Bells and Whistles…er…I mean Bells and Bells

A Bicycle Bell is a must on every mountain bike out there!

I’ve got one of these bad boys installed on my single speed Sette Reken. Basically I needed a bell and I was also feenin’ to thumb some shifters…so I mounted my bell upside down on the right side to give me my fix while I’m riding. But I’m also warning runners, hikers and other mountain bikers that I am approaching them.

On my beefy bike, I have a small Kona Cowbell that Moe got me….mmm…5 years ago? That thing is super loud and people either love it or hate it.

So do yourself, and the people on the trail a favor, get a bell. It helps avoid some nasty crashes and confrontations.

About the author

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of and Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).