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What your bike needs: Bike Balls

Does your rear light look like a pair of testicles? No. Well, this one does

A Canadian team is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter for glowing Bike Balls, a rear bike light that’s designed to look – not to put to fine a point on it – like a pair of testicles.

Is the idea nuts? Apparently, many people think the light rocks and pledges already total over double the funding target with 27 days remaining.

“Bike Balls are more visible and noticeable than your average bike light, making you more safe and confident as you ride through the city streets at night,” says the Bike Balls team. “It takes grit, wit, and huge balls to ride in the city so show 'em what you got!

“Bike Balls is a rear bike light designed to be mounted on the back of your bike seat. They hang off of the seat rail, and naturally bob-around while you ride.”

They do too. Check out the video.

Anyway, I’m sure you get the idea. You need to pledge C$13 (Canadian dollars, about £7) or more to get a set of Bike Balls of your own.

Check out the project for yourself on Kickstarter

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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Grizzerly | 7 years ago
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Those really are the dog's bollocks. 

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griggers | 9 years ago
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I think they are just a scrotum gesture

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GerardR | 9 years ago
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I thought it was an upside down heart, so am naturally dismayed at the very low tone of some posters.

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Matt Triban | 9 years ago
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Load of bollocks. Shouldn't one side be lower than the other?

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mzungu replied to Matt Triban | 9 years ago
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That depends on how old your bike is...

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Matt Triban replied to mzungu | 9 years ago
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These on a Chopper?  13

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DEROSA1976 | 9 years ago
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Brilliant!! Hope to see some on a club run.  24  24

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G-bitch | 9 years ago
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I've been wanting something like this for ages - I bought a pair of bumpernuts years ago, but being designed for cars, they just weren't going to work on the bike, what with having a pound or two of cast metal ball sack swinging from the seat rails.

Before anyone asks, yes I am deadly serious.

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jasecd | 9 years ago
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Can you get a matching penis for your helmet?

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Das replied to jasecd | 9 years ago
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jasecd wrote:

Can you get a matching penis for your helmet?

Some already have one........

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Alan Williams replied to jasecd | 9 years ago
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jasecd wrote:

Can you get a matching penis for your helmet?

Think you'll find its under the helmet lol j/k

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