Bike Mirror Indicator ? Absolutely. We received one of these not long before Christmas to review and unfortunately it has been sitting waiting for the time to try it out.
Remember your car driving lessons? That famous sequence of “Mirror – Indicate – Manoeuvre”? Well, this product brings the same methodology to cycling but in a straightforward manner.
The first thing to do is attach a sensor on a velco strip to your handle bars somewhere close to where your right hand will be – when cycling on the left, it is the right hand turn and pulling out further into the road where you are at greatest danger.
The second thing is to fit the mirror with its indicator over the top of your cycling glove on your right hand. Once again Velcro is deployed.
The mirror component of the Bike Mirror Indicator is clear and gives a good view of traffic when you hold your hand up. Once you see a good gap in approaching traffic, just position the bike mirror indicator close to the component you attached to the handle bars and the indicator starts to blink. Now you can extend your right arm and your indicator is visible to traffic.
The indicator lights up in such a way that it can be seen from behind and in front of the cyclist, as well as the side, so it doesn’t matter where the traffic is coming from. There is an added advantage as well that you now have lights on the rear of your bike and on the hand, at the extended length of your arm, giving a wider area of lighting to be perceived by a driver.
Want to go touring on the continent and need to cycle on the left? The Bike Mirror Indicator can accommodate that, by simply moving the sensor to the left side of the handle bars and wearing the bike mirror indicator on your left hand.