Jim’s Tech Talk
By Jim Langley
In last week’s Tech Talk, which covered a couple of simple riding techniques for looking back safely, we asked you to share your favorite mirrors – since they’re a popular option for seeing behind. Here’s what we went over last time in case you missed it: A Simple Tip that Can Prevent a Crash.
While we knew there were lots of mirror fans out there, we were impressed by the number of users and even more so by the brands and types you favor. So this week, we’ll go over them because there’s something for almost everyone, which is great if you’re shopping for one or looking to upgrade. There were even two readers who make their own (see last week’s comments for details if you want to try that approach).
What we’ve done is group the mirrors by type and popularity, provided a link to learn more and compiled some photos to give you an idea of the variety. By far the most popular mirror among RBR readers is the Bike Peddler Take-A-Look.
If you’re considering a mirror and can’t make up your mind, refer back to last week’s comments to learn the pros and cons of each model. There are excellent tips and advice.
Helmet & Glasses Mirrors
Bike Peddler Take-A-Look https://amzn.to/2Zu3BPf
Safety Sport Mirror https://www.safetysportmirror.com/
Efficient Velo Tools Safe Zone https://amzn.to/3ucNMrD
Cycleaware Reflex https://amzn.to/39UM1pP
Third Eye https://www.amazon.com/s?k=third+eye+mirror&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
Tiger Eye https://amzn.to/3kK1vD7
Handlebar End Mirrors
Third Eye (see link above in the helmet & glasses section)
Zefal Spy https://amzn.to/3ETVGuT
Third Eye on Lens Micro (see link above in the helmet & glasses section)
Tri Eye glasses that come with a mirror on the lens https://trieye.com/
Any Help for John?
Lastly, former owner and publisher of RBR, John Marsh commented,
“I will add that as an Rx glasses wearer I have never been able to find a mirror that works for me.”
If any of you have suggestions for John, please leave a comment.
10,137 Daily Rides in a Row
Jim Langley is RBR’s Technical Editor. He has been a pro mechanic and cycling writer for more than 40 years. He’s the author of Your Home Bicycle Workshop in the RBR eBookstore. Check out his “cycling aficionado” website at http://www.jimlangley.net, his Q&A blog and updates at Twitter. Jim’s cycling streak ended in February 2022 with a total of 10,269 consecutive daily rides (28 years, 1 month and 11 days of never missing a ride). Click to read Jim’s full bio.