around your phone front), an amount that connects between the case and the bike stem.
The case is perfect protection of your phone from the accidental bumps and knocks. It features raised areas that correspond to your iPhone’s buttons – switching the phone on / off among other things. At its back, there is a recessed circular shape that is a fixing point for the mount.
Next to mention is a poncho. Akin to a raincoat, it covers the screen and slips over the phone case around to the back. Essentially the poncho protects your phone from water elements such as rain, sweat, and pretty much anything else. And you can still use the touchscreen function with this cover.
The Quad Lock bike mount is highly secure with a patented dual-stage lock and easy to use. For attachment, you simple rotate the phone at an angle of 45 degrees in either left or right direction, then press on the 4 lugs on top of the mount to activate the spring-loaded collar. The rubber bracket beneath can hit stem or handlebars with a diameter measuring between 25 and 40 mm.
- The mount works well offering very tight attachment to your stem or handlebars
- It is quite pricey.
Best Universal Bike Phone Mounts
Morpheus Labs M4s Bike Mount
The Morpheus Labs M4s is an iPhone compatible mount that is compact, durable, and reasonably priced. The whole package includes a high-quality iPhone case and a bracket to mount to your bike.
Labs M4s case has a construction of 6 layers – including steel, TPU, and polycarbonate. The materials have been tested to meet the US military standard (MIL STD 810G) including a drop test. Therefore the case is extremely durable, while at the same time slim and lightweight.
The mounting system consists of an integrated magnet, an adjustable bracket, and an ultra-lock. The magnet is patented, and designed to align and tighten automatically to the phone case. There is also an Ultra-Lock option that when switched on, the case attaches firmly onto the magnet minimizing any chances of detachment.
The adjustable mount to fit on handlebars can fit bars measuring from 22mm to 32mm. That covers all types of bikes – including mountain bikes, racing bikes, electric bikes, and so on.
Despite the powerful clamping action, the mount is very easy to install. It takes less than 10 seconds to mount the case to the handlebar and just 3 seconds to attach/detach the iPhone case.
- The mount has a magnetic lock system, comes with an Ultra Lock that further fastens the attachment, and is suitable for all kinds of handlebars
- To some people, the mount isn’t very stylish.
Rokform Pro Series Mount
This phone mount from Rokform is highly compact – probably the size of your thumb. It also stands out for having a clever mounting system. Instead of attaching it onto the handlebars or stem, you affix it to the steering tube.
First, you remove the cap of your bike stem and then screw the mount in place. Tighten the screw and you’ll have a super-tight mount. The whole thing takes about 1.5 minutes.
The body is constructed from durable 6061 T-6 aircraft grade aluminum making it supremely durable and lightweight. Its top is an aluminum lock with 4 lugs that fit nicely with the recession on the given phone case (RokLock). You connect the mount to the phone and then turn around at an angle of 45 degrees and it’s all done.
There is also a built-in magnet embedded in the rubber pad to prevent the phone from twisting off the mount (Twist Lock). At the bottom of the mount is a steer tube that tilts the phone from – 20 to + 55 degrees.
- The mount is very durable and light. There is a dual retention locking system (RokLock and Twist Lock) ensuring that your phone won’t come off the mount as you ride
- There isn’t a poncho provided therefore cannot protect the phone from water.
Nite Ize Wraptor Rotating Smartphone Bar Mount
This Wraptor model from Nite Ize is a universal phone mount housing many features.
Atop is a harness made from silicone that holds phones via two attachment points with or without a case. The attachments still allow you to see and access the entire screen at ease. It can also rotate up to 360 degrees allowing you to view your phone screen at portrait or landscape mode.
At its back is a universal silicone mounting strap that can fit most handlebars, stroller handles, grocery carts, and so on. It works similarly to a wristwatch and fastens as you pull the strap.
The best thing about this mounting system is that it is quick and easy to install and remove.
- This mount firmly attaches your phone to different vehicles and places. It is quick to install and easy to adjust – all at a reasonable price
- The strap may loosen with time – after which you may need to get a replacement.
