Your bike is more than a piece of metal on wheels, and your phone is more than just a device that helps you communicate. As a biking enthusiast, not only do you need to make sure your phone is on hand to keep you from getting lost, but also so that you can stay in communication with friends and family no matter where you are.
This article will discuss the benefits of safely bringing your phone on your bicycle rides with smartphone bike mounts.
Bringing your Smartphone Safely on Your Bicycle Rides
Taking your smartphone on a bicycle ride might seem like a simple enough task, but you'll soon realize one small problem: finding the right place to put it can be difficult.
General cycling attire is known to lack pockets, and even if you're riding in jeans, a big phone in your back pocket can make sitting comfortably on your bike difficult. A saddle bag might work if it doesn't get in the way, but even then, it runs the risk of being forgotten while you're busy cycling or as soon as you finish setting up your quad lock for rest stops.
And it's definitely not safe to hold your phone in your hand while riding through town or the mountains. So should we just forget about it?
Nope. Leaving your phone at home is absolutely not an option.
Benefits of Bringing Your Phone on Bike Rides
Many of us are attached to our devices, so it only makes sense to bring them with you on a bike ride. Here are a few reasons why you should always take your phone on a bike ride:
Whether you're always on-call for your job or simply want to be connected to your friends and family at all times, you'll need to be able to quickly answer your phone when it rings.
If you're biking in the mountains or somewhere you've never been before, you don't want to get lost. The use of Google Maps or another navigation app on your phone can help you quickly determine your best routes — whether you're lost or just want to discover a new path. The Best 5 Cycling Apps will also allow you to easily track just how many miles you've biked and share it with friends on social media.
While biking in itself isn't dangerous, there are a good number of things that can happen on your ride that can put you in danger. No matter where you are or what you're doing, a phone is a good thing to have handy so that you can call for help should the need arise. If your bike gets a flat tire, you can easily phone someone to come pick you up and take you to the nearest bike shop.
Ways to Mount Your Smartphone on Your Bike
It's a necessity to have your phone with you at all times. Nowadays, we simply can't live without our technology. However, biking with your phone in your back pocket is not the wisest thing to do. While you can make yourself a mount or use a saddle bag, purchasing a mount built specifically for your phone and bike can keep your phone safe while you ride around.
Now, while some people might do this and that, these methods are risky both for you and your phones. One thing is clear: none of the DIY phone mount solutions are considered good. They do not ensure safe use while biking and do not provide one with peace of mind while cycling around.
The easiest solution to the dilemma of taking your cell phone on a bike ride is to just buy a dedicated ROKFORM bicycle phone mount.
They're created for the purpose of mounting your phone to your bike and are designed for the exact type of phone you have so you can ensure correct sizing. Taking your phone on a bike ride has never been easier, and no longer do you need to think of using your back pocket — you'll just need to mount it!
Choosing the Best Mount for Your Smartphone
When it comes to finding the best phone mount for your bike, you'll need to consider the following qualities:
Durable materials ensure that the mount will be sturdy. Your phone requires a stable and secure mount to not wobble around, so it must also fit the phone correctly.
The ROKFORM Pro Series Phone Bike Mount is the only all CNC Machined 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum bike mount. The dual retention locking system and safety lanyard keep your phone safe and secure.
When paired with a ROKFORM phone case for iPhone, Galaxy, or other smartphones, the integrated magnet triples the security and helps reduce vibrations to protect your device's internal components even on the roughest terrain.
2. Premium Phone Case Compatibility
Here at ROKFORM, we know that staying connected as you ride is the perfect way to step up your game. That's why we've developed the best bike phone mounts on the market- so you can keep the good times rolling, even as you check your route and how many calories you've burned. Our V4 Pro Series Bike Mount and Sport Series Bike Phone Mount are designed to secure your phone better than any other mount, using our patented ROCKLOK twist-lock technology and sturdy mounting points. Paired with our Rugged iPhone cases, you can check your metrics without missing a pedal stroke, and ride confidently knowing that your phone is completely safe.
While your phone's safety should be the primary concern, you may want to consider other features the mount provides. For example, if you want to film your riding adventures, your phone mount should offer an unlimited range of motion that adjusts to the perfect angle.
4. Easy to Set Up (and Dismantle)
A secure setup will keep you from holding back so that you can ride as fast and hard as you normally would. The ROKFORM Pro Series Bike Phone Mount installs in seconds and fits bikes that accept 1-1/8” threadless steer tubes, which includes most road and mountain bike (MTB) models. The Sport Series Phone Bike Mount includes 3 sizes of heavy-duty hook-and-loop straps to perfectly fit any size bar from 7/8” all the way to 2.25”.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the magnet hurt my phone?
