Ordinary phone mounts won’t survive more than a few minutes of gnarly riding down the trails.
Frontaer has researched the best options for us offroad enthusiasts that expect our phones to stay cradled through the rough stuff.
1. RAM Mounts
RAM Mounts is a Seattle, Washington company and a leading manufacturer of rugged phone mounts.
Their most popular item for Dirt Bikes is the RAM X-Grip cradle, a device that supports phones in cases and sleeves.
It has a patented spring-loaded X-design for secure holding power and a U-bolt base that accommodates rails from .5 inches to 1.25 inches in diameter.
The mount has marine-grade aluminum and stainless steel components, giving it excellent strength and durability.
The X-Grip also has a safety tether to provide extra security for phones, so if you hit a large bump or pothole and the phone detaches from the cradle it will not go flying.
The ball and socket form allows for adjustments and versatile placement. It is also compatible with most phones and does not require a specific case.
Tackform is a Chicago-based phone mount manufacturer with a large selection of products. Their products have a durable all-metal construction made with 6061 aluminum.
TACKFORM offers a lifetime warranty and a 100 percent money-back guarantee for all their products.
Tackform phone mounts are attachable and detachable with a single hand and have a lower-profile ball and socket connection that allows for a good range of motion. Like the X-Grip, they are compatible with all phones.
They also sell a silicone tether for additional security.
ROKFORM is an Irvine, California-based company that manufactures a universal-fit device for all handlebars between ⅞ of an inch and 1.25 inches in diameter.
Their phone mount is made with 6061 T-6 aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, allowing excellent strength and durability.
The ROKFORM handlebar phone mount attaches to the handlebar with a clamp. It is adjustable up and down and side-to-side. ROKFORM sells a phone case that attaches to the mount with a simple twist-and-lock maneuver.
The handlebar phone mount has a sterling 4.6 average from 1,286 ratings on Amazon.
Lamicall, a play on the words “let me call,” is a Portland, Oregon company that manufactures all types of mounts.
Their best-selling bike phone mount, the handlebar cell phone clamp, offers universal compatibility, 360-degree rotation, and a solid form with a built-in steel needle.
The product has four silicone pads that protect the phone from vibrations and scratches. You can adjust the device to show your phone vertically and horizontally and attach and detach it from the mount with one hand.
It is another popular seller on Amazon with a 4.6 rating from 28,000 reviews.
5. ROAM Bike Phone Mount
With nearly 52,000 ratings on Amazon, and 4.4 stars overall, it is one of the most popular phone mounts for dirt bikes. Currently $13.59, it is also one of the more affordable bike mounts.
Like RAM Mounts, the ROAM Bike Phone Mount is a universal fit device, so there is no hassle in matching it to a particular phone.
The device is adjustable to fit handlebars from ⅞ inch to 1.25 inches in diameter. It is a plastic construction, so it is not quite as strong or durable as competitor brands.
Once you attach the device to the handlebars, a silicon net extends over the phone with six points of contact to further secure it in place. The mount has 360 degrees rotation so you can adjust it to any angle.
ROAM Bike Phone Mount is a solid bargain option despite its plastic construction.
6. Quad Lock
Quad Lock is an Australian company whose founders launched it on Kickstarter in 2011. Their product has a dual-stage locking mechanism without extra lanyards, straps, bands, or magnets.
They advertise that it is easy to attach and detach with one hand using a simple twist and lock motion.
The device consists of a mount and phone case. The mount attaches to the handlebars or fork stem and the phone case attaches to the mount.
Quad Lock manufactures phone-specific designs so you will need to find the case that pairs with your smartphone. They do offer a universal adaptor that works with all Quad Lock mounts.
This is another budget-friendly option for those looking for a solid mount that will not break the bank. Amazon sells it for $18.95, and it has a 4.4 rating from nearly 3,800 reviews.
CAW.CAR mounts are a universal fit for all phones. They have metal clips and silicone belt grips to secure the phone and absorb shock. The grip is adjustable and has 350- degree rotation.
ILM is a La Mesa, California company specializing in motorcycle gear and accessories. They designed their motorcycle phone mount for power sports, so it is a good fit for dirt bikes.
The mount is premium aluminum and compatible with all phones. The aluminum mount fits handlebars from .75 inches to 1.75 inches and has 360 degrees rotation.