Agoz cell phone mount
This cell phone mount from Agoz is specially designed for iPhones – compatible with all ranging from the ancient iPhone 5 to the brand new iPhone 11. It also has a universal strap that can cradle for different vehicles and equipment such as bikes, motorbikes, treadmills, and trolleys.
The whole thing is constructed from shock-absorbent silicone that is soft and resistant. It can be washed and reused and does not scratch your precious phone. It is also easy to install taking about 60 seconds.
The strap allows for an installment in a vertical or horizontal direction.
- The mount is durable and takes good care of your phone
- There isn’t an integrated magnet like some other mounts for a more secure attachment.
Roam universal mount
Roam bike mount is a universal mount that can fit almost any phones measuring up to 3.5 inches wide – including both iPhone and Android models.
Stability is ensured with 6 points of grip – 4 by the silicone net and 2 by the side clamp. The clamp also allows rotation up to 360 degrees so that you can view your phone in both portrait and landscape modes. The mount is made from premium plastic that can reduce road vibrations on your phone.
At its back, the handlebar clamp is durable as it is made from hard plastic. It can also fit any size of handlebar – ranging from 0.9 to 1.3 inches in diameter.
- The mount has a large back clamp that can fit handlebars measuring up to 1.25 inches. It has a universal design and can fit most phones, and is also reasonably priced
- If mounted on a heavy-duty motorbike (like a Harley), it may not withstand the pressure and break.
Quad Lock universal phone mount
This model is very similar to Quad Lock iPhone mount except for its Universal Adaptor featuring a phone adherence system that uses an Adhesive instead of a phone case with a circular recession.
The mounting plate (Universal Adaptor) works like a magnet that sticks to the back of your phone. It uses 3M VHB tape that adheres well to hard materials. I suggest you buy a skin case before attaching the plate to protect your phone from scratches.
Beware of materials doesn’t bond well with 3M VHB tape including rubber, leather, TPU, silicon, and poly-propylene and avoid purchasing cases made from them. Another thing to remember is that 3M VHB tape is a powerful adhesive, therefore you need to you’ve located the exact spot before placing it down. You can’t move it around after that.
Next is the bike mount. It attaches well to your bike stem (but also handlebars and other places) via O-rings. The underside is curved and made from rubber to prevent the mount from moving around or slipping off.
To connect your phone to the mount, you simply place your phone at a 45-degree angle and then press it onto the mount. Rotate it until you hear a ‘click’ sound. To remove it, you push down on the blue-collar and rotate in the other direction
- The mounting system is easy to install and remove. Once installed, the connection is secure
- There isn’t a poncho to help protect your phone when it rains.
Vibrelli universal phone holder
The Vibrelli universal phone holder is very similar to the Roam model offering both a clamp and a silicone band (you’ll get 2 extra for changing) to secure your phone. A visible difference is that the shape of the silicone band is more like a spider web for Vibrelli. It seems to provide a stronger attachment than the Roam model.
As it is a universal mount, it can fit various phone models – measuring up to 3.7 inches. That covers most iPhone and Android models.
The silicone band anchors to your phone at either end – allowing you to access the entire screen along with the volume buttons, headphone jack, and others. What’s more, is that you can incorporate more than one band – up to 3 silicone bands. This creates a super-strong link between the phone and your mount.
The clamp features a ball-and-socket joint that rotates your phone up to 360 degrees so that you can switch the screen mode from portrait to landscape easily.
- Vibrelli mount is universal and features 3 silicone nets for firm adherence. There is also a 360-degree rotational range and a clip-on/off design that is very convenient
- This model cannot handle vibrations and high speed. Therefore if you are an avid racer, you should consider buying another model.
MaxMiles bike phone mount
MaxMiles’ phone mount looks sturdy and seems to withstand well even heavy-duty use. It is universal – fitting phones up to 4 inches wide.
The construction is from a high-quality CNC-machined aluminum alloy that is both durable and lightweight.
It holds your phone via an adjustable clamp that keeps the phone steady via a metal padding beneath and 4 clips affixing onto either side. The adjustment is made via a knob. There is an additional 3M adhesive patch to ensure that the phone won’t move.
