Where do you put your cell phone on a ride?
I always carry my phone in case of an emergency. I turn the ringer off. I don’t want to be disturbed. Ride time is my time. I put it in one of my jersey pockets along with fuel for the ride. That is until recently. Now that I am a Strava user, I want to see the map and statistics during the ride.
I have tried two phone holders designed for the bike. Topeak has a stem mount holder retailing for $50 CAD. It is well made and nice looking. However, it does not support the larger iPhone 5C. My Phone. The case on the 5C is a little thicker than the 5S. I tried only to be disappointed. I like the look and quality. Delta also make a holder, the SmartPhone Caddy II, designed for all size of phones. It’s half the price, more practical and, also well made. Initially, I did not like the look – the red elastic cord that enables the holder to fit any and all phones – but have since grown to really like it. It easy to slip the phone in and, at the end of the ride, remove it. And, it’s secure. There is no worry a bumpy ride will jar it loose. It too either mounts on the stem or handlebars.
I am using it on the Roberts. My new commuter. My training bike. I love that bike! I am considering purchasing another for the Garneau. I love it too but for different reasons. I plan on riding both bikes a lot this season and don’t want to be without my map, speed, elapsed time and elevation gain.
If you are interested in getting your phone out of your jersey pocket, the SmartPhone Caddy II is available from MEC.ca for $22.50 CAD.
And, if you are wondering, I still turn the ringer off. Remember, that’s my time.