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Old 07-07-05, 08:54 AM   #1
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Helmet with built in rear-view mirror: anyone tried it?

Has anyone had any experience with this helmet?

http://www.reevu.com/leisure_product.asp

It has a built-in rear-view mirror on the underside of the visor. It looks to me like a great idea, but could be a bit heavy or hot. Does anyone know how good the rear-view mirror is? Does anyone know where to get one?
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Old 07-07-05, 11:44 AM   #2
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cool. it's like a backwards periscope.

i'd like to try one...
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Old 07-07-05, 11:48 AM   #3
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intersting, be nice if they described it a bit better or listed where it was sold, i'd like to try one out, but couldnt find the info on the site.
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never mind found the info, but doesnt look like it's sold in the states
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Has anyone had any experience with this helmet?

http://www.reevu.com/leisure_product.asp

It has a built-in rear-view mirror on the underside of the visor. It looks to me like a great idea, but could be a bit heavy or hot. Does anyone know how good the rear-view mirror is? Does anyone know where to get one?

It was never distributed in the US and the last I heard they had stopped production.

http://www.kinetics-online.co.uk/htm..._helmets.shtml


My understanding is that they had a local (UK) factory make them and it worked out because that factory was a major manufacturer for Bell. When Bell moved production out of that plant, Reevu was left without a place to handle their much lower volume business.

http://icnewcastle.icnetwork.co.uk/0...name_page.html


I wrote to them a while back and they claimed that they had gotten CPSC certification, but even if you find an overseas source any helmet meant for overseas sale probably has a less stringent safety certification.
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I hope they sell the idea to Bell because it really needed more RD to make it a solid product. I purchased the helmet and the one size fits all does not work. I have a large head and the helmet only comes in a size that's slightly larger than a medium. As a result, the helmet did not fit and it caused headaches.

As for the mirror, it's so small and the reflection is distorted. The actual mirror is about half a centimeter wide and three centimeters long. I hope they sell the idea because the company was really onto something that I think could save a lot of cyclists.
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Here is something along the same line. I attach it to my glasses, but it can be attached to the helmet. I like it quite a bit.

http://www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=4043

It is sold in some bike shops and I just ordered another one through REI (it was stolen).
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The size information is very useful, as I have a rather large head, and I was considering tasking one of my Euro-traveling friends with obtaining one while overseas. I saw pictures someone had taken of one of these helmets on Ebay, and the rear-view mirror looked much less impressive in those pics than it did on the Revuu website. Evidently, the motorcycle helmets are in high demand here in the US. It seems like a great idea, I hope they work out the bugs and make them available to us here.
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I have just bought one. The helmet is light and feels comfortable (certainly fine after a 35 mile ride yesterday). It has to be in the correct postition to give a view of the road behind. I ride an ordinary Raleigh 3 speed bike, so I sit in a fairly upright position. The mirror wouldn't be of use on a racing bike.
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Mirrors are very nice to have in making lane changes in traffic. When I used to use framed glasses I would wear them indoors when dining with bike club members. People new to me would ask why and I would say, "To watch girls".
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