Blackburn Road Mirror

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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 13 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (8)
  • Durable (6)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Road biking (9)
  • Commuting/city (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (10), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Comfort oriented (6), Speed oriented (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Reviewed by 13 customers

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5.0

Perfect mirror for drop bars.

By Big D

from Rapid City, SD

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

      Mirror stays in place. Best mirror I have owned.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Update

      By Jonny B

      from Albany,NY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

      Please read my previous review.
      Since then my mod has worked ok but still slipped. Next, I cut a dimple into the faucet washer and layered a piece of tire tube between it and the ball joint. While I had it apart, I noticed that the plastic backing that the ball originally was supposed to seat into is warping from the pressure. My conclusion is that the design does not place enough compression and friction on the ball joint to hold it at an angle. My current mod seems to be holding for now, but I predict that it won't last since it easily bumps out of position if i brush it with my arm as I muscle my bike around.

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

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      3.0

      Ball joint slips

      By JonnyB

      from Albany, NY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Ball Joint Slips
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments about Blackburn Road Mirror:

      Works good, as is, until you hit some bumps. As in my title, the ball joint slips no matter how much I tighten it. I tried a faucet washer in hopes of increasing the friction against the ball. It helps, but I think instead I'll try a cut piece of tire tube so that there'll be more direct contact with the ball
      The mirror itself is great. I recommend taking the bike to a parking lot and do the adjustment next to a lamp post so you can use the lines of the parking spaces to orient it while you sit in riding position using the lamp post to keep from falling over. Installation was easy... Couldn't believe someone asked for more detailed instructions...

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

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      (2 of 2 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

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          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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            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.

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            • No

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            3.0

            Works for what it is intended

            By Old man

            from Central GA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

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            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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