Ladies and Gentlemen: We Give You – Gah! – Bike Balls
In case you were just dying of envy the last time you saw a set of Truck Nuts dangling from a pickup while you were riding, an incipient testicular-themed cycling company has got just the product for you: Bike Balls.
Yes, if you’ve got the sack for it, they’ve got the sack for you. A taillight in a bag, so to speak – which purposefully resembles that unique piece of the male anatomy.
Hang the unit under one seat rail, attach the silicon strap and, voila!, you’re ready to let ’em dangle. The whole she-bang glows through the translucent (and waterproof!) silicon sack.
The Kickstarter campaign, just completed, raised 6 times the dollar amount of the founders’ goal.
So, as soon as August if the company’s timetable holds, you’ll be able to be every bit as tacky as anyone dangling Truck Nuts (even more so, actually; yours will glow!). But you’ll be doing it with a zero-carbon footprint! (Gun rack not included.)
When Bike Balls reach the market, they are expected to sell for $20.
Lest I leave you hangin’, the company’s Kickstarter campaign contains full details.
— John Marsh
New Lactate Threshold Training Device Launched
Another Kickstarter-launched company’s product has now reached the market. The BSX Insight bills itself as “the world’s first wearable lactate threshold sensor.”
In short, it’s an optical sensor that helps you measure your own LT every six to 8 weeks for training purposes.
The sensor itself, about the size of a typical bike computer, fits in the calf side of a compression leg sleeve and connects via ANT+ to HR monitors and power meters, and via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Selling for $369.99 for the cycling version, the BSX Insight mitigates the need for blood testing to determine LT. The data can be shared with a coach or used in conjunction with customizable training plans available from BSX.
Next Premium Prize
3T has agreed to provide a great combo prize of its ARX II Pro Stem and the new 3T Eye (pictured), the rugged miniature display that puts real-time data from smartphone training apps and ANT+™ power/ heart-rate cadence devices on handlebars, in the rider’s line of sight. (The winner can choose the appropriate stem size, of course.)
Any new or renewing Premium Members between May 1 (when we gave away our last great prize) and June 30 are eligible for the drawing. We’ll announce the winner in the July 2 RBR Newsletter.