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Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount Review

by Paulina Dao
Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount Review

Apparently I’m a bike person now. I bought a gravel bike at the end of 2022. It changed my life because I am obsessed with riding it everywhere. I had a Nite Ize HandleBand Universal Smartphone Bar Mount, which was phenomenal and fit every single iteration of phone I’ve had for the last 8 years. Unfortunately, it is too big to fit on my new bike stem. I was sent the Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount for me to check out. Now, I’m wondering how I ever managed to live without it.

Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount Review

Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount Specifications

The Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount is one of my favorite pieces of gear for the bike. I never thought I’d love a bike mount so much, but it makes my phone so accessible when I’m riding. 90% of the time I have no idea where I’m going, so having the directions on the bike right in front of me

DimensionsOverall dimensions: 11.4cm x 5.1cm x 6.3cm (4.5″ x 2″ x 2.5″)
Mount Head: 5.5cm x 5.5cm x 0.7cm (2.2″ x 2.2″ x 0.3″)
What’s included?1x Out Front Bike Mount
3x Sizing Collars: 22.2mm (7/8″), 25.4mm (1″), 31.8mm (1-1/4″)
1x GoPro Accessory Mount + Screw
1x Thumb Screw (for flip-to-film functionality)
1x Hex Wrench
WeightWith hex screw and no collars: 87.1g (3.07 oz)
With hex screw and small collars: 88.6g (3.12 oz)
With hex screw and medium collars: 92.2g (3.25 oz)
With hex screw and large collars: 92.9g (3.27oz)
GoPro-style accessory mount: 8.3g (0.29oz)
Thumb screw: 8.8g (0.31oz)
MaterialsMachined/anodized aluminum mounting head & arm
Grippy silicone mounting pad with Tinuvin 770 UV-stabilizer
Polycarbonate bar sizing collars
PVD coated stainless steel hardware
High-temp neodymium mounting magnets
Price$69.95 at Peak Design or REI

Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount Review

What I Loved

The ease of single-handed use. It took a bit of getting used to removing the phone from the mount, but the Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount makes it easy to use your phone while on the go. Do you need to send a quick text or snap a photo? The magnet easily releases with the push of a button. You slap your phone back on the mount when you’re done.

The locking mechanism. After using the Nite Ize Bike Mount where my phone was securely strapped in, I was skeptical about whether or not this would actually hold my phone in place. After all, phones are expensive pieces of equipment that you don’t want to be slinging around willy nilly. I’ve accidentally dropped my bike off the side of a cliff, the phone was unscathed. If that’s not a testament to the strength of the magnet, I’m not sure what is.

Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount Review

The versatility. Compared to the Peak Design Universal Mount, there are many different configurations to mount your phone. I don’t prefer mine out front because I have a handlebar bag for snacks. I have mine set up so my phone sits over the stem.

What’s Okay

The screws. After a few weeks of consistently riding on gravel with the mount, I noticed that the screw beneath the phone mount was loosening up. My phone had a slight rattle to it until I finally remembered to loosen the whole mount, flip up the piece, and re-tighten it. This is probably to be expected, depending on the terrain you like to ride, but just something I thought I would call out.

What I Didn’t Like

The adapter. You need a Peak Design phone case or the Peak Design Universal Adapter to use the stand. Luckily the Peak Design case is pretty decent. I’ve dropped my phone many times. It’s still alive and kicking with nary a scratch. I opted for the case over using the Universal Adapter because it is more sleek and aesthetic.

Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount Review

The price. At $69.95, this is not cheap. Yes, you’re paying for the beautiful and thoughtful Peak Design engineering, but it doesn’t make the cost any easier to stomach.

The Verdict

The initial installation of the Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount did not sell me on it. The first one or two rides weren’t great with the mount. I kept fumbling with it. Now, I am 100% sold. I like seeing directions on my phone, being able to see messages and send messages telling people I’m running late because I snuggled with my cats, and to have the phone handy for taking photos. It survived falling off a cliff and getting dropped every few rides. My phone stays in place and intact. I highly recommend the Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount as a sleek mount for your phone.

Buy the Peak Design Out Front Bike Mount for $69.95.

This was sent to me for review. This post contains affiliate links.

Last updated on August 29, 2023.

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