The holder is easy to install and can fit tubes measuring up to 31.8 mm in diameter.
- This phone mount is highly sturdy and durable. It is made to withstand the shakes and vibrations
- It cannot rotate and therefore you need to remove your phone from the mount first to do that.
GUB phone mount
Another sturdy-looking phone holder is from the GUB brand. It looks very similar to the MaxMiles model.
The holder is made from an aluminum alloy that is both light and durable. There are 3 attachments points on either side to hold the phone firmly. There is an added sponge to protect your phone from accidental scratches.
In order to affix your phone on the mount, you adjust the knob to move the steering rod sideways to find a position that best matches your phone’s width. This holder is compatible with phones measuring from 4 to 7 inches wide.
After you’ve installed the phone on the mount, you can add 3M pads to keep the phone tightly in place. There are also anti-theft screws.
- The holder is of good quality, easy to install, and mounts tightly onto your phone. The cushioning pads provided help prevent scratches
- There isn’t a water-resistant function, therefore, you need to watch out for your phone during the rain.
Aliun motorcycle mountain bike phone mount
Aliun phone mount model is very similar to the Agoz model in that it is shaped similar to a phone case with a wristwatch-like strap at its back.
The entire construction is made from eco-friendly silicone that absorbs shocks well and grips firmly onto your device. At the same time, it is gentle and does not scratch your phone. It can also resist dirt and can be washed and reused multiple times.
The mount is compatible with phones of various sizes – ranging from 4 to 6 inches. The mounting system works like a wristwatch – you loop around the silicone band and insert the top bit into one of the openings so that it fits most firmly onto the handlebar. There are 8 adjustment levels to choose from ensuring you can mount your phone onto tubes of multiple sizes.
- The phone mount is lightweight, durable, and can fit onto handlebars or stem of various bikes
- The silicone strap may loosen and hence you need to manually tighten it when that happens.
TaoTronics bike phone mount
TaoTronics phone mount gives a good first impression for looking sturdy, reliable, and stylish. The holder features 3 layers of protection: a silicone pad at the front, arms made from rubber, and an extra rubber grip – all to secure your phone as you ride.
The mount fastens onto the handlebars via a QR-style clamp. You clip it onto the bar (any bar measuring from 18 to 40 mm will do) and then tighten the screw on top. Next are the orange silicone rubber strap, and a phone holder platform with 2 arms on either side. The strap hooks around each corner of your phone to prevent unintentional movements.
The platform has a silicone circle in the middle to enhance grip. Once you’ve placed your phone on the platform, you manually push the arms to fit the sides of it. It is able to rotate a total angle of 360 degrees.
If you want to remove your phone, simply click the button on the side.
- This holder works well. Its price is affordable
- The clamp together with the platform creates a rather long distance from the handlebar to your phone – approximately 6cm. This will amplify the shock experienced by the phone if you ride over bumps.
TeamObsidian bike phone mount
This model from TeamObsidian follows the wristwatch-like design, is made from high-quality silicone and therefore does not rust or break. It looks simple as only containing a single piece of equipment, and functions well.
It not only looks simple but also is easy to install – taking just about 1 minute. This amount covers the edges of your phone (with or without a case). At its back, there is a wristwatch-like strap – you simple hook it around handlebars or a stem and then tighten the connection via pulling the remaining strap.
The mount still allows full access to your phone screen, as well as side buttons, microphone, and audio jack.
Once fixed, this holder can protect your phone from powerful moves, shakes or even falls.
- The holder does its job and is very light and durable
- The silicone strap may loosen at times and you’ll need to readjust it.
Mongoora bike phone mount
This phone mount from Mongoora works similarly to the TaoTronics model. It provides protection from both the silicone straps and the side arms.
It offers a high level of security as in addition to the side arms that fit onto either side of your phone, there are also 3 butterfly-shaped silicone bands that hook onto 4 phone corners to strengthen the attachment.
Beneath the side arms is a 360-degree rotating head that allows your phone to switch easily between portrait and landscape modes. Also, even after mounting the silicone straps, you still have full access to the screen, side buttons, earphone jack, and so on.
