Best bike mirrors according to redditors

We found 174 Reddit comments discussing the best bike mirrors. We ranked the 48 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Bike Mirrors:

u/andrewcooke · 25 pointsr/MTB

a cougar hunts stealthily, comes at you from behind, and jumps aiming to bite the neck. you'd be better with a mirror.

^(not as macho tho)

edit: don't people put googly eyes on the back of their hats / helmets? seriously.

^(mirror and googly eyes you'd be sex on wheels.)

u/BraveFlannel · 11 pointsr/bikecommuting

Unfortunately I have to do a lot of riding on a 2 lane highway with no shoulder.

While, yes, many times in the city I'll ride like this graphic, I don't at all feel safe doing this on the two lane. I pretty much just assume everyone is on their phone.. well because they are. So even if there's oncoming traffic, as well as traffic behind me, I stay as far right as I can, and keep an eye on them in my mirror. I don't feel like getting smashed into by someone doing 60mph just because I wanted to assert my rights as a cyclist.

Sometimes they wait for the oncoming traffic to pass, sometimes they fly by. But being way over to the right and watching them closely in my mirror gives me a chance to bail if it seems like they don't see me.

Anyways I mainly said all this so I could recommend this mirror to everyone (good for drop and flat bars):

BY FAR the best mirror I've used. Mounts very securely, high quality glass, not ugly, and tough. I can't ride without one now.

u/Atlantien · 9 pointsr/whatisthisthing
u/GgNkLhjBmLgjOmEVEnzK · 9 pointsr/bikecommuting

Bike Peddler Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror

Attaches to (sun)glasses. Small. View doesn't depend on direction of handlebars. Can see anything by turning head. Works well.

u/sanfran54 · 8 pointsr/ebikes

I've use a Mirrycle for years on all bikes.

u/AAjax · 8 pointsr/ebikes

I use one of those myself, mirrycle mirror. After trying a few before its by far the best option I have come across.

u/mgsalinger · 7 pointsr/bicycling

You know - I double checked - the REI one is not the one I have and it has some bad reviews re: it moving around. Here is a link to the one I do have and like i said - it holds its position:

I remember I paid around thirty bucks for it.

u/failsure · 7 pointsr/bikecommuting

Not that particular one, but this one. I clipped it to the visor of my helmet rather than wear it on my glasses. It took some getting used to, but by the second day I had the knack for turning my head to see what I wanted to in the mirror with ease. It looks silly and is easy to knock out of adjustment if I do not pay attention, but I like it. Seeing cars come up behind me was actually a little intimidating at first...ignorance was bliss :-)

u/m34z · 6 pointsr/cycling

I've used a bar-end mirror for the last 6 years. It's aero and doesn't get in the way. Something similar to this.

u/The_Wee · 5 pointsr/ElectricScooters

First scooter purchase. Worth the wait so far. Was able to go up a few modest hills at full speed. Although no suspension, handled the rough roads well. 185 lbs, was able to reach 18mph on dash during flats. One of the electric speed signs along the road had 20.



Lights: Even though it comes with front and back light, never hurts to have extra




The only thing I would change are the grips. Sort of wish they used regular bicycle grips so I could easily add

u/firexplosion · 5 pointsr/ebikes

I use this one. Very stable, works great. Hundreds of miles with it, 10/10 would buy again.

u/jazzbonerbike99 · 5 pointsr/bicycling

Looking into mirror options myself - I see a lot of folks using the discreet, end-of-drop-bar-style like this (if it's applicable to your bike).

Not sure I'd like a helmet mounted mirror.

u/Yossarian567 · 5 pointsr/chicago

I agree, Lawrence has a bike line for a lot of it and is comparatively stress-free.

If you don't own a helmet mirror, I highly recommend getting one for the city. It gives you a little picture-in-picture of what's behind you, so you don't need to turn away from your path to check over your shoulder. I got a lot more comfortable biking in the city when I bought one.

u/throwaway_2_help_ppl · 5 pointsr/bikecommuting

Don't be constantly checking over your shoulder. It's not safe, you'll miss seeing obstructions in front of you.

