The Best Motorcycle Phone Case Mount - Rokform Vs. Quad Lock

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  • Published on Jun 25, 2018
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Comments • 110

  • Erik Victoria
    Erik Victoria 5 days ago

    I've had the rokform for 2 years on my note 8. It's served me well however I still find myself fumbling getting it on and off the mount. The magnet pulls the phone and makes aligning it a bitch sometimes. I've also had the mounting tabs break twice on the mount itself.(which rokform replaced without hassle) Now rokform has yet to release a case for the note 10 plus and I find myself considering the quadlock. Hoping its easier to remove and mount on the motorcycle mount for taking a quick photo while riding.

    Sidenote, I dislike the tactile feel of the buttons on the rokform. They're too smooth and it's beyond annoying.

    Thinking of going quadlock this time around.

  • SEAN BARNUM
    SEAN BARNUM 26 days ago

    Rockform still comes out on top. Can you say 40% Military Discount...

  • Shawn Cahill
    Shawn Cahill 28 days ago

    Thanks for the review dog.

  • Daniel Manniche
    Daniel Manniche Month ago +1

    You need a SP Connect vs Quad Lock vs Rok Form.

  • Phil Pace
    Phil Pace Month ago

    Bought the Quad Lock for my Note 9. One of the tabs of the mount broke off at 70mph and I had to replace my screen. So less than a month in I was out $250 to repair and my camera doesn't work like it used to.

  • Ed Rosa
    Ed Rosa 2 months ago +1

    You get an xgrip from Ram Mount and it's the last mount you will ever buy.
    Took mine 90 mph on a naked bike and no issues.

    • diamondheat9
      diamondheat9 11 days ago +1

      The x grip has been solid for me and my phone never moves but I do have a decent case on it. I wonder if people ride with a bare phone in an x mount. Riding with your phone fully naked on the outside of a motorcycle is just asinine.

    • ed rosa
      ed rosa Month ago

      @Gideon R My only guess is user error. I've used RAM Mounts WAY before the "X" grip, but have used the "X" grip since it first came out (about the time of the iPhone 6) and the only way I can see a phone coming off is if someone has one of those "buttons" that stick on back.
      My phones have all had cases and no issues.

    • Gideon R
      Gideon R Month ago

      I read a bunch of reviews that said their phones fall off a lot.

  • Greg chavez
    Greg chavez 2 months ago

    They seem to cater to Iphones. Im an android user and that Sucks . Guess ill have to look elsewhere.

  • JGstunts22
    JGstunts22 2 months ago

    I dont care about the price but I want whichever one locks my phone on my bike better , does the rol lock actually lock the phone in like the rock lock ? The one with the blue button seems to lock it in place making it impossible to fall or vibrate off your bars . Does the rok form do that as well ?

  • Fz9NYC
    Fz9NYC 2 months ago

    Thank you for this. I was shopping for the Quadlock RAM ball adaptor and was concerned it may have just been a ball lol.

  • Neil Brown
    Neil Brown 2 months ago

    Tackform.......

  • OfficialEzku
    OfficialEzku 2 months ago

    Do they work with a OnePlus 6T

  • ifoxino
    ifoxino 2 months ago

    sorry but quad lock is much more better. theres no doubt about it. using it 5 years on every device, bike, electric scooter, motobike, car etc.

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  2 months ago

      And how many years have you used rokform?

  • Christine Metrano
    Christine Metrano 2 months ago

    I got my Rokform case for my Xs max for 42.37

  • mattyd
    mattyd 2 months ago

    If the Rokform was about $50,I'd buy it. That price point is just to high. My RAM mount works fine. No tools necessary if I want to take it off and relocate. I never need to use that extra piece in the back to stretch over the corners, but will on longer rides. Only issue I've had is losing one of the rubber pads that holds the phone. For $8 i received four more. I'm up to $30 with the replacement pads. Very easy for a lot of on/off ride days. It works with whatever case I have on my phone. Downside, sometimes need adjustment because the swivel might loosen up, but usually one twist around and it's good. Aesthetically, I don't think any mounts look good.

  • The 333
    The 333 2 months ago

    Great comparison review - exactly what I was looking for, as I am considering one of these mounts. 2 questions:
    1) As this review is a year old, are you still happy | using the Rockform?
    2) Have you encountered any issues with the magnetized case screwing anything up (like credit cards, train passes, etc.)

