This bell rings true and clear. It's easy to mount and works well on bars with an oval shape. Great on a bike path or commuting, not obnoxious to pedestrians or riders you are passing. Need to be aware of brake or shift cables when mounting so that cables don't interfere with ring. I liked it enough, I bought 3.
I bought this bell for my bike and fell in love with it. It has a loud and clear sound to it. My wife found it annoying at first because I looked for any opportunity to use it while riding. Couple of rides later she noticed that people were responding to the bell with its loud sound and moved out of the way. So now I bought another bell this time for her
this bell has an easy to hear tone and a long lasting ring ... that would be heard over someone wearing earphones letting them know of your presence. The appearance is of the bell is top notch and is easily attached to your bicycle but can be moved if you make changed to your handle bar.
A bell? What - on a road bike, or gravel bike? Yeah ) This thing is just cool. It is tiny - the bell diameter is on the order of the diameter of a quarter. The workmanship is awesome and the black finish is super cool. I do not have the silver one.
I often use the local bike trails to connect portions of my road riding and I ride in urban settings quite often. This bell is loud and has a sustained ring. No more on your left needed - just flick the bell and they know you are coming. I had it on one bike and liked it so much I bought a second one for another bike.
The attachment is solid and well done. Essentially you pick one of two metal straps - depending on the size of the bar you are attaching to, then you hook the ends of the strap into the bell and tighten the Allen screw at the top of the bell. That is it.
Since it is small, it does not take up much bar space, and it is easy to ring with gloved hands.
This is not your dad's bicycle bell )
The Spurcycle Better Bell (black) is compact, discrete and has a nice initial ring and good harmonics when it decays. A classy and well made bell. You can control the loudness by not allowing a full hit when you pull back the spring loaded hammer.
Have tried several bells but did not have any luck as most were not well constructed. Installed this bell in December 2017 and love it so far after a few tries on the trails. Very high quality construction, impressive ring soundpitch and duration. High quality striker and overall design. Small form factor. Bought it in black color to match MTB handlebars.
I love these bells. I have as many as I have bicycles. I bought the first for my commuter bike. I found it so handy to have that I put them on all my bikes. They are barely noticeable but clearly audible, even in city traffic and crowded shared-use paths. They are easy to install with clips for small and large diameter handle bars. They are also virtually indestructible.
Last two bells I've had were too quiet and made with plastic parts that failed. I heard this bell and had to have one, and it is made of real metal with a cool resonance. You can dampen the ring with a finger for a subtle respectful ring, or really ding it to be heard over someone's death metal mix. Kinda spendy but I'm sick of buying stuff that won't stand up for the distance.
This bell is excellent! Once you hear this bell you'll agree! Ever had to replace a bell from over use or plastic becomes brittle over the years? Ever broke a cheap one? These are the reasons to get this bell. Headphoners can even hear this bell.
I bought the even more expensive black version for my super commuter 2017 Kona Roadhouse. It is a perfect accessory for this bike. Should last this lifetime and the next. No regrets.
I've had multiple bells in the past and they eventually break or stop working. I was looking for something that was a better build than the $12-$15 bells on the market that do not seem to last or are not reliable when I found the Spurcycle. Upon opening the package, the Spurcycle was much smaller than I expected, saving valuable space on my handlebars. The build quality was noticeable - it just feels like something that will last. The sound is exactly as described - loud and the carries. Was hesitant on spending this much on a bicycle bell but I can see this one lasting for years.