TIMBER BOLT-ON MODEL long term review

I wanted a bell like this for many years, finally, I have it.

The body is made of plastic was concerning to me, but so far I have not hit the bell in a crash, I knew it was not as exposed.

I have used this bell for many months, and I have not had any signs of wear yet If I do I will update you on this.

Pros:

  • easy to switch from on & off.
  • Comes with a spacer to mount on the narrower part of the bars
  • No need to ring a bell, this makes a huge difference so there will be less finger fatigue & more control & safer riding.

Cons:

  • There was one flaw I noticed quickly, the ringer gets stuck and does not drop down before significant vibrations occur, which I easily fixed with slamming the front wheel, which you can see in the video below, no more the feeling of almost crashing due to use of bell, this bell lets you shred hard and fast in full control, and when you don’t need it you can switch it off.
  • No 35mm option, so the only place I could mount it was next to the dropper post.

 

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make sure to put Loctite 243 on the threads and tighten properly.

 

Verdict: Recommended

So far this is the only bell you should get.

every rider needs a bell like this, it makes life so much easier on the trails, you can still shred downhill, and let the hikers know you are coming.

Some use cowbells but they can’t be switched off.

https://www.mtbbell.com/store/p26/TIMBER_Bolt-On_Model_.html

For Norwegian customers: https://www.birk.no/timber-mountain-bike-bell

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Review: 2015 BBB-11 LOUD & CLEAR Bell

 

Pros

  • The spring system work very well, and never get stuck
  • the plastic will not bend and touch the metal bell it self so it will always stay loud.

 

Cons:

  • When wet , you can barely hear it.
  • the plastic spacers do not work, so when you have the screw tightened all the way it will slide off the plastic spacers, it did slide of when i was doing some trail riding with my bike,it came off. if you buy this bell you have to mount it in the middle/wide part of the handle bar, witch is very uncomfortable way to use it, or sue some rubber spacers instead, i had some laying around. so i did that and it seems to be secure.
  • cant adjust the angle, but the bells you can do that with are usually very bad
  • when it was -1 Celsius the bell was not loud
  • Bit less loud than the hamburger and Disney bells
  • When wet the bell is not loud.

Conclusion:

Not recommended,I later bought Disney Winnie The Pooh Bicycle Bell,which is as lout,but works in rain.

http://bbbcycling.com/accessories/bells/BBB-11