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Bike mirror use and non use

12462 Views 92 Replies 49 Participants Last post by  mmlee
Whether I'm cycling on a highway shoulder, in urban traffic, or on a group training ride, I find a cycling mirror to be indepensable. When I'm on a group ride I'm surprised by the few riders that use them.

Before totally bashing the idea of wearing one, see if you can try one first. you may have to borrow a friends.

Ok now, let's hear your pros and cons. I'm curious and eager to respond.
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It's not like we're using the mirror to comb our hair, or watch the kids in the back seat. I picked one up (Take-a-look) a few months ago, when I returned to riding. It attaches to my glasses, and with a quick upward look to the left, I can see what's coming up behind me. I barely take my eyes from the road. I find it far safer than rotating my head to look over my shoulder. On our rural roads, it's indispensable.
I bought the same mirror for commuting a couple of months ago and find it quite useful. It isn't distracting and serves its purpose well.
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