Get a mirror instead. I have this one cost me like $20 and it's the single best upgrade I've made to my commuter.

u/mattbaume · 5 pointsr/bikecommuting

I use a Third Eye Pro and I love it. (Although the tape that it came with was too weak -- I had to augment with double-sided foam tape.) It's no substitute for turning around, of course, but for just keeping an eye on things it really makes me feel safer. I find that I can get a much better sense of my surroundings with the mirror, without having to twist around and take my eyes off the road ahead. It's also useful when riding in a group, for seeing if the people behind you are getting dropped. I've gotten so used to it that I sometimes find myself glancing up where the mirror should be even when I'm not wearing it, because I want to know what's happening behind me without turning to stare.

u/BalooUriza · 4 pointsr/bicycling

I prefer helmet mirrors over bar-end mirrors for ease of installation and because your body will minimize vibrations that make mirrors harder to use. Out of the helmet mirrors I've tried, here's what I've found:

  • Third Eye helmet mirror - Near garbage. Ball joint becomes unusably limp within only a few months of daily, all-weather use. 1990s versions use adhesive to stick to your helmet, so kind of a pain in the ass to set up or stick back on if the cold causes the adhesive to get brittle and snap off. Weirdly thick rim around the mirror. Newer versions use a forked design to slip onto a visor or eyeglasses instead, but given how well plastics do with wear and flexing, this just adds another point of failure. Wasted more time in high school on this thing than my time was worth, which is impressive considering I made about 25-50¢/hour working for the Boy Scouts during the summers only. On the upside, no vibration at all while it's still new and holds tight.

  • Bike Peddler Take A Look mirror. Not that much more than the cheapo Third Eye model. Wire design highly adjustable. Mine's now moved to it's third helmet and outlasted the bicycle I bought it with. Larger mirror than the Third Eye model. Mine's 20 years old now, and the design on new ones is exactly the same as they were 20 years ago. A little on the springy side, can be a little annoying on rough surfaces as a result. Holds it's position extremely well. If you're going helmet instead of bar-end, start here.
u/thetebe · 4 pointsr/ultrarunning

If I were going to run backwards for 100K I would invest in rearview mirrors for sure.

u/blankblank · 4 pointsr/nonononoyes

I have this little rearview mirror that clips onto my glasses when I bike. It's pretty dorky looking and people have told me that 'real bikers' don't use them.

But, once you get used to it, it's like having eyes in the back of your head. I feel naked without it.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/DoesAnybodyElse

My cubicle is the same way. I used to always be looking over my shoulder, then I invested in one of these.

Attach to screen, bend for proper viewing angle, waste time in peace.

u/NewYorkCityGent · 3 pointsr/rollerblading

You're looking at some attachment like these guys:

That's all I can think of, props for figuring it all out and getting the blades on!

u/clem_viking · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I use these (or ones like them), under my hand or grip, so they don't seem to catch stuff. I'm not sure I could work with the wrist mounted ones, I change my hand position quite a bit and it wouldn't work for me.

u/tlogank · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I'm with you on bike mirrors and confusion on why so many riders seem to not like them. I got one because I commute a lot now, and I just got tired of constantly looking back. Since I don't always wear a helmet, I got this mirror: for my road bike (yes, it says mtn bike, but it works great on my roadie) and I absolutely love it. It is easy to take on and off, and is just extremely convenient for less than $15.

u/unreqistered · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

The mirrors that you can attach to your helmet or glasses are much better. Bar mounted mirrors rely in part on the direction the bars are point, which may not be where you actually want to look.

A helmet/glass mounted system allows you the freedom to control you view, whether it be close behind or further away.

I mount my Take A Look on a pair of shooter / safety glasses.

u/Hello_Wisconsin · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I'm sure there are good alternatives, but I've had great experiences with these. Small, stable, and fairly durable.

u/sport-o · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Something like this maybe?

I use one of these:

This mirror isnt bad, I picked it because its a little sleeker, and doesnt have vibration issues that the other one purportedly has. Its not a bad mirror, but it can be a little tricky to get it pointing where you want it to. My advice if you buy this is to make sure its exactly where you want it before covering it with bar tape.

u/shedwardweek · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

1 - don't know, but slick, lightweight tires (with puncture protection built in) will be the biggest thing to make a bike efficient and easy. Perhaps if you want to lose weight you don't want efficiency...