NO. Manufacturers have been using magnets in phones and tablets for years and now even Apple uses magnets right inside of their phone with their new MagSafe magnets. Our specially designed rare earth magnets are proven safe for all smartphones and tablets. Magnets will only affect spinning hard drives found in old laptop and desktop computers that are rarely found in 2021. The magnet may affect a hotel key but then again what doesn't?
Will the mount scratch the back of my phone?
No. The mount locks inside the case but never touches the phone.
Will the mount work with my existing case or cover?
Yes. The mount will work with any Rokform mountable case that has our twist lock on the back. If you have another brand of case or no case at all you can still use our mount by using our Universal Adapter.
Does the case protect my phone, and will it work when it’s not on the mount?
Yes. All of our mountable cases are extremely protective and are keeping phones safe every day all over the world.
Do you supply a waterproof cover for the phone?
No and thankfully all modern iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones are now water-resistant so there is no need for clumsy ponchos, skins, wraps, bags, or covers on your phone. Take advantage of the technology that you paid for with your new phone and enjoy it with your new ROKFORM Pro Series bike mount.
Keep Cycling and Stay Connected
We believe that if you take your phone on a bike ride, it should be as easy as carrying it anywhere else. And we won't let a small problem like not knowing where to put your phone get in the way of enjoying a good riding session. Cycling is about freedom, and now you can ride, stay connected, and enjoy the benefits of bringing your phone on your bicycle rides.
ROKFORM is premium handheld innovation made for those who take action seriously. Our products are designed in California, inspired by necessity and first-hand experience, built to last, backed by real people, and engineered by an experienced team.
Whether you're looking for a premium phone case, versatile mounting system, or functional accessories, ROKFORM has you covered! Visit our showroom in Irvine, California, or contact our 5-star support team with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions About ROKFORM
Are your cases wireless charging compatible?
Yes. For best wireless charging results, we reccomend the following: For Apple® MagSafe® Wireless Charger USB-C 65W Wall Charger from Anker, you can find it on Amazon by searching ASIN: B08F28BH7C. For a wireless charging Pad: TOZO W1 10W wireless charger, you can find this on Amazon by searching ASIN: B07FM8R7J1 and the Apple® 20W USB-C charging adapter. For in vehicle charging: We cannot guarantee that wireless charging with a Crystal or Rugged case will work with all Qi® chargers and in all vehicles due to the nearly infinite combinations, including vehicle type, charging area, power output, etc. For Crystal case customers: Please be sure to remove the round inner microfiber ring on the inside of the case. We no longer include this with current production but if you have it, please remove it for best performance. Removing the round liner will not affect protection. Questions: If you have any questions, please call our customer service team at 855-765-3676 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Will the magnet in your phone cases hurt my phone?
NO. Manufacturers have been using magnets in phones and tablets for years. Our specially designed rare earth magnets are proven safe for all smartphones and tablets. In a product overview from MacWorld, they said: "magnet based accessories are safe to use on iPads and pose no threat of scrambling interior electronics.” Our magnets will not harm your credit cards either. Magnets will only affect spinning hard drives found in old laptop and desktop computers. The magnet also may affect a hotel key but then again what doesn't? Bottom line, our magnets are safe but don’t set your phone on your old computer or your hotel key ;-)
What is your return policy?
We have a 60-day return policy. To start a return please email us at email@example.com. To view our complete return policy, please click here. Our goal at Rokform® is 100% customer satisfaction. Please call us at 1-855-ROKFORM (1-855-765-3676) with any questions or concerns, and we’ll be happy to assist you. Customer Service Hours: - Monday – Thursday, 8am – 5pm PST - Friday, 8am - 3pm PST - Saturday and Sunday: Closed - Toll Free: 1-855–ROKFORM (855) 765-3676
What is your warranty policy?
We have a limited 2-year warranty on most of our products. If you have purchased a product with electronics those products have a 1-year warranty. To submit a warranty ticket please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view our full Warranty Policy visit this link: https://www.rokform.com/pages/warranty
Where can I find ROKFORM in my area?
A list of authorized Rokform re-sellers can be found at the link below. http://www.rokform.com/resellers-list
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What makes ROKFORM cases different?
We could go on and on! Luckily, we've simplified it for you here: https://www.rokform.com/pages/case-comparison