I'm doing a 2nd review of this product because I was able to do a side-by-side comparison of the Ultralight and the Mirrcycle Bar End. This latter mirror is marketed for straight barsmountain bikes, but it works perfectly well on a drop bar. I was able to mount both mirrors on the same side of my road bike, the Ultralight being clamped about the middle of the bend in the drop bar, and the Mirrcycle plugging into the bar end. I adjusted both mirrors and rode far enough to compare the images. Both, in my opinion, are well constructed and well designed. Both are vibration-free. The advantage of the Ultralight is its wide parabolic view. While the parabolic feature means you can't see quite as far behind you the mirror gives a clear, wide, and steady picture of the road behind. The Mirrcycle does that, too, and may give a slightly longer view, but if I had to pick one for my road bike it would be the Ultralight. To be fair, there are some conditions the Mirrcycle probably does a better job and you won't go wrong buying either of them.
I got tired of the cheap, too little mirrors that always needed adjusting or too easily broke. This one solves those problems. Has good visibility from different angles. Not quite perfect because it's mounted on the handle bar and thus there is a little bit of incovenience reaching around it on a road bike. But balanced out by always being in position and being able to be knocked around.
To be useful, the mirror must be placed below the left grip (I placed the clamp just to the inside of the grip). The view it provides is helpful, but is very small and the wide-angle surface, of course, means very little detail can be seen, if any object is seen, you must presume it's a car approaching. So, I'm glad to have it, it looks much better than a large and heavy mirror on top of the handlebar, but the view to the rear is limited and mine needs to be readjusted periodically where it swivels.
I love this mirror, the best on the market for drop handlebars. I wish it came with a longer stem and a larger mirror size. The shape of the mirror is genius.
Maybe it is because I am tall and quite a distance from the mirror but it's size limits it's usefulness. Who knows there may not be a perfect solution on a bike.
I have bar end shifters so can't try a bar end mirror.
Tried a couple of different mirrors. One gave me a perfect view of my reciprocating knee. The other made me dizzy the way it jumped around. This mirror Perfection! It's just like looking in my car's side view mirror. And it stays in place. I haven't been over rough terrain, so I can't comment about that.
I believe in bike mirrors but I do not like the helmet or glasses mounted type. This mirror works great, it is adjustable, it is clear and easy to see traffic and just is what a good mirror should be.
[...] This mirror does shake a litte, but they all do, and it is very light. Objects are closer than they appear, but the wide field of view is very helpful. I still use a helmet mirror to see what is really close, but this mirror warns me of arriving rear traffic long before I detect it in my helmet mirror. You can't have too many mirrors if you ride in traffic!
Easy to install and adjust. Mirror was used on Nashbar trekking bars as other mirrors did not work. Mirror is not as clear as the Mirrycle round mirror, possibly due to the convex shape. Overall, I have gotten use to the ok clarity as I need a mirror for my commutting needs.
I am an eye doctor who feels it makes good sense to use a mirror on his road bike. I position this mirror just below my left brake hood. This mirror is extremely light weight and compact, yet still has an excellent field of view. Compared to other mirrors, the optics are superior. Although it can be hard to find, this is my 3rd mirror in this model. I'm a gear guy and compared to the other 6 mirrors I've tried, this is the best.
Installed on my De Vinci Leo road bike, looks great, affords good visibilty, enough to feel safe on roads. Very flexible as far as options on where one prefers to have it, easy to adjust, stays in place, very little vibration, good wide angle of view. Best mirror i've found for a road bike actualy looks made for racing.
I have the mirror mounted on the left side of the handlebar of my recumbent. It gives an excellent field of view so that I can even see back over my right shoulder. With a solid mounting it gives a vibration free rear view yet I can still make minor adjustments as needed. There are two screws, one to tighten the clamp on the handlebars and one to tighten the point where the mirror swivels within the mount. Light. Well made. Not fancy. Solid value. Although not absolutely needed becasue fo the wide field of view, it would be nice if they made a version that could be mounted on the right hand side of the handlebar as well.
Ride every day, paved country roads, gives me good view from shoulder of road, easy to install, only had to readjust after first ride to improve side vision, very little vibration,gives a heads up to oncoming traffic, very reassuring. Can choose many possibilty of location, out of way and compact. A 10 plus,would recommend to all roadbikers.