Having a small mirror on the traffic side of your bike improves quality of life by 100%. I can never go back.
what's the matter boomer, got a stiff neck?
>>1571967Yes.But also being able to monitor what's coming up from behind at all times without rubbernecking a hundred times per minute is legit.
idk anytime seeing whats behind you actually matters (intersections, making a turn etc.) you still have to turn your head.Any other time it pretty much doesn't matter whats behind you so why bother
>>1571964I like how they couldn't even be arsed to trim the brake cable
>>1571971Don't know about you but I'm not staring down at my horns while riding, using the mirror seems like it would require very deliberate head movement.
>>1571977>but I'm not staring down at my horns while ridingRide harder.
>>1571975thisthere's no way I'm switching lanes or turning left without turning my head, even if I had a mirror
>>1571964It does not. It's ridiculously small, it shakes all the time and it's always out of position. Don't trust it and be run over.Just fucking do a shoulder check!
>>1571964I bought a Varia instead but its pretty worthless
>>1571977>Don't know about you but I'm not staring down at my horns>my hornsSatan?
>>1571964A mirror on your wrist works better
i haven't tried the mirrycle mirror but i like the design a lot. they also have an older model for non aero levers that replaces the brake barrel adjuster to mount it
>>1572058The only time I ever found a mirror to be helpful which was a Pic related but that was only in 1 single situation, dark back twisty roads and the mirror would blind me with their light so I knew to move over a little JUST IN CASE drunk driver (Super common here)
>think about buying barend mirror because they're the only kind that don't look absolutely retarded>go look at them>lump of plastic with a reflective sticker pasted on that makes anything more than 3 feet away completely blurry>that'll be $30 goy>no thanks, I'd rather just get run over, thanks.
>>1572097I like how this once is able to close if you need it to gtfo of the way.
How about a mirror big enough to see stuff?
>>1571964https://www.amazon.com/IRBM-Italian-Mirror-Bicycle-Black/dp/B01N9PEZ0QThe gold standard
>>1571964>Right side>BritbongPlease leave
>>1571964Mirrors are nice, I have one on my commuter fredsled
>>1572103I as well passed on the aliexpress silver painted cadmium bar plug
>>1573417>using a phone while in control of a moving vehicleI honestly hope you get run over.
>>1573423oh look, an internet extremist.
Every time I go to pass someone with a bar or helmet mirror they freak out because they didn't see me coming up behind them. Really makes ya think
Found the vampire >>1573432
>>1572275Bigger is better.Unless you are comparing flat to a convex of similar size. Convex one is always going to be better, because just seeing one angle is useless.
>>1571964ITTShit piss poor excuses
>>1571977Anon forgot his eyes can move without his head moving
enjoy your terrible aero
>>1572142it works but its so unpractical for any real world uses. I didn't mind a helmet mirror but again, a shoulder check completes the same and doesn't blind me with sun.
I like having one on my commuter bike.
>>1571964What's the best way to mount a mirror if you've got bar-end shifters?No, brifters are not an option. I prefer controls that can actually survive a minor crash.
>>1574296I just have my mirror on my left side drop bar in a position I never put my hands on. Might post a pic later
>>1574296You sound fat.
>>1571992Clearly you don't have a mirror. If you had, you'd realize you often don't need to turn your head.>>1573417Although you get a beter view, I noticed that having my mirror outside of my handlebars is impractical. The mirror breaks off when the bike falls down, and your bike becomes much wider.>>1573438LostDepending on the road, they can make your ride much more enjoyable. I need to be able to watch what kind of traffic is coming up behind me. Without it, I would have been killed three times while riding in Africa or south america, where half of the drivers are drunk or high and where brakes on cars are optional.
>>1571975your time is very limited if you dont watch cars pass you.
>>1576935>Clearly you don't have a mirror. If you had, you'd realize you often don't need to turn your head.It's a good thing you're not driving a death cage.
>>1571964why yes, this is a race
I literally pulled something in my neck doing a shoulder check this morning. If only I had a mirror.
>>1571964yes use a mirror! I wouldn't ride my motorcycle without one and the same reasons work for bikes too.
>>1572146work as well as the x-ray specs from comic book ads
>>1573719like anybody on here is a world class competitor and it would be a noticeable drag....