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Old 05-13-2010, 07:33 AM   #1
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Reevu Helmets Feature A Rearview Mirror In The Visor

Whatís most intriguing about these Reevu helmets isnít the fact they let a rider see whatís behind them without looking back, similar helmets using cameras and LCDs already exist, itís that they do it all with optics and mirrors, so thereís no electronics to power, or malfunction. In fact, the multiple mirror system used by the Reevu to Ďbendí the light around the riderís head is made from a reflective polycarbonate material instead of glass, making it lighter and almost impossible to break. Kind of important for something designed to absorb impacts.

The company admits that perpetually having a view of both the road ahead and the road behind does take some getting used to, but after a short while many riders found it to be second nature, and a definite improvement over having to turn your head to look behind, taking your eyes off of whatís coming. Now perusing a few reviews of the MSX1 helmet it turns out that prototypes have existed as far back as 2004, but only recently has the helmet gone into production with an MSRP of about $375. (£249)

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motor...et/reevu/msx1/
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Nice helmet but I think that would be a distraction for some people that ride. Have they tested this in traffic? To bad there's like no colorful ones or graphic kind.
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I can see this being an issue. Some wild happens behind you and you are looking back and end up hitting something in front of you. Nothing beats the quick turn of the head.
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From the video it doesn't look like it would be any more distracting than the rear view mirror in a car. I'd buy one
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Looks good ! But trying to focus on something else while riding isnt all that safe.
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exactly. I have seen many an accident because someone was looking in the rear view instead of up ahead.
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Riders have gotten run smooth the over and killed because they couldn't see what's directly behind them.
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cant argue with that ...
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From the video it doesn't look like it would be any more distracting than the rear view mirror in a car. I'd buy one




where is the video link i went over that page with a fine tooth comb and cant find the video.


looks freakin awesome to me, if it becomes legal here ill get one.
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where is the video link i went over that page with a fine tooth comb and cant find the video.


looks freakin awesome to me, if it becomes legal here ill get one.
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thanks guys im at work and a lot of stuff is blocked, but i was able to go straight to the video through the link, it looks like a bad azz lid i would definatly get one if it came out here.
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been keeping an eye on this the past few years as well (think I did a post on it aswell..been a while)


the one thing that I dont think anyone else has noticed, is probably going to be the confusion one gets when first wearing it.

those first days of looking LEFT to see whats in a blind spot on your RIGHT, is going to be a little disorienting at first. (unless its a wide angle view)

but still the image is going to be opposite of where you turn your head. look left, and it sees right. look right, and it sees left.

Not saying it isnt beneficial, but I would love to check one out, and see how it does in the real world. with having to turn your head opposite of where you want to see.
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been keeping an eye on this the past few years as well (think I did a post on it aswell..been a while)
same here.. glad to hear that they fixed the mirror and made it adjustable

id love to go try one out
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Yeah, Ive been following this helmet for years. I love to see one at a show sometime in order to try it out.
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I wouldn't try to point the helmet so I could use the mirror just as I don't try to point my bike or my car to see something in particular in the rear view mirrors.
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I wouldn't try to point the helmet so I could use the mirror just as I don't try to point my bike or my car to see something in particular in the rear view mirrors.

good point. for the past few years I considered this a wonky setup. but now I understand the helmet.

its not a primary means of spatial awareness...its a residual one. to be used as a "little extra info" (dumb me, thought they were trying to revolutionize the industry, with mirrors/blindspot, but they arent. They simple want to give extra info in a useful set-up...which may be revolutionary on that aspect)

if/when they come stateside, I may get one. a lot of people are saying the helmet is very quiet. bikers, and non bikers. hmmmm
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