Registered: 1425063438 Posts: 19
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Any one use mirrors on their gravel bike and if so what. I road with a buddy a few weeks ago on a course that had much more traffic and pavement mixed in than I normally do and it got me thinking especially on the pavement connectors that one might be nice to have.
Registered: 1532275881 Posts: 8
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I always ride with a mirror and can honestly say that it has saved me from what could have been some rather nasty incidents. I do not trust drivers around here and even on gravel it has allowed me to keep tabs on dogs that have chased me, and once a bear that I had to keep an eye on as I rode away from it. I use drop bar end mirrors that just plug into your bar end.
Registered: 1390004115 Posts: 28
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I usually always use a mirror. Either one attached to my helmet which is a larger diameter touring type mirror or one attached to the left handlebar I frequently use the mirror to keep up on what's going on "back there" but especially when I come to a turn so as to avoid being cut off. I, also, believe in being very visible for automobile drivers.
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Registered: 1532345772 Posts: 5
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I use a Third Eye glasses mirror, which took a while to get the hang of. At first I used it just for road riding and got it because I could just take it off for gravel riding. But now that I’m accustomed to it I feel at a disadvantage without it and use it most of the time.
Registered: 1498709035 Posts: 14
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Just what Grenhil says.....Third Eye Mirror that attaches to glasses or sunglasses. I’ve been using one for 10 years and wouldn’t Road, Gravel or MTB without it!