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Best bar clamps 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]

Last Updated December 1, 2018
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Brayden DiazMy name is Brayden Diaz. I have been a freelance writer for 20 years, focusing mainly on technology related topics. After more than 54 hours of research, including interviewing two experts and spending 10 hours testing 25 popular bar clamps, I found the best bar clamps of 2018.

In fact, it was the first time I had been in this situation and what I thought was going to be a very quick and easy task turned out to be a good many weeks of research. What I would like you to remember as you browse my website is that I don’t work in the industry so the reviews I have are based on good old fashioned honesty.

Best bar clamps of 2018

After carefully examining the reviews and ratings of the people who have used them earlier this listicle has been made. Here are my top picks with detailed reviews, comparison charts and buying guides to help you purchase the perfect item for your needs.

There are dozens of choices for an bar clamps these days. These are composed of modern styling with modern technology to match it. Here are some good examples. Here are the customer reviews of some of the best bar clamps of 2018.

Test Results and Ratings

Rank №1 №2 №3
Product
Total 4.8 4.5 4.3
Style
5 points
5 points
4 points
Versatility
4 points
5 points
4 points
Performance
5 points
4 points
4 points
Value
5 points
4 points
5 points
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№1 – Yost 15006 6 Inch 330 lbs. Bar Clamp

 
Yost 15006 6 Inch 330 lbs. Bar Clamp

Pros
Rugged nylon jaw assemblies
330 lbs. Clamping force
Ratcheting design for precise clamping pressure
Cons
Not found yet.
 
Total:
4.8

Why did this bar clamps win the first place?

I really enjoy the design. It is compact, comfortable and reliable. And it looks amazing! The material is stylish, but it smells for the first couple of days. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch!

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Style
5

5star

Versatility
4

4star

Performance
5

5star

Value
5

5star

 

 

№2 – Yost 13024 24 Inch 120 lbs. Bar Clamp

 
Yost 13024 24 Inch 120 lbs. Bar Clamp

Pros
Rugged nylon jaw assemblies
120 lbs. Clamping force
Ratcheting design for precise clamping pressure
Cons
It got crumpled after a couple of months of use..
A little bit heavy.
 
Total:
4.5

Why did this bar clamps come in second place?

This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. I recommend you to consider buying this model, it definitely worth its money. The material is pretty strong and easy to wash if needed.

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Style
5

5star

Versatility
5

5star

Performance
4

4star

Value
4

4star

 

 

№3 – WORKPRO 12-inch Quick Release Ratcheting Bar Clamp

 
WORKPRO 12-inch Quick Release Ratcheting Bar Clamp

Pros
Quickly converts form a clamp to a spreader without the use of tools
Soft padded jaws to protect work piece
Ideal for the DIY and hobby enthusiast
Cons
On the more expensive end of the price scale.
Not suited for novices.
 
Total:
4.3

Why did this bar clamps take third place?

It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time. A very convenient model. It is affordable and made of high-quality materials. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. It doesn’t squeaks nor bents. Looks great in my apartment.

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Style
4

4star

Versatility
4

4star

Performance
4

4star

Value
5

5star

 

 

bar clamps Buyer’s Guide

If you keep the before points in mind, you can easily go out to the market and buy bar clamps, right? No!

The Bar Clamp

For serious jobs, this is the best clamp money can buy. The parallel clamp has two faces that provide parallel force and plenty of it. The long bar on this clamp supports the workpiece at a 90 degree angle so the joint comes out flat and strong. The main challenge with this clamp is the weight, each one weighs in at about lbs so hefting it around the shop is a pain. If you’re planning on building cabinets, panels, or tables, these are the best choice. They’re pricey, but for good reason. They work.

Buy at least 12″ larger than you plan on needing, the extra length is always nice to have available. We recommend at least (48″), but four would be awesome if you’ve got the budget.

Clamping power: 

This should actually be the first consideration. How powerful your clamp is in terms of grip is what makes clamps what they are. Flimsy clamps are no use for projects that require a firm grip to keep things tight and together.

