Cell phones play a vital role in everyday lives. Based on a survey conducted, it has been found that on the average, people check their cell phones 47 times a day. So it is totally understandable if you want to take your phone with you while you ride your bike or motorcycle.
Besides, having your mobile phone laid out in front of you and readily accessible are also advantageous for your ride. Just make sure that it is positioned correctly, does not hinder your view, and does not distract you. (Meaning, don’t even try to play a mobile game while on your bike or motorcycle – that’s extremely dangerous!)
To do that, you certainly need a phone mount (or phone holder) for your bike or motorcycle. Such is the purpose of this post. We reviewed the five best cell phone mounts and holders that you will see in the market today.
The list starts off with our top pick – the Metal Motorcycle Mount for Phone by TACKFORM.
Top 5 Best Cell Phone Mount & Holder for Bike and Motorcycle Reviews
1. Metal Motorcycle Mount for Phone – by TACKFORM [Enduro Series] – NO SLINGS NEEDED. Rock solid holder for Regular and Plus sized iPhone and Samsung devices. Industrial Spring Grip
The TACKFORM Enduro Motorcycle Mount boasts of an all-metal mounting system with the grip strength of an industrial spring. These two features promise extreme strength to hold your mobile phone securely even as you go through a rough terrain.
The spring can accommodate devices up to 3.25” in width and its internal edge is designed with a soft poly layer to also provide comfort for your phone.
This Tackform Motorcycle Mount also features a single thumb screw that has large, ergonomic sides making it easy to grip and turn. The screw loosens the clamp so you can rotate it 360 degrees along with the cradle side pivot ball. These two allow you to customize the angle and location of your phone – either portrait or landscape, or somewhere in between.
It also allows you to insert or remove your phone even with just one hand. More so, it includes a rubber sling should you find any issue with the spring in the mounting system.
If you are still not very confident about this phone mount, it is covered by Tackform’s Lifetime Guarantee.
It also features an adjustable grip that can rotate up to 360 degrees making it easy and comfortable to use. You can also adjust the orientation of your phone even while riding your bike.
It can fit phones up to 3.7 inches wide. For better and more secure hold, the CAW.CAR phone mount comes with rubberized clips and silicone belt grips. These accessories absorb shock from your ride and provide firm support.
Should you still find it unsatisfactory, the manufacturer offers a full refund or replacement if there’s a defect with your accessory.
Durable and superior quality
360-degree adjustable grip
Can fit up to 3.7” wide phones
Offers full refund and replacement
3. Bike & Motorcycle Phone Mount – for iPhone Xs (Xr, X, 8, Plus/Max), Samsung Galaxy s10 or Any Cell Phone – Universal Handlebar Holder for ATV, Bicycle and Motorbike. +100 to Safeness & Comfort
Third on the list is another bike and motorcycle phone mount from CAW.CAR Accessories. It is almost similar with the previous one, compatible for bike, motorcycle and ATV handlebars. However, this one will fit in bars that are 0.6” to 1.4” in diameter. It’s fast and easy to install, without needing any tools.
It can still fit phones that are 3.7” wide, with adjustable grip and can be rotated around 360 degrees. It also has a rubberized clip with silicone belt that will hold your phone firmly around its four corners.
Since the belt is just around the corners, you can freely and fully access your phone – either for music, calls, or GPS. You don’t even have to remove your phone from the mount.
CAW.CAR also offers a full refund or replacement for this model.
Fast and easy to install
Will easily fit most handlebars
Holds phone securely
Phone is fully accessible even when mounted
Some units are not as durable
4. VANWALK Bike Front Storage Bag Cycling Top Tube Phone Bag Frame Handlebar Tool Bicycle Bag Zipper Waterproof Touch Screen Cellphone Mount Below 6.0″
If you don’t want the previous three phone mounts primarily because your handlebar is already loaded with various equipment, then this may be the one for you. Instead of grips and screws, it features a storage bag for your bike with a phone case on top.
The phone case is made of TPU sensitive touch screen and Velcro. It fits phones that are smaller than 6.0”. With this, you can still access all your phone apps; although the Touch ID will surely not work through the cover. Anyway, it promises clear and sensitive touch to your phone.
Along the top, you’ll notice an extended portion of the cover – this serves as a sun visor so you can still see your screen even in broad daylight. Also, just like other phone mounts, you can rotate it up to 360 degrees to position it perfectly on your handlebar and to suit your preferred viewing angle.
5. Bike Mount, Ipow Universal Cell Phone Bicycle Rack Handlebar & Motorcycle Holder Cradle Compatible with iPhone Xs Max XR X 8 7 6 5 Plus Samsung Galaxy S9 S8 S7 S6 S5 Note 9 8 7 6, Motorola, Nexus, LG
Last on this list is a universal bike mount from Ipow. Maybe you’ve already heard of the brand name; if not, Ipow is already a well known brand that produces and distributes accessories for smartphones and other gadgets. So it’s not particularly surprising to find an Ipow product on this list.
