I purchased this mirror especially for times when I am riding in traffic on public streets and roads. Because of its convex style, the mirror makes it difficult to see oncoming traffic until it is right next to you. It would work better if it were a regular mirror rather than convex. This would give you a more accurate view of oncoming traffic.
I have this installed and agree with the other reviewers that it is essentially useless and not something to rely upon. Unless the car behind you is driving with daylight driving lights on, you need to still look over your shoulder to confirm the absence of any cars before you make any movements.
I have a couple of these. The image in the mirror is small but it's enough to see a car or a pack of riders coming with just a flick of the eye.
There's a lot less of the vibration you get with other mirrors. I do have to adjust the mirror if I hit a rough section or pothole.
By the time you see an automobile behind you in these mirrors, they are only about 30 to 50 feet away. They reduce the size of everything to the point that you can hardly see anything. You can almost hear an approaching car before you see it. The only time you can see an approaching car at a distance is when there is significant glare reflecting off of its windshield, or when they have their lights on.
This mirror is barely adequate - though it's stylish, definitely not for commuting. The view is limited, and could be improved by a quarter to half-inch width. For the budget conscious, don't bother with this. The one thing that is nice, is the easy installation.
I love these mirrors! Not only do they look good and blend well with the bike, but they also provide excellent visibility... This is the one you want!
I love these mirrors! Not only do they look good and plend well with the bike, but they also provide excellent visibility... This is the one you want!!!
These mirrors provide an adequate rear view. I do not rely on them 100% to show me what is behind me but they at the very least capture the big stuff coming towards you. Highly recommended.