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What about road bike handle bars
NIce review of the mirror. I recently installed this mirror on my bicycle. I have one mirror on my left handle bar and the other reveresed to fit on the right handlebar. After testing them, it appears that one mirror should be good to use as these are designed specifically for the left handle bar. I am curious, what are people's opinion of having a bicycle mirror installed. Is it good to have two? Is one mirror fine to use? In urban areas while cycling with cars, what is your opinion of having a mirror installed vs the occasional head nod to look for oncoming traffic.
Good mirror but will also slip around on certain grips!! So pay attention.
Thank you. I saw this in Wal-Mart, but I wasn't sure how it would work. Your video helped me decide to purchase it. Update: wow, just got back from riding with this mirror attached to my e-bike. I feel like it's a life saver. I can finally see what's behind me. The mirror I purchased before this one was a total waste of money. The Bell mirror is flexible and easy to attach to the handle bar. I'm going to be riding a lot more.
Nice mirror gonna pick me one up soon..
I use this on my goped scooter Pretty good mirror
Thanks for this video. I have given up on handlebar mirrors because they break when my bike falls over for some reason. But this time I think I might give it a go again, with this mirror.
A very good and smart mirror system. I also added two flashing lights to the rear. This mirror is very good quality. So good as a matter of fact; I buy them for friends who ride. You should add flashing red lights to the rear as well.
I just put one on my motorcycle to the real one come but I do like it
I use a handlebar mirror; you only need one, on the traffic side. I don't have good infrastructure, so seeing the metal monsters is necessary. I use it so often that when walking I catch myself glancing down and left.
He's using mirrors for safety but he's not wearing a helmet? Seriously? If his commute is safe enough not to need a helmet, it's safe enough he doesn't need mirrors. Personally I need both. I don't trust drivers.
I use the "Hafny Bar End Bike Mirror" which basicly is much like the bigger Corkey and it saves my life.
The only thing I don't like about it is, is that the mirror gets scratched sooner or later.
This is NOT the Hafny showed in the video.
not a good review on an important topic. Go to amazon to get practical, accurate, real world reviews from seasoned cyclists on bike mirrors. I don't recommend Hafnys.
Since I wear glasses anyway, I use the Take-A-Look. My Bike-E semi-recumbent has a handlebar end mirror, but it's a little wobbly. I should probably replace it. Since I can't turn around from my lawn chair, he more mirrors the better, I think.
Your videos are to interesting. I guess I'll have to subscribe.
1: Aside from anxiety in mixed (not cycle path) traffic, is getting hit from behind even a thing? The biggest danger of mixed traffic is surely being doored.
2: Could see how how this could be of value if you insist on horrible flat bar handlebars as in this vid. JUST TRY SITTING UP. Everyone - please for the love of cog - just try situp. There is a reason the most successful cycling societies mainly have simple bicycles with moustache bars. If you can sit up - A: you're FAR FAR more visible, and NOTICEABLE B: You can look around with ease, sans geeky accessories C: It's so more comfortable D: you can still crouch down if you really want - can't do the opposite with flat bars.
3: Yes, I ride a classic step-through dutch style omafiets (ebike converted). Adopting this approach, even in car-crazy Aotearoa (New Zealand) and ignoring the helmet laws was life changing and I never looked back (except when I really wanted to, bcos i could - actually do that). But I have far less rear view anxiety becos I'm confident that car drivers are noticing me in the first place.
Good video. I use the Take a Look mirror on my glasses. Once you get used to it you feel weird without one. Riding next to close traffic its unsafe to physically look behind you too long as you might swerve or hit something. This mirror lets me take a good long look safely. BTW, you need to rotate the mirror 90 degrees outward to increase the field of view.
I use a bar end mirror for the side of the road I’m cutting out into. Feels abit dorky initially but I think it’s a way better option than not having one if you’re sharing roads with vehicles
$25 and all it takes is 1 fall to fuck up that little mirror. Naw better buy the cheapest you can get, and bunch of them! If you live in a country with snow and ice at least.
Mirrors are a MUST.
Try installing the Hafny mirrors under the handlebar. A lot more convenient.
Instead of a bike mirror use something like a mirror that connects to the arm of your glasses. I use the take a look that you had and it's excellent. In traffic it's a must. I think you can try it in landscape orientation.
I ride recreationally on bike paths a lot, and my wife tends to ride behind me. I find that having a mirror is really helpful to make sure she isn't having a problem or if wants me to stop.
Thanks...I added a left side handlebar mirror to keep an eye on the cars behind me. Sadly they are not always paying attention. I have been debating adding a second mirror for the right side because I want better site behind me.
