29 of 29 customers found this review helpful.
Best mirror available, bar none.
Over the years I have ridden with handlebar, helmet, and eyeglass mounted mirrors. The handlebar mirrors suffer from not being able to select field of view when turning. The helmet mirrors jiggle. Only the eyeglass mirrors offer great stability PLUS ability to scan entire read view.
But there are many eyeglass mounted options. I have been through virtually all of them. None comes close to the durability, quality, adjustability, and field of view of the Take-a-Look Mirror. That said, adjustment is critical as is true with all these eyeglass mounted mirrors. Get the mirror moved closer to the midline plane of your face towards your nose than you think reasonable or necessary. That's the secret. Also, buy only the Compact mirror for your eyeglasses. The Regular one puts the mirror way too far out to offer a decent field of view to the rear.
By the way, I do not agree with Jay comment above on this point. I think the short Compact one which Jay calls "regular" is superior to the longer Regular one which Jay calls "extended". The short one, the Compact option, allows a much better field of view. Jay says that it interferes with forward vision. I do not agree with this, as your right eye can see everything that is blocked by the mirror in your left eye. You will quickly become used to this. Having the Compact mirror mounted closer to your glasses gives you a much larger view behind through the mirror and you don't have the extra weight cantilevered out in front of your eyeglasses. Friends and I have tried both the Compact and Regular on our glasses, and we are uniform in our view that the Compact is superior.
The Regular one which Jay calls extended is a better choice if you want to mount this on your helmet in case you don't wear glasses.
Once properly adjusted, you can view behind you from gutter to gutter across the sweep of the street with a simple slight move of your head. Takes about three to six months before you come to trust it, and that's a good thing because the consequences of not seeing an approaching vehicle can be dire. But once you master this mirror, you will NEVER go back.
Mirrors are indispensable on single bikes, and doubly so on tandems since moving your head as captain can cause a slight swing in your forward tracking, no matter how careful or experienced you are. When riding a road with a narrow shoulder and being concerned about traffic coming up from the rear, this wiggle can be very uncomfortable. With the mirror, that problem is obviated. I wish I owned this company.
I have sent a couple of emails to the product selection folks at [deleted] over the years encouraging them to carry this Take a Look mirror. It's great to see it available now. For the record, I have no financial interest in this product and I d
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