Battle of the Bells: best bike bells of 2024

Chosen for style and function, these are the best bike bells for road and off-road cycling

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 Who needs bells? Attaching anything to your bike besides the necessary bottle cages and computer mount was frowned upon in the not so distant past.

But why?

Well, any serious cyclist was conscious about potential wind drag and strove for nothing but clean lines and empty handlebars. Professionals aside, bells were either an afterthought or just a novelty gimmick for many of us.

However, just like 23mm tires, those days are gone. Today many bikes include accessories like bento boxes, stem pouches, computer mounts...the list goes on.

While some of these are far from essential items, the bell has its place in every cyclists arsenal of accessories. Especially as it's becoming increasingly popular amongst some of today's cyclists

Handlebars of a bike with a selection of the best bike bells mounted

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.