Having used many of the bike bells on the market, it’s hard to argue with the pure & loud sound that rings out of a Spurcycle brass bell dome. One or two quick strikes of the Spurcycle hammer, and those sharing the road or trail ahead instantly get a pleasant warning of you approaching. And now their lower-profile, lower-cost Compact Bell gets improved compatibility with a new clamp for 31.8mm road and mountain bike bars.
Spurcycle Compact Bell with 31.8mm clamp
There’s nothing technically innovating with the new 31.8mm Spurcycle Compact Bell compared to the lower-priced launch two years ago. It simply means more fitting options, from road to trail on the majority of modern handlebars. Two years ago Spurcycle made a lower-cost nylon clamp made-in-Taiwan version of their US-made stainless Original Bell, but it only fit on the 22.2mm (7/8″) diameter of flat handlebars at the grip. That was fine for most mountain bikes & flat bar commuters, but dropbar riders still had to stick with the more expensive original.
Tech details, pricing & availability
Now from the first week of July, Spurcycle fans can pick up the $42 Compact Bell in either 22.2mm or 31.8mm so you can mount it out of the way next to your stem, or out by the grip.
Just like the smaller clamp version, this 31.8 Spurcycle Compact Bell is all black with a brass dome for its signature sound, an integrated reinforced nylon clamp, and a lifetime warranty. It weighs as little as 28g (for the 22.2), has a narrow 9mm wide clamp, and good clearance over the other clamps on your bars.
The US-made Original Bell is also still available for $59 and fits around anything from 22.2-31.8mm in diameter.