2 - I don't shower or change. I don't have a lot of hills and the breeze keeps me cool. I have a fan at my desk to deal with the 10 minutes of excess heat when I arrive. I shower every morning before I leave, so all I have is a little clean sweat on a clean body & clean clothes. No issue. It depends on the individual person and ride though.

3 - (IMO) important things which people often omit: mirror, good lights, long fenders, bell, pump, puncture repair kit.

u/eimmerman401 · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I use this one when on my road bike and love it. Real glass and good view : Bike Peddler Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror (Original)

This one is installed on the bar end on my commuter. Glass, good optics, wide field of view: Mirrycle Mountain Bike Mirror

Mirrors have saved my bacon multiple times and I don’t ride without anymore.

u/cliffchew · 3 pointsr/ElectricScooters

I use this pair I bought from Amazon for my Dualtron 3. The Speedway 5 should have similar handlebar space. They work very well and the mirrors seem to be high quality.


u/dartman5000 · 3 pointsr/bicycletouring
u/Smaskifa · 3 pointsr/cycling

I never ride while carrying anything. That's what panniers are for. As others said, get a rear view mirror. I got this one and love it.

u/smgtn · 3 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Most people I've seen using Hafny mirrors. I have a pair of these:

Easy to mount and adjust and they stay in place once fastened.

u/limitedmage · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

I agree with the mirror. I am way more confident doing left turns and lane changes after getting a small mirror on my glasses. Right lane changes are kinda terrifying now though :) This is the mirror I use:

u/trebonius · 2 pointsr/SomebodyMakeThis

I ride with one of these and often find myself looking for it when walking.

u/ThereOnceWasAMan · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

Lights are probably the thing you would be most likely to forget. You don't think you need them because you're riding home at 5 pm every day and then bam, you stay an hour late and its dusk, or its foggy outside, or winter is coming and the days get noticeably shorter. Get lights now before you really need them.
Also a helmet and a lock. You could also get a mirror for when you are first starting (this one really helped me feel safer when I first started)

u/-Quantumcross · 2 pointsr/cycling

Do you have a mirror? You should get a mirror. It did wonders for my city riding anxiety. I would highly recommend:

u/anonanon1313 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I've used a few different styles of mirrors. I've come to prefer the eyeglass mounted ones. I've tried a few different styles of those. The ones I prefer are the so-called third eye model.

u/Peterflores117 · 2 pointsr/Super73

Thanks. The mirrors are Hafney. Got them off amazon. 62 diameter

Hafny Bar End Bike Mirror, Stainless Steel Mirror, Safe Rearview Mirror, HF-MR083 (Black 62mm)

u/way2funni · 2 pointsr/cycling

Couple things to add for the shopping list: especially for the 3am part:

Safety Vest

Slap light for left ankle to identify your edge


About $25 for the above.

Rear mirror

Make sure the bike has the standard reflectors on the spokes, pedals, front and back as well.

Reflective tape if you are riding an all black or dark bike - wrap strips around your spokes, frame and seatpost

Some would say ALL THE ABOVE TOGETHER Is overkilling it and maybe it is all it takes is one semi-drunk who did a couple too many shots blasting down some rural road at 4am doing 90mph to end you.

Even just a glancing blow off the side of a big 4x4 mirror rig could fuck you up bad and NOW YOU'RE DOWN.

You're laying on the side (if you're lucky and didn't get hung up and dragged) of a rural road at 5am waiting for the next drunk to come along and finish the job.

This is a real concern.

Now if this happens and you are wearing dark clothes on a black bike with no reflectors they could end up hitting you before they ever see you especially when you add dark (limo) tinted windows + stereo blasting and subwoofers thumping.

Now add texting on the phone to the equation.

It's all over. You're roadkill.

You need to make yourself more than just a little visible. They need to see you from a fricken mile away. even if you are sprawled out in the street.

TIP: I use the slap light so they can see where the edge of me actually IS. I usually hang it on the left end of my handlebar - on my rearview mirror. Or on my left ankle so there is a light moving up and down along with pedal reflectors - that says 'dude on a bike up ahead'.

u/thesisrepertoire · 2 pointsr/boostedscooters

Found a great looking rear view mirror that clips to the side of your handlebar.

Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mountain...

u/dalesd · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I use Zefal Spy mirrors. Two of them. They're lined up in the picture and look like one. They have a nice small aero profile.

