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good value first mirror for bike
on 2 July 2017
I have had one of these for 6 years on a city bike with straight bars. Not the best out there, but nonetheless made a huge difference to 20 mile round trip commutes (both urban and rural), and saved me having to look behind me constantly. About to buy another one of these for a new bike. If you're cycling long distance or in streams of traffic, once you start using a decent bike mirror you won't want to go back to having nothing!
+ Easy to install, I had to cut through the end of my rubber grip but it fitted snugly into the bar end after that.
+ No problems seeing things in it (mirror is approx 0.5m from my face when cycling). the mirror is coated plastic so water just runs straight off it. Gives quite a wide but short view, can be fiddly to position. Some cyclists may (and do) prefer mirrors with larger surface areas.
+ Compact aesthetically and in an aero sense
- The mirror is stuck to the frame with adhesive but has recently started to fall out if I knock it against the garage wall when parking (year~5).
- At one point the positioning did start to get loose (year~3), I tightened it up and it has remained stiff (presumably the grime and rust holds it in place).
Overall good value for money, especially for first time bike mirror buyers. Will update on how the new one works out with drop bars.