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The Best Phone Holder for Bikes

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The best phone holder for bike handlebars can be a game-changer. You can easily check texts, follow GPS navigation, change music or monitor workout data — all without stopping or awkwardly pulling your phone out of your pocket while riding.

But not all bike phone mounts are made equal: the best phone holders for bikes keep that expensive smartphone securely locked in, even on the bumpiest of rides. Read on for the best phone holders for bikes, whether you’re cycling on the road, to work or on the mountain.

What Are the Best Phone Holders for Bikes?

When it comes to choosing the best bike phone mount, the first consideration should be security. Some phone holders sacrifice security for accessibility or use cheap materials. We’ve rounded up a few rock-solid phone holders, but there are a few other things to think about while shopping for the best phone holder for bikes.

Holder Style: Some of the best phone holders for bikes use a handlebar anchor and a dedicated case or an attachment that locks onto the anchor. Others look more like a rubber claw, with a flexible net that wraps around the edges of your smartphone. The former style is often more secure and lets you quickly release the phone, but these do require a piece of hardware on your phone (like a piece stuck to the back of the phone or a dedicated case). The second style usually fits a wider range of smartphones, but these aren’t quite as robust and it can be harder to remove your phone quickly.

Fit: Be sure to order the right size mount for your phone and handlebars. Some mounts are made specifically for certain phone models, and even “universal” mounts can be too small for large phones or too loose on smaller models. Also, be sure to check handlebar diameter compatibility.

Design: The best phone holder for bikes should be low-profile and easy to use. We like being able to release the phone quickly for calls or, say, stopping into a corner store, as well as a streamlined build that doesn’t rattle or create wind drag.

The Best Phone Holders for Bikes

1. Quad Lock Out Front Bike Mount

With an extremely secure fit and low-profile design, the Quad Lock Out Front mount is the best phone holder for any bike. The Quad Lock uses two pieces: a handlebar anchor and either a case or a universal adapter. The case, which can be ordered for most smartphone models, features a built-in lock that twists onto the handlebar anchor. The option, a universal mount, adheres to the back of your smartphone or to a plastic or metal case of your own (but, once it’s on, the universal mount doesn’t come off).

This system keeps almost any phone from rattling or moving — even with bumps — and allows for easy attachment/detachment action. Plus, the low-profile build ensures minimal wind drag.

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2. Roam Universal Bike Phone Mount

If you prefer a more casual universal bike phone holder, check out this one from Roam. The mount’s silicone net, which wraps around all four corners of your phone, stretches to secure most recent iPhone models and all Samsung Galaxy smartphones. This universality goes for the handlebar attachment piece too, as the Roam will fit handlebars from 0.9 to 1.25 inches in diameter. Unlike the Quad Lock above, the Roam phone holder can also be tilted and rotated for a comfortable viewing angle, no matter your handlebar shape.

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3. Rokform Pro Series Quad Tab Mount

For seriously gnarly rides, consider this Rokform Pro Series mount. Made of rugged aircraft-grade aluminum, the mount is ready for bumps, falls, scrapes, nasty weather or all of the above. It’s another two-piece system, requiring the handlebar piece and an adhesive phone adapter or dedicated Rokform mounting phone case. The case or adhesive mount attach to the handlebar anchor via both magnets and a twist lock for double security.

Rokform’s obsession with security is also evident in the way it attaches to your bike. Instead of clamping to the handlebars, the mount replaces your bike’s stem cap with a base for the Rokform system. Setup is easy (the tool is included) and, once done, the system is incredibly stable.

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4. Nite Ize Wraptor

This Wraptor mount from Nite Ize is the best phone holder for bike commutes and shared cycles. Thanks to a simple mounting strap on the back, the Wraptor can be quickly installed or taken off handlebars without any tools. Your phone is then strapped into a semi-stretchy silicone harness that fits most phones, but the harness’ size works best with larger smartphones. Once strapped in, your phone can be rotated 360 degrees for either landscape or portrait positions.

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Hear Marianne Faithfull’s Forceful ‘Vagabond Ways’ Demo for ‘Incarceration of a Flower Child’

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Marianne Faithfull will give her 1999 album, Vagabond Ways, the deluxe treatment with a reissue due out March 4. She’s teasing the release with the demo recording for the album’s “Incarceration of a Flower Child,” a song Roger Waters wrote in 1968 but never recorded with Pink Floyd.

On the demo, Faithfull sings along to a backdrop of acoustic guitars and one buzzy electric as she describes a scene of drinking cheap wine and smoking dope on Indian tapestry cushions. “Don’t get up to answer the door, just stay with me here on the floor,” she belts. “It’s going to get cold in the Seventies.” The studio version that appeared on Vagabond Ways sounds more polished thanks to electronics played by co-producer Mark Howard and synth bass by Waters.

