If you own a Bike and Ride it on the Road……
You will probably want to get a rearview mirror for Safety purposes.
We do a fair amount of family bike riding. These are the reasons I bought a rear view mirror for my bike:
1). Sometimes the kids ride behind us and it is important to be able to see where they are;
2). If you are riding on a busy road, it is safer to look in a rear view mirror for oncoming cars than it is to keep turning your head;
3). We have skunks. Just making sure there is not a skunk chasing me. (Lame joke)
HERE ARE MY FAVORITE REAR VIEW MIRRORS FOR BIKES
Magic Handlebar Bike Mirror
Unfortunately, this one takes a better rear view image of your wrist and hand than your blind spot. Hard pass.
Yes, I know that this is the “Amazon Recommended” product when you search for rear view bike mirror. But that doesn’t always mean the best. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is a fine mirror. However, the plastic is cheap and it is difficult to assemble.
Hafny Bar End Bike Mirror
This is a fine rear view mirror. A couple of cautions. 1). Make sure it fits your bike before you buy it. 2). Tends to knock easily out of alignment. 3). Poor instructions makes it difficult to install; 4). A little smallish. But, overall it looks fine on your bike and checks your blind spot. Actually, not a bad overall option here.
Blackburn Multi Mirror
This is the one that I bought
A large enough, substantial rear view mirror. Again, check to see if it fits your handlebar size. This is the one I bought, based on a recommendation at REI. I think it’s awesome and glad I spent a couple of extra dollars for a higher quality product.
OTHER ITEMS TO CONSIDER……..
Some bicyclists prefer to wear their rear view mirror on their helmet. This takes a bit of getting used to, but it is fairly common practice amongst bicycle enthusiasts. The biggest issue in helmet mirrors is how much they shake when you ride. This one by Safe Zone seems to be sturdy, adjustable and well balanced.
Safe Zone Bicycle Helmet Mirror
Still others prefer to ride with their rear view mirror on their wrist. This is a practice that I could not get used to. But if you must, I would go with this one:
MeanHoo Rear View Mirror Bike Wristbands