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Hornit Bike Horn

We were sceptical about using this bike horn, thinking that its loud-volume setting would anger drivers, but after a few weeks, we realised how amazingly useful (potentially life-saving) it was. We used it in heavy traffic, in countries where drivers are not accustomed to cyclists, and it kept people aware of our presence. The sound is a little bit high-pitched, but it definitely does the trick in terms of making yourself heard – even through closed windows.

As an alternate use, it was helpful when we had to get each other's attention on the road, even when we were several hundreds of metres away from each other.


In terms of durability, our Hornits are in great shape after hundreds of days of exposure and over 10,000km of riding. It is lightweight and easy to install and use. Using 2 rechargeable triple A batteries, honking it probably on average 60 seconds per day (yes we were liberal users), the horn's charge lasted about six months.

We haven't used the Hornit for urban cycling yet but we wouldn't cycle-tour without them.

Obtained through Mountain Equipment Coop Expedition Support

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