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ADV NewsDoubleTake Launches New ‘Scrambler’ Hybrid Mirrors

DoubleTake Launches New ‘Scrambler’ Hybrid Mirrors

 New DoubleTake mirrors offer more stability and still easily fold out of the way.

Published on 06.10.2020

As any veteran rider can attest, stock mirrors and true adventure riding don’t pair well. There’s the inevitable loosening and flopping around, but the greater evil is their rigidity, which can cause them to snap during a tip-over — or worse, cause injury to a rider.

DoubleTake Mirrors, a dominant force in the breakaway dual sport mirror market and our first-choice for stock mirror replacement since we tested our first set in 2014, has just released a new design, the Scrambler Mirror, a hybrid of the company’s classically-styled round Enduro mirror and its larger, coffin-shaped Adventure design. 

DoubleTake Scrambler mirror
DoubleTake Scrambler mirror
You can also run them with the longer 6″ RAM arms, which do a better job of getting the mirrors farther out for an improved rear view.

Company founder and veteran Dakar rider Ned Suesse says he saw a need for a compact mirror like the Enduro that folds in more tidily, to be combined with the stability of the shorter stalk found on the Adventure. Enter the DoubleTake Scrambler Mirror, available with a 3- or 6-inch stem for about $100 a set, around the same price it costs to replace a single OEM mirror on a modern, full-sized adventure bike. 


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“The design we settled on our new Scrambler Mirror is a great solution for small bikes wanting a folding mirror, urban bikes that will benefit from the adjustability and unbreakable design, and dualsports that want the classic look of a round mirror” — Ned Suesse, DoubleTake Mirror founder. 

DoubleTake Scrambler mirror
The short-stalk Scrambler Mirror is more stable than the Enduro Mirror, yet its round shape ensures it still easily folds completely out of the way.

All three of DoubleTake stem-style mirror systems use a standard RAM 1-inch ball mount base and extension arm that allows the mirrors to swivel into a variety of positions, while a glove-friendly knob locks the desired position in place. Not only does this system offer an extreme range of positioning, it allows the mirrors to be tucked in manually or quickly removed without tools. Even better, you can leave them extended during your entire adventure, knowing if a mirror takes a hit it will bend at its ball joints instead of breaking. 

DoubleTake uses Society of Auto Engineers-spec glass and shrouds it in a casing of nylon polymer-reinforced Zytel to make it virtually indestructible as well. And if anything on a system does break, it’s covered by a lifetime warranty. 

Now DoubleTake offers a full line of unbreakable mirrors for a range of different motorcycles.

Of course, such a smart system could only be designed by a real-world adventure rider. Suesse says Double Take was borne from his ongoing frustration with stock mirrors. He says it was a particularly unlucky ride when the OEM mirrors on his KTM 950 broke both master cylinders, leaving him stranded, that made him think there must be a better way.

His goal was to make mirrors that worked as well as OEM mirrors for visibility, yet they would be far more robust, fully adjustable, removable without tools and flexible enough to fold down completely out of the way. The Scrambler (named in honor of the classically-style Triumph, though certainly not limited to that application), are the latest evolution of that ideal. 

DoubleTake just opened a new factory in Salida, Colorado, and notes that since all of its parts are made in the U.S., there has been no interruption of supply chains due to Covid-19 and orders are being shipped on schedule. 

Just in time for some sunny-season off-road shenanigans. 

Features:

  • Dual ball joint base system offers infinite adjustability and gives way in a crash
  • Casings are made from virtually indestructible, reinforced Zytel
  • S.A.E.-spec convex lens for excellent visibility
  • Easy to fold, remove without tools, or swap between bikes
  • Guaranteed for life against breakage
  • Position anywhere- no matter what your bike or position, you can set the mirror to give you the best view
  • Mirror kit includes: mirror, 3″ or 6″ double socket arm, 10m x 1.25 ball stud base
  • Mirror Diameter = 100mm (4″)
  • Overall length = 150mm (6″)
  • Made in the USA
  • MSRP $30 ea. or $50-$60 with RAM components

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Author: Jamie Elvidge

Jamie has been a motorcycle journalist for more than 30 years, testing the entire range of bikes for the major print magazines and specializing in adventure-travel related stories. To date she’s written and supplied photography for articles describing what it’s like to ride in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries, receiving two Lowell Thomas Society of American Travel Writer’s Awards along the way. Her most-challenging adventure yet has been riding in the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia as Team AusAmerica’s embedded journalist.

Author: Jamie Elvidge
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