HIC Compression

Brake: The brake is a small, but integral part of a pro scooter. The brake is attached to the rear of the scooter with a bolt or screw, depending on the model. The majority of scooter riders run a flex or spring-loaded brake, however, most mid to high-level scooters riders will have a flex brake because of it’s high level of performance in the field. The flex brake is a piece of steel, shaped to fit the rear of the deck, while simultaneously, but comfortably, hugging the rear wheel. This brake is essentially silent and will provide you with all of the braking ability that you will ever need.

Parallel-jaw clamp

Parallel-jaw clamps features jaws fixed at 90° to the clamp bar to help ensure square and flat glue-ups.

Another must-have clamp that comes in many lengths to work well with large glue-ups. Their jaws remain fixed at 90° to the bar and parallel to each other to help ensure square assemblies. With strong user grip strength, the clamps can provide as much as 1,000 pounds of pressure.

Corner clamp

Corner clamps practically guarantee perfectly square corners.

Look to these when clamping together mitered pieces such as the sides of a picture frame. The jaws, set at 90°, ensure square corners. Versions like the one shown make easy work of clamping drawer corners, shelving joints, and other applications where two parts meet at 90°.

Strap clamp

With a strap clamp you can simultaneously clamp up all the joints of a mitered frame.

Here’s another great clamp for mitered pieces such as the sides of a picture frame. While it provides less pressure than a corner clamp, it can be used on odd-shaped pieces (even round) in addition to projects with 90° joints. For frames with more than four sides, simply use it without the plastic corners shown in the photo.

Apply a spring clamp with one squeeze of its handles.

For quick and easy operation you can’t beat these clamps. They go on as fast as clothespins wherever light pressure suffices.

When edge-gluing boards for a tabletop or large panel, alternate the clamp bars or pipes over the top and bottom surfaces of the glue-up. That helps in countering the tendency of the laminated boards to twist because the uneven pulling force of one clamp counteracts the uneven pulling force of the clamps on either side of it. So start with one clamp on the underside of the glue-up, then place the next clamp on top. Alternate the clamps in this fashion across the width of the glue-up.

As a general rule of thumb, apply just enough pressure to hold the workpieces firmly in contact along the entire glued joint surface. You want to see some glue squeezeout, but you don’t want to completely squeeze the glue from the joint. More-or-less equal squeezeout along the joint line tells you the pressure is evenly distributed.

MINI HIC

Check out our rating chart below to see which compression systems do the best job of keeping your scooter dialed. Once you have selected a compression system, you’re ready to start picking out the rest of the compatible parts to build your scooter. bearings (if not already included with your wheels).  All bearings are compatible with all wheels.

OPTIONAL – Select bar ends that are compatible with your bars.  Grips come standard with bar ends so this is an optional step.

OPTIONAL – Most decks come with a brake but, in the event that yours doesn’t (not likely), pick up a brake that is compatible with your deck.  To be safe, pick a brake from the manufacturer of your deck.

OPTIONAL – If you’re going to be grinding rails or edges at the skate park, you’ll need to pick up a set of pegs.  Check your deck width to make sure the pegs you buy have the appropriate axle length.  If not, no big deal – run to Lowes or Home Depot and pick up the correct length axles for about 20 cents a piece.

Determine what compression system you want to use based on the chart and information below.

Click on the compression banner at the top of the section to show all in-stock compatible parts for the type of compression that you selected.

Add remaining compatible parts based on the two sections above.

EFFECTIVENESS

SCS compression is the most effective compression you can buy today for reasons. (1) SCS compression systems require bars that do not have a slit. A bar with a slit is weaker at the compression point than a bar without a slit.  (2) SCS compression is the only compression system that compresses the forks and bars independently, as opposed to other compression systems that compress the bars around the forks. Because the forks and bars each have two bolts cf compression, you cannot find a more effective compression system. Riders want a “dialed”, or tight, scooter.  SCS keeps your scooter as dialed as you can and requires the least amount of maintenance of any compression system.

