Of the four accessories that I personally consider necessary: racks, fenders, toe clips and mirrors, I would feel bike-naked without a mirror.
|Close up of the mustache bar.|
Rhode Gear makes a new version of this model which has an oval mirror and narrower scoop-shaped bracket, but the mirror doesn't move as freely and have the range of motion like it's predecessor.
|Close up of the position on the Trek mountain bike.|
Conversely, when I acquired the Ross, I didn't want to spend a lot on another mirror (having been enamored with the Rhode Gear style) so I've been using a simple and inexpensive Bell mirror. In my opinion bike accessories at Kmart and Toys R Us are underrated.
|The Bell mirror attaches easily to the bar.|
|Close up of the Bell mirror and bracket.|
This mirror has a bendable arm that stays - mostly anyway - in the position that you set it in. It has a similar viewing capacity. What I love the most: it takes up less space on the bar. Though of not the same quality as the Rhode Gear, I've owned this for 3 years and it does what I need it to do.