Mirrors can be useful to determine whether traffic is approaching from behind, especially when there is too much noise to hear approaching cars and trucks. Mirrors that attach to the glasses have the advantage that they are always in the same position and a quick turn of your head sweeps a large field of view. Their disadvantage is that they are always in your field of view. Mirrors that attach to the handlebars are less obtrusive, but their field of vision is smaller. Which type of mirror to use – if any – depends on personal preference.
Berthoud Leather Bar-End Mirror, Mk II
The world's nicest bar-end mirror is machined from sturdy aluminum. It adjusts by hand, and yet keeps its adjustment even on rough roads. With a quick glance, you can see whether traffic approaches from behind even in situations when there is too much noise to hear approaching cars and trucks. The 'Mk II' model has a increased range of adjustment, so it works with all handlebar angles and riding positions.
The 'leather' version of the Berthoud mirror has a leather insert to match the Berthoud handlebar tape. A second bar plug with matching leather insert is included.
Made in France.
- Fits 'road' handlebars (inner diameter ~20 mm)
- Not intended for use with 'mountain bike' handlebars
- 64 g (incl. second bar plug)