Quad-Lock iPhone Bike Mount Review

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by Byron on May 31, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Industrial design on the Quad-Lock iPhone mount is good; a cleat with a shoe is smart and so is the rubber band attachment method. The fit, finish, and packaging are also well done. Only issue is no waterproofing or protection. I suggest the designers skip the wall and desk mount accessories in another rev for the bike to focus on weatherproofing and protecting your phone.

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Your phone within touching distance

As another successful Kickstarter project, it’s great to see the Quad-Lock come to market and into a reviewer’s hands; it’s unsettling to use though, cause your smartphone is exposed to the elements.

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A steady mount

The mount, like the one Garmin users place on their stem, stayed in place when I bounced over a set of railroad tracks at 24 mph. However, knowing that the headphone port is pointed forward on the bike without a guard, I imagined particles flying into the iPhone, contaminating the electronic bits.

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Like a Garmin Stem Mount

Worried, I removed the Quad-Lock from the stem and put it in my pocket for the rest of the ride. Suggest you wait for the next rev and not worry about damaging your phone or only use it for short distances. You could also plug the port with electrical tape.

Push to Release and Rotate

The Quad-Lock is available directly from the designers and I tested the deluxe kit at $69.95 USD.

Note: the Quad-Lock system is designed to put your iPhone everywhere and it does that. It just needs more work for use on the bike.

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Comments: 9

It does look like a _really tall_ Garmin Forerunner bike mount.

So what does it actually attach to on the phone? Is it the whole case, or something that can attach to our existing cases?  Thanks!

@jazz,

It’s a hardshell case that you snap the phone into. The case has a recessed cleat on the back of it that connects to the mount. The mount is sturdy. The case is only a shell that surrounds the back and side of the phone.

Thanks for the great review Byron. We are releasing a water resistant case called the “Poncho” very soon along with an adhesive universal mount which can be attached to any phone or case so you are not just limited to the iPhone.

Chris - Annex Products

@chris

Good news. Also see your just published a strength-test video

http://youtu.be/VXaC2oJ2mFA

Yep, turned out to be a bloody strong mount! Could probably use it to mount your kids to your bike!

I´m very happy with the Quad Lock Mounting.

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I´m very happy with my Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S!

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