Quad Lock mobile phone holder Bike Kit in practice test – the best bike mobile phone holder?

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The smartphone should be securely attached to the handlebar and you want to have a good view of the display. The Quad Lock Cell Phone Mount* for bike is one of the most popular smartphone phone holders. In the test I put the Quad Lock Bike Kit and the Quad Lock Out Front Mount to the acid test. Find out what’s good and what’s bad in the review.

Quad Lock Bike Kit Assembly
Quad Lock Bike Kit on the bike handlebar

The Quad Lock Bike Kit is available for iPhones & Samsung smartphones and some Huawei devices. In the Quad Lock test, I race over bumpy gravel roads, dirt tracks and wild trails with the smartphone phone holder on the handlebars. Does the smartphone hold securely on the handlebar? How well can the smartphone be operated with the QuadLock mobile phone holder?

Quad Lock Bike Kit mounting: The smartphone is attached to the handlebar in one easy step

How the Quad Lock Bike Kit performs in practice, I’ll show you in the practical test.

You’re in a hurry? Click here to go directly to the Quad Lock Bike Kit and the Quad Lock Out Front Mount

QUAD LOCK Vorbau/Lenker-Fahrradhalterung für iPhone und Samsung Galaxy-Handys
  • Die leichteste, stabilste und sicherste Fahrradhalterung für Smartphones
  • Die patentierte zweistufige Verriegelung sorgt dafür, dass das Handy sicher am Fahrrad befestigt wird
  • Schnelles Ver- und Entriegeln für einen unkomplizierten Zugriff auf Ihre Apps unterwegs

* Aktualisierung am 2021-09-21, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

Quad Lock Fronthalterung für Fahrradlenker
  • Mittige Positionierung vor dem Lenker sorgt für einen optimalen Betrachtungswinkel. Der Halter kann zur Positionierung über dem Vorbau herumgedreht werden
  • Patentierte zweistufige Verriegelung sorgt dafür, dass das Handy immer sicher am Fahrrad befestigt ist
  • Schnelles Ver- und Entriegeln für einen unkomplizierten Zugriff auf Ihre Apps unterwegs

* Aktualisierung am 2021-09-21, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

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Scope of delivery Quad Lock mobile phone holder

The Quad Lock Bike Kit is packaged to a high standard. The following is included with the Quad Lock:

  • Quad Lock mount for handlebar or stem (Available is the QuadLock phone holder for iPhones, Samsung smartphones and some Huawei smartphones. There is also a universal adapter.
  • Cable ties and rubber O-rings in two sizes for the attachment
  • printed guide
Quad Lock Universal Adapter Bike Kit Scope of delivery
Quad Lock Universal Bike Kit as universal adapter variant: The scope of delivery

As an accessory you can buy the Quad Lock Out Front Mount (Aero Mount). You can also find out all the details about the Aero mount in this Quad Lock review. The Out Front mount is probably the most popular QuadLock phone mount for road bikes.

The Quad Lock Out Front Bracket is compatible with handlebar diameters of 25.4 millimeters and 31.8 millimeters. An adapter ring is included in the scope of delivery.

Quad Lock Out Front Mount
The Quad Lock Out front mount: Especially popular with road bike riders

As I said, the Quad Lock Bike Kit is available for Apple iPhones, for Samsung smartphones and for some Huawei devices. There is also the QuadLock Universal Adapter for all other devices.

Here you get directly to the matching QuadLock mobile phone cases:

Quad Lock technical data

Manufacturer and product: Annex Quad Lock Bike Kit and Annex Quad Lock Out Front Mount
Fixing options: Handlebar or stem
tested with: iPhone 7 with Quad Lock iPhone Casde and ZTE Axon 9 Pro with Quad Lock Universal Adapter

Quad Lock Bike Kit bei Amazon kaufen*

Buy Quad Lock mounts in the official Quad Lock Shop (and get 10% discount)*.

How the Quad Lock mobile phone holder system works: The Quad Lock system consists of an attachment and a mobile phone case. You can attach the mount to the bicycle handlebars or to the stem. The mobile phone case is a perfect fit for the above models.

