What is Hide My Bell?
Every proper city bike has a bell, but for a lot of sportive cyclists that thing is a no-go: it looks stupid, it ruins the aerodynamics and hey, the pros don’t ring either! Sounds familiar? Then the HideMyBell is made for you. It integrates the bell discretely in an out-front handlebar mount for your bike computer. You don’t see it, but your fellow road users will definitely hear you coming!
The newest version of the HideMyBell is available in specific models for Garmin, Mio, Bryton, Polar, Sigma & Wahoo bike computers. Another novelty is the possibility to hide an action camera or lamp discretely underneath the computer mount. This makes the HideMyBell the most versatile bike mount on the market.
The HideMyBell models for Garmin, Mio and Bryton have an adjustable distance between the bike computer and stem. This way the bike computer integrates beautifully with the rest of the cockpit.
The HideMyBell models for Polar and Wahoo are adjustable sideward. This makes it possible to centre your bike computer perfectly, even if you have a wide stem.
To keep the looks of the HideMyBell nice and clean, the bolts of the handlebar clamp are placed at the bottom side of the mount.
The optional adapter for your action camera and lamp is firmly attached to the mount with an allen bolt. All bolts are made of stainless steel.
With its 48 grams the HideMyBell is an absolute lightweight.
Used and tested by
Because it's mounted upside down you need to pull the ringer up to ding it, which isn't as intuitive as pushing it down, and because it's out front it means taking a hand off the bar to ring it, or at least moving your hand to near the stem and flicking it with your finger. You get used to it after a bit. It is one of the neater solutions for putting a bell on your bike.
I had some initial concerns about the practicality of being able to reach the bell’s lever, as due to the bell sitting out in front of the bars you need to take a hand of the the bars. However, I soon got the hang of hitting the bell on the move and it is more than loud enough to get people’s attention. If you have ever thought about using a bell but didn’t want to clog up your bars, HideMyBell could be the solution.
As we walked the halls of BikeMotion we ran into the guys behind HideMyBell, formerly a Kickstarter project that combines an out-front style mount for a Garmin Edge computer yet integrates an 85dB bell into the base of the mount. The polymer mount is held in place a single bolt, and weight 46 grams.