    • raysup
      raysup 2 months ago

      sp-connect mount is better than both of these and cheaper.

  • George
    George 3 months ago

    The Rokform does not go up to 1 1/4. So do not by it, it’s a lie!

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  2 months ago

      I've mounted it to multiple 1.25 bars... so no. It's not a lie.

  • Paul Niezabytowski
    Paul Niezabytowski 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for the great unbiased review! Would you be able to do a review of the SP Connect case/mount and compare it to the Rockform and Quad Lock?

    • raysup
      raysup 2 months ago

      It's superior since it's the same CNC aluminum that Rockform uses and way cheaper.

  • Archie Munro
    Archie Munro 3 months ago

    You have to take the rock form case off every single night to allow charging - a huge disadvantage.

  • Link
    Link 4 months ago

    Dude : are you a Biker or what ... no body keep the phone on those HUGE cases . Bikers are only looking for a case to use a phone as a GPS and make calls if we need it to do so.
    we all are looking for a affordable cellphone holder of course .
    PS: your comments sounds like a Lady shopping for a shoes

    • Uncle Ken
      Uncle Ken 4 months ago

      I love when people talk out of their ass. The Rokform case is smaller than the otterbox case.

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  4 months ago +1

      Please dont speak on behalf of bikers dressed like you are in your default picture...

  • Rico Suave
    Rico Suave 4 months ago

    Dont waste your $ on this product, I'm returning mine, buttons on the case are EXTREMELY HARD TO PUSH

  • Bulleteng
    Bulleteng 4 months ago

    I’ve been using topeak ridecase since iPhone 5s. Tried quadlock when I changed to iPhone X but went back to topeak. It’s less “hardcore”, less bulky, comfortable to hold, super easy to put on, and it come with a stand.

  • Desert Rider
    Desert Rider 4 months ago

    What about RokForm?

    • Desert Rider
      Desert Rider 4 months ago

      @Bike N' Bird Sorry, meant the SP connect mount. Adding it to this VS video.

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  4 months ago

      ....what about it...

  • Trekky Delirium
    Trekky Delirium 5 months ago

    I bought a Quad lock.

  • WindyBuns L
    WindyBuns L 5 months ago

    I just learned that you can take the magnet out of the rockform case and wireless charging now works. For me the magnet is useless, i know you said you like it. just thought I would share. great video!

  • Aaron Duthoit
    Aaron Duthoit 5 months ago

    Great review as always. Made my decision easy

  • Oyster Bread
    Oyster Bread 5 months ago +1

    Quadlockcase 10% off discount code:
    QL-FRIEND-3154

  • Alan Christopher
    Alan Christopher 5 months ago

    How good do the cases stay on the phone? I have a Samsung S7 Edge and I'm worried the phone may pop out because of the "edge" style of the phone

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  5 months ago +1

      Not an issue on either case. I've used the s9 and note 9 both of which feature the edge screen with no issues

  • ian2958
    ian2958 6 months ago

    The cases are made to fit one phone model. Also more exotic models, other than the current and previous Apple/Samsung devices are most likely not to be covered. The Ram X-Grip is tougher than most people may think. I have been using it on a motorcycle on gnarly offroad tracks and the heavy near 300g phone never came off the mount. And I haven't even used the rubber tether to secure the phone. At the cost of the rockform you could actually get yourself a rugged phone, which is then water and shock proof.

  • Pieter Wetters
    Pieter Wetters 6 months ago +1

    I used QuadLock on my Ducati 748.. but still problem of steering too big. So i need buy "Fork Clamp Mount" but only for Rokform! Not have Quadlock Clamp Mount?
    Fork Clamp Mount cost is 99,- Euro.
    Anyone have idea and tips?
    #QuadLock
    #Rokform
    Greeting

  • tcekamper
    tcekamper 7 months ago +4

    The magnets in the rokform cases are removable, you do not need to use the case with the magnet, not sure why he didn't specify this.

  • Lodewijk Engel
    Lodewijk Engel 7 months ago

    I've used the Rokform for a year (Feb 2018) and it has never come off my motorcycle, and I commute daily. If you're thinking on picking up the Rokform, there is one big issue. I never thought the magnet in the case should not harm my phone but it does. I started having issues with my camera and it wouldn't zoom and stay out of focus, I could not figure it out until I stopped using the Rokform case and the issue disappeared. Now I just use the case when it's mounted on my bike and remove it when not riding, and I will not use the case for my future phones.

