Are you tired of constantly looking over your shoulder to check traffic when you’re commuting by bike? Cyclesight could be a solid solution to your problem. Cockpit mounted rear view mirrors do the job. But, they also move about as you move the handlebars so aren’t always ideal. The Cyclesight rear view camera is seat post mounted, so it always shows you what you want to see – what’s behind you. It’s a lot more than that too…
Cyclesight Rear View Camera
The Cyclesight rear view camera sends a live continuous feed of the view from its seat post mounted position, to the LCD display on your handlebar. If a vehicle approaches you from behind, you’ll see it on the screen. For cycle commuters, it’s like having eyes in the back of your head.
It may give you that extra split second reaction time you need to get out of the way of a dangerous driver. The Cyclesight camera is continually recording the feed. So, in the case of an accident, you can use the footage as evidence in court – much like the dash cam in your car.
The LCD screen has adjustable brightness so you can whack it up depending on the conditions. The rear view camera position is adjustable too, but not on the fly.
You set up the field of view when you install it onto your seat post. The camera is mounted on a slider so you can move it up and down slightly according to the angle of your seat tube.
Cyclesight looks pretty easy to install. The clamp mounts for the bar and seat post come with rubber adapters to fit a range of tube and bar diameters. The display and camera then attach to the mounts via a Garmin style locking system. The bar mounted clamp shouldn’t interfere with your brakes and shifters any more than a cycle computer would.
Pricing & Availability
The Cyclesight rear view camera for cycle commuters will be available to pre-order September 17-20th during the Sea Otter Play digital bike festival. Get it at a discounted pre-order price of $269 USD in black (MSRP $299 USD). Grey, dark blue, red and purple video display and camera housing color choices are also available during this pre-order special for $289.