> I ride DFs now but I used to ride recumbents.

wow, you are a rate cyclist. I don't think I could ever go back to DFs. I'd be slower and less comfortable.

> That one costs more than probably 10 of my current bikes, lol.

I'm cheap and buy 'em used, but yeah, this was an expensive one, even for me.

u/mcgeggy · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Sorry to hear it from a fellow New Jerseyian! Glad it didn’t turn out worse. I just installed a Zefal Spy mirror and it is terrific. I like the idea of it mounted on the bike (mine’s on the bar end) so all I have to do is glance down as opposed to making sure my head is in the right position.

u/DRhexagon · 2 pointsr/bicycling

If you live in the US of A you generally only need a mirror on the left side. They go into your handlebar ends.

For MTB/Hybrids:

For drop bars:

I have used both on my bikes and can attest that they work great.

u/riffola1 · 2 pointsr/ElectricScooters

Hafny New Handlebar Bike Mirror, HD,Blast-Resistant, Glass Lens, HF-MR095 (Left)

u/foxydogman · 2 pointsr/Super73

I bought this mirror and really like it. Very low profile and good field of view. Just had to cut a little piece out of the end of my grip to put it on

u/Skripka · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Sprintech's is pretty good

Sprintech Left Drop Bar Mirror, Black

u/moken_troll · 2 pointsr/ebikes

Agreed - they're my preferred on-bar mirror. Very stable view.

You have options for mounting with less width. E.g. it can work quite well to have the arms going down and then inboard.

Alternatively, the 2nd arm is optional - I had good results with just mounting the mirror to the first arm. It makes it less adjustable on the go, since the first arm's angle fixes one axis of the mirror, but that's ok.

Personally though, I've found I prefer a helmet mirror (Third Eye on the helmet shell works for me), but the Mirrycle is the best bar mirror IMO.

u/Hoonsoot · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

blackburn road mirror:

I know it looks like it would only work on the right side of the bike but that is just bad photography/marketing. The mirror can be rotated 180 degrees, making it possible to place it on the left side of the bars. I put mine on the drop section, like the 2nd image here:

u/mithrandirbooga · 2 pointsr/bicycling

This one is fantastic, in my opinion:

I've got a backup just in case I lose the first one.

u/thallactle4587 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Not the person you replied to, but I use these on my roadie and they're great. Also consider running flashing lights even in daytime as I've found that helps a bit.

u/FountainsOfDave · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Neither -- because it's all about the glasses.

u/Krynja · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Boom. Found what I was looking for. Most are smaller and round but I like this one.

u/thedogsbollies · 2 pointsr/cycling

I've never tried a helmet mount and never will but I can definitely recommend the type for drop bars. I've been using one since January and could not do without one now. I normally ride around 150 miles a week. Pic of mine. Purchased from Amazon. These come as a pair for each side but I only use one on the left side. I just glance down periodically which I am totally used to now and do it without thinking. They are not long distance but give a good rounded view being slightly concave.

u/StoicKerfuffle · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Sorry to hear that. One technique for building up your confidence again is to map out in advance a longer ride that minimizes your interaction with traffic, and which keeps you on roads with wide shoulders and/or sidewalks so that you can disengage from the cars at any time. I carefully mapped out, using Google Maps, three different >10mi circuits starting from my house in which I almost never interact with cars. Then I made a route of that on Strava, so I don't have to think about the route. The only time I really see a car is to cross a street where either I have a pedestrian walk or I have good visibility both ways. If I'm feeling nervous about cars, or if it's poor weather, I use those routes so I can avoid thinking about it.

Another option I like are mirrors. For most of my street riding, I put these on both ends of my handlebar. It's really not that obtrusive to the bike appearance, it doesn't get in the way of your hands, and any stuck-up riders who'd mock me can go to hell: my vanity comes in a distant second place to the comfort of knowing what is behind me.

u/mattschinesefood · 2 pointsr/cycling

+1 to the mirror thing. A decent mirror brought my confidence about riding with traffic up ten-fold. I'm using this one and loving it.

u/jake619 · 2 pointsr/ebikes

I got this one. For the price it's really a solid mirror. All metal and very secure. Also the glass is replaceable and costs like $6 for a replacement.

u/SteenerNeener · 1 pointr/bicycling

I use one of these guys on my glasses. Had a lot of isues with helmet-mounted ones not staying stuck, and wound up super-gluing the last one to my previous helmet so needed a different option when I bought a new one.

