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Bike mirror use and non use

12455 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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Is it time for this thread again? I guess it's been a couple months. All the arguments for and against I've seen can be boiled down to this:

Pro: You tend to see whatever is behind you more frequently than you would by turning your head, and you can do so without completely losing sight of what's in front of you.

Con: It's not necessary because you have a neck. Turning your head and looking may communicate your intentions better.

Both are correct. Weigh your choices according to preference.
^^^ 'zactly
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