Anything that is durable usually suffers in the weight department and SCS compression is no different.  An SCS compression system is significantly larger than any other compression system because it has to compress the bars and forks independently, as opposed to at the same time. You should note that despite the extra weight, SCS compression is the compression of choice for most pro riders due to its effectiveness and reliability.

Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro

The Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro, the company’s newer version of our previous pick, hits all the high notes of its predecessor. Like the others we tested, it has multiple grip options—for narrow, neutral, and wide handholds—the last of which are cleverly integrated into the crossbar that rests on the doorframe, a feature not found on any other unit we tested. Even smarter, the rectangular doorframe supports make greater contact with the woodwork or wall than the competitors’ cylindrical bars and are therefore less likely to mar your home. The wide-grip handle position also erases any elbow room issues that could arise during a wide pull-up because the arms are in front of, rather than within, the doorframe, and they are also low-profile; others with grips this wide projected farther out from the unit, expanding the footprint dramatically. Like most of the field, save one, the Multi-Gym Pro is weight-rated up to 300 pounds, which should make heavier people feel more secure, despite a slight sag upon initial grip from the compression of the foam. It also has actually straightforward instructions (many others did not), with a couple of assembly options to better fit various moldings and doorways up to 3inches wide, and is one of only three that offered any assembly variation to account for woodwork. One note: Those wide-grip handles are extra-wide—2inches at narrowest, compared with about 20 for the rest—which may be too much for narrower-shouldered people.

Who this is for

Pull-ups provide a simple (but not easy) and effective way to increase strength and coordination across multiple joints and muscle groups. Pulling, as a movement pattern for the fitness of the body, is essential for targeting the posterior muscles of the back and shoulders, and is more challenging to create in a body-weight training program than its front-of-body partner, pushing. Therefore, doorway-frame pull-up bars are a relatively inexpensive piece of equipment that makes well-rounded functional fitness accessible at home.

In this guide, in addition to our best-for-most-people pick, you’ll find recommendations for smaller-framed people and larger-framed people, as well as one that’s multi-use for the whole family (with additional accessories sold separately).

Pull Quote

We noted if the bars left marks, dents, or chipped paint.

To see how the bars worked for people of different sizes, we asked a large male trainer to work out with us. He and I hung from each bar, noting if we experienced any initial bowing or sagging, and if we had to bend our knees to get off the ground. (Spoiler alert: At 6-foot-3, he always did, at least to some extent.) Both of us did a minimum of two pull-ups from each grip on every bar, rating each one’s variety, placement, and comfort, including whether there were any elbow-room issues on the way up or down.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

Those wide grips are really too wide for narrow-shouldered people—when you do a wide pull-up, your hands should be just outside of your shoulders. On the Multi-Gym Pro, hands would be better placed just inside from the wide handles, on the one part of the bar that’s (somewhat inexplicably) lacking a foam covering. That said, they should be fine for most adults and many teens who are larger people.

The competition

Slightly smaller and similarly priced to our Stamina pick for smaller people, the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Sport is a solid basic option if you prefer a higher, 300-pound weight rating. That said, its grips offer among the least variety, and the wide ones may not be wide enough for broader shoulders (whose owners may be among those who’d prefer that higher weight rating).

The Easy Effort Doorway Pullup Bar Universal Door Mount (UD-6) has neutral grips on one set of L support bars that come under the doorframe. The whole thing cants forward and down at an odd angle, and it costs nearly double most of our other picks.

The Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar: Extreme Edition sagged a bit under an 185-pound user. Setup is also comparatively difficult since it comes with picture-only instructions. Customers also complain about black scuffing from the black foam pad, and that the padding deteriorates.

The Stamina Boulder Fit Door Gym’s screws and bolts were difficult to align in the holes. Stamina also claims that the bar works on doors from 2to 3inches wide, but when we put the unit on a 28-inch door, we immediately noticed that the end of two cylinder crossbars pushed into the doorframe molding. The black plastic crossbar that sits on the interior, top doorframe molding wouldn’t sit flush against the wall and down on the molding.