When I was a kid in the 60's we pretty well all had handlebar mounted mirrors on our bikes here in Toronto, often with a mirror on one side and a reflector on the other. We thought they were cool as well as being useful :-) Of course most of us rode coaster bikes or 3 speed road bikes decked out with a mirror, rear rack, reflectors on the wheels, a dynamo driven headlight/back light set, a squeeze horn or bell and possibly a basket in front . Those few with 10 speed bikes and dropped handlebars, which we called "racing bikes" at the time, generally didn't have mirrors ... or the other stuff for that matter. Never understood why these useful elements were dropped over the years by people who use their bikes for transportation. I still have a mirror on both my bikes but just on the left side of the handlebar and my Dutch bike came with the dynamo headlight, fenders, rear rack as standard along with the added features of a rear skirt and built in wheel lock. I like useful things on my bike :-)
I’m not too sure why you installed a pair of the first type. I have one of them installed on the traffic side which does the job and is obviously half the ‘clutter’.
5:16 it makes you look like ben 10.
Honestly, mirrors are mostly a replacement for poor infrastructure and worthless driving exams. Same with helmets. While I sometimes wish that I had a bike mirror, here in the Netherlands they are rarely useful. Because most of the time you can see traffic by just turning your head or are safer by stopping and looking. And on the road it should always be drivers who watch for cyclists, not the other way around.
I have an eBike now and I feel like I NEED a mirror on my eBike, because it's such a heavy experience and having to twist around and look behind you especially with big hoods/hats and fast speeds on, I am planning on getting a mirror very soon because it looks really helpful. You don't want to take a risk at 20mph consistent steering a heavy beast to look behind you every few minutes....it's really unsafe, and wearing glasses makes it harder because I need to be looking straight back to get useful information
I wonder if there's any way to use a cell phone as a rear view monitor like many cars have when driving in reverse. I have my phone on the front handle bar anyway and would be cool to have a rear mounted action cam send a live feed to my phone with a wifi/bluetooth connection....or maybe even have the phone itself mounted to the far left showing a live feed using the selfie camera....I'm going to try it lol.
Gracias por el consejo, Saludos.
I just got mine and it's a piece of garbage, just as You said, totally unusable, waste of money, waste of time. Got my old mirror back on and will keep looking for something better.
I am happy with my Zefal Spy.
It's not too chunky, it's easy to install without any tools, good viewing angle. I can put it on another bike easily (with drop or flat handlebars).
Hello from France, I love your chanel :)
Charming of Bob to blow his snots at 7.12 minutes in the video quality manners
Try Sprintech, also a bar-end mount, great visibility and does not move with bumps in the road once set to your angle. Be careful to blow away particles of grit before cleaning or plastic lense will scratch.
Also, I use the latest Garmin Varia radar which is very accurate. Expensive but I wouldn't leave home without it.
You're covered once quickly develop muscle memory/reflex on how to coordinate the combo of mirror, Varia and the good old head turn.
Little tiny, but pretty cute and useful one.
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very useful video. 🤎
Why 17 minutes to say something that could have been said in 30 ?
Thank you for your great video's and thank you for this video on rear view mirrors. I do not do group rides, nothing wrong with them. I am a commuter and bicycle tourer and I never liked having to look down at the bar end mirrors, seemed like I was taking my eyes off the road to focus on the mirror, and you should be scanning rear view every 4 seconds or so. My local bike shop recommended Take A Look mirror. I really didn't like the concept with mounting a mirror to my glasses or helmet but gave it a try. At first it was difficult to get adjusted, but once I figured that out. Wow. Love it! I always wear some type of glasses when I ride and I find the Take A Look is easier to adjust when attached to glasses as compared to helmet. All I will say is this. I will never leave home without one. I will go on a ride without a helmet, without clothing, without flat fix tools, without money....without anything except my glasses mounted rear view mirror. The best safety device you can add to your ride!
cateye bm-45 rock solid, no vibration and discreet. in the UK we had a spate of cyclists being pushed off the road by car passengers, i got it just for general piece of mind and now it's difficult to ride busy roads without one. i still check over the shoulder before turning etc but it helps with my impaired neck movement too.
Too much gab. Too much nonsense.
Suits perfectly on my Creo, stable, clear and discrete.
It suits perfectly for me, stable, clear, discrete.
Italian road bike mirror fellas and say no more.
A minimalist mirror that could provide, by definition, a minimum of rear view and a minimum of safety. Oh boy.
beautiful riding country, I'm guessing this is Australia and not NZ correct? Have you looked at the beam taillight that just came out? I bought one, seems ok.
The best road bike mirror is "The Italian roadbike mirror"and i have had it for years and looks great.
Anything that give me the heads up on what is behind has got to be better than nothing. As a male I have difficulty turning my head anyway. I do have the corky mirrors but haven’t used them cos of the bad weather and work.
The headline should read: the 5 Crappiest Mirrors you can buy!!!
Excellent advice. thank you
Thank you for this... very helpful.