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.
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'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.
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.
This is hands down the best bell I have and will ever own. The bell is very easy to mount pretty much anywhere on your bars. I prefer to have it mounted on the top mid in a horizontal fashion for easy actuation with my thumb. The sound the bell makes is pretty awesome - very clear, very precise, and carries for a few seconds. It's easy to do a double ring if you want, but that is usually not necessary. The bell tolerates rain really well, but if it's really coming down the sound will be muted a bit. Having said that, it's not likely you'll need it in a downpour as most people will be inside. I expect this bell will last me a very long time, super happy.
To double check the sound of this bell, I went to YouTube and found a few videos comparing and contrasting this bell to other bells. And you could hear the difference. But hearing it in person brought a smile to my face. You ding it, and a 12 second later it seems to get louder and it sustains. I can only speculate they put a ton of effort in the quality of the brass they use and the shape of the bell itself. Over engineered, perfect and made in America. LOVE IT! (I bought two. One for my MTN Bike and one for my Road. And I'll say, since the diameter of my road bars by the stem, where I have it mounted, is bigger, the distance the dinger travels is less, so I can't get it to DING as loud as my MTN Bike. I never seem to need it on my Road Bike, so going to put it on my other Mtn Bike.
Mounted this handsome looking bell on my touring bike as it will come in handy for trail riding. It has a beautiful sound and the sound is long lasting. May have to get another one for my road bike.