The Pro-Grade 12-grip position bar sold by Beachbody was one of our least favorites, because it didn’t work on any of our doors (and we’re not the only ones, apparently). Its safety feature also requires drilling into the drywall over the interior door, top-molding mount position.

The Wacces 3-in-Fitness Bar looks and works just like the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Gym basic unit, but reviews complained that it didn’t necessarily fit doors as advertised (from 2to 3inches).

The GoFit Elevated Chin Up Station was rated for larger doorframes (3inches and larger, which is on the wider end of your typical interior door width), but with the way leverage worked on these units, it appeared this one would be hard on a doorframe. This customer attests to that being the case.

We disqualified Yes4All Deluxe Chin-Up Bar after just looking at the rubber supports that sit on the right and left molding because they scuff or dig your doorframe (even user reviewers who like this unit otherwise concede this con). People who buffer those right and left supports with fabric or carpet seem to be very happy with use, but again, we didn’t want to recommend a product that needed home modification.

Big Mike’s Fitness 3-in-Door Gym and its slightly more expensive “deluxe” version are a lot like the Iron Gym Basic and Iron Gym Extreme models, but they are pricier.

Bar Geometry

There are two main numbers to consider when looking at MTB handlebar geometry: rise and sweep.

Backsweep refers to the angle at which the bars swoop toward the back of the bike. This angle can range from 0° for a completely straight bar to 45° for a specialty bar like the Jones H-Bar. Again, sweep comes down to rider comfort and preference ahead of any other considerations like performance.

Bar Materials

These days, mountain bike handlebars are made from either aluminum alloy, titanium, or carbon fiber. Aluminum bars are generally the least expensive but are also the heaviest. Titanium bars can be more expensive than carbon, and are generally heavier too.

Bar Shapes

Most mountain bikes utilize a standard straight bar but these days, mountain bikers are experimenting with other shapes like the Jones H-Bar, road-style drop bars, the Titec J-Bar, and BMX-style riser bars. Many of these choices are based on extreme use cases like bikepacking and ultra-endurance riding where riders need to utilize multiple hand positions throughout the ride to avoid fatigue. In general, these types of bars trade comfort over trail handling.

The swivel handle design needs some improvement

As a product of one of the leading provider of superior products, the Black & Decker WM12is a great portable workbench of all time. It is strong and has a capability of withstanding a weight of about 350 pounds. Elegant, simple and highly stable. It opens and closes easily and is made of steel tubes for strength. With retention grooves for versatility in clamping of various materials and swivel pegs, this fixture is a must-have for any craftsman looking for a workbench. It has non-skid legs to give the whole body a firm grip on the ground. The bench is flatly foldable for compactness and storage. This is highly recommended if what you are looking for is a bench that can be moved from place to place.

Versatile and ideal for any DIY user

This is a solution for enthusiasts, hobbyists, novice artisans, construction workers and professionals looking for a tough fixture that doubles as an ideal workmate. With over seven decades of experience in the manufacturing industry, Keter Plastic comes as a reputable company with popular brands of various products. Keter workbenches are a good example. This folding table comes with adjustable feet made from aluminum with the whole system setup taking less than a minute. What else do you need from a workbench that saves you lots of time and ensures efficiency? Keter Adjustable folding workbench is durable, is built with adjustable clamps for firm holds, a rough surface to cater for a wide variety of materials to be repaired on it, as well as being able to withstand up to 700 pounds. This workbench is recommended if you need an adjustable workbench for various projects.

It easily opens and folds for compactness

That this product has made it in the list for Black & Decker, is no surprise; as the manufacturer designs them to cater for the needs we all look for in a work table, that makes for a great companion. Giving you freedom with convenience and carrying out a myriad of tasks, it comes as a versatile and durable workbench, which is lightweight, making it so durable. It interestingly comes with a quick release handle for a snap folding process and easy transport, as well as when it comes to its storage. The solid frame and sturdy structure offers great performance as well as ensuring your safety when you’re working. The WM1000 has a strong and spacious bamboo surface with a heavy gauge and strong steel frames that can hold up to 550 pounds. It also comes with swivel pegs for versatility in clamping. This workbench is recommended for those who want a safe and versatile workbench.

