Bike mount systems can be a great way to safely transport your iPhone, but they often require specialized cases which can be awkward for everyday use. That’s why I was particularly excited to come across the Vice Bike Mount system by PolarPro for OtterBox uniVERSE. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the OtterBox uniVERSE case system, it is a series of modular cases by OtterBox, available for the iPhone 6/6s and 7 (as well as their larger plus size cousins) that features an integrated rail slide allowing you to slide on and off various accessories when needed. The OtterBox uniVERSE accessories currently available run the gamut from tripods to wallets to flash memory to credit card processing. And now…a bike mount! So, basically the way the Vice Bike Mount works is that once you have attached it to your bike’s handlebars (a simple screw on procedure requiring neither tools nor skill), you simply slide the decorative cover off your uniVERSE case to expose the rail slide, and then slide the case onto the bike mount. Once on, and properly clicked into place, it is quite firmly attached and provides a stable bike mount system for road and light mountain biking.
* Easy to install and remove from your bike’s handlebars—no tools needed. Fits handlebars from 25.4mm to 29.95mm or 1-inch to 1.165-inches.
* Once the Vice Bike Mount is installed, it is easy to slide your phone in its uniVERSE case off and on. It does require some force, but a tight fit is desirable in the world of bike mounts!
* This low profile bike mount has a ball joint which allows you to adjust the angle of your iPhone on your bike.
* Allows you to have the protection for your iPhone that an OtterBox provides.
* No need to buy all new accessories when you upgrade your iPhone—just buy a new uniVERSE case and most of your old uniVERSE accessories should still work.
* Not intended for heavy duty mountain biking. The manufacturer describes it as being ‘suitable for road cycling and light mountain biking’.
With an MSRP of $24.99, the Vice Bike Mount is available directly from PolarPro as well as from other retailers. Many thanks to the kind folks at PolarPro for sending me out this sample to review.
The OtterBox uniVERSE case is available directly from OtterBox as well as from other retailers. It is currently available for the iPhone 6/6s and 7 for $49.95 and for the iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus and 7 Plus for $59.95. Many thanks to OtterBox for sending me out this iPhone 7 Plus sample to review.