Tiger Eye Helmet Mirror

Product Code
BT-1950
Brand
Tiger Eye
Price
$19.99
Current Stock
37

A favorite of Tours Director, Arlen Hall, Tiger Eye mirrors have been handmade in America for over a decade. They are constructed from high grade glass optics and a stainless steel bicycle spoke and should fit almost any helmet.

To install the Tiger Eye mirror it should be placed in the northwest corner of the helmet; not too far in front or it will block forward vision, and not too far back or you will have to look too hard to the left to see it.

When attaching the mirror to the helmet the large rubber-coated U portion of the mirror that slides onto the edge of a helmet should be squeezed almost closed and then gently opened just enough to get it started on the edge of the helmet, then push it on the rest of the way. This will insure a tight attachment to the helmet; half of the U should be between the brow pad and the inside of the helmet, and the other half of the U on the outside of the helmet.
 
Since every helmet is different, the final adjustment requires some bending of the spoke to get the mirror where it needs to be on a particular helmet. Don't be afraid to bend it, it's a bike spoke and it won't break from bending it. Place your left finger in your left ear and bend the spoke until you can see your finger. This will require you to take the helmet on and off a few times and hold the mirror onto the helmet while you are bending it and testing it’s position. Once you have that position, set you will need to turn your head very slightly to the left to see directly behind you.




Reviews

Average rating: based on 14 reviews.

Love it

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Reviewed By: Michael Mueller on 8/9/17

Works good and feel much safer knowing what's approaching.

Too Hard to Adjust

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Reviewed By: Lisa Derrenbacker on 7/13/17

Good quality mirror, too hard to adjust. Will return

Just not quite right

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Reviewed By: Marilyn Courrier on 6/30/17

I kept tweaking this mirror to see traffic behind me, but I just couldn't get it right. For very near objects, it is ok, but I found I could hear the cars/trucks long before they showed in this mirror. Maybe I need more help in the adjusting, but I felt it just didn't give me a big enough picture.

Just the mirror I need

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Reviewed By: Mike Fajen on 9/28/16

Helmet mounted bike mirrors can be a mixed bag. You're either constantly readjusting them or replacing them after they break or they're too big. I haven't had any of these issues with the Tiger Eye. Once it was attached it stayed in place, it simply won't break, and it's small and unobtrusive. The combination of the spoke stiffness and the clasp design keeps the mirror firmly attached to the helmet shell and keeps the mirror placement fixed. The spoke is just pliable enough that you can clasp it around any size shell and it stays put. The video is helpful for understanding how to attach it. There's a bit of hit and miss at first, but that's a single event and then you're set. I'm also impressed with the quality of the mirror itself - it's a tiny real glass mirror. So the small reflection is as clear as the road ahead. I suspect I won't need to buy another mirror for a very long time.

Great Mirror

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Reviewed By: Pam L. on 8/16/16

I really like this mirror. It's the first mirror I've had that attaches well to the helmet and stays in place. Works much better for me than my handlebar end mirror too, which didn't provide good visibility and was always needing adjustment. Gives good visibility - takes some time to get the adjustment just right, but then it stays set so you don't have to keep adjusting it. I've been looking for the right helmet mirror - finally found it!

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