Monday, August 26, 2019

Podcast Loud Bicycle Makes Bicycles Safe

Great discussion about bicycle safety on the Evelo Electric Bikes podcast.
 
Loud Bicycle, believes that one of the ways to improve safety is to speak the language of the road. – Jonathan Lansey

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bikepacking with a Loud Brompton Folding Bicycle

Sam Mitchell recently his experience, bikepacking on a folding bike with Loud Mini and we were enthralled ... so naturally we had to share his photos and comments.
The bike I took on a tour to the outer hebrides (300 miles approx) is a rohloff geared 28 speed Brompton! You cant always be on the quiet paths and the slow speed of a tourer, people need to know you are there. Plus the look on a country farmers face as the bike cruises by with the two tone beeping. Pretty good! But I also ride it in London with the horn constantly, commuting bike on steroids. As you can see Loud Mini fits very nicely into the handlebars of the Brompton with some velcro keeping it in place, thus it comes away easily for stowing. It's such a great product. –– Sam 




Here we can see his Loud Mini creatively sandwiched in there - though we recommend hanging Loud Mini from the handlebars as shown below.


Here is a photo from @luisggpina  of Loud Mini attached the way that is easiest on a Brompton folding bike.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Loud Classic and Airplanes

Amazing photo from bicycle rider and skydiver Slobodan Markovic. He sent us this quote about the photo:
"german bike, American sound, assembled in Serbia"




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Even New Yorkers hear the Loud Mini bicycle horn

Watch 3 minutes of New Yorkers jumping out of their skins when they hear Loud Mini.



Thanks Bike Mi Vie for sharing the video.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Loud Mini and our friend ActionKid just featured



We can all agree that riding a bicycle in New York City is a lot less scary when your bike horn sounds like a car horn. Check out ActionKid's youtube page for more videos of riding a bike in NYC.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Detailed unboxing of Loud Classic bike horn

Were you wondering what the Loud Classic horn looks like on the inside? We were lucky to have The Rave Element do a detailed unboxing video.

"I got the shock of my life when I pressed this horn" - The Rave Element



You can buy Loud Classic and Loud Mini horns on our store page here: https://loudbicycle.com/horn#buy.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

A Voice on the Road

Without a car, and with no license, 14-year-old Ben Lawson’s bicycle is his freedom. The Charlottesville resident owns a Fuji road bike and runs his own YouTube channel, MeepMotowhich he started when he was 10 years old. When he was 13, he began documenting bad drivers on his channel.

In his videos, Ben sports a bold helmet, which he purchased off eBay and later decorated with a red mohawk and stickers. Aside from giving him a unique look, Ben says that this helmet keeps him safe on the road. Not long after buying the helmet, he experienced a collision while biking:

"I got bad road rash on my knees, and an injured wrist (not broken/sprained, but still had to wear a brace for roughly a week). My helmet, on the other hand, saved my face. While a normal helmet only extends down to around the ears, mine covers down to my chin."



Safety is important to Ben, and he purchased a Loud Classic horn in October of 2017 to help keep him out of danger on the road. "I was shocked to see how loud it exactly was," he says. "The videos really don't do it justice! It's actually louder than my mom's horn."

He has been documenting bad drivers through his YouTube channel, and you can see demos of the Loud Classic on the road. 


His helmet, Loud Classic, and red armored gloves make for a potent ensemble. He’s also learned some tricks along the way:

"I personally have learned how to attempt to predict what car drivers will do based on a few key signs, such as wheels, speed, tail lights, etc."

Ben feels much safer riding with his horn — "I feel like I 'have a voice' with the cars, and I feel much more safe then I would without it."

We wanted to know if Ben has ever had a bad experience using the horn. "Only one, and that was when my button stopped working. I quickly contacted your support, and within a week had a brand new button free of charge. Great service!"

Happy biking, Ben!