The Third Eye Bar End Mirror is a large, simple mirror that's great for scanning the road behind you. This 3-inch convex glass mirror will not scratch or discolor, nor does it interfere with your hands or vibrate loose. The simple no-tool mounting involves placing the mirror inside the handlebar end and turning to tighten.
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Weight: 87 grams
Mfg PartNum: 09
I purchased this mirror as an upgrade from an older bar end mirror. The method of mounting makes it very secure and the adjustable tighten allows it to stay where it is aimed. This is a must if you're riding in traffic.
This mirror gives a great view of what's behind you. I regularly ride on the shoulder of two-lane highways and in my mid-60's I've lost some comfort level when looking back, so I bought this mirror. I do wish it fastened more securely. I check it before every ride. 200+ miles though and no problems.
It is a flat mirror, the addition of a little convex would be nice. I had to replace the aluminum button nut since i went down it snapped it. But the mirror was still ok. The only thing about the mirror is that it does reqire fairly often readjustment but from reviews i see that all of the ones that mount in this way do.
I purchased two of these to replace one that was damaged when my bike fell over.
This mirror becomes a necessity because without it I found myself continually looking for it on my bar end. Now I have a spare.
My last one of these mirrors had the glass portion fall out. This is a good mirror for the handlebars, but the vision is always limited by where it is aimed. I found that I much prefer a helmet or glasses mounted mirror.
A really good mirror. Takes a bit of getting used to avoiding my left leg when off the bike walking or whatever.
Good view when riding.
Downside: Very poor screwhead on the pivot bolt. Easy to damage, soft metal, shallow slot.
Suggestion: I wanted to make it more secure, but not permanent. I disassembled the pivot, put rubber cement on the faces, reassembled, adjusted, let it dry. Hasn't moved since even when bumped. And if I need to change it, the rubber cement will give.
I placed the mirror on the left bar end of my drop bars. The pack offers two sizes of rubber plug that fit inside the bar. These are contracted and thereby tightened with a screw that attaches the mirror assembly. The large plug was too big and the small was too small for my bike, a Marin with what looks like a standard bar to me. Eventually, I banged the big plug in most of the way with a mallet and was able to tighten it down. It's been very secure. The mirror optics are fine and it stays steady once positioned. It's a small mirror, so If I shift my position significantly I have to adjust the mirror. That's reasonably easy to do while riding.
I've purchased and installed several Third Eye Bar End Mirrors in the past, but these were installed on a tadpole trike and not intended to be used in the bar ends. I added a small piece of angle aluminum to each fender mount on the tadpole, took the mirror base apart and removed the bar end pieces, replaced the bolt with a shorter one with a Nylock nut, and attached the adjustable mirror head to the angle aluminum so that the mirrors are mounted directly over the front fenders. Worked out great. The mirrors look good and are out of the way. And of course they provide excellent rear vision which is really needed on a tadpole trike because it's very difficult to turn and look back in the form fitting seat.
I was most impressed with how little this mirror vibrates while riding. I'm not an engineer, but I think that's because there's almost no stem. Screwed tightly into handlebars, just like they said. Mine came with three different sized rubber expander sleeves, but not a lot of instructions, so it took a little experimenting to get it right.
I ride a lot in Atlanta traffic. I've pondered this mirror for years, and now I have no idea why I was suspicious. I guess because I never saw Miguel Indurain use one. This mirror weighs nothing, costs little, installs in seconds, and does not vibrate, so you can scan the road behind you with a quick glance. It takes about two seconds to appreciate it. It is especially nice because there are now many electric cars in the city.
So it works, that's good, but it's far from ideal. It needs to be micro-adjusted to really give you the view you need, but it's not easy to adjust and once adjusted it doesn't want to stay in place.