Bought one 14 years ago and have used since. Decided it was time to refresh. Mistake. The new one seemed less than clear and appeared to be wavy. Contacted the manufacturer as the mirror does have a lifetime warranty. Received a replacement and it seemed to be worse than the first. So, threw them both in the garbage and reinstalled the old one.
This mirror is a big improvement over Blackburn's previous mirror which was secured with a velcro strap. I've been using the previous mirror on my road bikes for years but recently had one fall off, unnoticed, on a section of rough pavement when the velcro strap loosened up. Of course, when I backtracked, it had been run over. This mirror is easy to install, the attachment is much more secure, the new mounting is much stiffer and the mirror remains in the chosen position much better.
Initially I was please with the installation simplicity but bummed because road vibrations made it impossible to use effectively. But playing with the mirror adjustments I found a nut which eliminated all vibration issues I was having. My opinion is that mirrors are a must when riding on the road and this product fits the bill for me!
Bought this for a friends 80's Raleigh. Would not fit the smaller handlebar diameter, so I put this on my commuter and gave her my Mirrycle bar end mirror.
First, mounted on the end of the handlebar this thing is SEVEN AND A HALF INCHES wide. Do you want that much width? I tried to figure out how to reposition and fold it down and in but couldn't.
Second, it is very difficult to tighten the mirror where it adjusts and it would not hold. Even the slightest bump would send the mirror dropping out of the line of vision. I ride in Portland....we have a FEW bumps. It required constant re-adjustment, not safe.
And during the brief periods that it did hold in place, it was so watery that it was hard to see.
Hopefully Bike Tires Direct will let me return this. I'm going to buy another Mirrcycle. It is not the best mirror but at least it stays in place and doesn't give me the width of a Buick going down the road.
Thanks for your review! Please do get in touch with our customer service department at [email protected] about returning your mirror; we'd love to help you out.
Did alot of research online before purchasing this . 1. its blackburn 2. looked cool
Comes with 3 different size rubber washers , pretty much will fit any bars . installed adjusted a couple mini allen screws and this couldn't have worked out better , tight , swings in for storage or transport , clear and no vibrations .........
This mirror turned out to be junk and actually fell off my bike when not looking and was never found. The screw to tighten to the handle bar is horrible.
Thanks for your review! I am sorry to hear your mirror fell off during a ride. Our staff has not experienced this with the Blackburn mirror in the past. Be sure to get in touch with our customer service department at [email protected] if there is anything we can do to help.
The mirror folds and unfolds with just enough resistance to keep it from slipping once it is adjusted. It's easy to adjust while riding and large enough to give a clear view of approaching riders or traffic.