Join Date: Aug 2003
Bikes: '03 Fuji Roubaix Pro; '03 KleinGi Attitude; '06 Soma Rush; '04 Surly Cross-Check; '06 Soma Rush; '07 Scott CR1 / Chorus
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I prefer a helmet or eyeglass mounted mirror. You can easily see plenty of different areas - simple 10 to 20 degree turn of the head allows a full sweep of what is behind you. I have a Third Eye helmet mount mirror, which attaches to the visor - vibration is minimal, and the field of view is good. Also had a Take-a-Look mirror until I stupidly lost it. It's by far the best mirror I've ever tried - virtually no vibration, huge field of view, required little head movement, and could be mounted on eyeglasses or helmet. Must get me another one of those...
I have tried handlebar mirrors - most frustrating downside was that you can only see the spot that it's been set up to allow you to see, and at times have to move your whole body or even the handlebars to change the view. Handlebar mount was also more sensitive to bumps on the road, and I found it required me to take my eyes away from the road more than a helmet/glasses mount mirror, so I used it less often. Plus only mounted to one bike, so I didn't have the option of using a mirror if I wanted to take a different bike.