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Minoura iH-100 Smart Phone Holder

The Minoura iH-100 is a handlebar mounted cell phone holder. Designed ideally for the iPhone, the iH-100 will fit other phones of a similar size. The unit features a tool-free mounting system, urethane-padded clamps and a quick release mechanism.

Of course there are good and bad points to the design, the main drawback being that it’s specifically not meant for aggressive riding or bumpy roads. The other being that there’s no integrated rain or protection.

The Minoura iH-100 is available in two sizes (for 22-29 or 28-35mm clamps) and retails for $35. Visit www.minourausa.com for more info.

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10 Comments

  1. David - Wheelfine ImportsFebruary 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I use
    http://us.dahon.com/accessories/2010/biologic-bike-mount-iphone
    weather proof, but only iPhone 3G specific, also rotates.

  2. Richard MasonerFebruary 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Looks like a a clone of the “PeriPower” phone holder that I use on my bike. The handlebar strap broke clean off while I was biking on flat ground (luckily I didn’t have the phone in it) — currently attached with zip ties, but that removed the quick attach/release functionality.

  3. NYC_cyclistFebruary 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Of course, there are bad points to the design! One of them being the fact that this product encourages talking while riding! Why else would you want your phone mounted on your handlebars? So that you could hear it ringing and stop for a chat with a friend? gimme a break…

  4. jimmyFebruary 7, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Most smart phones have a plethora of apps that are capable replacing simple bike computers. I’ve got a ‘body glove’ case that came w/one of those clip in/out belt clips. Two zip-ties later and my phone is secure/protected on my stem. If its not too windy, others can’t even tell I’m not holding the phone to my face during a communication.

    This doesn’t look secure at all.

  5. EdFebruary 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    NYC_cyclist: I use Cyclemeter (http://www.abvio.com/cyclemeter/) to track my rides. Would be nice to see my ongoing trip stats while I’m riding. Or would you rather I fumble in my pocket for my iPhone while I’m riding?

  6. NYC_cyclistFebruary 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Ed,

    here’s a quote from Minoura website:

    “It’s often hard to listen the call sound if you put it in your back pocket or saddle bag. But if you place your phone in front of you, it becomes much easier to catch the call.”

    Source: http://www.minourausa.com/english/accessory-e/ih100-e.html

  7. David - Wheelfine ImportsFebruary 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I have a ride rule that I never break. Never let a cell phone call interrupt a ride, that’s one reason why we ride, right?
    I do however capture a bunch of useless ride data and sometimes I get lost on purpose, and the darn iPhone acts like electronic bread crumbs right there on my handlebar.

  8. PhilFebruary 13, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Just playing Devils Advocate here. If we, as cyclists, don’t want drivers using cell phones while driving because it takes their attention away from the road and increases the risk of cyclists being struck, why should we be using devices that take our attention away from the task at hand, which could result in people missing a turn and going straight into traffic or running into the back of a car?

  9. MikeNovember 7, 2012 at 10:59 am

    I use this mount for my Android phone on my mountain bike so I can use my Strava Cycling app to track my rides, not for talkingon the phone while I am riding.
    Although on occasion I have used it to play music while I ride.
    This thing is rock solid. Highly recommended.

  10. jackNovember 15, 2013 at 5:52 am

    its a load of it
    it cant handle a bumpy road

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