  • TrackSol
    TrackSol 7 months ago +1

    The lack of wireless charging is a deal breaker for me, and quadlock just came out with a car mount with integrated wireless charging

  • Vadim E
    Vadim E 7 months ago +3

    Quality Review!
    Quad Lock must have changed their prices in USA - Quad Lock does not include the Puncho, thats an optional add on for +$25. Quad Lock $69.90 is for the Mirror mount, $79.90 for the Motorcycle handlebar mount + $25 for Puncho if you want it. Still not a bad option for $105.00 for a full kit or $79.90 without the puncho.

  • Collin Baillie
    Collin Baillie 7 months ago

    In the video you only showed the phones mounted vertically. Can they be mounted horizontally by just mounting it 90 degrees out?

  • Chapter K-2
    Chapter K-2 8 months ago

    Bike night tonight in Castroville Dairy Queen 615 to 8. $ 25.00 winner could be you

  • Chapter K-2
    Chapter K-2 8 months ago

    thanks great video were in south Texas are you im in Castroville

  • Jeremy Haile
    Jeremy Haile 9 months ago +6

    I used QuadLock for almost a year now and find myself looking for something else for one main reason: The composite locking face wears and allows lateral play over just a couple of months of constant use. Now, to their defense, QuadLock will send you a replacement because their customer service is great. However, its just too much of an inconvenience to have to email them....wait...swap it out...only to have to repeat the process a few months later. It would be awesome if they sold these parts on their site...but unfortunately they do not. Bummer. I may have to give Rockform a go just because of the all metal mounting surfaces. Great review and solid pro/con for both. Thanks!

    • Squid On Two
      Squid On Two 4 months ago

      Yeah this same thing has happened to me TWICE - now I know that the bigger and heavier the phone - the faster the lock face wears away with that white residue and your phone just gets less and less secure. Switching to RokForm is the plan soon - but I haven't seen anyone point out if the "lock face" on RokForm is aluminum or plastic...?

    • Roverdal
      Roverdal 7 months ago

      Thanks for info.

    • Vadim E
      Vadim E 7 months ago

      Thanks for the important feedback on Quad Lock. Will look into Rockform now since it has metal mounting......

  • Yowzoe
    Yowzoe 9 months ago

    What a fantastic review, shot & written & edited well, very fair.
    I got a Quad Lock setup a year ago for bike, bicycle, windshields, house, and, on Black Friday (at their site), the desk mount (w/o wireless charger as I have a 6s Plus. All to say that I'm all-in.
    I found that of the things you don't like about Quad Lock (the non-flat back, the side buttons, the default *blue* lever lock) the first two have never occurred to me and don't bother me but the need to replace the blue lever with the black one I want really does. I'm about to change out the lever colors and resent not having the color option to start with -- or maybe if I wrote and asked them at the start they would have subbed in the color/s I want.
    Anyway, I also like the rounded corners on the QL case better, and everything feels *very* solid, and well-engineered, and the phone clicks in very solidly, as you say. Also the price on the full suite of QL items feels very premium and I don't have the budget or inclination to spend over twice as much for the metal Rockform.
    The QL stuff I got has zero wear after all the time I've had it. The click-on and off is solid. Am very happy I got it all.
    Both Rockform and Quad Lock are good choices. Both are expensive. These companies are making bank, that's for damn sure.

  • John Devine
    John Devine 10 months ago +1

    Thanks for the great comparison. You really nailed it. This should be a benchmark for anyone doing a product review or comparison video. And with what I learned and confirmed here, I am going to purchase the Rokform...thanks again.

    • Yowzoe
      Yowzoe 9 months ago

      You're right. This comparison video is the gold standard for YT reviews.

  • Axnfell
    Axnfell 11 months ago +8

    I’ve just gone with Quad Lock, had too many Rokform cases fall apart.

  • Gabriel Denis
    Gabriel Denis 11 months ago

    Can you use the rokform case with quad lock mounts?

  • Colby Coker
    Colby Coker 11 months ago +1

    Rokform cases are 49.99 😂

  • MikeFLHT
    MikeFLHT Year ago

    Great video. I literally knew nothing about either of these two and now I feel well informed. Thanks a bunch.

