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    Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    Looking for a Smarty phone mount for my bicycle. Looking to mount a Galaxy 5S so I don't have to drag it out of a pocket or pouch. Would to to be able to read and use an app like Map My Ride and such.

    Looked around and most everything seems have some bad reviews for cheap, doesn't last, doesn't hold phone well etc.

    Anyone have or use something they like? Have an Otter so not looking for ones that require a special case for locking onto something.

    Looking at:
    http://www.amazon.com/Arkon-iPhone-S...ct_top?ie=UTF8

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...RX03DAQBCF2FE2



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    I use Google Maps before I head out.



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    Texting while biking






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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    bought one from Verizon store, will hold any smart phone and simply straps on. works great if they still have them



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    I can't speak to their bicycle mounts, but I've used other Ram Mounts for work purposes. Might be worth checking them out. I have no idea if they would be better or cheaper than what Ketel mentioned he got from Verizon.

    http://www.rammount.com/products/bike



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    I got one of these for my S3 and now use it for my turbo. Been really happy with it to track maps and run Pandora. It also is nice to hold keys, a spare tube and tire tools without being clunky on my handlebars.

    http://www.amazon.com/Roswheel-Bicyc...e+bag+roswheel



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    Have you tried searching bikeforums.net or other cycling-specific message boards? https://www.google.com/search?q=bike...utf-8&oe=utf-8 There are a few recent threads that look promising.

    I just put my phone in a ziplock baggie, start Strava recording to log my ride, and stuff it in my jersey pocket... so can't help with any personal experience.



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdOfWar View Post
    I can't speak to their bicycle mounts, but I've used other Ram Mounts for work purposes. Might be worth checking them out. I have no idea if they would be better or cheaper than what Ketel mentioned he got from Verizon.

    http://www.rammount.com/products/bike
    Ram Mount X-Grip on my motorcycle for the last 10K+ miles. Never failed me yet regardless of where I've ridden; highway, washboard gravel, class B roads and various water crossings,has held my HTC One securely.



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    I use a Spiderpodium from http://usa.breffo.com/
    Four legs around the corners of my phone and four legs around the handlebar. I haven't had any issues. I generally ride trails with a little more vibration than roads, but I've never tested it against BMX type impacts. It's a ridiculously simple idea, so it's cheap (although not as cheap as they used to be for some reason), it will fit your device regardless of what case you may or may not have, and it will fit the next phone you get. Easy to put on or remove from the bike also.



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    Re: Smart Phone mount for bike - Suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonehomer View Post
    I got one of these for my S3 and now use it for my turbo. Been really happy with it to track maps and run Pandora. It also is nice to hold keys, a spare tube and tire tools without being clunky on my handlebars.

    http://www.amazon.com/Roswheel-Bicyc...e+bag+roswheel
    This is what I have too.

    It's kind of hard to see through the plastic cover though, so if you need to see your phone screen a lot during your ride, it might be tough. But, it's great for carrying a couple small things and your phone. The headphone cord hole is also nice.


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