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I'm looking to mount my phone for multiple uses while riding. I have looked at ram mounts and they look good, but I'm not sure which ones are the best with mounting. Especially since no access to handlebar mounting space.

Any tips or ideas?

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Amazon.com: Ram Mount Cradle Holder for Universal X-Grip Cellphone/iPhone with 1-Inch Ball - Non-Retail Packaging - Black: Car Electronics Amazon.com: Ram Mount Cradle Holder for Universal X-Grip Cellphone/iPhone with 1-Inch Ball - Non-Retail Packaging - Black: Car Electronics
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Ram makes a brake mount as well.

This has the universal X-mount, which is good, but my iPhone 5 bearly fits as its a little small. It's better with a thick case on the phone. Ram also makes cases specifically for various model phones.

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I'm looking to mount my phone for multiple uses while riding. I have looked at ram mounts and they look good, but I'm not sure which ones are the best with mounting. Especially since no access to handlebar mounting space.

Any tips or ideas?

Thanks!
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I found the big problems is glare on the screen - particularly if you are using your phone as a GPS or playing scrabble

A neoprene shroud or similar makes a big difference.

An adjustable ball mount is vital do that you can adjust the angle to avoid changing reflections if sky or hi Vis clothing etc.

I mount my phone with a similar system to RAM mount, but it is cheaper; it has interchangeable ball sizes with RAM.

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Awesome! Thanks for all the feedback. I will definitely look into these.
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Awesome! Thanks for all the feedback. I will definitely look into these.
One thing you really want to consider with whatever solution you devise is the extent to which you have to take your eyes off the road to look at your screen.

In heavy, high-speed traffic, when you're driving in unfamiliar territory, trying to determine which lane to be in or which exit to take, when you're using your device as a GPS nav unit (which, for me, most recently, is driving around the Quebec City and Montreal areas), it is easy to lock on to your screen instead of the road. You need to minimize that to the extent you can.

I found, through experimentation, that mounting the device center and high gives me the best opportunity to avoid taking my eyes off the road. With the placement I ended up with, I can view my screen without moving my head at all, and with just a quick flick of the eyes - and that doesn't change regardless of the position of the handlebars.

Just food for thought.
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I definitely appreciate that AlaskaGuy! Thanks, that is very good advice
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+1 on what Alaskaguy said

Heads up and out of the cockpit as much as possible, that is where all the hurty stuff is.

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I never rely totally on my phone GPS but one thing I find really useful is that it shows a preview of the next junction before you get to it - a really useful warning of what needs to be done and what idiots might try to do at the last minute
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