Best road bike mirrors 2024: a guide to the handy accessory for your handlebars or helmet

Road bike mirrors make it easier and safer to ride on busy roads, whether you are commuting to work or out on a training ride. Here are some of the best

Best bike mirrors
(Image credit: Rachel Sokal)

Staying safe on busy roads means being aware of traffic all around you, not just what you can see in front. As none of us have eyes in the back of our heads, road bike mirrors provide a way of seeing what's behind you without having to constantly turn your head and take your focus off the road ahead.

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg