Coghlan's Magnetic Bear Bell with Silencer
The Coghlan's Magnetic Bear Bell is one way to be noticed on the trail without slamming into mountain enthusiasts. It provides a steady warning of your presence to any animal - or person - in the area.
Don't need the constant ding of the bell? Use the provided strap to silence the little bugger for a quiet ride back home.
Nice bell. It does the job. I've seen several bears on my rides. The last thing I wasn't to do is run into a momma black bear and her cubs. With the bear population on the rise in Florida, this is becoming a real necessity. The constant jingling can get annoying, however. I silence it when i can see for a good distance ahead. The silencer works well as long as you don't jar it loose. It is a little bigger than I thought it would be.
I really like this bell. The velcro is strong and has never come loose. The magnetic flap does a good job of quieting the bell. This is a great thing to have on crowded trails so that other users know you are approaching.
Simple product getting a simple review, it does what it needs to, the magnet rocks on bumps, it doesn't completely silence it but it does muffle the jingling. the only thing that threw me off was the size, this is a rather large bell. about 1 1/4". but simple cheap and works great.