Dependable, Safe Ram Mount for Samsung Phones

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by River-Runner, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. River-Runner

    River-Runner Been here awhile

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    Very happy Ram Mount owner for GPS applications.

    The Phone holders from Ram Mount to fit my Samsung Galaxy S-4 don't appear to hold the phone as securely as the GPS holders. The GPS holders are usually molded to hold the GPS units with a force fit.

    Which Ram Mount phone holder do you have experience with keeping a phone with the bike/me over rough trails?
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  2. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Check hondos garage
    He has some outstanding mounts
    and he is a vendor here with a discount.
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  3. Dracula

    Dracula breathe

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    I have been using Ram Mount Holder Universal X-Grip, my phone never fell off so far.
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  4. kdo58

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  5. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Agreed my x-grip works great.


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  6. MtnRoamer

    MtnRoamer Been here awhile

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    While it is not the fanciest setup you should not have any issues with the RAM X-Grip and your phone. Having owned multiple generations of this product the only thing I can say that you might want to do is glue the feet on so they do not work their way off (Ram actually recommends this as well). The newer versions come with a rubberized cap over the logoed round center piece that prevents your phone back from being marred. They also include a rubber piece that wraps around each corner of the phone once you have inserted it into the X-Grip which makes things a bit more secure. It also minimizes the amount of upward pressure the phone puts on the feet (which reduces the likelihood they will come off which could be a problem with the original version). I do personally recommend getting the standard ball end X-Grip and short double socket arm as it gives you a lot more flexibility regarding placement (and avoiding the tough claw integrated version which can be difficult to position properly on some bikes). My setup is X-grip, short double socket arm, tough claw. I use a similar configuration for my small GPS which is mounted on the other side of the bike (I prefer to run a dedicated GPS for off-road travel). One other note of caution, running anything longer than the double socket may result in a lot of vibration being transferred to the device (depending on your bike, motor, etc).
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  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I gave up on the ram stuff when I realized they ejected phones at highway speeds on flat roads.... and started shipping them with rubber bands to supplement the problem.

    now I use Finn bike mounts (it's a silicon flex mount) because they give and flex instead of break, when contacting trees and rocks.

    I know a lot of people can't fathom a flexible mount, and think that if it only x costs two dollars it can't possibly hold their $800 phone.... so I point them to the vendor here on adv that sells the PERFECT SQUEEZE mount. it's not junk like the ram xgrip, doesn't need rubber bands to keep the phone in the mount, and doesn't fall apart without super gluing points on it... it's a great mount.
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  8. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    I use a RAM Universal Finger Grip. I also use a RAM Quick Grip that grips on the top and bottom. Both of those are secure and work well.

    The X-grip stays in the car since it is not very secure.
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  9. NorskieRider

    NorskieRider Been here awhile

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    This is the right answer. The Perfect Squeeze holds my S7 securely, on and off road. No modifications or gimmicks needed.
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  10. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Ok... maybe too much tequila last night?

    I thought it was $79 but I see that's with no mounting option ...
    Why the hell would someone buy the thing with no mount?

    I'm willing to spend $118 to "insure" my phone I think....

    I couldn't locate the discount code in the vendor forum,
    but for grins tried "ADVRider" and it got me 10% off...............
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