These Testicle Bike Lights Are Real And You Can Buy Them, Because It's 2015 And The Possibilities Are Endless, Baby — PHOTO
Our approach to bicycle safety needs to be revamped. When you're driving at night in a city, you drive past at least 3 bikers and they're always wearing all black. It's an accident waiting to happen. And while we're fortunate that drivers have (presumably) gotten their sight checked, we really need a better solution. Bikers, I love you, but like, BUY A VIBRANTLY COLORED T-SHIRT, would you? Or a reflector vest. I don't care if you look like a middle-aged crossing guard, YOU NEED ONE. While testicle-shaped bike lights aren't a practical or fashionable solution, I'll take anything that makes cyclists more visible on the road.
So. These bike lights. Let's not sugar coat it: They're shaped like balls. And they're very aptly named, "Bike Balls." You really can't make this shit up.
Heather and Scott—described as "introverted industrial designers and the founders of Bike Balls"—are seeking to make the cyclist's commute safer and more humorous. They launched their Kickstarter two weeks ago and surpassed their funding goal in three days. Their tagline is "It takes grit, wit, and balls to ride, so show 'em what you got". And by showing 'em what you've got, you're increasing your safety and hilarity.
It's a win-win, if you're down to ride around with balls on your bike. It gives a whole new meaning to tail lights, really.
Here's their Kickstarter video:
Their music choice could've been bolder.
They've gotten some interesting feedback, via Kickstarter.
Fans are pretty outraged:
Others say it's, "Simultaneously the best and worst bike product I've ever seen. Sometimes something is so utterly awful, it becomes genius."
These quotes are pure gold.
"Ball sack" was not a phrase I was planning on using today. But here we are.
"Illuminated ball sack" ... not a phrase I was planning to use EVER.
Appropriate for any occasion. Except not.