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Customer reviews for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting

Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting

Overall rating:
3.571 / 5
3.6
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5
(7 reviews) 7
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Rating breakdown 7 reviews
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5 out of 7(71%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Review 1 for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Tim67
Country:United Kingdom
Age:Over 65
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Don't know how I cycled without it

PostedApril 7, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight
Being a bit apprehensive about road traffic I bought two, one for my hybrid and one for my wife's hybrid. Can't be more positive about them. Really feel much more confident with being able to see very easily behind. Convex mirror gives good wide angle rear view.
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Review 2 for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Hub234
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Simple set up and easy to use.

PostedFebruary 10, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight, Looks great
I have a disk problem in my kneck with limited movement in looking over my shoulder. This simple and efffective device has given me the confidence to get back in the saddle and feel safe on the road.
It is simple to attach and detach by way of a heavy duty felcro strap to the handle bar. It is lightweight, has a reflector and looks great.
Judging distance takes a bit of practice, but the key principle for me is knowing what is behind and not having to stop or force a painful look over my shoulder all the time. Field of vision is perfect for me and corrective adjustments feel precise and positive even when moving.
Cons
Reflective sticker is upsdie down, but can be easily corrected.
If you have a narrow hallway like mine you will need to remove it for ease of access and egress.
Otherwise great product.
Thank you Blackburn.
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Review 3 for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Nicky26
Country:United Kingdom
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Female
It was bought:St Paul's

If only my grips would stay still..

PostedJune 27, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Lightweight
Cons: Expensive, like a sore thumb
This mirror attaches with a velcro strip to the end of your handle bars. For some reason my grips rotate, so my mirror ends up rotating also. I found it more distracting to constantly adjust my mirror than having to simply look over my shoulder.
Otherwise, it was easily detachable with excellent stability. The size of the actual mirror could be a bit larger, but it's useable.
It adds a good 6 - 6.5inches to your handlebars, so don't expect to fit through those tight gaps.
Useless for me, but no doubt handy for some.
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Review 4 for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
ShortStuff2
from Leeds
Age:35-44
Style:Commuting
Experience:Regular
Gender:Female
It was bought:Online

Wouldn't be without one

PostedApril 28, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight
Once you've cycled with a mirror, you feel really unsafe without one. The Blackburn mirror is brilliant, because you can easily detach it and use on your second bike or just take it off when you leave your bike in a busy area.
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Review 5 for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
FlyingFletch
from Derby
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

just some info.

PostedJanuary 31, 2011
Yes, I recommend this product.
I purchased this mirror with a 'bar end' fitting for my mountain bike last year, but Evans have not got that fitment here anymore. I choose the bar end fit as it's a good sturdy fit that folds inwards.
I have done a lot of miles with my Blackburn mirror and find it great to use. The curve shape of the mirror looks great on the bike. Although the mirror itself appears to look on the small side, I think the coverage of what you can see in it is fine, either on a trail or road. The whole size of the product is just right, as it blends in with the bike. Easy swivel adjustment whilst on the move means you won't miss anything looming up from behind from a long distance. That swivel device though is not stiff enough and you can end up with a shakey view at times. I really can't understand why most cyclists don't fit a mirror. This mirror will make you feel safer, you can easily see whats behind to your right without having to turn your head.
When you fit this mirror to your bike, which should be on the offside bar, you will notice that the 'Blackburn' reflective logo on the back of it will be upside down, this looks so wrong! But, don't despare! It's printed on a thin plastic strip, glued on. With a craft knife, gently ease off one end, you will find then it will all lift off easily. Just turn it round the right way and pop it back on.
I gave the mirror a 4 star rating but I have not got the 'bar mount' fitment as shown, so I can't take that into account.
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Review 6 for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
CurlyHairedBro
from London
Age:25-34
Style:Commuting
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male

So so...

PostedNovember 27, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Expensive, Uncomfortable
Cons:
- The mirror don't give a perfect vision (I think Its a bit tiny).
- Difficult to pass norrow spaces without clash It in something.
- Hard to adjust firmly the position of the mirror once You get use to It.
- Too expensive.
Pros:
- It fix well enough in the handler.
- It's usefull (Once You get used to handle the product).
- Easy to adjust the direction of the mirror (despite be difficult to hold the position due the reasons I already described above).
- Good quality material (seems durable).
My rate It's a 2,5 of 5.
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Review 7 for Blackburn Mirror - Hybrid/ATB Bar Fitting
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
merrett64
from London
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male

Blackburn Mirror

PostedJanuary 29, 2010
No, I do not recommend this product.
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Unattractive, Expensive, Uncomfortable
I am afraid that I did not like this and exchanged it for the cheaper “Cateye” mirror, which I think is far better.
Unit is fitted to handle bars be two Velcro straps which I found did not secure mirror to my liking.
A large plastic mount which straps are fitted to sits behind handlebars were my fingers wrap. I did not like this either and found uncomfortable.
Minor moan is that logo on rear of mirror is upside down when fitted to O/S (Right) of handlebars.
+9points
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