Quad Lock iPhone Sleeve & Rain Poncho

What is the quality and function of the custom-fit Quad Lock Case cover? Does the water-repellent rain poncho fulfil its function?

QuadLock Mobile Phone Holder Case and Rain Poncho
QuadLock mobile phone holder: case and water-repellent rain poncho

The cover is of high quality and fits perfectly. The smartphone fits in perfectly. The cover is easy to attach and remove. The case looks similar to other high quality cell phone bumpers. Turn the phone over and you’ll see the Quad Lock mount on the back.

The Quad Lock case is made of soft plastic, which protects the phone around good the edges protrude slightly beyond the display. Thus, the display is somewhat protected a display damage can be prevented in a fall thereby. Good news: All controls such as buttons and the screen can be operated well with the cover

The first step: Place the iPhone in the Quad Lock case.

QuadLock phone holder iPhone case
QuadLock mobile phone holder: The perfect-fit iPhone case and an iPhone

The Quad Lock mobile phone holder case is made of non-slip plastic. The smartphone lies comfortably in the hand in the case and it can be gripped well.

The Quad Lock case is not one of the thinnest smartphone cases. In return, it offers very good protection and that’s what matters out there! In addition, the case is really chic and thus you can also leave the smartphone permanently in the case.

QuadLock Mobile Phone Holder Test iPhone
QuadLock phone holder test: The case is attached to the iPhone. Conclusion: Stylish appearance and good protective effect

Quad Lock Poncho: The rain poncho protects your iPhone from water. The Poncho is available for all mobile phone models, for which there are also Quad Lock bike mounts.

QuadLock Mobile Phone Holder Rain Poncho
QuadLock mobile phone holder: The rain poncho

The poncho is put over the case and then holds like a glove. Rain can no longer penetrate to the smartphone. The charging port is also covered, but using such a connector in the rain is not a good idea anyway. The operation of the touchscreen is also made more difficult. Physical buttons like the volume buttons or a home button can be operated flawlessly. It is best to use the poncho as soon as it starts to rain.

QuadLock Test Mobile Phone Holder Rain Poncho
QuadLock Test: The rain poncho is put over the iPhone with case. Then it is protected by the water-repellent poncho

Attachment of the Quad Lock to the bike

The mounting of the Quad Lock bracket is quick and easy: The Quad Lock Bike Mount bracket is included in delivery. The bracket is attached to the bike with rubber rings or cable ties, the complete mounting material is included (in 2 sizes).

Quad Lock Bike Kit Handlebar Road Bike
Quad Lock Bike Kit on Road Bike Handlebars

You can attach the Quad Lock Bike Mount to the stem or to the handlebar.

The back of the Bike Mount Kit is rubberized. This means that the holder sits securely in place – nothing slips here.

Quad Lock Bike Kit bike mount on stem experience
Quad Lock Bike Kit on road bike stem

The Bike Mount bracket is attached to the bike? Your smartphone sits in the Quad Lock Case? Great, now you can attach your smartphone to your bike.

  • Place the smartphone including case rotated 45 degrees on the holder
  • press lightly
  • flip
  • Done: you will now notice how the smartphone locks into the cradle

Tip: you can attach your smartphone in portrait and also in landscape format to the Quad Lock bracket

Quad Lock Case and iPhone on bike handlebars in portrait mode:

Quadlock case on handlebars road bike
Quad Lock Case and iPhone on bike handlebars in portrait mode.

Quad Lock Case and iPhone on bike handlebars in landscape mode:

Quad Lock Bike Bike Kit Test Road Bike
QQuad Lock Case and iPhone on bike handlebars in landscape mode.

Quad Lock Case and iPhone on the front in portrait:

Quad Lock bike mount road bike
QuQuad Lock Case and iPhone on the front in portrait mode.

Quad Lock Case and iPhone on the front in landscape mode:

Quad Lock Bike Mount Landscape
Quad Lock Case and iPhone on the forehead in landscape mode.