The last part is the clamp that connects onto a bike handlebar or stem. It is compatible with bars with a diameter between 0.9 to 1.3 inches.
- The mount has an innovative design with 3 silicone straps and sidearms to firmly attach it to the phone. It can also rotate up to 360 degrees
- It does not handle vibrations well and therefore as you ride, you’d better avoid hitting bumps.
GUB mountain bike phone mount
This GUB phone mount looks stylish, is simple to use, and holds your phone firmly by its sides.
The mount offers multiple protections – with 4 anchor points (2 on each side), and a cushioning adhesive pad (used for the clamp and can also reduce vibrations and avoid surface scratches).
The frame is made from CNC machined aluminum alloy making it the sturdiest and most long-lasting mount on the market. You first put the phone onto the metal frame, and then you adjust the side to fit nicely both sides of the phone. Once done, you turn the knob clockwise to fasten it.
The cradle at the back can turn up to 90 degrees allowing you to fix the mount at either a vertical or horizontal direction. The mount bracket at the back works via a clip-on mechanism and can fit onto bars measuring from 25.4 – 31.8 mm.
- The mount offers stable anchoring points and can rotate up to 90 degrees
- The shock-absorbing capacity of the mount isn’t so perfect and hence you need to avoid very bumpy roads.
RAM Mounts X-grip RAM-B-149Z-A-UN7U universal mount
Standing out with its unique design, RAM Mounts X-grip offers supreme durability and great holding power of your phone.
The cradle features an X shape that is spring-loaded and universal – being compatible with phones of various sizes and models including iPhone, Samsung, and many others. At the tops of the cradle, there are black rubber caps to enhance grip while at the same time exposing the full screen of your phone for easy use.
The whole construction is made from marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel, and then further coated with powder. It is both durable and reliable and can withstand even the harshest environments.
The base is U-bolt that can accommodate bars with a diameter ranging from 0.5 to 1.25 inches. On its top is a B size RAM double socket arm utilizing ball-and-socket technology. This delivers superior adjustability.
- The holder is very durable and has a strong grip on your phone. It is also highly adjustable with the ball-and-socket design
- The cost may be a bit high. But it may still be a good purchase if you plan to invest in long-term use.
Topeak phone 6/6S/7/8 with mount ride case
This Topeak phone mount can do much considering its small size. The ride case fits like a usual phone case with special features at its back – including a connection point to a mount that then fastens onto a bike handlebar or stem.
The ride case is made from high-grade engineering polymer-rubber exoskeleton with bumpers on corners that protect you from shock and impact. There is an integrated flip-stand so that you can view your phone in a portrait or landscape mode. There is also a space left for the camera.
The mount is made from machined aluminum that can fasten onto bike handlebars or stem.
- The mount is highly compact and has a good grip of your phone
- It does not withstand bumpy roads very well so you’d better use it when you ride on more even surfaces.
Best Universal Bike Frame Bags
Wiki Valley bike phone mount
This Wiki Valley phone bag is very similar to the Lovicool model – also featuring the red-dot design that is shock-resistant.
Sitting at the top is the universal bike pouch mount that can accommodate almost all phone sizes including iPhone, Samsung, and many others. There is also a transparent touch screen window that allows you to freely use the touch-screen function.
Inside the phone bag, there are various shock-absorbing pads to minimize the impact caused by road vibrations. The bag is also water-proof.
The mounting system is easy to install. First, you loosen the screw and open the clip-on handle so that the clamp can open easily. Then you adjust the clamp to fit the handlebar nicely. Once done you tighten the screw and fold the handle to further secure the connection.
Finally, you align the phone bag so that the figure at its back is close to the mount’s upper surface. When you hear the ‘tick’ sound, you’ve finished the installation.
- The phone bag is durable, water-proof, and protects your phone from shock and impacts
- The product is not widely available therefore you may need to go around a few shops before you can buy one of these models.
Rock Bros bike phone bag
The phone bag from Rock Bros integrates many good features that make it a worthwhile purchase at a reasonable price.
