Bike bells generally look and sound a bit ugly. But why? What if they looked sexy and sounded like an angel playing the glockenspiel? A bell with a beautiful tone, but also a remarkable style and choice of materials that embodies a rider’s personality. With a spring-loaded actuator built into the mount, the strike of the bell is firm and fast, allowing a good balance of volume and longevity of sound. It has several pitch tones—one core and several supportive higher tones to ensure it’s unmistakable and safely heard.
The Oi bell’s shape originates from its home—the handlebar. Where bells usually protrude up or out, Oi doesn’t. It appears to hover around the handlebars. In one sense, it’s discreet. But in another, it stands out as recognizable. Built into the shape of the mount is a cable management system. So not only does it allow the bell to look and sound uninterrupted, but it also helps gather your cables. Just pop it over your handlebars, give the hex screw a quick tighten up, and you’re good to go—no sliding down the handlebars, no dismantling, and re-assembling.
The Oi Classic Bike Bell fits 22.2mm bars.
The Oi Classic Bike Bell was funded on Kickstarter in March 2016.
Kickstarter is the recipient of the 2020 National Design Award for Design Visionary.