Some people think they're dorky, but 'eh. I like it, and IMO its safer than turning my head 180 degrees to look behind me.

u/zebucher · 1 pointr/vancouver

If you've got drop bars, I'm a huge fan of these ones, really well made and do a great job while still being streamlined:

u/Freakazoidberg · 1 pointr/phillycycling

These ones are great:

Sprintech Road Drop Bar Rearview Bike Mirror - Safety Bicycle Mirror - Pair Dropbar (Black)

u/lynnewu · 1 pointr/cycling

Yes, but round ones instead of this model. Slightly convex, which helped a lot, but the key was to really crank down on them to keep them from moving when I hit a bump. I tried a helmet-mounted mirror but it hated it, since it was like having something constantly flashing in the corner of my eye, plus every time I set my helmet down it got pushed out of adjustment. YMWV.

I should add, I think, that mine are 15+ years old and not scratched, but they are glass and not plastic. Don't know if this is the exact model, but mine look exactly like this one:

Just remembered that I put one of these on the heavy bike, and it's really great. Again, crank down on the fasteners to keep it from moving around due to bumps.

u/protiotype · 1 pointr/bicycling

Not to mention you end up momentarily taking your eyes off where you're heading in the time it takes to turn and turn back. It's remarkable how much "nervous energy" is saved from not having to check back as much as I used to. Of course, I still do shoulder checks before changing lines but it's very useful for situational awareness (just think of the number of times you've approached other cyclists and pedestrians like a ninja).

Just a few links I went through before ultimately deciding on the "Take A Look" (compact) after comparing the reviews to see what would suit me (I ended up getting mine from ebay for what it's worth).

The 3rd link has one that attaches on your sunglasses lens, which I think is pretty neat (and not dorky) - but unfortunately, I don't wear sunglasses. I've also heard of ones that fit on the end of drop bars rather discretely. I wonder why the Tour de France pros don't make use of it in a poker-face sense - perhaps UCI has it banned??

Having a mirror allows me to "take the lane" so much more easily particularly when I know there isn't a car gaining up on me before I hear it through the rush of wind in my ears. Also handy for using up the whole narrow bike path without getting in anyone's way for greater visibility around bends, etc. And I haven't even mentioned silly commuter racing yet. ;)

u/SirTrollALot · 1 pointr/bicycling
u/bump_bump_bump · 1 pointr/ebikes

Yes - Mirrycles work perfectly. Note the second part of the arm is optional - if you want a more compact / cleaner / narrower setup, you can usually do it with just the first.

I have to say though, I've switched to a helmet mirror and find it more useful, not to mention I only need one no matter how many bikes. Third Eye Helmet mount mirror is the one I like best - tried a few others.

u/doubled822 · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I have one of these and while it kind of gets the job done, I honestly hate it. I find that I constantly have to readjust it, and the convex mirror makes it difficult to see cars farther away. So, I'm in the same boat, OP. Looking for a new mirror that I won't have to adjust every damn time and preferably just flat mirror and not convex. Most of the ones on Amazon seem to have hit or miss reviews. Can't seem to find a decent one that clamps to the handlebars, but still exploring the bar-end options, which obviously won't work if you don't have flat bars. So now I'm considering this one and this one. Not interested in helmet-attached type mirrors either.

u/Chemical_Ire · 1 pointr/cycling

I picked up one of these from Amazon. No issues so far.

Hafny Bar End Bike Mirror, Stainless Steel Lens, Safe Rearview Mirror (Black 68 Diameter)

u/PhysicalRatio · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

One more thing to add regarding gear: this is the straight up MVP. Really crucial to have a mirror on the frequently trafficked, curvy and shoulderless Highway 1. Not sure how big the no helmet, drop bar riding demographic on this sub is, but this was a great mirror option.

u/PedalinGardener · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Mirrycle for me, although it's not for the helmet. Just so intuitive after driving for so many years.

u/elzibet · 1 pointr/CyclistsWithCameras

[Here is the link, sorry totally spaced on replying to this](Bike Peddler Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror (Compact) I really did not like it at all at first and felt as though it didn’t work at all. However, once I learned how to adjust it correctly this thing... it is a goddamn third eye, it’s amazing and makes reading traffic behind me while seeing front traffic as well insanely easier

u/boojel · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I have this mirror mounted on the visor of my helmet with the help of zip-ties. I have more bikes & glasses than helmets, so it works out best for me.

u/PNW_Doug · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I used a Zefal mirror last year while riding across the U.S. and it was a life-saver, especially when I reach Alabama and the constant logging trucks on narrow roads.

u/s_dandylion · 1 pointr/bicycling

Yep. I was sceptical. But it works pretty great. I only ride with the one... mostly because I didnt seem to need the second one and have always tried to maintain the philosophy that "ounces make pounds."