This is how you remove your smartphone from the Quad Lock mount:

  • Push down the blue sleeve
  • Rotate smartphone
  • Smartphone up Remove

The Quad Lock Case sits quite high on the handlebar. Even if your Ahead headset is tall, the smartphone and phone holder can be easily attached to the stem:

Quad Lock Test Bike Mount Bike Kit
Quad Lock Test: The bike mount in the view from the side

The unlocking works as already described: The blue sleeve is simply pressed down and you can remove your smartphone.

Quad Lock Bike Mount Unlock Bike Mount
Quad Lock Bike Mount: Unlocking is possible with one hand

Attachment and removal is child’s play. The construction works reliably and holds bombproof. I’ve ridden it over the most challenging trails and the smartphone always holds securely to the bike with the mount.

Quad Lock Out Front Mount (Aero Mount) – Bike Mount on Handlebars

The Quad Lock Out Front Mount is an aero mount: You can attach the mobile phone bike mount to handlebars with a diameter of 25.4 millimetres or 31.8 millimetres. A suitable adapter for mounting on both handlebar diameters is included. The Out Front Mount is an additional option for mounting your smartphone with the Quad Lock system.

QuadLock Out Front Mount Assembly with Multitool
QuadLock Out Front Mount: Mounting is possible with an Allen key or the Multitool Allen key

You can mount the Quad Lock Out Front Mount quickly and easily with an Allen screw. The method of attachment is similar to other aero mounts and has proven itself in practice. With the Quad Lock system, this attachment also works very well.

Quad Lock Out Front Mount Test Handlebar
Quad Lock Out Front Mount: Top view. The bracket is mounted on the handlebar

Mounting your smartphone to the Quad Lock Out Front Mount: The mounting of your smartphone in the case works the same as with the Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit described above:

  • Place smartphone including Quad Lock case rotated 45 degrees onto the Aero mount
  • Press smartphone down slightly
  • Turn smartphone straight again
Quad Lock Out Front Mount Experience Handlebar
Quad Lock Out Front Mount experience: The smartphone is attached within a few seconds

You now notice how the smartphone locks securely into place. With the Aero mount, you can also attach your smartphone in portrait and landscape mode.

QuadLock bracket Gravelbike MTB
QuadLock mount on gravel bike: Rough MTB trails are no problem for the mount

You can also conveniently remove your smartphone again:

  • Push down the small blue lever
  • now turn the smartphone 45 degrees and remove it upwards

Practical: you can attach a GoPro adapter to the bottom of the out Front Mount bracket. Then your GoPro or compatible Action Cam is always ready to go.

Quad Lock GoPro
Quad Lock Bracket Out Front Mount with GoPro

Quad Lock experience while riding a bike

The Quad Lock mount and case are all around high quality workmanship. The smartphone holds bombproof on the bike and there are hardly any vibrations. Even in everyday life you can leave your phone in the case. Your smartphone remains protected and the case makes a good figure.

After a short period of familiarisation, you can release your smartphone from the holder with one hand.

There is also a suitable Quad Lock mount for other applications. There are holders for:

  • Upper arm for running
  • Smartphone car mount
  • Tripod mount
  • Belt attachment

Quad Lock Universal Adapter

The Quad Lock Universal Adapter can be stuck to the smartphone or a smartphone case with a 3M adhesive pad. This makes almost any smartphone compatible with the QuadLock system – even if there is no custom-fit case from the manufacturer.

QuadLock Mobile Phone Holder Universal Adapter
QuadLock Universal Adapter: This makes every smartphone compatible

Please note the following: The QuadLock Universal Adapter does not hold on TPU rubber. TPU rubber is a soft material and is therefore used in many smartphone cases, e.g. also in the smartphone case in the photo.

If the QuadLock adapter is used, then the smartphone case should be made of a different material, e.g. conventional plastic. A compatible protective case is, for example, the Tough Armor case from Spigen. The case is available for many smartphone types.

This case uses a material mix of silicone TPU for the inner part and polycarbonate for the outer part. There the QuadLock Universal Adapter can be attached.

