If you ride busy trails, having a bell on your bars is all but a must. Far better to warn unsuspecting hikers or slower riders of your approach with a subtle “ding” than to yell, whistle, or just buzz past.
One of our favorite noise makers is the Spurcycle bell, which was also among the most popular booths at this year’s North American Handmade Bike Show in Sacramento, California. That was no surprise, considering that in a convention center full of hand crafted bike aficionados, Spurcycle was hand assembling these elegant bells right there on the show floor.
The company was started by a pair of San Francisco engineers who wanted to create a better bell. The result is both great looking and easy on the ears. Have a listen for yourself.
The made-in-the-USA brass and stainless steel Spurcycle bell is available in raw metal or black and will set you back $49. It comes with a lifetime warrantee and is claimed to ring three times longer than other bells. It fits bars with diameters from 22.2mm to 31.8mm.
For more information visit www.spurcycle.com