Key word is tried.

Sprintech Drop Bar Mirror, Black, Pair

u/Gnomeslime · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

There are a few types of mirrors. If you wear glasses I highly recommend I think it also works on a helmet visor, but I've only ever worn it on my thick-framed glasses.

u/geronimo2000 · 1 pointr/bicycling

my wife is a big fan of this one

u/Biblos_Geek · 1 pointr/MonoHearing

360 Degree Adjustable Rearview Bicycle Helmet Mirror - it is not stupid looking and wearing a helmet in the woods has benefits as well.

u/theinfamousj · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

I have this one because (1) it stays where you set it once you crank your bolts down tight, (2) it fits into the end of my handle bars. and (3) my local bicycle shop had it for sale on the rack.

u/Nightshade400 · 1 pointr/cycling
u/DonOblivious · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

Bike-Eye. It mounts to the frame near the head tube.

This is the wide version, there's also a narrow one:

E: I don't have one but it's on my Amazon wishlist. It's not an ideal solution as you need to stop pedaling and peek under your leg, plus the issue with panniers, but OP asked for a "sleek" way to mount a mirror on a bike with drop bars and bar-end shifters and this is basically it.

u/ilewis33 · 1 pointr/cycling

I see you have a bar end mirror. I found mine to be next to useless due to vibration and having to look down at just the right angle. I switched to an eyeglass mounted mirror (this one: and feel a whole lot better about my situational awareness. A lot of people pooh-pooh mirrors, but I will not go out without mine anymore. A quick glance to the left lets me know what's happening behind me. Can I relax? Are cars moving over appropriately? Should I prepare to slow down and go in the ditch (I'll take that over a sideswipe any day).

u/dirtisgood · 1 pointr/bicycletouring

I wear glasses, so this one works well for me.

u/aurical · 1 pointr/bicycling

I borrowed a friend's bike that had a set of these installed and I really liked them. I had never used bike mirrors before but found them very helpful for seeing cars coming up behind me. I plan to get a set for my road bike. If you have flat bars a helmet mirror might work well but I guess they're not useful when you're on the drops.

Edit: I've been commuting for years without mirrors and they aren't necessary but feel like they would have been nice to have on several occasions.

u/PhasmaFelis · 1 pointr/funny

I saw your Personal Rear View Mirror--I used to actually have one of those. It was about the size of a quarter and clipped onto the frame of your glasses. It was meant for bicycling (which is what I used it for).

Looked a lot like this one.

u/fireonhigh555 · 1 pointr/bicycling

I used a glasses mirror (thank you FountainsOfDave for that link) for about four years until the joint wore out and the mirror started dropping every time I hit a bump. I liked it a lot - it sits in a convenient place and the image is clear. Downsides are that it's a little small and can take some adjusting to get in the right position, especially if you keep taking them off and on the glasses.

For the past month or so, I've been using a bar end mirror on my left drop. It's convex and shows more of the road than the glasses mirror, but it's a bit distorted around the edges and wherever it's set, it's set - you can't "search" the road behind you as well as you can with a glasses or helmet mirror by moving your head. The other issue that I've had with the bar end mirror is that if you're not on particularly smooth roads, the road vibrations make the image fuzzy.

After the first week of using the bar end mirror, I would definitely have said that I preferred the glasses mirror for the clarity of the image, but as I'm getting used to the bar end I'm actually starting to like it more and more.

u/Aerik · 1 pointr/bicycling

agreed. I've used a mirror ever since I bought it. Never go anywhere without it. I use a Mirrycle MTB Bar End Mountain Bicycle Mirror on my left side to see cars and whatnot coming up behind. By the time it's warm again this coming spring I think I might add one like OP suggests to the other side because I want another but just know I'll break at least one with the then ultra-wide clearance, and I want to lessen the cost. Either that or maybe helmet mirrors.

u/chewinthecud · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I have this mirror, it can be worn on glasses or a helmet.

