I used to have a mirror on my Helmet and then I switched to the one that fits on the sun glasses and I cannot be happier. The Mirror is large enough to see traffic, moves with the head and does not obstruct. The only issue is it does not fold to go back in the case, which it was not designed for.
I would recommend this pair as a tool to see whowhat is behind you.
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.
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 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.
It attaches to my sunglasses and is angled for maximum and sufficient rearview. For several weeks I have used this item, the first of its kind that I have used. I have no complaints about it at all. I ride city streets with lots of motor traffic multiple times a week. No longer need I twist my neck around to see what is behind me. If you ride your bike where cars are driven, there is nothing to decide but to get this mirror.
I'm a road cyclist and I feel naked and vulnerable if I can't see what's coming behind me. You all know that some drivers are oblivious to us and yet others are hostile. Better to know what's coming to be safe. This mirror is where form and function make a perfect meeting. It will adapt to any sunglass frame, is infinitely adjustable and is so light you don't notice it. I had to order a new one because I gave my old one to a vintner who admired it while I was on a trip in the Douro Valley in Portugal in May.
I use this mirror all the time. It's simple, adjustable and stays where it's supposed to be. I've tried the stick on mirrors....total junk that eventually falls off. And handle bar end mirrors don't cut it for me.
I ride in areas where obstructions and road conditions have me riding away from the side of the road. The mirror helps me easily see behind me so I dont have to turn my head away from the road. Clips on my sunglasses and holds its position the entire ride.
I've been using a bar-end mirror on my drops but did not like the set up. Hard to get the right view. I've been using the Bike Peddler for a few hundred miles and find it much easier to use. It does take some getting used to and it does require me to cock my head slightly to get the mirror pointing at the traffic lane behind me, but it is much easier than looking down to the bar-end mirror.
The reason you may need to cock your head with the Bike Peddler is that your shoulder would be in the way by just glancing. If you were sitting really upright on your bike all the time, this would be easier. However, if you are on a road bike for flat bar, then you shoulder partially blocks. The slight movement of your head isn't at all bad.
Lastly, don't worry about this blocking your vision or distracting you. It really doesn't do that. You get used to it after a short while. I think I'll remove the bar-end mirror now that I rarely use it.
Just got back from my first ride with this mirror. Wow. I've spent hundreds of dollars on fancy neon clothing, flashing lights, reflective fabrics... and nothing even comes close to the amount of safety that this tiny $XX device brings! Not only does it provide you, the cyclist, with information about cars behind you, but, for the first time in my four seasons of cycling, I felt like a valued vehicle on the road. There's an odd psychological behavior that I observed, and I'm not sure how to explain it, but if cars behind you know that you can see them behind you (you slightly tilting your head to view vehicles as they approach), they're much less likely to try something stupid (pass you with a semi-truck approaching in the other lane). Today, in my short 1-hour ride, I had three cars wait to pass me until the opposite lane was clear. No vehicle passed me with cars in the opposite lane. I even had people wait to pass me until no-passing lanes ended! It was amazing! I had more cars treat me like a vehicle in one ride than I have historically been treated in years! I'm not sure why mirrors have this effect and not flashing lights or certain clothes, but heck, for $XX... that's a steal. Stop reading and buy it. Your life is worth more than an IMAX movie.
I bought this under pressure from a friend and my wife.never thought I get one. It takes some time to adjust to find a sweet spot for the best view (but I believe that would be true of all riding mirrors). It also takes some getting used to a mirror on several levels. However, once you do, there is no looking back. I love it and from a safety standpoint, you are the 1st to yell Car-Back!. Lastly, its great to see how far back some in your group are so you can keep the ride together and no one gets dropped on a No Drop ride.