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Old 05-28-21, 09:29 PM
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Bar End Mirror

Need some recommendations on a good quality bar end mirror.

Thanks!
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Old 05-28-21, 09:48 PM
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The Italian Road Bike Mirror. Far superior to others I've tried. Clear image and great field of view.
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Old 05-28-21, 10:30 PM
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Here's the one I use

https://www.amazon.com/Sprintech-Lef...xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
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Old 05-29-21, 03:57 AM
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mirrycle mirror
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Old 05-29-21, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by jon c. View Post
The Italian Road Bike Mirror. Far superior to others I've tried. Clear image and great field of view.
Will it work for swept handlebars?


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Old 05-29-21, 06:26 AM
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Here is the mirror I have on my road bike. Installation is a pia, but it swivels 360 degrees, so it will work with your swept bar. Rough roads don't seem to bother it, and great field of view. Not the smallest, but I'd buy one again if I broke it. Amazon.com : Sunlite Ce-2 Adjustable Bar End Mirror, Black : Bike Mirrors : Sports & Outdoors
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Old 05-29-21, 07:19 AM
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I got one from a consignment shop for $5. has an interesting but easy way of tightening. cpl times a year, I remove it / re-install it due to winter bar mitts & I have to remind myself how to do it. it's easy to adjust rotation & angle once it's on. it's a great addition to the mirror on my glasses. they supplement each other nicely. I'm guessing any drop bar mirror is better than no drop bar mirror

looked on the back, it's a 3rd eye model. $11 at biketiresdirect
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...bar-end-mirror


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Old 05-29-21, 07:29 AM
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On my flat bar hybrid, I really like a Hafny bar end mirror.

Mine is 68 mm and has a glass mirror. They also have something similar, but with a stainless steel mirror.
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Old 05-29-21, 07:31 AM
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I use a Hafny Bar End mirror, available (of course) on Amazon. Uses glass rather than plastic for a distortion-free image. sits flush against the end of your handlebar grip, easy to install and virtually unnoticeable.
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Old 05-29-21, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by taylorgeo View Post
Will it work for swept handlebars?


I have Mirrycle mountain bike mirrors on 2 bikes with swept bars. The trick I've found for swept bars is to mount the mirror so it hangs down rather than up. That way your arm doesn't block the view. Also it's less likely to get hung up on things down there.
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Old 05-29-21, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by taylorgeo View Post
Will it work for swept handlebars?


I'm not sure. I've only used them on regular drop bars.

You adjust these to the position you want when you install them and I don't know if you could get enough angle for swept bars. I suspect it would work on some, but the further from straight back the bar end points, the less likely it would work.
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Old 05-29-21, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by John Valuk View Post
On my flat bar hybrid, I really like a Hafny bar end mirror.

Mine is 68 mm and has a glass mirror. They also have something similar, but with a stainless steel mirror.
They seem to have some nice designs and a variety of sizes.
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Old 05-30-21, 07:28 AM
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They seem to have some nice designs and a variety of sizes.
Yes, Hafny has a wide range of designs and sizes. It would be great if an LBS had a variety of styles available as "demo units" that one could try out.

For the one I bought, the quality seems to be pretty good. I don't find myself having to readjust the position of the mirror very often; stays put during normal riding.
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Old 05-30-21, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by John Valuk View Post
Yes, Hafny has a wide range of designs and sizes. It would be great if an LBS had a variety of styles available as "demo units" that one could try out.

For the one I bought, the quality seems to be pretty good. I don't find myself having to readjust the position of the mirror very often; stays put during normal riding.
The one I have, noted above, does get bumped out of position but that is probably my riding style where I seem to hit the mirror with my knee or body when making stops, say, traffic lights. Not all of the time. It is a pretty stiff friction fit ball and socket.
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Old 05-30-21, 01:34 PM
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I used to use a Rhode Gear brake-lever-mount mirror. The image shook whenever I hist an irregularity in the road. The Hafny O bought is solidly connected to the bike and the image is stable.
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Old 05-30-21, 01:56 PM
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On the Hafny, does anyone use the anti-glare blue glass? I'm in FL and am thinking it may help. I'm also wondering if I'll be giving up much in visibility with the 60 over the 68?

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On the Hafny, does anyone use the anti-glare blue glass? I'm in FL and am thinking it may help. I'm also wondering if I'll be giving up much in visibility with the 60 over the 68?
I just bought a new Hafney bar-end mirror to replace the one I had which was accidentally broken when I was having some work done. I got the anti-glare glass this time. For me, it works great but I live in New England which has a different sun intensity than you have.
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I have this Cateye one:

https://www.amazon.com/CAT-EYE-BM-45...ct_top?ie=UTF8

It works better when I'm on the hoods compared to when I'm in the drops (my arms partially block the mirror when in the drops), but in either position it's still far better than no mirror at all.
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Originally Posted by oldwinger14 View Post
I use a Hafny Bar End mirror, available (of course) on Amazon. Uses glass rather than plastic for a distortion-free image. sits flush against the end of your handlebar grip, easy to install and virtually unnoticeable.
The Hanfy is perfection! Thanks!
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Old 06-06-21, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by taylorgeo View Post
The Hanfy is perfection! Thanks!
Glad that you like it. I hope my comments helped.
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Originally Posted by oldwinger14 View Post
Glad that you like it. I hope my comments helped.
Helped me out too. I'm eyeballing a Hanfy blue tint mirror now myself.
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Helped me out too. I'm eyeballing a Hanfy blue tint mirror now myself.
In the grand scheme of things, the cost of a mirror is miniscule. Stop eyballing and pondering…. As Nike suggests “Just Do It”. 😀
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