At TWC, we’re sticklers for cycle safety. So when it comes to being seen and heard on the bike, we think it’s worth that extra little bit of attention.
The first bicycle bell came into production around the 1800’s. They were heavy lumps of metal which would often be difficult to operate. Fortunately, we now live in an era where everything has to be lighter, stronger and more discrete.
How many of us had bicycle bells adorning the front of our childhood bikes? I bet you had a cool sticker or smiley face to accompany it as well – I know I did. Then as you got older, things like bells and helmets apparently became “uncool” somewhere along the line.
Nobody wants a lump of metal on their bars, distorting their ever so carefully balanced and streamline cockpit. But bells have come a long way since those childhood days, and great efforts have been made to incorporate safety, function and cool points. I think the new Knog Oi bell ticks all those boxes, and more.