CloseTheGap, the Dutch brand founded by ex-elite rider and tech editor Mathijs Wagenaar, has launched an updated range of its bestselling HideMyBell product.
A release from the company noted, ‘Every proper city bike has a bell but for a lot of sportive cyclists riding their bikes either on road or off road, that thing is a no-go: it looks stupid, it ruins the aesthetics and hey, the pros don’t ring either! Though, safety is a must and we shouldn’t be too picky when it comes to be safe on the roads or on the tracks.’
HideMyBell is positioned as a solution. It integrates the bell discretely in an out-front handlebar mount, holding a bike computer. The company adds, ‘You don’t see it, but your fellow route users will hear you coming!\
The updated range of HideMyBell(s) features a new MTB suitable version: HideMyBell Insider. Its design is optimized for an off-road usage. It positions the bike computer right above the stem, to make sure it is well protected.
‘The HideMyBell Insider also comes in handy when riding a marathon or granfondo: it leaves space for a race number plate in front of the stem. In addition, the new HideMyBell ‘kid’ is suitable for 31.8- and 35-mm clamp diameters. ‘Thanks to its compact full-in-house engineered bracket the look on the bike is clean and compact.’
The HideMybell Insider has an MSRP of €36.95. It comes with adapters for major cockpit devices: Garmin, Lezyne, Mio, Wahoo, Polar, Sigma (ROX 12) & Bryton computers.
Roadies with integrated handlebar/stem combos also have an updated version of HideMyBell: the new Aero-cockpit adapters (MSRP €14.95) fit some of the most popular integrated handlebars on the market, such as the Vision Metron, the Canyon H11 & H36 and the Wilier Alabarda. These adapters need to be used in combination with the HideMyBell fi-mount (MSRP: €46.95).