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    Roadie question: best handlebar smart phone holder

    Well, any tip for a secure smartphone holder to put on a road bike?
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    Did you ask Siri?

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    Haha. I have this stupid idea to try to bike commute once in a while, but I need a gps to find my way. Since I am too cheap to buy a dedicated gps, I am thinking of using my phone instead. I have on amazon but see nothing that looks sturdy.
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    Something like this?
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    https://www.wahoofitness.com/Product...-Bike-Case.asp

    Not cheap, but claims to be water and shock resistant. A friend of mine has one on his mtb, looks like his phone may survive a good crash with it (it does look a bit grotesk though).

    Also with built-in ANT+ (for your next puchase, a power meter, now that you've started to ask roadie questions...)

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    endomondo.com has one for 70 bucks. Check out there store under accessories.

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    You've been given the best advice by elhombre and mossterioso. Bottom line - make it an ANT+ compatible case. iBike's been doing it longer, but they're somewhat more proprietary in their product orientation. Wahoo is definitely shaping up to be an open platform, as there are already nearly a dozen software vendors that support ANT+ for iPhone.

    That said, it's my understanding that iBike incorporates a battery booster in their case, which makes it a smarter design for a dedicated training tool. The iPhone's built in battery won't run nearly as long as a garmin when doing constant gps queries.

    Smartphones are definitely the long term roadmap for this tech, and the battery issues will be solved with future releases. Garmin will either specialize themselves more, get bought, and/or try to make another phone.

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    I'll look through the links some more as some are iPhone specific (I use an HTC android phone). I'll have to figure how long will the battery work in GPS mode.
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    JC + Road bike = uh oh.

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    JC + Road bike = uh oh.
    JC + Road bike + lycra = oh no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twindaddy View Post
    JC + Road bike + lycra = oh no.
    I know: not a good sight. Which is why I have to ride more/bike commute.
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    If FC wasn't tooling around Oregon, he'd probably chime in and say to think twice - at least, he has before - you can have some pretty nasty accidents with these smartphone mounts.

    But maybe he was thinking more of MTB

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    I was thinking about getting one awhile back. I want to say there are a bunch of posts in the commuter section or the gps section that I read. What app are you planning on using?

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    I have not thought that far ahead.

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    cell buckle, saw their bike on OCC

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    Why not print out a little queue sheet and tape it to your bar. If you get lost, break out the smart phone and get back on track.

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    Not a bad idea, but that'd be a long sheet.
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    Just let it ring

    Quote Originally Posted by zorg View Post
    Well, any tip for a secure smartphone holder to put on a road bike?


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    I use this ... BioLogic Bike Mount for iPhone 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratpick View Post
    If FC wasn't tooling around Oregon, he'd probably chime in and say to think twice - at least, he has before - you can have some pretty nasty accidents with these smartphone mounts.

    But maybe he was thinking more of MTB
    Yeah, let me know when you're riding the road Zorg.

    That way I can stay clear of the roads

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