How do you carry your phone?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by no worries, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. no worries

    no worries Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Brad
    Current Bike:
    Process 111
    For my local 60-90 minute spins, I stopped bringing the camel back. I haven't had a flat in 10 years and I can walk out if I do (like when my chain broke). It feels great not having anything on your back and I'm willing to walk now and then as a penalty.

    That said, I would like to carry my phone with me. For a while I used an under-seat bag for the phone plus car key. However, I'm pretty sure that's what destroyed my Iphone 6S. A chip eventually came loose inside the phone and it stopped working.

    I've got this fancy Pixel 3 XL now and I'd like to bring it along for pictures and to be reachable by the family in an emergency. I'm thinking of a hip pack and some sort of padded slip-on case? I'm hoping the phone being on me and the padded case will neutralize most of the impacts to the phone from normal riding, and hopefully from most crashes?

    Thought I'd see what others have come up with though.
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    I usually just put it in my jersey pocket.

    Knock on wood...:.so far crashes haven’t been a problem.

    It’s gotten dirty and muddy a few times.

    Sometimes I put it in a ziplock baggie with my lens cleaner and atm card.
     
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  3. rossage

    rossage iMTB Addict

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    Revelate feed bag. Holds my P10, wallet, keys, Clif bar, knife, safety gear and I can even stuff a vest in there if necessary.

    I usually ride packless, but that means I carry more on my bike.
    Under the seat I carry a tube, CO2, inflator and tire lever in a Specialized Mtn Bandit attached to my Phenom
    In a downtube storage container, I carry a multitool, zip ties, tape, der. cable, patch kit, quick links, and some other small items-cleat screw...etc. I can fit all of this in an old seat bag or a Keg-half bottle storage container with a screw on lid that fits in a bottle cage.
    This stuff goes with me on every ride. Most of my rides will leave me with a long, lonely, walk if I'm not able to fix something.
     
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  4. MolarM

    MolarM Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Mike Belda
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz 5010
    I know you said you don’t like to wear a pack, but when I forego the hydration/backpack- I use a smal “hip pack” for phone, keys, and bare essentials. Hardly know it’s there. It’s called the “Das Rad” hip pack from a company called High Above. Check it out

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  5. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    I LOVE bar bags! So far a phone has never been damaged, but I have cheap/crap phone. Phone, wallet, keys, food, clothing... it all goes in.

    My personal fave: https://www.randijofab.com/collections/bags/products/bartender-1

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  6. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Put my phone in my shorts pocket.
     
  7. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I carry mine in my jersey pocket. Can't remember the last time I used a pack other than commuting on the road bike.
     
  8. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 Times SC, Oh My.
    Phone goes in the jersey pocket... Never had an issue, and I crash a lot. I usually wash it off in the sink when I get home.

    @MolarM - Das Rad means "the bike" in German. Real creative marketing team on that one! :Roflmao
     
  10. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Usually use my front shorts pocket, sometimes use the bag cyclo uses. Don't like the larger size phones.....phablets:Roflmao:thumbsup:
     
  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I wear baggies and I possess a small profile phone so that it fits in my front pocket for quick access. I like to stop and smell the roses any time I see something worth shooting.
     
  12. LLPoolJ

    LLPoolJ iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Moreno Valley
    Name:
    James Johnson
    Current Bike:
    Specy Epic, Stumpu and Enduro
    Like these kind. Clear I am hoping.

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  13. horsebikerider

    horsebikerider Member

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    Suzanne Martin
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy
    I use a RokForm case and stem mount for my phone :)
     
  14. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Erik Bruner
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower, Kona Hei Hei
    Swat bibs for me.
     
  15. Rumpled

    Rumpled Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Jim Martin
    Current Bike:
    2003 Giant Rainier
    My phone goes in a Rokform case and I have a Banjo Brothers phone pouch that carries that setup. In my middle pocket of my jersey.
    I have a seat bag with all the repair stuff I bring that is always on my bike (sometimes I race with it, sometimes I don't - depends on how far the walk could be)

    When I do wear a pack, whether for longer rides or change of clothes, the phone package goes in the pack.
     
  16. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Rocky Mountain Altitude
    Put it in my front zippered pocket of the shorts on the MTB and jersey pocket on the road yet.
    If I carry it at all.
    I'm on the phone so much for work that I try to avoid it on my time off . But habits are hard to break.
     
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  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Same thing, only different.
     
  18. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2015 Devinci Troy Carbon 27.5
    D3996C13-A9D6-48CB-A046-8E16A34A0F88.jpeg I keep my phone in my Revelate toptube bag. It’s easy access and it’s big enough to fit my phone.
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I crashed once - on the GE Reveal Ride - and my phone protected my back from a rock, right where my jersey pocket was. Cracked the screen, though. :Roflmao
     
  20. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Jersey pocket or shorts pocket. Only time it goes in a pack is if the weather is foul or the company I’m with is hideous and unphotogenic :gag:
     
  21. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'm seriously looking at the Revelate stuff. My Kona wants. :thumbsup:
     
  22. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    It’s kind of a PITA but it works for me:

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  23. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    :thumbsup:
     
  24. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    But I do not see the requisite tinfoil hat.o_O
     
  25. BigTex

    BigTex Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Richard
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Les
    In a snack-size ziploc baggie (perfect fit!) in my jersey pocket. Several times after a crash I have expected to pull out a phone with a shattered screen, but hasn't happened yet.

    FYI, if you have a recent iPhone, disable "raise to wake" (it's under "Display and Brightness" in settings) before an MTB ride. Otherwise you may come back from your ride with a phone that is locked for 20 minutes because you've "entered" numerous incorrect passcodes while it's bounding around.
     
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  26. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Or, just use something other than an Iphone...problem solved! :thumbsup::rolleyes::laugh:
     
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  27. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Shorts front pocket or zippered side pocket.
     
  28. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    A replacement phone screen runs around $100. A back replacement runs around 10K-100K +. I think you got a better deal with the broken phone screen.
     
  29. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    And I got the Galaxy S9 for cheap...and Verizon likes that I'm over 55.... my bill is half what it was. :)
     
  30. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    I use the Quad Lock for my I Phone 7 handle bar mount. The one on the right was the first I bought but it would slip down the taper on my carbon handlebars and would end up upside down on a down hill. ( Mounted with rubber rings and Zip ties. ) I never once lost my phone even with the mount coming loose- Recently I got an email and moved onto the one on the left. It's a little harder to put the phone on and take off but no longer slips around. I leave my phone handlebar mounted even going down the motorway. If I were in a place where it would be darn near impossible to retrieve my phone, chair lift, nasty downhill, race conditions, I would keep it in my pocket.

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