A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...I used to ride without mirrors. Like another poster, I found\believed it just as easy to glance over my shoulder. But, after my little "accident," when I was getting all new gear, I figured, "For $15, why not?!" I wish I would have made that minuscule investment years earlier
It is SO much easier to just glance up, at a small square\rectangle, and get an instant view of just what's coming up behind me without ever really taking my eyes off the road (I have bizarrely fantastic peripheral vision). I can glance up every 2-3 seconds, as a car approaches, just to make sure that he sees me as clearly as I see him\her and not look like I'm trying to perfect some perverse repetitive head\neck twisting technique while I cycle.
Guys! Really. For $15, why wouldn't you? www.bikeahead.com/take_a_look_mirror_orig_
also try: www.amazon.com/Bike-Peddler-Cycling-Eyegla
if you prefer Amazon. The manufacturer even offers an unconditional warranty on it (outside of abuse, of course) that, almost word for word, states, "If you are EVER unhappy with your product, send it to us and tell us why. If we can't make it right, we'll refund you."
Oh! And one word of "warning." Don't get the compact design - it sits SO close to your face (at least it did for me). Get the original. It extends far enough out that it doesn't inhibit your vision or field of view nearly as dramatically as the compact does.
Edited by: SCRUFYNERFHERDR at: 3/22/2011 (18:55)
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