Imagine you’re on your commute to work and suddenly, there’s someone in front of you who you need to overtake on your bike. But you don’t want to have to resort to shouting at them, so what can you do?
Thankfully, with a bike bell, this will make this job far easier, enabling nearby pedestrians, cyclists or motorists to hear you clearly without straining your voice or demonstrating a lack of cycling etiquette.
But what is the best bike bell around? Here are five of the most affordable and efficient bells or horns (should you want something a bit more cheerful) for your bicycle:
This cheap, simple model from Cateye is perfect for all bikes, as it should comfortably fit the handlebars of your bicycle no matter what shape or size it is. It is also a brass bell, allowing for a sharper, warmer and ultimately clearer tone than the standard aluminium designs.
And that’s not all. Unlike other bike bells, it can be pinged when braking, turning and changing gear, making it one of the safest and most reliable you could invest in.
For under £10, you’ll struggle to find a cheap bike bell that does as fantastic a job for such a low price.
A classic chic design from Japanese company Crane Bell here, this model is just as cheap and just as dependable as that from Trigger Bell above.
This aluminium bell comes in either silver or, for an extra two pounds, polished silver, while it measures at only 55mm wide, will fit perfectly on to your handlebars and makes a lovely, loud ‘ding’ when used by the cyclist.
By buying one of these bike bells from Crane Bell, you’ll again be getting superb value for money, with passers-by left in no doubt as to your whereabouts when you feel the need to use it.
Available in a number of different colours, this bold, simple style from URBAN ZWEIRAD is perhaps the most aesthetically pleasing design on the list.
You can buy this bell in either black, red, pink, white, turquoise, or a polka dot design in either black, red or yellow, but it’s not just all style and no substance, either.
Making a loud ‘ding dong’ noise, the bell is loud enough to get the attention of those nearby without deafening them, while its individual parts are fitted firmly to prevent any rattling when cycling over cobblestones or gravel, for instance,
Again, this bell is suitable for fitting on all bikes, especially for those with handlebars of a diameter between 20mm and 25mm.
Thanks to a comination of a loud copper hammer with an internal collision sounding system, this bicycle bell from Sportout offers a particularly loud yet still clear sound, enabling pedestrians, cyclists or motorists nearby to quickly become aware of your presence.
What’s more, the bell is made of high quality copper alloy with anti-rust and anti-ageing coating, giving it a long shelf life, while its more retro design lends itself to a feeling of cycling from a bygone era.
Easy to install and perfect for road, mountain, city, sports, kid’s, cruiser, BMX bikes and more, this is arguably the loudest bike bell around, so is ideal if you’re looking for something a bit more forceful.
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The ‘world’s loudest bike horn’, this design from Hornit sets off a 140dB sound when used – that’s the equivalent of a jet engine – and is four times louder than its nearest rival for this accolade.
It’s still just as easy to install, though; you do so just as you would with a traditional bike light, while its rubber trigger can stretch around all types of bicycle handlebars, and its two AAA batteries should last within six to 12 months of normal use.
And if you find the standard noise of the bicycle horn a little too loud for your liking, you can always set it to its quieter park mode for a sound of a lower pitch, so there’s greater variation in the tone with this model, too.
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