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    Default Helmet mirror recommendations

    The wife is looking for a helmet mirror. Are they all the same, or are there good and bad ones? Anyone have one they love?

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    Iíve used the Take A Look mirror. https://www.rei.com/product/752285/b...-a-look-mirror

    It can mount on a helmet visor. I found that I knocked it off the helmet too much. It was fine mounted to my glasses. Took a while to figure out adjusting it. I havenít used it in several years but thatís mostly related to not doing a lot of vehicular cycling anymore.

    TLDR: Take A Look is ok. Komorebiís mirror is probably better.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I’ve used the Take A Look mirror. https://www.rei.com/product/752285/b...-a-look-mirror

    It can mount on a helmet visor. I found that I knocked it off the helmet too much. It was fine mounted to my glasses. Took a while to figure out adjusting it. I haven’t used it in several years but that’s mostly related to not doing a lot of vehicular cycling anymore.

    TLDR: Take A Look is ok. Komorebi’s mirror is probably better.


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    I use the Take-a-Look mirror mounted on my glasses on just about every ride. I have multiple helmets so this is much more convenient. They have a helmet adaptor if you prefer to have it attached there. The draw back for me is that the glasses attachment doesn't work well with wire or narrow earpiece frames.

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    I recently bought a Third Eye mirror because I'm going to be going on a trip where I won't be using my own bike (my bikes are equipped with bar-end mirrors). I've used it on only one ride so far. The good news is that it stays put - firmly attaches to the glasses and doesn't bounce around or shift position. The bad news is that I can't seem to position the darn thing to show what's behind me. I think the problem might be something related to my cycling posture rather than a flaw in the mirror itself, but so far I've found it useful only for checking on the status of my left shoulder during rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by accordioneur View Post
    I recently bought a Third Eye mirror because I'm going to be going on a trip where I won't be using my own bike (my bikes are equipped with bar-end mirrors). I've used it on only one ride so far. The good news is that it stays put - firmly attaches to the glasses and doesn't bounce around or shift position. The bad news is that I can't seem to position the darn thing to show what's behind me. I think the problem might be something related to my cycling posture rather than a flaw in the mirror itself, but so far I've found it useful only for checking on the status of my left shoulder during rides.
    It took me several rides with the Take A Look to get it adjusted. Good point that riding position has an impact and changing position during a ride also impacts usefulness.


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    I used the take a look for a few years with mostly positive results. I did manage to knock it off a couple of times. There is a lot of adjustment possible (don't be afraid to bend it around until it's right). Being so close to my face meant that focusing on the image took some effort (it wasn't a constant awareness type thing). Age and vision probably matter for this. When focused on it, the image was sufficient to understand what was behind me. I've mostly stopped using it because my riding tends to be in lighter/no traffic and in those conditions the garmin varia is a much lower stress tool. (It just tells me when something's coming up and I don't need to constantly check behind.) For heavier traffic the mirror is probably still better as a radar will just tell you that there are a lot of cars all the time. Mirror is probably also better for crowded trails and keeping track of stealth drafters.

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    There are mirrors that clip to your eyeglass frames and those that attach to the helmet. I need the mirror. Period. My left eye is the more nearsighted one, which compromises sharpness of peripheral vision in road traffic. After decades of trying everything, on the bike or off, I run the Third Eye eyeglass mirror. I bent the mount slightly (heat in hot water and gently bend) to fit the temples of first my Bolle Parole sunglasses and the current Rudy Project Defenders. It hits the sweet spot of not being "too" large for me.

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    She doesn't wear glasses except to read, so needs something on the helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    She doesn't wear glasses except to read, so needs something on the helmet.
    I don't need vision correcting glasses to cycle, but always have eyewear while riding, either dark or clear lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    She doesn't wear glasses except to read, so needs something on the helmet.
    I always attached the take a look to the helmet visor. I do need glasses, so I was never brave enough to attach a mirror to them. (I don't really care if the mirror goes flying off, but if I screw up the glasses someone's going to have to come get me.)

    edit to add: that does mean I never used the mirror on the fast bike with the fast helmet (visors suck when you're low enough that you can't see past them)

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