Passing cars swing wider and give you more room when you use the Safety Wing. This EU-approved safety device is a folding reflector arm that extends 12" from the bike. When not needed, it easily folds back and out of the way.
The Safety Wing is typically mounted at the end of the chain stay on the left side of the bicycle, but the universal mounting bracket lets you mount anywhere you can fit it. For example, the seat stay and rack are popular mounting positions. All fitting hardware is supplied with the Safety Wing and the product is easily installed in minutes with just a Phillips screwdriver.
Works for me. I fastened it to my rear rack rather than frame. I think motorists appreciate, perhaps unconsciously, that you are asserting your concern for safety. They seem to pass me a couple feet wider and usually wait for oncoming traffic to clear. Yes, it seems a bit goofy, not the stuff of spandex pros. But better to look nerdish than deadish.
Steve on 6/28/16
Doesn't fit onto the chainstay of our Co-Motion tandem. Waste of money.
Maggie on 4/30/16
We love our safety wings, took them on our Adventure Cycle route through Vermont last fall, lots of narrow windy roads. We honesty wouldn't road ride without them now, it offers a little extra piece of mind. We also receive numerous compliments and inquires from other cyclists when using them. Highly recommend, legal or not!
works also as a upright
BroDace on 4/19/15
on my Kent Monterey 3 wheel adult trike I mounted it upright on my basket and then when I need it just flip down
Illegal in some areas
Matthew on 5/25/14
Here in my town, some commuters had been making similar homemade versions of this product. Local police started issuing warning citations for "equipment extending beyond length of the handlebar". Haven't seen them since. I'd check with your local jurisdiction before buying/installing this product.
Peace of Mind
Tom on 4/30/14
This thing works! Cars give you more room when passing. Great for roads with narrow shoulders.