Bike mirror recommendation

Nick S

New Member
I'm riding mostly in an urban environment without bike lanes, and often need to move into the center of the lane when passing parked cars. I have some neck pain from an injury which makes it hard to really crank my head around to check if a car is approaching from the rear before I move out from the curb.

Can anyone recommend a good mirror? I'd be installing it on my Haibike Sduro Trekking RC. I'm using Ergon grips, but they're the classic GP1 style, so removing the end plug and inserting a bar end mirror would work.

Bonus points if it looks good. :)

I'm a little unsure about a mirror that would clamp around the bar, vs insert into the bar end, since the left side of the bar is already fairly crowded w/ the brake mount and the Yamaha drive controller. I would probably have to mount the mirror far enough towards the center that my shoulder would block the view into the mirror.

I found a Mirrycle MTB bar-end mirror on Amazon that has a ton of mostly positive reviews; anyone have any input on this one? It looks a little clunky, but safer riding may be worth an aesthetic tradeoff!

Thanks all!
 

Over50

Well-Known Member
I have the Mirrcycle on my human powered commuter bike. It works ok (I'd give it a 6 on a scale of 1-10). It matches that bike better than some others because it is set up as a city commuter. But when I bought my ebike, Chris at Propel set me up with a Busch and Muller ebike mirror. I think it is this one (image below). It is much better than the Mirrcycle I have. It folds up easier and has a larger field of view. I think Busch and Muller has some other options as well.
 

Nick S

New Member
Thanks for the reply, Over50. That looks like the "Busch & Müller 701 Mirror for E-Bikes". I think it looks a little nicer than the Mirrycle one. I'll see if I can find a source to get it from online.
 

Over50

Well-Known Member
Try Chris Nolte at Propel Bikes in Brooklyn. I got it from his shop and I believe he has others as well. Its easier to get the bike through my front door with that Busch and Muller - it folds away really nicely (and matches my black bike perfectly)!
 

Dewey

Well-Known Member
I would probably have to mount the mirror far enough towards the center that my shoulder would block the view into the mirror.
I have this mirror. The arm is long enough to mount on the handlebar past the brake. Adjustable for height so you don't have to look down as far as with a bar end mirror. I dropped my bike on the other side and it didn't break off. Cheap and ugly but it does the job.
 

Nick S

New Member
Thank you for your replies, everywhere, I really appreciate it! I ended up going with the Busch & Müller 701 Mirror, which was delivered rapidly from Chris Nolte at Propel (thanks @Over50). JayVee, that looks really slick and I love how compact it is. The B & M mirror does fold in which helps with getting through narrow spaces, but it still sticks out a bit more than that.
 

Ken S

Member
I just picked up one of the Busch & Müller 701 Mirrors, replacing 1 year old "mirrcyle" mirror which was flopping around like a dead fish or if tightened too tight to adjust. It looks and functions very well, wider view, easy to adjust, and it folds forward or backwards so when I navigate narrow bridges with pedestrians I can fold it way (without the screws coming loose which was the issue with the previous product).
Wasn't cheap but you get what you pay for.
Yes it was hard to find as well. Can't figure out why very few carry the product.
 

Randroid

Member
I have the Mirrcycle on my human powered commuter bike. It works ok (I'd give it a 6 on a scale of 1-10). It matches that bike better than some others because it is set up as a city commuter. But when I bought my ebike, Chris at Propel set me up with a Busch and Muller ebike mirror. I think it is this one (image below). It is much better than the Mirrcycle I have. It folds up easier and has a larger field of view. I think Busch and Muller has some other options as well.
I have the Myrrcycle on both my Trek hybrid and road bikes and plan on buying one for my E-bike which arrives on 2/19. The fact that Busch and Muller has a mirror for sale for $88 tells me I'll never buy from them. The Myrrcycle has been the best mirror I've used
 

Thomas Jaszewski

Well-Known Member
I have the Myrrcycle on both my Trek hybrid and road bikes and plan on buying one for my E-bike which arrives on 2/19. The fact that Busch and Muller has a mirror for sale for $88 tells me I'll never buy from them. The Myrrcycle has been the best mirror I've used
Sometimes, I've found for me, the high priced stuff is simply the best and most durable. In this case, I'm with you. I think I've been using Mirrycle Mirrors for as long as they've been around.
 

broadbentr

New Member
I just have a cheap clip on with a rubber strap similar to these. However I clipped it under the bar from the middle of my left grip. I have found that is a better line of sight from under my wrist and arm, rather than extending a mirror out and over my wrist and arm. I have wide bars, and didn't want to widen even further with a mirror sticking out, so this works very well.
 
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Marci jo

Active Member
I'm riding mostly in an urban environment without bike lanes, and often need to move into the center of the lane when passing parked cars. I have some neck pain from an injury which makes it hard to really crank my head around to check if a car is approaching from the rear before I move out from the curb.

Can anyone recommend a good mirror? I'd be installing it on my Haibike Sduro Trekking RC. I'm using Ergon grips, but they're the classic GP1 style, so removing the end plug and inserting a bar end mirror would work.

Bonus points if it looks good. :)

I'm a little unsure about a mirror that would clamp around the bar, vs insert into the bar end, since the left side of the bar is already fairly crowded w/ the brake mount and the Yamaha drive controller. I would probably have to mount the mirror far enough towards the center that my shoulder would block the view into the mirror.

I found a Mirrycle MTB bar-end mirror on Amazon that has a ton of mostly positive reviews; anyone have any input on this one? It looks a little clunky, but safer riding may be worth an aesthetic tradeoff!

Thanks all!
Been using Mirrycle on all my bikes for years. Wouldn’t ride with one. They’re large enough for great visibility and very stable. I like that it’s high enough so my arm or hand doesn’t block the view and I believe they are reasonably priced.
 

Credible Hulk

Active Member
I use motorcycle mirrors. They're great because they stay in position on bumpy roads. They're solid alloy and have ball joints on the back of the mirror and where it attaches to the handlebar. They don't take much space on the handlebar and can also be mounted on the tip of the handlebar grip. Over time they can get a bit loose, but it's easy to tighten the joints with a small wrench. I paid $20 CAD on Amazon for these, you can find them in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours.

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