Could you imagine driving without rearview mirrors? Well that's what you do all the time on your bike, unless you have one of these mirrors. If you're on the road & ride anywhere near cars; or on a bike trail with a bunch of other riders, this is a "must have". If you ride with slower friends and don't want to drop them and keep an eye on them, then this is a "must have". I never ride without, now. Clips easily to helmet visor & with a little determination, it clips to the fat rubbery temple part of my Oakley's. They have fallen off twice, but that's because I didn't check they were secured before the ride. They make a great gift; gave one to my bro. One of the best, cheap purchases I've ever made. Worth 3x or 4x it's value. Wish I had them 30 years ago when I started riding.
I ride kick scooters (Swifty Zero) and use one of these mirrors mounted on my helmet visor. When properly adjusted it works quite well after you get used to turning your head this way and that to vary the angle of view. I had some problems with the mirror mounting arm shifting around but solved that problem with a single spring binder clip purchased at an office supply store. My main problem with this mirrow is that I am constantly banging it into things and knocking it out of adjustment. Everything from a car door jam to the handlebars some how or other manages to get in the way. Mirror wise the unit is pretty durable, stays clean, and never fogs up. It does, however, blur frequesntly from road vibration even on good paved surfaces.
I've tried several different mirrors and this is by far the best. I doesn't vibrate while riding and it's easily adjustable. Customer service is awesome -- they really stand behind their lifetime guarantee. If the mirror cracks along the pivot point, Bike Peddler will happily send you a new one. I've tried both lengths; regular works best for me.
This mirror is infinitely adjustable and fits on my sunglasses very securely. If your glasses have a semi-round temple, it might not fit yours. The mirror is distortion free so you can clearly see what or who is approaching from behind you. I like the mirror on my glasses so I can look around behind me by turning my head, something you can't do with bar-end mirrors. I've used these for years and saw an opportunity to get some extras at half-price while they were on sale so I can share them with new riders or others looking for a mirror.
I've been using the Bike Peddler "Take a Look" cycling mirror for at least 5 yrs. and find it an indispensable cycling aid and virtually indestructible. In my county there aren't many bike lanes along the narrow, curvy, and hilly roads I travel. Additionally, motorists don't really know what to do when they approach you from behind. The BP mirror gives you a "heads up" when riding since you can see what's coming and prepare for it (similar to defensive driving). I wouldn't ride without one and even choose my prescription eyeglass frames with an eye to easy mirror mounting. The mirror may look dorky to some, but it is truly a life saver.
Love the mirror. My wife and I have used the 'Bike Peddler Take a Look Cyclist Mirror' for at least 12 years. We mount the mirror on our sunglasses. My recent purchase was for the purposes of having a spare handy in case we loose one of our mirrors. Thus, I did buy this product again.
Can you imagine driving without rear view mirrors on your car? Well that's what I've been doing for years on my bike. This has greatly increased my safety on the road, especially around cars or your fellow group rider. You now don't need to dangerously take your eyes off the road to look at them. It'll be one of the best investments you'll ever make. I clipped mine to my visor cuz the rubber around my Oakley's (Radar EV Pitch) were too thick. Be careful when adjusting them to not make them loose on the visor like I did. They fell off once but no damage was done. I think they have a lifetime warranty to replace broken parts. You won't regret buying these.
The mirror is attached to an arm which sits in a tubular holder. My first time using this, the mirror fell out of the holder on a section of gravel, lost forever.
It was hard to adjust and did not stay in place securely. I did not try to replace it, just considered it a failed experiment.
I consider this rear view mirror to be essential. This is the best and most adjustable one I have found. It is also quite rugged, except that the three little rubber or plastic pads meant to grasp your eyeglasses tend to slide off after a while. I solved this problem by putting a dab of epoxy on them to secure them to the wires. I have been using my mirror for decades after fixing the pad problem. The wires can be bent slightly to change the alignment or tighten or loosen the grip on glasses or helmet. There are built in hinges to handle most adjustments. You can simply move the mirror while riding to get a good view behind. This mirror gives a wide stable view of what is approaching from behind. Bike mounted mirrors are useless as they vibrate and the view changes when you steer and you must look down. With this mirror, a slight turning of you head lets you see multiple lanes behind you and you don't have to change focus or look down. It also can be mounted on either side of your glasses or helmet for use in the UK or other left hand lane countries.
First time I used this was on a gravel ride. I spent a good deal of time adjusting the mirror while riding to the start of the gravel; as soon as we hit the gravel, the mirror got knocked out of position. I attempted to remove the loose part of the mirror for safe keeping, but it fell off and has now taken up residence on a gravel road in Shokopee, Minnesota.
It was a good idea, but it simply didnâ€™t work for me.
I started using a mirror as a ride leader for a local cycling group so I could keep an eye on cyclists behind me. Once I got used to it which really didn't take long, I felt I was missing a critical piece of cycling gear whenever I rode without one.
The regular version may be a bit too close to the eyes for most people since it blocks a lot of your peripheral vision. I find the extended versions works better.
The mirror slides onto the eyeglass temple pieces. Some eyeglasses, particularly the fancier cycling eyewear, have oddly shaped temple pieces that may make it difficult to mount these, so take this into consideration.
In general, I found the eyeglass mounted mirrors to be more effective than helmet mounted or bike mounted mirrors. Helmet mounted mirrors inevitably get dislodged since they are generally attached with simple adhesive. Bike mounted mirrors tend to vibrate too much for my taste, and don't have a wide enough view to get the full picture of what is behind you.
Road biking. Helmet or eyeglass mirrors take a little while to get used to, but once you do, you'll feel hindered by the limited view of the bike mounted ones. Tried several others but kept coming back to this one for ease of adjustment and stability.
I've been using this mirror for about 8 or 9 years. It works for me. This is only the 2nd one I've needed to purchase in all this time. It connects to my prescription sun glasses easily and securely. I'm 71 years old and my head doesn't rotate as it once did. This mirror helps with that problem.
Well its a rearview mirror so it has to be adjusted correctly to do its job. The key thing is the glasses it is being used on, it has to be secure so you can make minor adjustments along the way with out it coming off.
I have a bar end mirror on my hybrid bike, but bought a new Carbon road bike and didn't want to add that. a friend of mine suggested this mirror to wear on my glasses. Only took a bit to get the angle and sight line adjusted - I LOVE this thing. Even took off the parabolic mirror extending from my drop bars because I never looked at it before. Based on reviews, I went with the small size and it is perfect for me. Lowest cost safety device I own.
I've been ridding seriously for over 35 years and for 34 of them would not have been caught dead with a mirror. But the need to feel safer on the roads made me break down and get this mirror and now I can't ride without it. I feel so much safer being able to see what's happening behind me. Just takes a ride or two to get adjusted and really is a game changer.