Blackburn Road Mirror

Item # JB-RM3
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Blackburn Road Mirror
Stay safe on the roads. Use the Blackburn Road Mirror to see if cars are coming up behind you.
  • Mounts to any standard road bike hoods
  • Oval-shaped mirror swivels to adjust
  • Durable mirror frame is L-shaped for easy visibility
  • Adjustable viewing angle
  • Limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty
Blackburn Road Mirror
  • WEIGHT 99 ounces
  • UPC 768686916656
  • LENGTH
  • MOUNT Brake hoods
  • Rating 3.5

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Blackburn Road Mirror
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (5)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Road biking (7)
  • Commuting/city (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (7), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (4), Speed oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Life Saver

By Cycling CFO

from Corona, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Road Biking

    Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

    Been using this mirror for over 10 years since the day I got run off the road by an 18 wheeler. This mirror has saved me from being hit multiple times since then.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've used this product before and it really is helpful.

    By kalihi55

    from aiea, hawaii

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

      There's a lot of traffic in Honolulu. I'll feel safer being able to see what's coming up from behind.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      1.0

      Not functional

      By Beach bum 74

      from Tampa, fl

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Large Mirror

      Cons

      • Doesn't Stay In Place
      • Hard to install
      • Weird Position

      Best Uses

        Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

        I already have a mirror that fits on the end of my handlebar, but it jerks around a lot so I was looking for something more stable. Boy, did this NOT fit the bill! First of all, the installation instructions must have been designed by Picasso because I could not visualize how to attach to my bike handle. I finally figured it out, and although it felt unstable, I went for a ride anyway. Within seconds of riding on smooth, fresh asphalt, it wiggled to the point that I could only see sky in the large mirror (the only redeeming value of this item). Sent it back and am waiting on a refund.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Probably the best two-eyed road mirror

        By KJMClark

        from Ann Arbor, MI

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Binocular
        • Distance
        • Easy to mount

        Cons

        • Breaks If Dropped On
        • Jittery

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

        For loaded touring (with bar-con shifters), you basically have two options for a rear-view mirror - this one and one of the various sunglass-arm or helmet mounted mirrors. The helmet mirrors are great for lack of jitter and wide field of view, but are all monocular - you can only look with one eye - so distances are harder to judge. This mirror lets you see behind with both eyes, with a very good field of view, so you can both see the lane behind you and the one next to you *and* judge distances quickly.

        However, it's not perfect. If you drop your bike on the side with the mirror, about half the time you'll break the attachment arm, and it's not reparable. Because the mirror is attached to the bike, on rough roads, the mirror jitters a lot. This can be so bad on dirt roads that the mirror's only marginally useful. And as others have noted, IF YOU HAVE THE ADJUSTMENT TOO LOOSE, the mirror will change position when you hit a big bump.

        Sorry for the shouting, but some of the reviewers don't seem to have noticed that there's an adjustment - a kind of locknut - to lock down the connection between the mirror and the support arm. If you have that nut fairly loose, the mirror will change position easily. If you tighten it down, you can make the mirror only change position on a bump bad enough to potentially damage your wheel. If the mirror changes position too much on bumps, tighten that big plastic nut - it's under a rubber cover at the right end of the mirror. Pull the rubber cover back, rotate the mirror and nut together up, then hold the nut in place as you rotate the mirror back down. Wala - tightened. Repeat if you want it tighter. Put the rubber cover back.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Don't bother

        By Matt

        from West Michigan

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

        Not worth the bother. I don't know what the other reviewers did to give it the OK ratings. Constantly moves with any bump or vibration. Poorly designed and not tested. You can't get it tight enough to hold it. Blackburn makes some pretty good stuff so I took a chance on it, makes me wonder about them. Look elsewhere.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Works for what it is intended

        By Old man

        from Central GA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

          Works just fine on road bike. Not heavy duty but serves its purpose.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Easy to install

          By John

          from Mullica Hill NJ

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • It Was Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Does Not Hold Position

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

          The mirror has a good range of vision, you can see the entire road and is very helpful on turns. The mirror does not stay pointed very well on rough roads, it vibrates and moves to the outside. It is easy to re-point even while riding.

          • Cycling Style:
          • Comfort Oriented
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Mirror

          By skiwolf

          from New Jersey

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

            When riding on narrow roads with average traffic, this mirror is essential so you can see what is coming from behind. The mirror is well made, is easy to install and has an excellent field of view. The only slight drawback is that the setting/orientation of the mirror can change when going over VERY rough roads; but it is easy to readjust.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Comfort Oriented

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just what I needed

            By zekebc

            from Utah

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking

              Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

              I am blind in my left eye making it very difficult to look over my shoulder to see traffic behind me. This mirror was just what I needed to feel safe out on the road. The large viewing area lets you see what is coming up behind even with the slight vibration from rough roads. I have had one for years and loved it but recently dropped my bike and broke the support arm. I am buying another now.

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Won't stay in place

              By aeyockey

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Easy to install
              • Large View
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Poor Construction
              • Too loose

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

                Fits great in many places on my STI hoods and drop handlebars. Large viewing area and easily adjustable.

                Dealbreaker! Mirror will not stay in position the joint is too loose and even on smooth pavement will vibrate out of position and you look down and see the sky or the back of the mirror instead of the road behind you. Pretty much worthless.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Comfort Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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