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  1. #1
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    Bike mount for iphone 5c

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    I'm looking for recommendations for an Iphone mount for a 5c. I ride a specialized crux (if that matters).

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    If you are planning to use it as a bike computer, you might reconsider. Completely drains the battery, then you get out in the middle of nowhere and have a mechanical issue and can't call for help. If you have a way to charge the phone on the bike, you still might smash the phone in a crash.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  3. #3
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    Yup, this is why I have a dedicated bike Garmin. So many people in both the clubs I ride with use their phones to navigate routes.
    I want my phone in case of emergency and I don't want to worry about the battery.
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  4. #4
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    I'm sold to topeak ride case. This is what we have on all our 4 bikes.

    We use our phones for music. And never ran out of betteries. For longer rides, we carry a battery pack type charger and never needed to use it, yet.
    Helene
    Riding a 2014 Specialized Amira LS4 Expert - aka The Zebra!
    2015 Specialized Crux e5 - aka Bora Bora bike

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    Yup, this is why I have a dedicated bike Garmin. So many people in both the clubs I ride with use their phones to navigate routes.
    I want my phone in case of emergency and I don't want to worry about the battery.
    I see more people than not riding with their phones. I also average seeing about one phone pop off of a bike on each big group ride. I'm shocked it hasn't caused a wreck since the person who loses their phone automatically brakes, and everyone behind them starts swerving to miss the phone (because we all die at the thought of having to buy a new phone. They're so expensive now). It seems to be worse with the HUGE phones like the iphone 6plus, the newer galaxies, etc.

  6. #6
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    I used an enclosed case that has a bike mount; something to protect the phone just in case. Also if you are planning to use it as a bike computer, you might consider a portable usb battery charger. Just make sure it has enough recharge power to keep you going for a while. I have one that I put in a Bento bag that I can use to keep the phone charged. I can run a USB cable from the charger through the case and have it connected to the phone while it is mounted on my handlebars. I had this setup back when I was using an iPhone 3g. The case and bike mount was similar to the one here When I had the phone in the case, I kept a thick rubber band (the kind you find on bunches of vegetables at the store) around the end that opens; this was to ensure it kept closed and protected. For the type of riding I do which is streets and paved bike paths, it worked fine.
    Last edited by Sylvia; 08-05-2016 at 10:21 PM.
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aromig View Post
    I see more people than not riding with their phones. I also average seeing about one phone pop off of a bike on each big group ride. I'm shocked it hasn't caused a wreck since the person who loses their phone automatically brakes, and everyone behind them starts swerving to miss the phone (because we all die at the thought of having to buy a new phone. They're so expensive now). It seems to be worse with the HUGE phones like the iphone 6plus, the newer galaxies, etc.
    Sometimes, the Velominati make valid points.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

    Pinarello Quattro~CAADX~ Zurich Lemond
    Specialized Romin Saddles

    Surly Krampus!

 

 

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