QuadLock Mobile Phone Mount Universal Adapter
QuadLock mobile phone holder: The universal adapter is attached directly to the smartphone or on the case

The custom-fit QuadLock cases are excellent products. However, I do not have enough confidence in the Universal Adapter. If you read through the Amazon reviews on the article also rightly. If you are often off-road with your MTB or gravel bike, the QuadLock Universal Adapter will probably not hold up permanently.

Quad Lock or SP Connect? Smartphone bike mount

Custom-fit bike mounts for popular smartphones are also available from SP Connect. What is the difference to Quad Lock? The quality and reliability of the SP Connect mobile phone holders is similarly high. Here hardly any wishes remain open.

QuadLock Case – Bike Kit and Out Front Mount:

QuadLock offers mainly an excellent bike mount. The product is well thought out from front to back and beyond reproach. The smartphone holds securely on the handlebar at all times.
Little space is required on the handlebars for mounting: The bracket is attached to the handlebar with a 45-degree turn.
Switching between portrait and landscape mode is possible with a simple flick of the wrist and takes only a few seconds.
Accessories (as with SP Connect) are not available for the QuadLock system.

Quad Lock Out Front Bracket*

SP Connect brackets

The SP Connect mount fits snugly and holds the smartphone securely on the handlebar in any position.
SP Connect in comparison has a wide range of accessories on offer: The Wedge Case, for example, is particularly interesting: The case can be attached to the bike in many ways, e.g. behind the saddle, on the top tube, on the headset, stem or handlebar. In addition to the smartphone, there is plenty of space in the case for accessories such as a powerbank
SP Connect requires more space on the handlebar: The smartphone is attached to the holder with a 90 degree rotation. When attaching the smartphone, you need more space on the handlebars than with QuadLock.
More complicated is the change between portrait and landscape format. For this you need tools, because the base mount on the wheel must be converted.

SP Connect Bike Bundle bike mount* SP Connect Universal Interface*

Quad Lock experience and summary

The Quad Lock mobile phone holder secures your smartphone to the bike handlebar and allows you to access and operate your mobile phone at any time.

The two main solutions are excellently manufactured and well thought-out:

  • The Quad Lock Bike Kit
  • The Quad Lock Out Front Mount

Thanks to the clever locking mechanism, the smartphone is attached to the bike handlebar or stem within seconds. There it is then held securely, whether fast road bike ride or rough MTB trail.

The Quad Lock Case is chic and can also linger on the everyday phone with pleasure.

Buy Quad Lock – yes or no?

The Quad Lock Bike Kit has proven itself in practice. With the bike mobile phone holder, your smartphone is securely attached to the bike and you always have a good view of the display. The Quad Lock Bike Kit is a sophisticated and high-quality mobile phone holder for the bike. The concept is well thought out and holds the phone reliably on the handlebars

The workmanship of the Quad Lock case and Quad Lock mount is of high quality. The smartphone is also well protected in the case. In addition, the handling is well thought out and the phone is quickly mounted and removed.

The phone case looks smart and you can leave it on your phone off the bike. If you have a compatible phone: iPhone, Samsung, Huawei, then the Quad Lock Bike Kit is a great recommendation. I’ve had good experiences with it. The Quad Lock sleeves hold bombproof.

You don’t have a custom-fit case for your smartphone? There is also a universal mount from Quad Lock as an adhesive pad but the safety of this solution may be doubted.

The Quad Lock Out Front Mount (aero mount) is also a great accessory. Whether aero mount or bike kit mount is ultimately a matter of taste to a large extent.

