There’s a huge range of GPS bike computers in the market now but for recreational riding and commuting most riders already have a smartphone that’s capable of tracking your rides with GPS and integrating with any of the cycling apps like Strava and Ride with GPS, plus you can record additional data like heart rate and cadence if you want.

If you decide you want to use a smartphone instead of a dedicated cycling computer you have a choice of putting it your pocket, or mounting it using special purpose bike phone mounts on your stem or handlebar so you can view your ride data live. If you want to use a bike phone mount there’s plenty of options and things to consider.

Do you need waterproofing, are you riding off road or mountain biking and need a sturdy mount, do you need to mount a GoPro as well, is easy city riding your thing and a minimalist design will do?

Here’s seven options from various companies to mount your smartphone on your bike.

Quad Lock Cycling and Multi-Purpose Bike Phone Mounts

Quad Lock bike phone mounts

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 4 and 5
Galaxy S5, S4
Universal Mount

If you’re looking for a bike phone mount that can be used on your bike as well as other activities then the Quad Lock mounting system is ideal, using the same quad lock case on your smartphone you can mount it to a Quad Lock stem or out front bike phone mount, a band mount around your arm for running, car kit and even a motorcycle mount.

The Quad Lock case fits your phone like any other phone case but has a quarter turn mount built into the back of the case, this simply clicks in to the included bike mount and turns to lock providing a secure and strong connection on your bike. There’s cases for all iPhone and recent Samsung Galaxy models as well as a universal mount that sticks either to the back of your phone or a case that you can remove with the mount.

The complete bicycle phone mount kit includes the Quad Lock case, a weather resistant cover and one Quad Lock bike mount pro as well as o-rings and zipties to secure the mount to your stem or handlebar. You can see more in the video below.

There also a GoPro option with the out front phone mount kit.

Tigra Sport Mountcase

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 4 and 5
Galaxy S7, S6, S5, S4 and Galaxy Edge S7 and S6
Universal Mount

Tigra Sport manufacture a range of iPhone, Samsung and universal phone cases for running and cycling and one of the products in the range is the Tigra Sport Mountcase phone mount. Featuring a proprietary CrossLoc case the Mountcase clicks and turns into either handlebar or stem mount and also as a rain guard for wet weather cycling. The phone can be clicked into the CrossLoc in either portrait or landscape orientation.

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There’s also an out front mount option where you can run the Mountcase in the standard position with a GoPro mounted underneath, similar to the Bar Fly and K-Edge bike computer mounts.

In addition to the Mountcase range there is also a BikeConsole series mounting system and also a ‘Power’ version of each where you can charge your phone while riding. As well as manufacturing phone bike phone mounts, Tigra Sport also have a range of heart rate, cadence and stride sensors.

Check out the Tigra Sport video below for further details.

Topeak Drybag Smartphone Case for Cycling

Topeak Drybag bike phone case

Universal sizes

The Topeak Drybag is a little bit different to the first two bicycle phone mounts in that the phone slides into a weather proof case that is then mounted to a mount on your bike, like the others you can mount in portrait or landscape and the phone is completely sealed within the Drybag.

You can operate the phone through the plastic shield.

The Topeak Drybag comes in a range of sizes to suit various phones including 4″, 5″ and 6″ as well as some iPhone 5, 6 and 6 plus specific models. Topeak also do a RideCase model for specific phone models.

Rokform Handlebar Mount

rokform handlebar mount
rokform pro series bicycle phone mount

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 4 and 5
Galaxy S7, S6, S5, S4 and S4
Universal Mount

Californian based Rokform manufacture a range of iPhone and Samsung phone cases that have a quarter turn Roklock mounting system built into the back of the case, combined with either the stem cap mount or the handlebar mount it provides a secure mounting system for your smartphone on your bike.

There’s also a universal mount kit that can be used with other phone brands.

Biologic WeatherCase Mount

biologic weathercase

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 4 and 5
Galaxy S4, S5 and S6
Universal Mount

Biologic have a range of bike phone mounts including the ThinCase, SportCase, Dry Bag, Bike Mount and the one pictured here, the WeatherCase. The Biologic WeatherCase is available for a range of iPhone, Samsung and HTC phones plus a universal case for large screen phones.

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Mounted to a stem Anchor Point mount the phone case is secured to indent tabs on the side of the case rather than the quarter turn of some of the other mounts featured here. The Anchor Point mount fits 25.4 mm and 31.8 mm stems and handlebars.

The Biologic WeatherCase completely seals your phone from rain and dust and you can use the touchscreen through the clear cover.

Delta Cycle Smartphone Holder

delta cycle smartphone mount

Universal (all sized phones and tablets)

Delta Cycle manufacture a range of simple no frills bike phone mounts that suit anything from iPhone 4’s through to 6 plus, all models of Samsung and even tablets.

The holder secures to your handlebars and then your phone simply clips in and out. The Delta Cycle Smartphone Holder is available in a range of colours and sizes and there’s a stem cap mount available as well.

Finn Smartphone Mount

Finn Smartphone Mount

Universal (suits most size smartphones)

The Finn Smartphone Mount is the most simple of the mounts featured here and it’s a great design. Lightweight, fits any handlebar, fits most phones and tucks away in your pocket when not in use.

Made entirely of silicone it wraps around your handlebar and your phone is secured in loops at either end, simple and secure.

Summary – Buying a bike phone mount

From the seven different options above there are several things to consider before choosing a phone mount for your bike.

Do you want a phone case that has the mount built into the back? Or do you prefer the type your phone slides into?
How important is waterproofing?
Do you also need to attach a GoPro?
Do you need additional mount strength because of rough terrain you ride?
Is a minimalist clip on each ride solution preferable?

If you decide you want a GPS bike computer instead be sure to check out the GPS bike computer guide, most of the current bike computers are covered there with specifications of each model.


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