A good bike bell is a very important part for the safety of yourself and others. In some states it is against the law to ride a bike without a bell. A bike bell allows you to be heard by other cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians. The ringing sound a good bike bell leaves in a persons ears, is much more efficient at warning them of your presence as that sound is generally an immediate association with bicycle. A bike bell will also cause a lot less possibility of confrontation than shouting at someone to let him or her know you are approaching.
Along with safety, warning someone you are approaching is one technique you will learn as your cycling etiquette improves. Ringing your bike bell is a great way to alert someone that isn’t riding to the right side on a bike path, or when approaching a rider that may be distracted and not riding all the way to the right on a road. There is a list of tips for better cycling etiquette that can be found here. Also, a friendly wave can be a great way to seem less threatening when passing someone. (Here is a great video on waving to your fellow cyclists.)
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Spurcycle has created a bell that is truly on another level and separates itself from all other bells on the market. This bell is made completely in the USA and is created with the highest quality materials available. The design is sleek and elegant and creates a high pitch lasting ring that can be heard from more than 100ft away. It’s also sleek enough to be used on the most expensive and top notch road and time trial bikes.
This bike bell is crafted out of all metal and can be found in many bike shops. This bell was created by Origin 8, a company that focuses on creating affordable bicycle parts. It is supposed to have a “Melodic resonant brass sound”. This is an affordable and practical bike bell that should fit almost all handlebars.
If you are looking for a cute and comical bell, this is the one for you. The hamburger bell is funny, but may help you to remember you are just riding a bike, enjoy it. Just don’t get to hungry on the ride; the company will probably not replace a half eaten bell.
Giant makes excellent bike products and is one of the largest manufactures in the world. This bell will certainly get the job done and will match perfectly if you ride a Giant! And even if you don’t, it’s a pretty sleek design that is good for the road, mountain, hybrid, or commuter bike.
Not exactly a bike bell but serves the same purpose, and offers a different sound than the common bike bell. The horn is offered in a variety of colors and is very reasonably priced. It is constructed out of steel and should fit any handlebar.