We’re always down for made in the USA goodness, especially when it goes to a good cause! Spurcycle just released another limited edition bell, featuring a sapphire-anodized clapper. They’ll be donating $25 from each bell sold to raise money for two community non-profits: San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Bend Bikes. These are in stock now for $69.00 at Spurcucle.
If you have a MTB with a crowded cockpit but really want to ride with a bell then check out the new Spurcycle Compact Bell, designed specifically to fit on your bars next to your brake levers, shifter pods, or dropper lever. While the OG Spurcycle bells have a clamp width of 22mm, these new compact bells come in with a 9mm clamp footprint, fitting on even the most crowded bars.
These bells are made in Taiwan, so the price is cheaper than the OG MUSA bell, coming in at $39. Check out more at Spurcycle.
The Lindarets Belltower DB mounts to your bar end to give your bell a new home, which is perfect for when descending in the drops, or in a paceline. Available now via Spapeways, the DB Mount comes in a variety of color options and retails for $32.02.
I love it when two MUSA companies join forces on something simple like this. Spurcycle and Chris King teamed up to make round two of their limited edition anodized bells. In stock now at Chris King for $69. I love how sinister it looks. Almost like HAL 9000.
Two of my absolute favorite brands teamed up to create an absolute genius accessory for MTBs, especially for those who choose not to use an awareness bell system. The ReMote Belltower mounts your Spurcycle Bell to the Wolf Tooth dropper post ReMote. See more at Wolf Tooth!
IMO, there’s only one Tool, but the latest product from Spurcycle is giving the band a run for its money. Made in the USA from titanium, the Tool comes with a case and many, many bits. They’re up for pre-order now, with a pricepoint of $69. If the Tool performs like the Spurcycle bell, we’ve got a winner!
If you’ve ever used a Spurcycle bell on a MTB, then you know how difficult it can be to properly locate it between you grips, brakes, dropper and shifter modules. The Belltower alleviates that. Acting like a spacer lift, the Belltower puts the Spurcycle bell a bit higher up… They’re $6.95, made in the USA and in stock now at Lindarets.
To commemorate their 40th anniversary, Chris King is launching an extremely limited collection of olive drab anodized hubs, headsets and bottom brackets. Then to add a special topping on this already tempting cake, they did a collaboration with Spurcycle, anodizing the bell’s hammer to match. These are in stock now at Chris King, so get on it!
San Francisco has something for every cyclist. If you’re into road riding, there’s plenty to fill the afternoon with hairpin turns that bank into the fog. Or if gettin’ dirty is more your liking, the ribbons of brown pow await.
From the makers of my personal favorite cycling bell comes the Key Clip. An elegant, simple, made in the USA key chain that doubles as a bottle opener. Or the other way around… Check out more at Spurcycle!
The more I see the work of Cameron Falconer in person, the more I love his bicycles, especially his rigid 29’r model. Designed for everything from trail riding to multi-day bikepacking, these bikes have multiple layers of functional details. From the multiple water bottle braze-ons, to the segmented forks and custom racks, these bikes can be outrigged to take on anything you throw at them.
Gabe‘s bike in particular is a prime example. I first saw it in person when we went on our little camping trip Saturday night. The British Racing Green disappears in the low-laying shrubbery lining the hills outside of San Francisco, perfect for stealth camping and the no-hassle component build is easily serviceable from any number of spare parts bins you might find at shops while on the road during a trip.
While much of the drivetrain is no-nonsense, Gabe splurged a bit on the Thomson parts, the Jones H-bar, Paul thumbies and Spurcycle bell. Maxxis ardents provide ample puncture protection and trail bite while loaded and the Brooks saddle will continue to ripen with age. Yep. This is about as good as it gets in my opinion.
My favorite detail? The size small Revelate frame pack, cleverly hooked on the cable boss and bottle cage and the front derailleur mounting under the seat tube bottle cage…