If you ride the Razorback Greenway frequently then you are well aware of the diversity of its users. Runners, walkers, cyclists, in-line skaters, skateboarders, mo-peds (occasionally), etc. On a pretty day the Greenway is usually packed with all types. We personally love using the Greenway to get to jumping off points around town. It makes it safer to get to our favorite road routes or MTB trails. Since I’ve been recovering from a fractured clavicle I’ve been riding the Greenway a ton. It has been really great to see the varying types of users and has opened my eyes to the value of this type of transportation infrastructure. It also opened my eyes to the value of having a bell on your bars! It might be the most essential piece of equipment for the Greenway. Giving indication that you are going to pass a fellow user is the right thing to do. It is safer for them and for you. I’m not a fan of talking every time I pass someone. So the bell is a nice alternative. I’ve used several and have different ones on different bikes. But my favorite is the Knog Oi Bell. Here’s why.
We really love the low profile of this bell. It doesn’t stick up off your handlebar like a mushroom. It does not get in the way of your hand positions on the bars. Aesthetically it blends in and is mostly unnoticeable.
Easey To Use & Great Sound
One quick push/releases of the black button and you will hear the unique sound of the Oi Bell. Kind of reminds of the iPhone text message ding. What is also nice about this bell is you can actually control how loud it dings. So if you really want someone to hear you, you can make it ding full force or you can give a light ding (to be less annoying). It takes a little practice.
If you ride the Greenway frequently we highly recommend you buy and use a bell. Most people are really appreciative when you use it. Rocking a bell on your bar doesn’t have to be an eye sore or get in the way. The low profile easy to use Knog Oi Bell has elevated the bike bell game (if there was a bike bell game). At about $17 it’s worth it in our opinion.
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I’m a huge fan of the bell as well. I bike and jog on the trails. I really appreciate being warned of passing bikes.
I even have a bear bell on my mtb bike that rings constantly as I bounce over the roots and rocks. Hikers and other bikers have thanked me several times.
I’ll have to check out the bear bell!