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Title: Bicycle helmet mirror recommendations?
Post by: MatthewK on July 02, 2016, 12:06:43 PM
Ok, former MTB'er here, I have recently gotten a cross bike. I am now riding a lot of rural roads and would like a mirror to see approaching trucks, dog's etc. from behind. Pretty sure I don't want a mirror for the bars as I still shred some single track and would bust it off on a tree. Started my search on Amazon and there are a ton, so I'll ask you, what do you use? Also would like to keep it aroung $20 if possible. Thanks
Title: Re: Bicycle helmet mirror recommendations?
Post by: shuffler on July 02, 2016, 04:26:42 PM
Never found one I liked, went without, and now don't feel they're worthwhile.
On rural roads you should be able to hear anything approach, and look back if you're interested.
Title: Bicycle helmet mirror recommendations?
Post by: pbkmaine on July 02, 2016, 04:47:55 PM
Put the mirror on the handlebar. Get one that clamps on and off. The ones on helmets shake too much, and are more distracting than useful, I think.
Title: Re: Bicycle helmet mirror recommendations?
Post by: Cyaphas on July 02, 2016, 06:45:00 PM
I tried and tried to like/use the one I had. I finally tore it off mid uphill ride recently. It was really annoying and for how much I had to move my head to use it I just figured I'd check my blind spots manually. It was one of the highly rated ones from Amazon.
Title: Re: Bicycle helmet mirror recommendations?
Post by: Systems101 on July 03, 2016, 12:10:44 AM
I use a drop bar mirror (on a road bike).  That way it doesn't stick out, and also isn't on my helmet (for the reasons the others specified)
Title: Re: Bicycle helmet mirror recommendations?
Post by: Jim2001 on July 03, 2016, 08:43:27 PM
I use a drop bar mirror (on a road bike).  That way it doesn't stick out, and also isn't on my helmet (for the reasons the others specified)

Do you have a brand/model you like best?
Title: Re: Bicycle helmet mirror recommendations?
Post by: Systems101 on July 03, 2016, 10:20:19 PM
Do you have a brand/model you like best?

Seeing as I've only ever had the one, I lack comparative information to help out.  I'm also not sure there is much to differentiate them?

Based on the shape, I appear to have a "Sprintech Drop Bar Mirror".  That being said, the place I bought my bike (which I trust) now sells the "CycleAware Bar End Mirror", so both seem reasonable to consider.