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.
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.
This neatly designed urban bell compliments any bike and gives you a unique sounding warning to others on streets, trails, or wherever. My wife rides nothing but trails and loves the bells' sound and loudness.
This bell is plenty loud enough for typical bike trail use. Maybe not enough for city riding.
The installation is very clean. I barely notice it. It blends into the black of my stem and bars.
Perhaps the most attractive bike bell available, but it is too quiet to alert anyone of your presence. And in a very little time the thumb ringer twists off and stops working.
Bought this bell for my wife who likes everything to match colour wise ( pink ). She had the bell on her bike for about 1 week before she noticed that the striker was not hitting the bell. The striker we found was bent too far back to hit. I managed to bend the spring and striker back into place.
The bell looks nice but is far too delicate and I doubt it will last.
I bought this bell a couple years ago but it was damaged in a crash (wet leaves on concrete patch!) I replaced it with an expensive premium bell but was disappointed with the sound and action. I should have stayed with this bell! It sounds good loud enough when you need it and is streamlined and unobtrusive.
This bell is so discrete I forget I have it. For me, it's just the right volume to alert hikers on wooded trails. They usually jump out of their shoes when I come up behind them even though I try hard not to scare them. It's more quiet in the woods so the volume is great, however I could imagine it getting drown out on a really busy street, but maybe not. It also has a distinctive ring so it stands out among other noise.