Best Bicycle Bells

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 2, 2020
Bicycle bells can be the difference between life and death on a busy city road. The best bicycle bells can be heard from 500+ feet away and save you from countless accidents. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Type
Mounting
Housing
Sound
Warranty
 
PROS

Offering single screw installation, the bell can be attached to a bike in a minute. The dome's made from solid brass, protecting the bell against deformation and corrosion. Besides straight bikes, MBTs, and BMXs, this model fits stunt scooters. 

CONS

The handlebar connector is really small. 

OUR VERDICT

With its reduced, space-saving profile, Bonmixc Brass Mini Bike Bell does not impose on the handles, so you can put a like computer next to the bell without worrying that the two will not fit. Despite its petite size and elegant appearance, the bell is quite loud. 

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Mounting

Fits handlebar tubes with 0.83" - 0.9" diameter 

Housing

Brass, plastic

Sound

Clear, sweet, and loud 'ding' sound

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The bell features 3 sound options: whistle, horn, and alarm sounds. These sounds can get as loud as 120 decibels, so you can hit the bell knowing that people 500+ feet away from you won't miss you coming. The battery will allow you to ring the bell ~2500 times. 

CONS

The bell takes quite some time to install. 

OUR VERDICT

Vanfrost Electronic Bike Horn comes equipped with an IP65 housing, shielding the parts inside against dust and the most intense downpours. Also, the horn weighs less than 1.5 ounces, so you will not have to worry about decreased aerodynamics. 

detailed parameters
Type

Electronic (rechargeable 280 mAh lithium battery) 

Mounting

Fits handlebar tubes with 0.86" - 1.25" diameter

Housing

Plastic

Sound

3 sound modes (whistle sounds, horn sounds, alarm sounds) 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The horn weighs around 1.5 ounces, so you do not have to worry about an extra part slowing you down on the road and trails. The lever that triggers the bell can be turned both ways, accommodating both left- and right-handed riders.

CONS

The aluminum part is easily bendable. 

OUR VERDICT

Accmor Classic Bike Bell fits mountain bikes, cruisers, road bikes, BMXs, you name the type. The bell is loud but not too loud. Mixing plastic with aluminum, this bicycle horn's protected from corrosion and rust. The model is available in 10+ colors.

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Mounting

Fits handlebar tubes with 0.83" - 0.86" diameter

Housing

Aluminum, plastic

Sound

Loud, crisp, and clear sound

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The heavy-duty copper alloy construction makes sure the bell does not easily bend, while the lock plates, made from stainless steel, make sure that rust and corrosion do not shorten its service life. Though not very loud, the 'ring' sound is quite pleasing.

CONS

The bell is not as loud as advertised.

OUR VERDICT

Pioneeryao Bike Bell can accommodate even the fattest bikes. Using the two plates that are shipped with the bike, you can even rotate between multiple bicycles. Plus, its aesthetically pleasing design will fit even the most premium bikes. 

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Mounting

Fits handlebar tubes with ~0.9" ~ 1.25" diameter

Housing

Copper alloy 

Sound

Loud and bright 'ring' sound

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Capping at 7 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches, this horn leaves more space for a bike computer (or similar gadgets). Thanks to the anti-skid rubberized coating, the bell will not be sliding on the handle and will not scratch even chrome-treated bicycles. 

CONS

Not as easy to use as others (you have to push down the spring-loaded lever with effort).

OUR VERDICT

Coming at an affordable price and keeping the construction sturdy and practical, Mirrycle Incredibell Original Bicycle Bell earns a spot on this list despite its corny name. With this stylish accessory, you can hit the roads without any safety concerns. 

detailed parameters
Type

Mechanical

Mounting

Fits handlebar tubes with 0.86" - 1.02" diameter

Housing

Brass, plastic

Sound

Single 'ding' with a beautifully resonant 'ring' sound 

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

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Bonmixc Brass Mini

Small but Mighty

Bonmixc Brass Mini Bike Bell is small but mighty. With its loud yet sweet ding, the bell will notify everyone around you that you're coming. Thanks to the single screw connecting the bell to tubes between 0.83 and 0.9 inches, the model does not present any installation challenges (though the part that connects the bell to handlebars is pretty small, so it might take you a minute to adjust).

We like the bell's old-school appearance but what we like even more is its sturdy construction. Incorporating a brass dome, the model boasts high compressive strength and excellent anti-corrosion properties. It also does not bend as easily as its aluminum and plastic counterparts. While the brass part is making the bell look elegant and ensuring its sturdiness, the PP part eliminates burrs and lets you install this model within 1-2 minutes.

Despite its traditional profile, the bell from Bonmixc is compatible with just about any standard straight bike, MTB, BMX, and even stunt scooters.

All things considered, Bonmixc Brass Mini Bike Bell embraces the future without denying the past, keeping the sound sweet yet loud and the build elegant yet rugged. Plus, thanks to its reduced size, the bell leaves more space for different gadgets (like bike computers).

Review of Bonmixc Brass Mini Bike Bell

 

Vanfrost Electric Bike Horn

Select the Sound Mode

Vanfrost Electronic Bike Horn disregards the traditional, mechanical approach. Needless to say, that earns the bell multiple advantages and disadvantages. On the advantages' subject, the horn lets you choose between three sound modes: whistle sounds, horn sounds, and alarm sounds. In addition to that, unlike its mechanical competition, the bell lets you adjust its loudness, with the maximum setting reaching 120 decibels, making sure that even drivers listening to music with windows closed will not miss the horn. Last but not least, this electronic horn weighs 40 grams (1.4 ounces), whereas mechanical bells usually weigh at least twice that.