Small for large projects

This is another versatile, attractive, durable work table that doesn’t disappoint when it comes to delivering what it is claimed to do. Though it only supports a total weight of 200 pounds, it is compact and supports the weight without a wobble. What is even amazing and what makes it portable is its ability to fold and save on space and storage. A one hand clamp system allows for smooth operation as well as providing great freedom in the adjustment of saws for a task. This Performance Tool product comes with a printed grid for measurement needs as well as a protractor and a ruler for more convenience and work efficiency. Its jaws are specially designed to be warp-resistant and can be customized to fit the desired angle to hold differently shaped materials. This is a good choice workbench for carrying out different projects at home; it is highly recommended.

Handlebar geometry

The shape of a bar is dictated by three key measurements: rise, backsweep and upsweep.

Rise is typical measured in millimetres — hence 20 or 30mm rise — and basically indicates the bar’s height.

Backsweep and upsweep are measured in degrees and they affect the angle of the bit you hold.

Not all manufacturers produce bars in multiple rises, and you need to consider stem angle and bar rise together to achieve your perfect bar height. All of our favourite bars combine upsweep and backsweep, so we’d avoid any that are too flat or angled too far back.

The overall best type of bar clamp for assembly work is the parallel bar clamp, though I will also include in the discussion other alternatives that are favored by many woodworkers.

These clamps have the great advantage of accurately directing clamping force. While clamps in general may seem like fairly coarse tools, good ones are actually refined, accurate tools. This is important during the crunch time of glue up when the assembly must be true and there is no going back once the glue starts to set. Skillfully tweaking the position and force of high quality parallel clamps can help make critical alignments easy.

An economical option in bar clamps

When planning your clamp buying, consider three general categories of assemblies. First are post and rail assemblies, such as clamping a pair of table legs connected by an apron with mortise and tenon joints. Stile and rail assemblies are similar, exemplified by a frame and panel door. Second are case assemblies, such as a dovetailed blanket chest. Third are the edge-to-edge joints used to glue up boards to make wider panels.

Research

It is always advisable to research beforehand anytime you want to purchase a woodworking tool. Considering the variety of options in the market, it is only wise that you read through reviews to find out which brands are more reliable and trusted. Remember that reviews can be professional or customer based, regardless, they all give you useful ideas on the reliability of a tool and help you decide whether you should buy one or not.

The C-clamp

Well,clamps are an overall versatile type of tools, but generally, C-clamps are the most versatile and also the most recognizable among woodworkers and DIYers. These tools come in sizes that range from 1- inches and the size denotes the maximum opening width of the clamp.

On the other hand, the depth to the back of the clamp ranges from 1-inches; this depends on the size of the tool. While there are also larger sizes available, the smaller tools are mostly preferred for everyday use.

Spring Clamps

These are the simplest type of clamps to use especially for light duty work where high clamping force is not essential. Spring clamps range from 4- inches with jaw openings from slightly under to inches.

The spring clamps are the best suited where you need to add more than one clamp quickly, and the best quality of these come with jaws covered with vinyl for protection against marring.

Bar and Pipe-Bar Clamps

These are clamps that are mostly preferred for carpentry work and are manufactured either with jaws mounted on a flat steel bar in lengths of 12-4inches or with jaws designed to fit ½ -7/inch pipes.

Some more advanced clamps allow you to use one hand to complete all the necessary steps for securing the clamp against the workpiece.

of The Best Woodworking Clamps In The Market Reviewed

These are some of the best clamps in the market regarding quality, size, overall functionality and price. So read through to help you identify the best one for your needs.

