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Best bar end mirror

Old 05-09-21, 10:46 AM
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Best bar end mirror

What do people like? Iíve been using the Hafny bar end which is pretty solid. Heard good things about sprinttech but it seems cheap. Any other thoughts?

would rather no mirror for looks. But also donít want to get killed on the road!

this is the hafny.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07WH...b_b_asin_title
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Old 05-09-21, 11:04 AM
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Mirrycle Mirror. Been around for decades and works exceptionally well.
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Garmin Varia RTL515. Aesthetically pleasing and it has a light to warn following traffic.
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Sprintech is ok and inexpensive.

Italian Road Bike Mirror is supposedly the best.
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Love my Cateye bm-45 mirrors.
  • lightweight
  • inexpensive
  • works really well - glass mirror=sharp image; can adjust angle on the fly if needed
  • Low key and unobtrusive on a road bike


Originally Posted by kosmo886 View Post
What do people like? Iíve been using the Hafny bar end which is pretty solid. Heard good things about sprinttech but it seems cheap. Any other thoughts?

would rather no mirror for looks. But also donít want to get killed on the road!

this is the hafny.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07WH...b_b_asin_title
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Old 05-09-21, 11:13 PM
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Sprintech. Excellent value. I have 'em on two of my three road bikes, and plan to add one to the third.

The ball joint holds securely but is easy to adjust on the fly. Occasionally I knock it out of adjustment against a wall or with my knee, but it's easy to reset. It doesn't lose adjustment on rough roads.

The Italian road bike mirror is a bit more pricey but reportedly very good - a couple of friends use them. They said there's no way to adjust the mirror after it's set, so it's essential to set it correctly for your riding position.
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Someone posted the ultimate mirror the other day: a lens from some mirrored sunglasses stuck on the back of their glove.

Bam!
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Add me to team Sprintech - been durable enough, cheap enough, good enough.
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Italian road bike mirror

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Originally Posted by kosmo886 View Post
What do people like? Iíve been using the Hafny bar end which is pretty solid. Heard good things about sprinttech but it seems cheap. Any other thoughts?

would rather no mirror for looks. But also donít want to get killed on the road!

this is the hafny.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B07WH...b_b_asin_title
used a Sprintech for ~5 years - simple install, light weight, adjustable, works well and would recommend.
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My wife has been through a ton of barend mirrors ever since she broke her neck and had to get spinal fusion surgery (limited head rotational range-of-motion makes mirrors a mandatory accessory for her...which she uses in addition to the Garmin Varia rear-facing radar).

After trying the Mirrycle, the Sprintech, two different Hafny models, and the Berthoud, the one she found best -- based on clarity of optics, ease of adjustment, and not needing to be constantly readjusted (i.e., staying in one position, not getting jostled around just from the act of cycling) -- is the ~2.25" diameter Hafney HD Convex Blue Glass Mirror with the Automotive Grade Glass. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WMMQJFW/
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My wife has been through a ton of barend mirrors ever since she broke her neck and had to get spinal fusion surgery (limited head rotational range-of-motion makes mirrors a mandatory accessory for her.../
I have a similar limitation. Broke my neck in a crash almost 8 yrs ago. C1 & C2 fused but I can still use my Italian Road Bike mirror. Just lucky I guess.
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Old 05-11-21, 03:07 PM
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Tried bar end mirrors 20 years ago. The forward lean angle makes them very difficult to see, requiring taking my eyes off the road in front to look down and slightly back. It took only one ride to realize what a bad idea that was.
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I only tried the sprintech. It was tolerable, but seemed as likely to cause a wreck rather than prevent one.
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