I rode for a couple months before I started looking for mirrors. I didn't want a handle mirror because of it being stationary, but wasn't sure if something on my helmet would be annoying. That first ride I got adjusted to it - Ha! - I've actually glanced up to the left (where mirror would be) when I've heard something in the office, so I've definitely got used to it.

I will say that even with the mirror, there are times when turning and looking is the BEST option. Don't rely on your ears and mirrors have blind spots too. That's the advice I was given when I started commuting.

u/antarcticgecko · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

You might give this a look. I went with a more conventional mirror but eyed this one pretty hard before making my decision.

u/markph0204 · 1 pointr/cyclocross

Just returned from morning ride and noted a few more things...

I did add also a mirror to handle bars. This one to be exact.

This head light lasts over 12 hours:

The tail light it came with -- blah -- have a more robust one.

Also it took a while to find the right spot for air pump. I am considering a bag eventually but for now this is the location that works best. Other locations obstructed loading it on the carrier. Or it simply falls off the clip it came with, so I use one of the removable zip ties to wrap around the pump itself for now. If it stays in this location, I will trim the zip-ties shorter.

These are the pedals the store (REI) had on this one. I wanted to invest more time on the bike before considering switching to clipless -- to sort of "earn" 'em.

This post morning run bike picture.

u/zachlinux28 · 1 pointr/MTB

Another idea: if you are riding trails and such where you won't have super amounts of vibration, get something like this or something similar.

u/Richard_Berg · 1 pointr/ebikes

I have this one:

Plenty stable if you have the right tools to re-tighten it periodically. It makes the bike annoyingly wide, tricky to maneuver thru doors and such, but that's life.

u/MrAshDarksideTM · 1 pointr/ebikes guy, I've never ran a mirror before so I can't offer an real insight, seems well reviewed and have seen a few recommendations for it.

u/CorporateTrainerCO · 1 pointr/ebikes

A mirror is the best thing I've added to my ebike. Mine is clamped to the handlebar and mounted below. A quick glance is all I need to view oncoming traffic. (Hmmm is "oncoming" the correct term for a car approaching from the rear?) Nonetheless, I feel much safer now.

u/_420_yeet_ · 1 pointr/motorizedbicycles

Get these 2 products. You will thank yourself. The first thing I noticed when I started riding my new one (recently built a first bike myself) was that while riding in traffic, I was always checking over my shoulder and it was driving me nuts. Having mirrors is a godsend if you are riding in an urban environment or city. Also these are anti-glare which is very nice. Everything looks to be in check otherwise. I would ditch the chain guard like others have said. Other smaller things you can do is different muffler options you can look into, if you upgrade the carburetor or change the jetting on the stock one, make sure you have the proper CDI or you could run into ignition problems, also if you upgrade the carb, make sure you get the correct heat range spark plug. The rest is up to you. There are many options in the aftermarket for like cylinder heads and other little goodies. Enjoy your new toy mate.

u/SquirtLikeABoss · 1 pointr/PublicFreakout
u/sentry07 · 1 pointr/bicycling

Got this less than a month ago. So far, I've put a new Riva saddle on it, Profile Design end bars, a Mirrycle bar mirror, a rear spider flasher, and a Bell F20 computer.

u/hiddenjumprope · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I was terrified too OP, I actually made a post myself not to long ago. I'm really happy I went through with it, the fear never goes away but it does get better. So far I've not had any accidents nor gotten hit. Like everyone says, make sure you're visible and you are predictable. Know the hand turn signals, get a reflective yellow vest and wear it every time you ride, same with lights. Consider a review mirror that attaches to your helmet or glasses. I was skeptical at first, but it is really helpful and does help a bit with anxiety. Make sure to still look over your shoulder though.

It might be good to start out small too, ride some bike paths if you have any near you (and if you can take them to where you need to go, do so. I find them better myself, I'm lucky that most of my commute to school is on a bike path. Wish my work commute was the same way).

Good luck and have fun! It's been a lifechanger for me, I'm feeling better, getting fitter, and I think I might be loosing weight even. And it's a lot of fun.