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Old 07-07-12, 04:07 AM   #1
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Best Handlebar Mounted Mirrors

I'm looking at options for different handlebar mirrors. If you have one you like please post a pic or link.

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Old 07-07-12, 07:30 AM   #2
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What type of bars do you have? I've got a mtn. Mirrycle that is pretty good, but no longer using (complicated story as to why). I'd imagine the one they have for STI would be just as good. http://www.mirrycle.com/mirrycle_mirrors.php
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I use a blackburn one for my flat bar mountain bike. It sticks out the end of the bar. If you adjust it correctly, it works great. The main downside (which may or may not be greater than other bar end mirrors) is how far it sticks out. Sometimes it will bump into things when I pass by.
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What type of bars do you have? I've got a mtn. Mirrycle that is pretty good, but no longer using (complicated story as to why). I'd imagine the one they have for STI would be just as good. http://www.mirrycle.com/mirrycle_mirrors.php
So far the mirrcycle has been my favorite mirror. The only downside that I've seen (flat bar model) is that the pivots are hard, and any movement will loosen the set bolts. I'm going to put some rubber washers on mine to hopefully eliminate that.
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Old 07-09-12, 09:57 AM   #5
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I commute on a drop bar bike, and I like the Sprintech mirror:
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Here's another vote for the Mirrcycle. I have one of the flat bar and one that slides on top of the brake handle on my road bike. Of the two, the flat one is more solid, but I like the road bike one's position better.
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I commute on a drop bar bike, and I like the Sprintech mirror:
I like these, but when I rewrap my bars I think I'm going to leave them off and give going exclusively with the helmet mirror a try (still need to get that adjusted just right).
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Here's another vote for the Mirrcycle. I have one of the flat bar and one that slides on top of the brake handle on my road bike. Of the two, the flat one is more solid, but I like the road bike one's position better.
We have Mirrycles on our bikes. By far the best I have used, far better than Blackburn in my opinion.

Although Mirrycle has models that fit bar-ends, STIs, and old style brake hoods, you can get them to work even with drop bars that have bar end shifters, like so: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/p...1k#pic_1208093
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Although Mirrycle has models that fit bar-ends, STIs, and old style brake hoods, you can get them to work even with drop bars that have bar end shifters, like so: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/p...1k#pic_1208093
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I really like the Mirrycle. I use the light clamp method below the hood even though my bike doesn't have bar-end shifters because it's the best position I could find. Only difference with the photo is that now it goes under the bar tape.

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