One of the things that you’ll immediately notice is the rubber lining along the side that grips the phone. It is designed to absorb the vibrations should you go through a rough terrain and keeps your phone from getting scratched.
In addition to the lining, this phone mount also includes silicone butterfly bands, in red and black, intended to grip your phone around the corners. It was strategically designed so you can fully access your phone apps and so as not to hinder with the buttons.
Aside from protecting your phone, Ipow bike mount also protects your bike/motorcycle. The clamp that it uses has a silicone pad on the inside so your handlebar won’t get scratched. This clamp can be attached to handlebars that are up to 1.33” in diameter.
If you’re wondering if your phone will fit, Ipow bike mount can fit phones as small as 2.3” up to 3.5”. Whether your iPhone or Android user, this phone mount will work just fine.
Why should you buy a phone mount? Here are the various benefits of having one on your bike or motorcycle:
For most riders, the number one purpose of having a phone holder is navigation. This is true especially if you are planning a long ride or quite unfamiliar with the road that you are taking.
It is also possible that you enjoyed your ride too much that you didn’t realize that you have gone a long way off your natural course. When that happens, you sure want to be able to still return to your starting point. Being able to access your phone’s GPS will help you a lot.
If you are intending to join a sports event or race, or maybe conscious of your physical well-being, tracking your speed and distance is vital. You may be able to do that with a simple digital watch but for more accurate and comprehensive data tracking, you would want to have your phone with the necessary apps with you.
Maybe you are thinking that you may still listen to music even if your phone’s in your pocket or in your bag. Wireless earphones allow you to do that, yes.
But, with a phone mount, you can see what’s playing and even skip it. Also, when your phone’s placed securely onto your bike or motorcycle, you’d be able to have better connection with your wireless earphone. Your music will play smoothly, without any static or other signal interferences.
Answer Important Calls
If you’re riding your bike or motorcycle mainly for leisure and relaxation, perhaps you prefer not answering any call or reading your emails. But not all calls are for business.
With your phone laid out in front of you, you can easily see if a message or call is important, which ones you should respond to immediately.
You sure wouldn’t want to see numerous missed calls from your wife, kid or mom at the end of your ride. So it’s a lot better to see right away who’s trying to contact you.
Types of Phone Mounts for Bikes and Motorcycles
This type of phone mount can be clipped directly to your bike’s or motorcycle’s handlebars. Bar-mounted phone mounts may be ideal for bicycles but may be challenging to position for motorcycles. This is due to the fact that for most motorcycles, the bars are already supporting various equipments such as the grip, turn indicator, and headlight control.
So, prior to buying a bar-mounted phone holder, make sure to have another look and assess if your bike or motorcycle bar still have sufficient space to accommodate the mount.
Clutch and Brake Mounts
Another type you will see is the clutch and break mount. This type of mounts will require you to temporarily remove the screw from your clutch or brake in order to attach the mount. After placing the screw back, this type promises durability and better hold onto your bike or motorcycle since it is already bolted.
If you plan to take your bike or motorcycle to some adventures, then having a clutch and brake mounts may be safer and more appropriate for your phone.
Universal Screw Mounts
Among the three, this is easily the most versatile type of phone mount for your bicycle or motorcycle. It is a ball mount with a single screw hole and includes various replacement screws that you may use as you deem necessary.
This ball mount is called “universal” because it will fit in almost every screw hole. You may attach to on the bars, grips, triple tree, and even on other accessories.
How to mount the phone on the motorcycle or bike?
There is no standard answer to this as it will depend largely on the type of phone mount that you have. Some needs to screw/s while others can be easily clipped-on. Then, once you attached the holder, mounting your phone onto it then depends on the brand, model, and style of the phone mount.
The best way to know how to secure your phone through your phone mount onto your bike or motorcycle is by reading and following the instructions/installation manual carefully. It’s critical that you do it properly otherwise your phone will be at great risk of falling during your ride.
How to wire phone mount and charger?
Some phone mounts come with the necessary accessories such as chargers and cable, and instructions to properly install them. As you attach the phone mount, you should also take into consideration where you would run the wire of the charger to reach your phone from your bike’s or motorcycle’s battery.
Make sure to follow the instructions step by step. If you are unsure or not confident with what you are doing, better have a motorcycle shop technician do it for you.
Having your cell phone with you everywhere you go has truly become a must. So, as you mount that bicycle or motorcycle, make sure that you have the right equipment. You can’t just buy any phone holder that you will come across to. That will be putting your phone at a great risk every time you ride.
Rather, your phone holder must be able to firmly hold your phone regardless of how rough the road you have to go through. It shouldn’t also be blocking your phone’s screen or buttons. Lastly, a great plus is if it is also gentle with your bike’s/motorcycle’s handlebar.
So, go ahead and carefully choose the phone mount that’s most suitable for you and your bike/motorcycle.