Thule Smartphone Bike Mount review - simple, effective and very secure

Functionality is great, but an out-front option would be appreciated and it is quite chunky

Thule Smartphone Bike Mount attached to a bike
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Thule Smartphone Bike Mount offers universal fitting for pretty much any smartphone without the need for a proprietary phone case to attach. This also means it undercuts most of the competition while being just as functional. However, some may prefer an out-front mounting option, and the current mount itself is quite a high profile and chunky.

Reasons to buy
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    Holds the phone securely

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    Phone can be horizontal or vertical

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    Doesn’t require specific phone case

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    Works with pretty much any phone with or without a case

Reasons to avoid
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    No out-front option

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    Not the sleekest

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If you've got an iPhone, Samsung or Google Pixel, bike mounts a pretty easy to come by. There are plenty of phone cases designed expressly for these models, and which pair seamlessly with compact handlebar mounts. 

But if your phone is from a smaller manufacturer, your options are a lot more limited - and generally comprise of awkward universal solutions.  The Thule Smartphone Bike Mount seeks to buck that trend, with the universal phone mount that is simple and easy to use. But just how well does it stack up against the best bike phone mounts on the market? We put it to the test to find out.

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Andy Turner

Andy is a Sport & Exercise Scientist, fully qualified and experienced cycling coach, personal trainer and gym instructor. He spent 3 years on the road riding for a UCI cycling team and 7 years as a BC Elite rider. 


After graduating in 2020 with first-class honours in his Sport & Exercise Sciences BSc, he continued to pursue his interest in research in the field of sport science alongside setting up his coaching business, ATP Performance, and working for USA-based firm, Wahoo Sports Science. He balanced this with racing at international level, competing in prestigious events such as the Tour of Britain and the Volta a Portugal.