The biggest disadvantage is that you have to recharge this device, not on an especially frequent basis since the 280 mAh battery should let you ring somewhere around 2500 times but the fact remains. Also, the bell takes more time and effort to install than regular bicycle bells. Those bells are not boasting an IP65 enclosure though, protecting the circuitry from dust and even the most considerable downpours.

Bottom line, we can recommend Vanfrost Electronic Bike Horn to those riders who like fiddling with different details and playing with different settings.

Review of Vanfrost Electric Bike Horn Electronic Bicycle Bell

 

Accmor Classic

The Classic Approach

Accmor Classic Bike Bell is pretty much what the name implies: a classic bicycle horn without any bells and whistles (intended, we assure you). Thanks to its compact profile, the model fits even the smallest BMXs, with diameters ranging between 0.83 and 0.86 inches.

Construction-wise, the bell leaves mixed feelings. On the one hand, made from high-quality aluminum and plastic, this horn will not start forming rust patches and showing corrosion signs even when stored in a humid garage. On the other hand, the aluminum part here is quite thin and, thus, easily bendable, so we would recommend erring on the caution side.

Apart from that, again, this is a classic bicycle bell, with a classic appearance and a familiar crisp sound that's both loud and clear. Plus, you can choose between 10+ different colors, picking the bell in a suitable color to go well with the bike's paintwork. Finally, even people without prior experience should be able to install this bike bell in 2 minutes tops, so you will not be wasting too much time setting it up.

In short, provided you do not want/need much from a bell, Accmor Classic Bike Bell will not disappoint you. It is affordable, loud, easy to install, and fits most bikes without presenting any challenges.

Review of Accmor Classic Bike Bell

 

Pioneeryao Road Mountain BMX Bikes

Fitting even the Fattest Bikes

Pioneeryao Bike Bell is not pioneering anything, so we cannot get behind the company's name, not this time anyway. Still, this horn is not a bad one, not at all. Made from a high-strength copper alloy and shipped with two different stainless steel lock plates, the bell will fit most bicycles, from road bikes to BMXs. Using the less narrow plate, you will even be able to fit tubes on the handlebars with diameters around 1.2-1.25 inches.

From most angles, the bell looks good, nothing like its cheap plastic counterparts and, thanks to the aforementioned construction, this one can take a considerable beating, so you do not have to worry about accidentally dropping the bike and damaging the horn.

What you can worry about is that, even though advertised as "bright and loud", the 'ring' sound that the bell produces is not quite as loud as one would expect, so we would not suggest waiting until the very last moment before pressing the bell. The good news is that the lever on this horn can be comfortably used both by lefties and right-handed users.

In other words, Pioneeryao Bike Bell is a versatile bicycle horn that matches aesthetics with longevity, making it an attractive option for most riders but especially those who prefer bikes with fat tires.

Review of Pioneeryao Road Mountain BMX Bikes Bike Bell For Bike

 

Mirrycle Incredibell Original

Almost "Incredibell"

As much as we appreciate good puns and quality wordplay, "incredibell" is plain lazy and the people at Mirrycle are not designing anything close to miracles, so Mirrycle Incredibell Original Bicycle Bell does not receive any bonus points based on its name alone.

We'll give credit where it is due though, starting with the model' space-saving design measuring just 7 x 4.5 x 2.5 inches. To add more, made from high-strength brass and plastic, this horn is protected from deformation, so you can ride as hard as you want without worrying that one fall might signal the bell's demise. Also, featuring anti-skid rubberized coating, the bell is prevented from sliding down the handles and will not leave any scratch marks even on chrome-treated bikes.

On the less bright side, the bell is not quite as easy to use as others. To elaborate, you have to push down the spring-loaded lever with considerable effort. Otherwise, the bell will not produce a single 'ding' with a beautifully resonant 'ring' sound, which would be a shame.

Cutting to the chase, considering the reasonable price, the compact size, and the well-thought-out construction, Mirrycle Incredibell Original Bicycle Bell makes quite an appealing case.

Review of Mirrycle Incredibell Original Bicycle Bell

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What Is a Bicycle Bell?

From many viewpoints, bicycles are the best transportation vehicles but safety is not one of them. No, no matter how you slice it, bicycles are not that safe, not on city roads with cars around you anyway. But, as long as you're smart about it, you can all but ensure that you'll avoid any accidents. Being "smart about it", aside from wearing a helmet, includes installing a bike bell first and foremost.

Also known as bicycle horns, these bells will let you notify people around you of your presence, so you're less likely to cause an accident or become a victim of one. These bike ringers are usually loud enough so that even people inside cards with windows closed can hear you clearly. Sometimes, they will also let you adjust the loudness. There are electronic models that even come equipped with multiple sound modes.

More often than not though, these ring bells are basic mechanical contraptions, made from plastic and different high-strength metals to protect them from corroding and falling victim to rust and fitting handlebar tubes somewhere between 0.83 and 1.25 inches, depending on the model.

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Publish Date: 2020-07-15 09:58:45