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I have the standard drop handlebars on my road bike. When I'm in the lower position, my head is pointing down so my eyes are looking at the road and my front tire. Looking forward requires me to tilt my head up to an awkward angle and I often get a kink in my neck after a longish ride. Are there mirrors available which I could mount on my bike which would provide me a front facing view while still keeping my head down?

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It would be very disorienting (and probably unsafe) to ride like this, because you would be seeing a mirror image. Also, your field of view would be quite limited, or it would be distorted because you'd . Not only that, correct me if I'm wrong here, but wouldn't the image be vertically flipped? –  Kibbee May 12 at 14:39
    
It's hard enough to find a passable back-looking mirror. –  Daniel R Hicks May 12 at 15:01
    
Are you wearing a helmet or hat with a peak? If so, the peak may be blocking your view, so you have to bend your neck more to see where you are going. –  vclaw May 12 at 15:05
    
@vclaw - Yeah, I removed the visor that came attached (riveted -- grrrr) to my helmet because it blocked my forward view. –  Daniel R Hicks May 12 at 15:11
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1. Bike fit. 2. Yoga. –  Emyr May 12 at 15:26
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Yes, they exist, though they are expensive and meant for racing rather than for general purpose riding on regular roads. One example is the View Speed Cyclops glasses. They take a lot of getting used to but in the arcane world of time-trial racing they have their adherents.

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I'm giving you a +1 for actually digging up something that vaguely meets the OP's specs. –  Daniel R Hicks May 12 at 19:41
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Actually, similar glasses are available for rock climbers: cubelayglasses.co.uk –  arne May 13 at 5:04
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I would be very tempted to say that your bike isn't setup correctly for you. It shouldn't cause any back/neck issues after a long ride (although you don't say how long that is). If you handlebars/stem is of the correct length/height, then you shouldn't have any issues seeing in front of you- nor pains in these areas.

To answer your question- I am unaware of any mirrors, and this seems like it would be a very dangerous way to ride your bike.

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