The installment is easy and involves 3 steps: first, you put the bag on the top tube, then you fix the front Velcro strap across the bike pole (side attachment), and lastly, you fix the bottom Velcro across the tube below (bottom attachment). Once done, the bag sits firmly on the top tube.
Like many other phone bag models, the top pocket of Rock Bros has a clear front. It is made from high sensitive TPU film window that allows you to see the entire phone screen and at the same time using the touch screen function.
It is also specially designed to have hidden earphone plug-in, reflective tapes on both sides of the bag, and a dual soft rubber zipper. They serve to help you answer the phone or listen to music as you ride, prevent rainwater from obscuring the phone screen, and make it easy for you to zip or unzip the bag.
The bag is made from carbon fiber material that is light, stylish, durable, and water-resistant. Included in the shipment are also a sun visor and a flashing board to use on rainy or sunny days.
- The bag is made from durable materials that can also resist water. The top film is transparent allowing you to access the entire phone screen
- The claimed water-proof function may not be perfect. You may consider adding extra layers of protection if you plan to ride in heavy rain conditions.
Lovicool bike phone case
Have you lately been annoyed about having to take your phone in and out of your pocket every time you need to answer the phone as you ride? Lovicool has got a solution for you with its bike phone case model!
The bag is highly compact and equipped with innovative designs. The top pocket features a red dot padding that is unique and enhances grip. Besides, a sponge is sitting at the bottom of the bag for double protection. It absorbs shock or any other impact as you ride.
The front window is made from non-toxic, environmental TPU material that is transparent. It allows full access to your phone screen and the touch screen function works well.
The touch ID is specially designed to identify your fingerprint, which is present in most modern smartphones. This is applicable to most phone models measuring from 5.7 inches.
The rest of the phone compartment can store other items such as chargers, cords, keys, and so on.
Next is the mounting system. The clamp fits onto a handlebar or bike stem. You loosen the clamp by turning the screw anti-clockwise. Then you adjust the mount holder to fit the bar tightly enough. After that, you turn the screw clockwise to fix the holder and fold it. The last step involves aligning the fastener and the hooking on the back of the phone bag and connecting them up so that you can hear the ‘tick’ sound.
- The bag is made from ABS + PC material that can absorb shock well. It is also water-proof
- The space beneath the pocket is not very large and therefore cannot hold too many items.
The Ultimate Guide To Choosing Best Bike Cell Phone Holders and Mounts In 2020
Once you’ve reached this far, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the number of phone mounts or holders reviewed. To assist you better, I’ve categorized them into 3 main groups as of below:
- Best phone mounts for iPhones
- Best universal bike phone mounts
- Best universal bike frame bags
The best phone mount for iPhones is: 1
- Quad Lock iPhone mount
The best universal bike phone mounts are: 16
The best universal bike frame bags are: 4
- Ibera top tube phone bag
- Rock Bros bike phone bag
- Lovicool bike phone case
- Wiki Valley bike phone mount
You should also read the Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.
How do you attach your phone to a bike?
You have different options. The most common ones include firstly via a Velcro strap, and secondly a mount with a clamp. Velcro straps can fasten onto the top tube, the bike stem or both. The clamp works via a clip-on mechanism that fits onto the tubes of various sizes and can be fastened using a knob.
What is a phone holder?
A phone holder is anything that can store your phone and at the same time mount onto your bike. It can be a bag, or a platform with sidebars, or made of silicone straps.
Are bike phone holders illegal?
No, they aren’t. There aren’t laws that say it is illegal to have phone holders on your bike.
Can magnets damage your phone?
A magnet tends to be used to make your phone adhere better to the mount. Usually, they don’t damage your phone. If you worry, you can buy a phone case to prevent scratches.
What is the best iPhone mount?
In this list, there are that can be rated as the best. Morpheus Labs M4s is an amount that is both durable and can grip well. And Lovicool is a universal-style phone bag that can also hold an iPhone well.
Is Quad Lock water-proof?
The phone mounts from the Quad Lock model tend to come with a poncho that is similar to a raincoat. It helps protect the phone from water, and other things.