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig

Wider handlebars can give you more control. You can think of this as an athletic stance for your arms, a wider position helps to stabilize your steering and gives you more leverage — this can be very important when it comes to handling today’s slack trail bikes as well as many 29ers.

Wider bars can also slow down steering, which can be a positive or negative, depending on your preferences.

The increase in handlebar width has been accompanied by a decrease in stem length. This is done to keep your weight centered over the bike.

Like most things in life, handlebar width is best approached with an eye towards moderation and practicality. If your trails are very tight, heavily wooded, and lack high-speed sections that require stable steering, a wider a bar may be a hindrance.

If your handlebar is so wide that you are riding with your arms extended and your elbows locked you will find it very hard to react to obstacles.

Likewise, if you’re slight of frame with narrow shoulders, wider bars may cause discomfort.

Honing in on handlebar width

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to figure out what width that will work for you. Assume a push-up position the floor and make note of how wide you place your palms on the floor. Measure this distance from the outside of one hand to the other, this will give you a good starting point to find your preferred handlebar width.

When in doubt, buy a wider bar than you need and cut it down to suit your needs. And remember: test the width many times, measure twice and cut once.

Materials and design

The majority of today’s mountain bike handlebars are constructed from aluminum and carbon. There are some titanium options available. Steel handlebars are generally reserved for low-end models and some custom creations.

As in frames, you can’t say which material is ‘best’ because design and manufacturing make more difference to the strength and durability of a bar.

If you’re keen to keep the weight down, carbon is generally the way to go. If you’re less worried about grams than price, alloy bars often have the advantage.

Rise and sweep

Handlebar shape is often described in terms of rise and sweep. Like width, these are critical dimensions to consider when buying a new bar, as not everyone’s arms, wrists and needs are the same. ‘Rise’ is a measure of how high the ends of the handlebar are above the portion of the handlebar that’s clamped to the stem. Handlebars range from zero to several inches of rise.

Cross-country riders may prefer a bar with low to no rise to maintain a low and aggressive stance. Trail and downhill riders may prefer a handlebar with more rise to put them in a better position for descending. Rider height will also play an important role in determining how much rise you prefer.

Sweep, also referred to as backsweep, is a measure of the angle the ends of the handlebar relative to the center. Sweep is all about personal preference.

If you’re a rider who prefers an aggressive, over-the-front position, you may prefer a bar with less sweep. Conversely, riders who tend to ride with a rear wheel bias often gravitate to a handlebar with more sweep.

Before buying a new bar. Experiment with handlebar and stem positions. A slight tilt back or forth on a riser bar can make a big difference in the position of your wrists/arms, and in the way the bike feels and handles.

Clamp size

Mountain bike handlebars can be found in three different clamp diameters: older mountain bikes often have handlebars with a 25.4mm clamp diameter, while modern mountain bikes use 31.or 35mm diameter clamps.

If you’re replacing your handlebar but keeping your stem, be sure to purchase a bar with the same clamp diameter.

Trim for the win

Let’s say you find a bar with rise and sweep that you love, but it’s too wide. Thankfully, handlebars are one of the easiest components to customize. Both carbon and aluminum handlebars can be cut down.

Carbon bars should be cut with a cutting guide and a hacksaw with blade that has at least 2teeth per inch.

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Universal bracket

These are similar to the above mounts, but they don’t rely on a dedicated case to put your phone into. Instead, they use a universal mount that attaches to your handlebars or stem, and will grip practically any phone even if it’s already in a protective case.

The obvious advantage is that you don’t need to buy a new mount when you change phones (and you can lend it to people), but therein lies its disadvantage, too: we reckon they’re a lot less secure.

Popular examples include the Olixar universal phone mount (pictured above), which has an adjustable plastic bracket, the RAM X-Grip, and the BikeCityGuide Finn, which uses rubber bands to keep your phone in place.

Frame bag

If you’d rather keep the real estate on your bars clear, then carrying your phone in a frame bag is the alternative. A phone frame bag sits on your top tube, just behind the head tube. As well as providing some storage space, this will also have a transparent sleeve for your phone to slide into.

