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Old 03-01-17, 09:09 PM
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Suggest a mirror compatible with giro air attack helmet

I have one of these:



I would like to get a helmet-mounted mirror, rather than handlebar-mounted. Are there any that will work with this unusual helmet?
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Old 03-01-17, 09:15 PM
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I attached this to the visor:
https://www.amazon.com/Bike-Peddler-...bicycle+mirror

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I have the same Take-A-Look mirror, but no visor on my helmet. I cut an old grocery store plastic discount card to fit a niche inside the helmet near the temple. I hooked the mirror stem's 3-piece clamp (shown above) over the card, zip tied the mirror to the card, and the card to the helmet. Works fine.

Keep in mind the Take-A-Look mirror is 1:1 view, not a wide angle view, so you'll have a very narrow angle of view behind you. Depending on mounting and adjustment part of the mirror view will be blocked by your body. So it'll take some time to get accustomed to quickly glancing at the mirror and turning your head slightly.

I hated the thing at first and every ride swore I'd get rid of it. But I knew so many people who liked it I just kept trying. Took a month before I felt comfortable with it. I still prefer both handlebar and the helmet mirror, but it is a handy little gadget.

My only remaining concern with the Take-A-Look design is the hard, sharp edges. I keep intending to put some tape or something around those sharp corners. If I buy another helmet mirror it'll be a different design. The Take-A-Look is very adjustable, but I'd prefer something without those hard, sharp edges and corners. It's been on my mind since crashing pretty hard on my left side a few weeks ago. I was wearing safety glasses but I don't know whether that made any difference because I didn't hit my head and the mirror wasn't affected at all.
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I attached this to the visor:
What visor? That helmet does not have a visor, it has integral sunglasses, I am not seeing how the mirror you linked would attach. Do you have that exact helmet? Maybe you should post a picture of how you have the mirror attached. I have a Giro helmet with a visor, but I used adhesive backed velcro tape, and put one side on the mounting plate of a Safe Zone helmet mirror, and the other side on the helmet. The tines on the mirror you linked grip eyeglass handles when the eyeglasses have handles. Mirrors made to mount on helmets have flat plates meant to zip tie on through the vent holes.
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Originally Posted by Leisesturm
What visor? That helmet does not have a visor, it has integral sunglasses, I am not seeing how the mirror you linked would attach. Do you have that exact helmet? Maybe you should post a picture of how you have the mirror attached. I have a Giro helmet with a visor, but I used adhesive backed velcro tape, and put one side on the mounting plate of a Safe Zone helmet mirror, and the other side on the helmet. The tines on the mirror you linked grip eyeglass handles when the eyeglasses have handles. Mirrors made to mount on helmets have flat plates meant to zip tie on through the vent holes.
Visor is a term used for both mountain bike helmet visors, baseball cap visors, sun visors and motorcycle helmet visors. A motorcycle helmet visor is the clear see through part of the helmet. This bicycle helmet lens is also a visor same as the motorcycle helmet.

Yes, one of my helmets is the same Giro, but a couple of years earlier model, but mine is a different color, so not the same EXACT helmet.

It is simple to use the mirror clips same as with glasses and bend the extension arm to put the mirror in the right position. It really was not that hard to figure out.

A link to help you out:
https://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf...FUlNfgod-xsDUA

It is also OK to use Giro's term of shield, but no one calls it "integral sunglasses".
https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/m...ck-shield.html
But using the term shield may confuse some with a Viking War Shield.
https://www.hurstwic.org/history/arti...ng_shields.htm


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On Visors/Shields.

On the question - Blackburn, Reflex, and 3rd Eye make helmet mirrors with double sided sticky tape. No MacGuyvering required.

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I really like my helmet-mounted Safe Zone mirror. Its large glass surface gives me a great view, and the way the arm is constructed makes it stay where I put it. To mount it to my helmet I had to drill one hole in my helmet for the second zip tie because it didn't align with a vent on my helmet where it needed to be (it takes two zip ties to mount the mirror). When I did so, it seemed very apparent to me that drilling the hole, just big enough for the zip tie to pass through, is very unlikely to have any significant negative effect on the helmet's integrity. I would feel equally confident even if I had to drill four holes total to attach this mirror.

https://www.amazon.com/Safe-Bicycle-.../dp/B003LVHZ4O

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Originally Posted by CB HI
Visor is a term used for both mountain bike helmet visors, baseball cap visors, sun visors and motorcycle helmet visors. A motorcycle helmet visor is the clear see through part of the helmet. This bicycle helmet lens is also a visor same as the motorcycle helmet.

Yes, one of my helmets is the same Giro, but a couple of years earlier model, but mine is a different color, so not the same EXACT helmet.

It is simple to use the mirror clips same as with glasses and bend the extension arm to put the mirror in the right position. It really was not that hard to figure out.

A link to help you out:
https://www.fc-moto.de/epages/fcm.sf...FUlNfgod-xsDUA

It is also OK to use Giro's term of shield, but no one calls it "integral sunglasses".
Air Attack? Shield Aerodynamic Track Cycling Helmet
But using the term shield may confuse some with a Viking War Shield.
Hurstwic: Viking Shields


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CB, side question: can you wear that helmet with glasses?
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Originally Posted by genec
CB, side question: can you wear that helmet with glasses?
I could wear some of my prescription glasses with it but not all the style of prescription glasses.

Narrow wire rim and earpiece glasses will likely work best for you with the earpiece part on the outside of the helmet straps. The helmet straps fit flush against the skin.

The glasses with wide lenses and side pieces often will not fit.

Hope that helps.

PS - the visor/shield is held on by magnets and unclips/clips back very easily if you need to put glasses on that will not fit under the visor/shield to read something.
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