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February 7, 2022
Hi guys. Alanna here with Sixthreezero. Today I'm going to talk about how and why you should Mount your phone to your bike. Stick around. If you're like me, you have your phone on you at all times. I have my phone in my back pocket right now, and I typically do when we're making these videos. And you may be looking at biking as a way to get away from screens, take a break from your phone, but it's actually a good idea to keep your phone with you, especially mounted to your bike if you're going for a bike ride for a few reasons.
First, your phone to your bike ride is going to give you easy access to it. A lot of the time we're using tracking apps, our map, music on our phones, and having your phone easily visible right here on your handlebar is going to make it less of a distraction believe it or not. It's going to be easier to just quickly swipe to the next app or see where your route is taking you without having to reach for it in a basket or a backpack or rear back.
Another reason is having your phone easily accessible means that you're going to be able to take more pictures on your ride. It's always a good idea to document your ride. It's nice to look back on those pictures, so having your own easily accessible on your bike is going to be good for taking pictures of the scenery in front of you, as well as selfies to prove that you actually did go for a bike ride. And lastly, unfortunately, sometimes we do run into emergencies or accidents on the road, and having your phone easily accessible is going to be key. Especially if you're in an accident, you want to be able to reach for your phone quickly, call for help, take photos of the accident so you have documentation. And having your phone somewhere where it's easily accessible is going to make that a little less stressful for you if it does happen.
So let's take a look at two options we have for mounting our phones. First, we'll look at the phone mount. So this is the more minimalist version of mounting your phone to your bike. It's pretty simple. It blends into the handlebars essentially, and it's really easy to attach. So this is great if you want to go for a bike ride, you don't want to bring anything else, you don't want to hold onto anything, but your phone is accessible. And the great thing about this is it rotates. So you can attach it here to the handlebars, you can attach it closer to your hand, so it's easier to reach. I like to put it here on the stem right in the middle. Usually, my eye line is directly down, the center of my, so it's easy to just look down and see it here.
So to attach this, it's really simple. We just have this, I guess it's like a locknut. The strap goes over, slides in, tightens it as much as possible, and then just attaches to this little knob. And this phone holder will fit, I think pretty much any phone. So this is how it looks here on the stem. Right now it's in its smallest configuration, so your phone would have to be a minimum of this size to work with this phone mount, but I think most phones are bigger than this these days. So squeeze the side to expand it, stick your phone on, press down, and then it closes to fit the size of your phone. And you're all set. It's pretty simple, clean, easy to use.
One cool thing is that since it rotates, you could use your phone in landscape mode if you wanted to for some reason, but there it is. Easy to use, simple. And like I said earlier, if you're right-handed or left-handed, you can put it closer to either one of those hands. Anywhere you want really, it's up to you. So our next phone case is this mini pannier. It's super cute. It's a little bike bag with a slot for your phone. So it attaches this here right around the stem there, and then it has another attachment down below Right there. And one more right here.
So this is a good option if you want to bring your phone, but you also have a few other things to bring, because it has these two pockets. It's still pretty low profile. I also like that this one stays in the center. Let me rotate the bike a little so you can see the actual phone compartment here. So it has this clear vinyl zipper pocket where you can put your phone in. And the cool thing is that the touch screen still works with the plastic on top. So you can still see your phone, you can still use it, and you can easily take it off in case you have to step away from your bike really quickly, you don't have time to grab everything. It has Velcro here attaching this part to the rest of the bag.
So a nifty little bag for bringing on a few little items with you along with keeping your phone easily accessible. That covers our two phone carriers. Hopefully, you found that helpful. Don't forget to bring your phone if you're going on a bike ride. And if you haven't yet downloaded the Sixthreezero pedaling app, it's cool. You can track your rides, you can see your ride milestones, you can compete with other riders. We give a prize every week. Sometimes a t-shirt, sometimes a bike bag or other accessories, so check it out. And we're going to be adding challenges soon, so it's going to be a lot of fun. It's a good way to get motivated to get out on your bike.
And I forgot to mention that you can also share photos from your ride in the pedaling app. Getting full use of your phone with that app. But check it out. It's in the Apple Play Store. It's in the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. It's free, cool to use. Thank you so much for watching. If you have any questions, please leave them in comments below. Don't forget to subscribe to help our channel grow. And most importantly, don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.
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