Put a ring on it.
Knog's Oi Bell is minimalist in design and beautiful in tone, so you'll have no issue keeping your bike looking good while clearing a path. It has a flexible mount that attaches to bars without having to remove the shifters and brake levers. This large model is still slim at 15 mm wide and it mounts to bars that are 23.8 to 31.8 mm in diameter with the included shims. A built-in cable management system makes for clean installation over exposed cable housing - no bending required.
Claimed weight: 25 g.
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Copper - Large
Mfg PartNum: N6011983
Brass - Large
Mfg PartNum: N6011982
Silver - Large
Mfg PartNum: N6011981
Black - Large
Mfg PartNum: N6011980
This little bell is so powerful it freaks out my dog from 50 yards. On my first ride, I took a trail that is multi-use. I came down fast a slope to end at a larger conjunction crowded with a group of hikers blocking pass. All I did was lightly touch the Knog and O! These people jumped and cleared the path quickly. It wasnt my intention to do that, it only speaks of how powerful the sound of this bell is.
Purchased two...one for me and wife's bikes. Love the minimalist profile of this bell. Discreet, non-offensive tone. Takes up little space on the bar and the matte black finish matches our bars.
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.
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
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.
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.