  • Colin Holmes
    Colin Holmes Year ago

    The quad lock bump is so Annoying! I'm glad you mentioned it in your video.

  • Carlito de Souza
    Carlito de Souza Year ago

    Samsung Galaxy note 8 not
    fits?

    • Charles Suder
      Charles Suder Year ago

      Look up slip grip ,,, there north of Detroit.. they mold the case to the fone case u have.. I have note 8 cost 40... suction cup or handlebars

  • Curt Kautsch
    Curt Kautsch Year ago +2

    I returned both because of the cases.
    The Quadlock "bulge" in the back was a deal breaker for the same reason, it also was not compatible with ANY car magnet. The Rokform geniuses put the magnet in the phone case which ruined all my CC's, and hotel key. Just dumb. Also not being able to landscape a phone is just dumb. Great review!

    • diamondheat9
      diamondheat9 11 days ago

      I'll stick to the x mount. I prefer having my own stylish/sturdy cases on my phones that still work with wireless charging.

    • Nick650
      Nick650 2 months ago

      you can use your phone in landscape mode with Rokform

    • Yowzoe
      Yowzoe 9 months ago

      did you see Quad Lock has car setups?

  • J G
    J G Year ago

    When will they put a wireless charging builtin to those mounts?

    • Yowzoe
      Yowzoe 9 months ago

      Quad Lock has one now, but only in one product, the desk mount.

    • J G
      J G Year ago

      Also tried to find that all around the internet and none are available. You can combine the two device but its not totally fool proof.
      Can you create a vlog like that and may influence does manufacturer to finally invent a wireless mounts? That would be awesome

    • J G
      J G Year ago

      It is. I hate it whenever I have to plug the cable to charge and make the setup less water proof

    • Bike N' Bird
      Bike N' Bird  Year ago

      idk but that's a great idea

  • Christopher Johnson

    Thank YOU! been looking at both case mount combos for a while!

  • Kim K
    Kim K Year ago

    well done as usual!

  • Adam  Howe
    Adam Howe Year ago

    As a former ram mount user , this video finalized my decision to go with the rokform. I could not be happier. Mine is on a 2017 street glide with paul yaffe 10 in monkey bars . Very high quality and holds phone very solid . A little learning curve to mount and unmount phone but I am used to it after 5 to 10 uses. Well worth the money. I love it

  • Roscoe Wolf
    Roscoe Wolf Year ago

    I agree fully! I got a rokform for my Note 8 about 4 or 5 months ago and I am completely in love with it. And about the cons, you are def spot on about those but still is the best mount for me as well.

  • KenBo’s Backyard builds

    The thought of it is cool yet,, I’ll stick with my life proof and my ram mount have had it 2 years now with no problems besides losing those dam little rubber ends which are cheap !!

  • Pathos69
    Pathos69 Year ago

    Dang man that was a thourough review.

  • Motorcycle Zeal
    Motorcycle Zeal Year ago +1

    That’s a damn good review Justin

  • erikdravn
    erikdravn Year ago +2

    Not being able to charge without removing the case is a deal breaker for me. Great video!!!! Thank you!

  • 690 ADV
    690 ADV Year ago

    great video, well edited.

  • Ryan Holman
    Ryan Holman Year ago

    I've been running the Rokform on every phone for many years now. While off roading, commuting, or on the bike, this brand has never let me down. Also, the ability to mount your phone using the magnet while in the garage, or wherever, has been so useful over the years. Great comparison, Rokform has a customer for life here.

  • Joshua Lee
    Joshua Lee Year ago

    Awesome video! Thanks! Personally, I have a Quadlock, but have had it for a couple years before I even bought my motorcycle. I picked it because the single case had multiple uses. I wanted an armband that I could put my phone in for running/exercising and a mount for my mountain bike. Then I bought the motorcycle mount when I bought my Honda Shadow

    • Yowzoe
      Yowzoe 9 months ago

      How is that armband, Joshua? Does it work great or just so-so? Does it slide around?

  • Garret Larson
    Garret Larson Year ago +3

    went with rokform a year ago. that magnet is awesome. attach to work bench, attach to bike, attach to tool box whatever. need something to hold your screws, your phone can, and you dont even need to download a app lol.

  • Jmac7o7
    Jmac7o7 Year ago

    Good review, I’ve just recently started looking for a phone mount that I can trust. Those both look like good choices.