The 10 Best Bike Phone Mounts
This wiki has been updated 13 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Reaching into your pocket to access your device while you’re out riding isn’t just a pain in the you-know-what, it can be downright dangerous. With one of these bike mounts, you’ll be able to position your mobile phone in an easy-to-see location. Just remember: before changing the song or checking your maps app, make sure you come to a complete stop, well away from any traffic. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 12, 2020:
Investigated reports that the iKross Holder tends to break relatively quickly, often with the mount snapping off of the joint, which can potentially lead to a damaged phone. We dropped this item from the list. Indicated that many bikers find the TaoTronics Cradle too bulky (despite its sturdiness and ease of use). Updated the listing for the Homeasy Universal to reflect that it’s now available in black and silver, not red and silver.
While each model on the list is designed for smartphones, some mounts will also accommodate different types of gadgets, such as GoPro cameras or GPS devices. This is particularly useful for serious mountain and trail bikers who’d like to capture video footage of their rides or who need navigation assistance in areas where cellular service is spotty or non-existent.
The Opamoo Cycling Pack seemed like an appropriate addition to a list with only one other bag-style mount. The zippered storage compartment can keep small accessories safe from the weather, and it has enough space to hold a small tire pump for peace of mind during long rides. Keep in mind that on hot, sunny days, it won’t prevent your phone from overheating.
April 24, 2019:
There was a new version available of the IPow Cradle, so we updated the list to reflect this. We noticed that the Vava Triangle was being offered in a new model as well, but as the design is significantly different, we decided to remove the original item and add the new version — the TaoTronics Cradle — separately. Securing and removing your phone in the TaoTronics Cradle can be a bit tricky, but once it’s all set up, it’s a reliable mount for the price.
The most impressive new addition is the Caw.Car Comfort, which can be arranged in virtually any position on your handlebars for maximum versatility. Several motorcycle enthusiasts have reported satisfaction in its strength and stability. We also added the Homeasy Universal as a dependable heavy-duty option suitable for off-roading.
We eliminated the Gub MaxMiles from this list due to a lack of availability, and we also got rid of the Roam Premium after uncovering serious durability issues. The springs in the clamp tend to break easily, as does the flimsy plastic mount, which has led to numerous devices being damaged or ruined as a result of falling out of the holder.
ioMounts Nomad This compact but formidable mount will accommodate anything from a standard smartphone (even if it’s protected by a hefty case) to most GPS devices. It’s built to withstand sudden jolts and bumps without becoming loose, and its rugged stainless steel design ensures long-term durability. iomounts.com
Delta Mobile Holders Available in a variety of styles and sizes, these mounts all have a sleek, modern look and a quality build. The largest model can hold a phone of any size with any case, and its textured platform effectively prevents slipping. Some options even feature a sound booster to amplify music. designbydelta.com
Biologic Bike Mount Fans of Apple products will be disappointed, but Android users should come away satisfied with this functional phone holder. The case is lined with silicone for shock resistance, and protected openings for the camera lenses allow you to capture video while you ride without worrying about damaging your device. thinkbiologic.com