New Product: Doubletake Mirror Trail

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by neduro, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Thank you, and thanks for the feedback!

    I agree with your comments exactly, as you suggest, there are some real tradeoffs involved, especially with the small size. I thought it was worth making a minimal design (that still works!) rather than a mid-point, and I think getting the glass right goes a way to compensate. But there is no getting around how small the mirror is, which of course pays dividends the rest of the time, when it is tucked out of the way.

    I don't feel like we've replaced our enduro mirror at all- my dualsport 450, which I ride from the garage to hard trails and back, still has one of those because it's a better road mirror. I hope we've made the choices and tradeoffs clear on the website.
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  2. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Also, time for another picture!

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    On my 350 XCF, in Arizona a few weeks ago.
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    Questor More Undestructable

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  4. Darkside500

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    can you show us a picture of the backside mounted on the bars? I'm not sure I have enough space
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  5. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Here's a not-very-good one:

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    Labeled to avoid confusion. (J/K, it's the only one I had online).
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  7. Zad16

    Zad16 2014 ktm 350 exc

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    I'm thinking about going with one enduro mirror and one trail mirror on my plated xcw 530. For those of you who ride dual sport (I'll be about 60% dirt/40% street), do you think this will be enough or should I go with two enduro mirrors?
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  8. neduro

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    I think it really depends on what your goal is. Lots of customers (and me personally) have ridden quite a bit with just a single enduro mirror, so that is an option... but it leaves you needing to be very careful with head checks to the other side. An advantage of your idea (which I've never tried, but will!) is that you would always have a mirror to glance at, even when the enduro is folded down... I think it might work pretty well!
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  9. rpcraft

    rpcraft Been here awhile

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    I've seen a couple of the supermoto guys rigged up something similar and I have to say I am stoked to see these out there. Been looking for a set for the DR and maybe if they function well for some street use I'll double down on the Hawk that I am converting over to dirt bars and other fun stuff. Thanks for catering to my need for farkleing, lol. Just bought a set!!!
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  10. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    I've put up with the stock mirrors on my WR250X off and on for about 8 years. I think I broke the left side once, but the more annoying part is they seem to come loose at least once every long ride. Either I knock them, the bike falls over, a tree reaches out and grabs them, whatever. I usually either end up stuffing it in my tank bag or leaving it flopping around until I get tired enough of it to dig in my tool kit for my 14mm wrench.

    I have occasionally run bar mirrors like the old dual stars, but invariably I ended up breaking them on the tank bag. I really like the wide open view of not having big mirrors up in the air though and have never minded having to look down to look back, but I got tired of replacing them every couple rides.

    I ordered a set of the trail mirrors this past week after riding to Dawson and having yet another stock mirror malfunction from bikes falling on mine in the lineup (long story short, don't use your bike as a chair watching the bike games if you can't keep your balance as my parking space neighbor found out when she knocked over a couple bikes on accident).

    The mirrors were ordered on Monday and arrived, in Alaska, Thursday or Friday! Thanks for shipping fast!

    On the bars with the stock mirrors still on to give a size comparison:

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    Much smaller, but actually they have a wider field of view. I took a short ride up the road to check the fit and make sure they didn't vibrate around; they stayed where I put them yet were easy to reset as needed. Very nice!

    And now I have my nice clear view of the road again!

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    Taking a road trip this weekend, will have a full report then but so far these are perfect!
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