1. Position mirror’s base unit on a lower helmet rib as far forward as possible on the left front quarter, so as to ensure that mirror is at least 5″ from your eye. Once position is determined, attach firmly to helmet with a least two velcro or zip ties. Trim excess zip tie if necessary. See photos on previous page for guidance about mounting on various helmet styles.
2. Sit down and place helmet upside-down in your lap with the front facing away from you. Grip the mirror assembly in your fist, mirror-side above your thumb, so your pinky curls around the end of the arm. This technique maximizes your strength without risking stubbed fingertips or cracked fingernails. Firmly press mirror assembly and mounting bracket together until they snap in place. It’s a tight fit. See the video below for guidance on this step.
3. Adjust for optimum view by cupping hand over backside of mirror, bending articulating arm as needed. Mirror works best when straight forward, up a little, with ear edge in view. Your position on the bike will be different than standing, so lean against a wall or have a friend hold your bike upright so you can make the final adjustments. Or adjust while riding, but be sure to pick a safe stretch of road and stay away from the road’s edge. We recommend you face forward, glance at the mirror, face forward while you adjust with your left hand, glance again to check, face forward to make additional adjustments, etc. Don’t focus on the mirror too long or you are likely to veer off your line.
4. Articulating arm links are snap-fit to allow for shortening or reassembly after hard impacts; bend sharply to break apart, and push together firmly to reassemble. The mounting bracket’s ball is designed to release easily. DO NOT attempt to re-attach while riding if this joint releases during adjustment. Find a safe spot to pull over, step off the roadway, remove helmet, and follow instructions in step #2 above.
-Over-tightening of Zip ties may compromise long-term helmet integrity. Velcro straps can be substituted.
-Direct impact may cause improperly fitted helmets to slip slightly.
Please endeavor to install your Safe Zone Bicycle Helmet Mirror as far forward on the helmet as possible. If you feel that it is too far away once installed, links can be taken out. Additional links are available directly from EVT LLC to extend the arm further.