The reissue will feature several other previously unreleased demos, an uncirculated studio recording, and new liner notes. In addition to digital and CD reissues, the record will be available on vinyl for the first time.

The bonus material includes “Blood in My Eyes,” a Bob Dylan cover that previously featured on the Japanese edition of the original album, as well as “Drifting,” a song Faithfull wrote and recorded with co-producer Daniel Lanois but never released. It also includes demos of “Vagabond Ways,” “Electra,” and her cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Tower of Song,” and Waters’ “Incarceration.”

She reflected on her enduring friendship with Waters in a 2014 Rolling Stone feature when she recorded another one of his songs, “Sparrows Will Sing,” for her Give My Love to London album. “He’s one of my dearest friends, and I love him and he’s everything a real gentleman rock star should be,” she said. “He’s not a misogynist. He is not only in it for the money. He is a great man.”

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‘I Was in Prison. Now He Is’: Ronnie Spector Gets Raw on Phil Spector in Unearthed Audio

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Ronnie Spector, who died last week at the age of 78, speaks candidly about her abusive ex-husband, Phil Spector, and more in never-before-heard audio on the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now. Phil Spector, who died in 2021, was in prison for murder when Kory Grow interviewed Ronnie in 2016, and she told Grow she saw it as karmic justice for the years when her ex essentially locked her away in their mansion.

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“I couldn’t go out for seven years,” Spector said. “I didn’t go anywhere… What goes around, comes around. I was in prison. Now he is. So that’s how I look at it.” In the interview clips, Spector also gives a vivid account of the making of the Ronettes’ epochal hit “Be My Baby” and more.

The episode also includes an in-depth discussion between Andy Greene, Angie Martoccio, Rob Sheffield, and host Brian Hiatt about Spector’s life, music, influence (from Jersey Shore rock to punk to riot grrrrl to, um, Eddie Money), and legacy — as well as her soon-to-be-reissued autobiography.

“She talks in the book about how she was possessed when she was young with the desire to be seen, to be heard, to be accepted,” Sheffield says. “She talks about how she was a cheerleader at her high school. And she was like, that wasn’t enough for me, to be the most popular girl in school. I needed to be in the most popular girl in the world. And you can hear that lust for power in ‘Be My Baby.’ This is the voice of an ordinary girl from the streets of Spanish Harlem who is absolutely intent on making the whole world hear her and go, what the hell was that? And that’s exactly what she did.”

Download and subscribe to our weekly podcast, Rolling Stone Music Now, hosted by Brian Hiatt, on Apple Podcasts or Spotify (or wherever you get your podcasts), and check out three years’ worth of episodes in the archive, including in-depth, career-spanning interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Halsey, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Brandi Carlile, Phoebe Bridgers, Rick Ross, Alicia Keys, the National, Ice Cube, Robert Plant, Dua Lipa, Questlove, Killer Mike, Julian Casablancas, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Marr, Scott Weiland, Liam Gallagher, Alice Cooper, Fleetwood Mac, Elvis Costello, John Legend, Donald Fagen, Phil Collins, Justin Townes Earle, Stephen Malkmus, Sebastian Bach, Tom Petty, Eddie Van Halen, Kelly Clarkson, Pete Townshend, Bob Seger, the Zombies, Gary Clark Jr., and many others — plus dozens of episodes featuring genre-spanning discussions, debates, and explainers with Rolling Stone’s critics and reporters. Tune in every Friday at 1 p.m. ET to hear Rolling Stone Music Now broadcast on SiriusXM’s Volume, channel 106.

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Jamie Lynn Spears Says She Tried To Help Britney Get Out of Conservatorship

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Jamie Lynn Spears says she tried to help Britney free herself from her conservatorship … but the efforts went nowhere and pissed a lot of people off.

The former Nickelodeon star says Britney made it seem like she wanted out of the conservatorship during some late-night sister talks on a trip to Hawaii, and Jamie Lynn says she tried to get involved.

As Jamie Lynn explains on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast, she took Britney’s comments to heart and talked to her sister’s lawyer … but it blew up in her face big time.

What’s more, Jamie Lynn says she and her husband had some judges look into Britney’s conservatorship and told her all she needed to do was move out of California for 6 months and the conservatorship would end.

JL says she even offered to have Britney live with her in Louisiana in an effort to dissolve the conservatorship … but she still doesn’t know why Britney never followed through with that option.

Jamie Lynn doesn’t give an exact time frame for when any of this was happening … but says she was always going to support whatever Britney wanted to do.

Britney’s been reacting to a lot of Jamie Lynn’s interviews and excerpts from her new book, so it will be interesting if she has a response here.

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