Blackburn Helmet Mirror

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Blackburn Helmet Mirror
This fully adjustable and easy to mount mirror fits any helmet.
  • The tiny mirror is positioned close to your eye so you can see easily behind you
  • It's lightweight and easy to mount and adjust
  • The no-tool design makes it easy to mount to any helmet
Blackburn Helmet Mirror
  • WEIGHT 10g
  • UPC 748071010022
  • LENGTH
  • MOUNT Helmet
  • Rating 2.5

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Blackburn Helmet Mirror
 
2.6

(based on 39 reviews)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (24)
  • Easy to install (13)
  • Comes in handy (8)
  • Durable (8)

Cons

  • Not durable (4)
  • Hard to install (3)
  • Vibrates (3)

Best Uses

  • Road bikes (13)
  • Commuting (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (23), Casual/ recreational (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (25)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

A good helmet mirror

By Biker Ted

from Bala Cynwyd, PA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Install
  • Lightweight
  • Small Yet Good Coverage

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting

    Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

    Under normal use, the sticky
    pads work, which are provided. But because I've had the mirror come loose, I use epoxy glue to secure the base to my helmet.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    1.0

    can't make it work

    By Spanky

    from VA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

    Have tried several positions on my helmet but none so far allow me to see any rear view. Maybe too short. All plastic is chinzy.

    Will return it to Nashbar.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Happy with first, bought another

    By Tom

    from Minneapolis

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjusts And Stays Put
    • Comes In Handy
    • Durable
    • Easy to Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Vibrates

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

      After more than ten years, I lost my Blackburn helmet mirror in the undergrowth when I road through instead of under some overhanging branches. I wanted an identical replacement. You can place and adjust this mirror to see what you need to see and it stays put. It vibrates, as other reviewers have noted, but I don't need to read license plates, just see the car coming. For me a mirror is a must on streets or anytime I might be overtaken.

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      • No

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      2.0

      I wish there was an alternative

      By Raleigh Jr

      from Wichita, KS

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Hard to adjust
        • Vibrates

        Best Uses

        • Standing Still

        Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

        I read the reviews. They were right, it does vibrate so as to be almost unuseable. It also has a limited range of adjustability. So much so that I can not get it to give a useable rearward view without rotating my head to the left. Maybe I'll try a glasses mounted mirror next.

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        1.0

        helmet mirror

        By st

        from florida

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

        the stem of the mirror is too short and puts the mirror too close to your face making it too hard to use.

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        • No

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        1.0

        Not rigid enough

        By the guy

        from Chesterfield Twp., Michigan

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Bikes

            Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

            The plastic piece connecting the helmet to the mirror vibrates too much.

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            • No

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            4.0

            works

            By WinFont

            from Baton Rouge, LA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Can See Cars Coming

            Cons

            • Mirror Shakes

            Best Uses

              Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

              Use to see traffic behind you.
              Easy To install.
              Shakes on bumpy road which makes it hard to see.

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              3.0

              Works well when shaft is rigid.

              By Vitus959

              from Dumfries, VA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Comes In Handy
              • Easy to Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting
                • Road Bikes

                Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

                I have 3 of these for each of my helmet. Like other reviewer complaints, it does vibrate to the point it is useless. However, my workaround has improved it drastically: Take a bamboo BBQ skewer and cut it to the length of the shaft. Then attach it to the shaft and wrap it with black electrical tape. This stiffens the shaft so much that there is hardly any vibration making the mirror very useful! Before you throw yours away, give this a try!

                If Blackburn wants to improve reviews of this product, they need to stiffen up the shaft. Ironically, this product has been around a long time (+30 yrs) when it was made by Rhode Gear and the design has never changed. I know because I still have my first mirror from them!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I would not recommend this product

                By Franco

                from Miami, Fl

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Useless Vibrate Too Much

                Best Uses

                • Worthless

                Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

                Got it installed. Vibrates too much, useless, not able to see anything. Worthless.

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                • No

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                1.0

                Unusually poor design for blackburn

                By donutman

                from Woodstock, Illinois

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Vibration Obscures View

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Blackburn Helmet Mirror:

                    I replaced my helmet after an accident recently, and added the Blackburn helmet mirror to the order, because I have always ridden with a mirror, over 100,000 commuting miles in the last twenty years. The mirror seems an elegant design, but mounted properly on my new Bell Ghisallo helmet it vibrated so much that car headlights danced annoyingly at night, and blurred during the day. I will replace it asap with another brand. I have bought Blackburn products for many years with great results prior to this purchase.

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