Quad Lock iPhone Bike Mount System

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Basically, the Quad Lock connection system is comprised of the four prongs or tabbed male mount, and the case’s female four notched receptacle. The mount has its tabs aligned horizontally or vertically to the attached object, while the case’s notches are offset 45 degrees. To engage the case to the mount, you turn the case off axis by 45 degrees, mesh the tabs and notches together, and twist the phone until it clicks. You can mount the case horizontally or vertically, depending on your requirements, or iPhone apps.

To remove the case, you do just the opposite, although with the bike mount, you’ll need to push down on the locking collar to release the case. The spring-loaded collar locks the case in place for more security, and it won’t come undone without pushing the collar down, which prevents any accidental detachment from occurring.

The Bike Mount PRO was simple to install using the included industrial o-rings (mongo rubber bands), and can be placed on the handlebar or stem, and it offered a stable and secure platform for the case. The system was very much like the Garmin Edge system, in which you snag the o-ring on the mount’s hook on one side, roll the band around the object, and hook the opposing one. The hard mount has a curved bottom where it attaches and interfaces to the bar or stem, and it has a padded rubber section to keep it in place, preventing any undue movement. To remove the mount, just lift it slightly, so you can grab an o-ring to pop off the hook. It comes with two o-rings sizes, which should help it fit most any stem or bar, though I wish, it came with a couple of extras in case you break or lose one?

Measured Specs:

  • Case weight – 16.6 grams
  • Bike mount weight (w/ o-rings) -20.5 grams
  • Total weight – 37.1 grams

The two additional flat wall mounts can be installed anywhere, like your vehicle, or at home, the office, etc., anyplace the mount would make the phone access beneficial. The wall mounts have a 3M VHB (very high bond) self-adhesive backing, so you just peel off the cover and place the mount anywhere that might be desired. I stuck one next to my computer in my home office, and I found it handy for charging the phone, and to keep it from getting lost on the occasional desktop clutter.

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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  • Glen says:

    My husband likes this case for riding his bike. He had zagg invisible skin on the phone but couldn’t get the case on with the back protected. Once he removed that the case fit. But like the review says he couldn’t get the case back off. He found the case very slippery and so he used the previously removed invisible skin, cut it down and added it to the back and sides. The case works good, but expensive

  • Chris says:

    Hey Chris, the Rokform doesn’t actually lock on the mount like the Quad Lock does with its dual stage mechanism. If you bumped the Rokform while riding it would fall off and then its bye bye iPhone!

  • Larry says:

    I´m very happy with my Quad Lock Kit. During my purchase I got a 10% promo discount: http://quadlock.refr.cc/DF9PSG8.

  • Doug says:

    I planned to use the case just for rides, but I’m now using it full-time. Customer service has been awesome, too. I skipped over the instructions at first so didn’t realize how to release the case from the bike mount — blue ring on the neck has to be pushed down, a very clever safety mechanism — and broke one of the corners right away. My own fault, but customer service sent me a replacement right away, at no cost. I’m very impressed.

  • Alex says:

    This is a nice case, but looks more like for city biking. If you want real protection combined with best usability, like me for the trail, I recommend considering this mount: http://www.bike2power.com/bikeconsole-iphone-5-waterproof-bicycle-mount.html
    Rode it, tried it, and highly recommend it!

  • roger says:

    $69 for rubberbands? WTF

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