Double Take Mirrors Review

“Double Take Mirrors take a second to collapse and fold away, will move in a drop, are virtually indestructible, have excellent field of vision and are a great addition to any adventure bike.” 

Double Take Mirrors Review

Snapshot

  • Price: £121
  • Time tested: 4 months
  • Miles tested: 8,000
  • Testing conditions: USA and Canada
  • Functionality: 5/5
  • Durability: 5/5
  • Ease of fitting: 5/5
  • Value for money: 5/5
  • Where to buy: srcmoto.com

Features

You might wonder why your bike’s mirrors are worth changing. The answer is because rigid stock mirrors love breaking off and snapping in a fall, are usually big and ugly, can vibrate themselves loose and start spinning around on the thread and are not collapsible. Enter Double Take Mirrors.

I’ve seen these fitted to a number of bikes over the years and they’re growing in popularity. I have always fitted old KTM 640 Adventure mirrors to my bikes as they have a pivot point and can collapse down onto the handlebars. But, now we’ve swapped bikes to two Honda CRF300Ls, I thought I’d see what all the fuss is about and have opted for DT Mirrors instead.

And I’m very happy with that choice.

These mirrors work by screwing an adapter into your stock mirror thread. You then easily assemble the stem and mirror using a RAM arm and ball joint system, tighten it up by hand and you’re good to go.

Double Take Mirrors Review

What’s good?

The Double Take Mirrors easily collapse and fold away. If you’re primarily riding off-road this massively reduces the possibility of them breaking or snapping in a fall. However, go on the DTM website and you’ll see the company claim their mirrors are ‘virtually indestructible’ along with YouTube clips of them whacking the mirrors with baseball bats. While we haven’t tested their indestructability, it’s good to know! And makes me even more confident that they’re not going to snap off.

They’re easily movable and adjustable and the field of vision is excellent – perhaps because of its extended shape. But what’s really noticeable is the reduced amount of vibration, especially when compared to stock mirrors.

What’s not?

Double Take Mirrors are somewhat pricey at £121. But it’s a lot cheaper than buying new stock mirrors every time you have an off. They look cool, are very well-made, are apparently indestructible and that makes them worth the price tag.

Round-up

Double Take Mirrors take a second to collapse and fold away, will move in a drop, are virtually indestructible, have excellent field of vision and are a great addition to any adventure bike.

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