For reference, this is my second mount, even though the first one was of a different brand. I use the mount on my mountain bike as well as on my road bike. Compared to my first mount, which is mostly made of plastic, this one is very solid and sturdy. On dirt trails and/or roads, it doesn't move it at all, always keeping my phone in perfect position. From a manufacturing perspective, the only concern I have relates to the mechanism used to tighten the phone, as I wonder whether the metal wheel might get looser over time. Other than that, I really love this product.
This thing is strong. After almost losing an iPhone X on the road due to a broken plastic mount, I decided to get a metal one. I am amazed at how strong it is, how well it grips my phone, plus the mount is not too wide to allow center mount on a Harley Softail. To those complaining about the “strange” Allen wrench, this a a security screw / wrench to now allow anyone to just walk by and snatch it off. That is a plus, and not something you should ever need to take out while on the road. Only caution is to not tighten the phone in too tight, feels so strong you could almost break the phone.
I wanted something that would securely clamp my phone. I was expecting this to do the job. I was not expecting it to the job so well. I can hold a Pixel 3 XL in an Otterbox case without setting off Active Edge and go over rough terrain without the phone falling out. You can rotate the mount from portrait to landscape. You can adjust tight it
Install was a breeze, and they give you some tape to protect your bar, and it reduces vibration. It makes tracking my rides much easier as my phone can get GPS much easier.
I was a little hesitant to buy this cause I wasn’t sure if it was gonna be secure enough at high speeds. Holds my phone firm at 130mph+ so that’s good enough for me! One downside is with all the wind pushing up against your camera/speaker it could damage your phone. I know this Because after some high speed Mexico Runs the Camera on my IPhone XR no longer works lol BUT THE MOUNT WORKS GREAT AND IS SECURE
Sturdy and supportive. The mount is easy to install with the security hardware and tool.
Find the plastic insert that fits your handlebar, start the installation from an easy accessible angle. Firm up the hardware to the point it barely movable . Rotate to your ideal angle and tighten. Also rotate the plate that best holds your phone and tight rotational screw to increase force needed to rotate the plate.
Install the padded tabs that cushion your phone. Fold the backing paper for the tabs and remove the tabs being careful not to touch the sticky face. Holding the edges and sliding down over the tab is an easy way to get them positioned correctly.
The directions with the phone holder are entertaining to read. Sort of helpful.