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Old 11-04-10, 03:28 PM   #1
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Any ideas for a suitable mirror for Trekking bars?

I would really like to put a mirror on my trekking bars.preferably around the 10 o'clock position . Can anyone suggest a brand or model that has worked for them?Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Old 11-04-10, 04:37 PM   #2
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I have had good results using Third Eye MTB bar end mirrors inserted into Titec bar end extensions, as seen here:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/forum...?pic_id=368467

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Old 11-04-10, 05:56 PM   #3
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I gave up on the handle bar mirror on my trekking bars and switched to one clipped on my helmet. I think it works better --- and I have it with any bike I chose to ride.
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Old 11-04-10, 07:43 PM   #4
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My wife has this installed on her trekking / butterfly bar http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...-mirror/20-177 She likes it. It was purchaced from our LBS.
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Old 11-04-10, 07:54 PM   #5
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I just wanted to mention that she has hers mounted at the 9 o'clock position, but it could easily be located anywhere else, such as at 10 o'clock or elsewhere.
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If you don't mind thinking outside the box, and doing a bit of Macgyver engineering, this may be of interest. I guarantee it works, tho not perfectly. There is no perfect mirror for a bicycle. If there was, we'd all be using it.

I configured mine so as not to interfere with a hand position. You may be able to use only one dowel with a trekking bar.
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I bought this mirror from axiom and it's really impressive so far in that vibration doesn't seem to be a big deal. I have it mounted on drop bars but it can go on any type of bar. The only other mirror I used was a cat-eye bar-end mirror and I found the vibration to be very noticeable but perhaps that has more to do with putting the mirror on the ends of the bars. My axiom mirror is mounted on the bottom of the brake lever. For 10$ I think the axiom mirror is a fantastic deal.
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Old 11-05-10, 05:22 AM   #8
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I have the mirror from Germany (@rivbike) and have used the "SPY" from Zefal. I like both but he German one is larger
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I gave up on the handle bar mirror on my trekking bars and switched to one clipped on my helmet. I think it works better --- and I have it with any bike I chose to ride.
Ditto here, just I clip mine to my glasses. Take a Look mirror for me.
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My wife has this installed on her trekking / butterfly bar http://www.rivbike.com/products/show...-mirror/20-177 She likes it. It was purchaced from our LBS.
yes, that is a good mirror.
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Old 11-05-10, 04:33 PM   #11
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Think Ortlieb USA imports those German ones.
too bad it occupies my favorite hand grip place on the bars..
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