Top positive review
Deserves a design award, will change how you use bikes for ever
25 August 2016
The Finn is simply one of the smartest and most useful things I've ever bought. I don't think the other reviews here have really distilled down the why, so here's my attempt;
- tool free: anyone, using just their hands, can mount this on any bike
- no special phone case required: you can keep your phone looking just how you like it
- fits any size phone: changed your phone? borrowed your mates? No problem!
- because its made of silicone, its insanely cheap (thinking how much I wasted on Topeak solutions in the past)
In particular, its dramatically increased the usefulness of city rental bikes. London has Santander bicycles everywhere. I can pop my phone on the handle bar and get around town easily without the stop/start of taking a phone out of my pocket. Even better, I can remove it in seconds after arriving at my destination and it takes up minimal space in my pocket - I can carry it around all day. If only helmets could do the same...
Something else I don't see mentioned in the reviews - it 'comes with' the Bike Citizens app which, frankly, makes Google Map's bike directions look like a joke. Its shown me routes through parts of London I never knew existed, and more often than not very quiet roads. And if you are using Santander bikes, it even has all the parking spaces shown in the app too (which I used to use the CityMapper app for)
In a word its, amazing.
Bike Citizens has a very clever pricing mechanism - share your route each time and get the app for free, or pay £6. Or buy this Finn mount, because it includes a code you can enter to get one city for free (in my case London, but many are represented). Even if you don't buy the Finn, promise me you'll try this app.
One seller, sending from Austria, charges just £5.99 and £3 shipping and its the same shipping fee whether you order 1, 3 or 5 etc... You see now why you'll be ordering extra for your family/friends?
I've yet to see it on sale in any London bike store. Fortunately Amazon means you won't have to find one that does either.