The key consideration, however, is whether the transparent window provides sufficient protection from the elements while also allowing you to operate the phone’s touchscreen.

The major downside of this option is that you have to look/reach down further than you would if your phone were mounted on your bars. So if you can’t hear the audio alerts, the frame-bag option may be more suitable for riders who are willing to stop when they want to use their phones.

Popular examples include the Lezyne Smart Energy Caddy, the Birzman Zyklop Navigator II, both of which are touchscreen-compatible and have space to stash an inner tube, multitool and more.

Quad Lock

This Aussie-designed bicycle phone mount is described as “One case, multiple mounts” – it’s a classy product with a price to match. Once you’ve fitted your phone into its model-specific plastic case (36g), you can then mount it in a number of ways, including with an out-front mount (42g) which we were sent, or a regular stem mount.

The solid plastic case is reminiscent of the iPhone leather case, but it’s a little chunkier, especially in the middle to accommodate the quarter-turn socket that it mates with. The case fits the iPhone buttons located along edge very well, and is classy looking when used on its own. A neoprene-like material is used on the inside to protect the back of your phone.

There’s a blue tab that you press to rotate the case and remove it, though we noticed that it can still be twisted off with a little more force if the blue tab isn’t pushed. We guess this is done for security reasons, so that your phone doesn’t get too badly damaged in a crash.

Olixar Universal Bike Mount

This is by far the cheapest bicycle phone market on our list, and also the heaviest at 116g. So what’s good about it? Well it fits pretty much any smartphone, thanks to adjusting side arms on a ratchet that can encompass any phone from 70-110mm wide (that’s phablet territory). There’s a nice rubber finish to the arms, to protect your phone and keep it securely in place.

There’s also a fold-down shelf on the bottom of the mount to support your phone, meaning it’s supported on three sides, with a rubber pad on the back to protect your phone.

The detachable handlebar mount can accommodate a very large range of bars – from diameter 18mm up to 32mm – using a hinged clamp closed by a long screw and plastic nut that’s very effective, but feels cheaply made, with sharp edges, and it’s quite large, too.

The Olixar feels less secure than the other bike phone mounts on this list: the case attaches to the bar mount through a slide-and-lock system with four anchors and a positive-sounding ‘click’, but we probably wouldn’t take it mountain biking.

Other Info & Details

The Vultus Bar features our unique teardrop crossbar. Our bars have an anti-rust ED coating with masked knurling for better stem clamping. They are also 100% post-weld, heat-treated so you can drop out of the sky with no problems.

Keeping your bike safe  

Jet Black has forged itself a reputation based on delivering cost-effective products that neither look nor feel cheap – its three-bike boot rack is another great example of this. With six straps hooking around the rear of the car and high-density rubber foam padding, your vehicle should be safe. This system means a wide number of cars can be tailored for and enables bikes to be kept away from the numberplate and lights.

Buzz rack Buzzy Bee 2

For a long time, we’ve been fans of Lancashire-based Pendle Engineering not only for its bombproof construction but also its willingness to create products for niche markets – and one such item is this tilting rack.

Peruzzo Hi-Bike bike High Rise rack

Another high-mount option, this time from Italian manufacturer Peruzzo. With its extended lower section, the Hi-Bike lives up to its name by elevating up to three bikes, the idea being that you’ll be able to keep the registration and lights visible without the need for a separate lighting board.

With steel construction, the foam padding needs to be aligned to protect the car; you’ll further need to protect the bike against scuffing when you use the additional safety strap. A patented suspension system is incorporated into the frame clamp to help dampen shock and vibrations when on the road, while six straps work with the adjustable arms to adapt and secure the rack to the rear door of your vehicle.

 

 

 

 

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You must visit the page of sales. Here is the link. If you don’t care about which brand is better, then you can choose the bar clamps by the price and buy from the one who will offer the greatest discount.

 

 

Final Word

First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.

Most important, have fun and choose your bar clamps wisely! Good luck!

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