iPhone 6/6S Plus
iPhone 6/6S Plus options for mounting on a bicycle…
I have been using my iPhones with a mountain bike ever since my iPhone 4. Needless to say I value two key factors in figuring out options for how to mount the phone on my bicycle:
- How sturdy, protective and safe is the mount for the phone
- How easy is it to operate the phone – to attach it to the bike when you are ready for a ride and using the phone while riding
With those in mind, I have tried several options over the years. You can read about those in previous postings. For the last year or so I have been using the Tigra MountCase Magnum – the setup on my mountain bike is seen in the photo below – my iPhone 6/6S Plus.
One specific item that made it a preferred choice for me (at least) is the ease of attaching the iPhone once you are ready to go biking..The phone has a good solid back in its mounting case due to the metal frame — see below
When the phone is assembled you are ready to just clip it into the bike mount. The bike mount is actually installed in the stem of your bike so is very solid and provides a good stable attachment for your phone. The whole setup is shown in the image below.
Now, I have noticed some small quirks with the Tigra mount case – the one that you may to try for yourself is how your headphones attach to the headphone jack on the iPhone once it is in the Tigra case. I have some headphones which are no problem, but others with shorter jacks have a looser connection which tends to disconnect from the iPhone if you are going on a rough trail.
Overall the setup of the Tigra MountCase Magnum is good – I like the convenience of how quickly you can attach and disconnect the phone from the mounting point.
Next posting I will review the Tigra with Rubberized Rain Guard that also attaches in the same setup on your bike…