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mirror advice mountain bike on road 100%

Old 07-31-09, 08:46 PM
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I am brand new to mountain biking, but am doing mostly on road with hybrid tires. Can you guys offer advice on a helmet or bar end mirror. I tried the Bike Peddler Take A Look this evening and could not see a thing. I seen over on MTBR the reviews of that product were road bikers. Because of lying down if you will they can see more with this thing. I could see nothing. Really would like a helmet mirror but mayble that's not an option and only barend. Thanks for advice.
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You won't understand how you managed to ride before you learned it [looking behind and maintaining a straight line ahead]. Yet approximately 50% of even adult American cyclists don't know how to look behind, so the continuously take chances on being hit by overtaking cars by turning without looking first. And, of course, these cyclists are extremely dangerous to competent cyclists. So once you have learned, watch out for the idiots who haven't by looking behind and then giving them lots of room as you overtake them.
— Forrester, J, Effective Cycling, 6th edition, p. 20
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