Airzound

June 5, 2010 — 4 Comments

New bicycles bought from a shop by law have to come with a bell, bells are ok on towpaths and at slow speeds. The problem with them is when you get to higher speeds. Pedestrians and car drivers won’t hear a bell in time to react or know where it’s coming from. This is where the Airzound comes into play, an air horn for bicycles, it blasts out a loud 115 decibels at full volume.

Why is this useful? In some occasions you need to make people aware that you are there and what better way to do it than to make an awful loud sound which could be mistaken for a truck horn. People certainly will take notice of you and hopefully react.

I’ve been using mine for several weeks and have found it very useful to warn drivers, cyclists and pedestrians of my presence.

See the Airzound website set up by Thomas Etherington with reviews and information on how to mount it to thicker road bar handlebars.

Gaz

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4 responses to Airzound

  1. AirZound is great. I only need it rarely, but when I do I’m glad it’s there!

    I’ve just ordered an electrical bike horn from the united states that’s supposed to be 114dB that I’m going to try for a bit… It uses a buzzing type of sound rather than the clean horn sound, which I hope works as well.

  2. Hi Gaz. How is the Airzound holding up after the first 6 months? I am thinking of investing in one, but the reviews seem mixed regarding reliability, both generally and in cold weather. The prices look good now – you can get one for about £17 including delivery – but not if it breaks.

    Also, do you know whether there is a difference between the Delta Airzound and the Samui Airzound? They look like the same product in the pictures.

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