QUAD LOCK Vorbau/Lenker-Fahrradhalterung für iPhone und Samsung Galaxy-Handys
  • Die leichteste, stabilste und sicherste Fahrradhalterung für Smartphones
  • Die patentierte zweistufige Verriegelung sorgt dafür, dass das Handy sicher am Fahrrad befestigt wird
  • Schnelles Ver- und Entriegeln für einen unkomplizierten Zugriff auf Ihre Apps unterwegs

* Aktualisierung am 2021-09-21, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

Quad Lock Fronthalterung für Fahrradlenker
  • Mittige Positionierung vor dem Lenker sorgt für einen optimalen Betrachtungswinkel. Der Halter kann zur Positionierung über dem Vorbau herumgedreht werden
  • Patentierte zweistufige Verriegelung sorgt dafür, dass das Handy immer sicher am Fahrrad befestigt ist
  • Schnelles Ver- und Entriegeln für einen unkomplizierten Zugriff auf Ihre Apps unterwegs

* Aktualisierung am 2021-09-21, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

Good

Precisely fitting mobile phone case: very flat and nestles against the mobile phone
✅ Smartphone keeps stable on the bike
✅ Quick and easy to switch between portrait & landscape format
✅ Connections remain accessible (except with rain poncho)

Bad

❌ Reliability of the custom-fit sleeve excellent but reliability of the universal adapter questionable

Quadlock alternatives

SP Connect

SP Connect also offers custom-fit smartphone phone holders: The cover also nestles up to the smartphone and holds tightly to the bike. There is a wider range of accessories than QuadLock. The Wedge Case is particularly interesting: the bike mount fits a Samartphone, powerbank and other accessories. When mounting, more space is needed on the left and right side of the handlebar than with QuadLock. A change between portrait and landscape format is possible with QuadLock without tools and with only one handle. With SP Connect, tools are required for this.

To the detailed SP Connect mount practical test (test & experiences)

SP Connect Bike Bundle
  • Smartphone Hülle Schlank, schützend, funktionell
  • Weather Cover Schützt vor Regen, Schweiß, Staub und Schlamm
  • Für Durchmesser von 23-43mm (0.9 – 1.7 Zoll)

* Aktualisierung am 2021-09-21, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

Angebot
SP Connect Universal Interface
  • ✅ 3M Klebefolie: Garantiert sicheren Halt!
  • ✅ Sicheres und flaches Interface
  • ✅ Größe: 66 x 55mm (2.6 x 2.17 Zoll)

* Aktualisierung am 2021-09-21, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

Bone Collection Bicycle Universal Mount

Smartphone Universal Mount from Bone Collection

There’s no custom-fit case for your smartphone? The Bone Collection universal bike mount is a useful alternative. In practice, I have had excellent experiences with an almost identical mount over the years. The Bone Collection bike mount is one of the most stable and reliable phone mounts on the market. The smartphone is quickly clamped and can be removed just as easily. Once attached, the smartphone is held securely at four points. Whether you’re riding a road bike on asphalt or a mountain bike on a rooty trail, the smartphone stays on the handlebar. There are models for handlebars and stem. With the new mounts, sensors for e.g. fingerprint readers or Face ID also remain accessible.

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  • VORBAU GERECHT - “Bike Tie PRO 2” befestigt dein Smartphone im Portraitmodus am Vorbau und im Querformat an der Lenkerstange (also invertiert dem normalen “Bike Tie” gegenüber). Perfekt für deine STRAVA App! Wir empfehlen die Nutzung einer Schutzhülle für zusätzliche Sicherheit auf unebenem Boden.
  • ULTRA LEICHT - Mit einem Rennrad, ist das letzte was du möchtest eine schwere Halterung sowie zusätzlichen Luftwiderstand durch dein Handy. Diese Halterung löst diese beiden Probleme und minimiert durch die Neigung Reflektionen auf dem Display.

* Aktualisierung am 2021-09-21, Preis kann gestiegen sein, Werbung, Bild:Amazon

What do you think of the Quad Lock bike phone mount? Do you have any questions? Write me your comment.

Quad Lock Alternative: What the bracket from SP Connect? The direct Quad Lock alternative! In this article, I compare both phone mounts with each other.

Smartphone cell phone holder: In the large smartphone cell phone holder comparison, you get a comprehensive overview of the current best and proven in practice smartphone cell phone holders. You’ll also find a great guide with useful tips in the comparison.

Geschrieben von Michael Luplow
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