Bought 4 for various bikes. None of them lasted more than a couple months. They look good and -- while they work sound great -- but I would not buy this again. If you decide you want it, first, make sure you purchase properly for your bar diameter, and then once it is installed be /extremely/ careful when ringing it. The striker is attached poorly by a spring that has a tendency to bend in such a way that the striker won't strike the bell. If you strike too hard, (say because the clear but quiet ring didn't penetrate the ears of that group chatting away in front of you) you're just as likely to damage the striker as you are to get a louder ring. Buyer beware.
This is as loud as the incredibell and attaches in a lovely subtle way. I had to swap it from left to right to avoid brake cables that damped the sound, but it wasn't an issue, just be thoughtful where on the bike it will go.
have 4 on different bikes. The sound is pretty and can be heard clearly within passing range. I have a bit of issue with the spring for the striker on two of the bells... and I fear that over time that spring will permanently bend and make the striker fail to hit, but thus far (~ 1 month+) that has yet to happen.
Hides away perfectly on my handlebars. Don't even notice it, which is exactly what I wanted. I preferred to not have a bell that was a bright brass, or even black, the kind of dome of a bell that's as inconspicuous as a dogs balls, on my bike. It fit the bill there...but it is lacking in decibels, actually quite soft in bell ringer standards. But seems to catch the attention of typical millennial girl walkers zombified staring at their cell phones. Yup...I said that
Had one on my MTB and my wife's bike. They both worked fine for a month or two, but soon the little spring holding the ringer gets stretched or bent and just won't work anymore. I really wanted this to work given it's small size, but no dice.
Simple, low profile bell that mounts easily to your handlebars. More importantly, the sound is pleasant and it carries well. This is a great solution to alerting people of your presence on a bikeway without causing a confrontation. In addition, the tone of the bell seems to cut through ambient noise or someone using ear buds, so you get your point across without being the angry yelling man. Or woman.
A Classic Case of Form vs. Function. This bell is beautiful to look at & creates a beautiful , mellow, lingering tone. Perfect for a Zen Retreat, perhaps. But as a practical bell to alert people of my presence this bell doesn't do the job. No one hears it! By contrast, for less I can get a steel bell that dings brightly & loudly & helps keep me & others safe. Too bad, as I really wanted to use this bell.