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We Created Testicle-Shaped Bike Lights To Keep Cyclists Safe At Night
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Product Design7 years ago

We Created Testicle-Shaped Bike Lights To Keep Cyclists Safe At Night

Most people fall into two categories: the “Ball-Haters” and the “Ball-Lovers”. We’re Heather and Scott, a pair of introverted industrial designers and the founders of Bike Balls.

If you aren’t familiar with Bike Balls, they are essentially a rear bike light that you mount to the bottom of your seat that looks like a pair of bobbing, glowing testicles. We launched on Kickstarter two weeks ago and surpassed our goal in just three days. In the past two weeks of our campaign, many people have told us that our product is “nasty” and “offensive”. While we (obviously) had some inclination of the crudeness of our bicycle light before we released the project, we decided to launch Bike Balls anyway – and here’s why.

Our tagline is “it takes grit, wit, and balls to ride, so show em’ what you got” – we believe in this and want cyclists to gain better visibility, while bringing a bit of humour to the commute, and diffusing any road tension between disgruntled drivers who don’t like to share the road. We’re encouraging cyclists to feel more confident, people will notice you and your glowing Bike Balls, and you will be safer because they see you!

So which category of person are you? Ball-Hater or Ball Lover?

– BALLS OUT –

More info: kickstarter.com

Squeeze gently to turn the light on

Confidence and visibility as you ride throughout the night

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RJazz909
Community Member
6 years ago

You have got to be kidding me...........>-< -_-

bron
Community Member
7 years ago

how about guts, ovaries ? ...courage is not just a male thing

KittyVavavoom
Community Member
7 years ago

how about just putting frikkin' headlights and reflectors on the bike as it is mandatory here in Germany...

24shure
Community Member
7 years ago

Or you could just soak your balls in uranium, same effect :D

Arjan
Community Member
7 years ago

Pay 4x more then regular lights that actually have a way better system for attaching it.

ErnestasMonginas
BoredPanda Staff
7 years ago

Wow amazing

ErnestasMonginas
BoredPanda Staff
7 years ago

looks good!

Simon Carter
Community Member
5 years ago

www.biketesticles.com

MichaelaMužíková
Community Member
6 years ago

W...wh...what? Why the hell...?

Keanureaves
Community Member
6 years ago

Why....lmbo just why x,D I still don't quite understand... Why x,D

KimberlyShaffer
Community Member
6 years ago

Lame and unoriginal

LalyLynch
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh my! Look at 'em bounce! Lmao!

Santa Gifts
Community Member
3 years ago

Have you got the balls to ride your bike with this highly visible bicycle light hanging from your seat? buy here https://thesantagifts.com/products/biking-back-light-balls

Santa Gifts
Community Member
3 years ago

Have you got the balls to ride your bike with this highly visible bicycle light hanging from your seat? Buy here https://thesantagifts.com/products/biking-back-light-balls

TarynWallace
Community Member
6 years ago

I do really enjoy that to turn them on you must "squeeze gently"

ScottSpiro
Community Member
6 years ago

Women would cry foul if they were little bouncing breasts, would they not? As a modern male in a post-feminist world, I sense irony (or Freudian castration fantasies) in attaching testicles underneath a female cyclist's seat. Just saying...

chrismanson
Community Member
7 years ago

I am a cyclist and the big challenge is to get motorists to actually notice YOU. These lights look pretty good for that purpose

BoredBanana
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is cool! However I did notice when I saw the shadow of the person, that it looked like they weren't wearing a helmet. (Safety?) Please correct me if I'm wrong.

EdithNooijen
Community Member
7 years ago

Lol

imeem
Community Member
7 years ago

Genius! Really! Pure genius!

ClayTran
Community Member
7 years ago

awesome!!I want!!

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

Very good. Whether people find it offensive or not is their business. At least bikers are making themselves seen by all drivers out there.

gaz
Community Member
7 years ago

At least you would get noticed and that's great. Like the motto.

gaz
Community Member
7 years ago

At least you would get noticed and that's a good thing.

monalh
Community Member
7 years ago

ballsy, lol

SullyCakes
Community Member
7 years ago

People who look down on "Truck Nuts" think this is amazing, brilliant and a great idea... its not, its stupid because it could have been shaped like anything else

AmberPersons
Community Member
7 years ago

its looks like a heart/balls :) love it!

WynneBernadette
Community Member
7 years ago

why?

GoustanBodin
Community Member
7 years ago

I want balls! :D

NatalieBeauchamp
Community Member
7 years ago

too funny! Perhaps the best Father's Day gift. Funny, safe, practical.

ConstantineZeinabishvili
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like .. u know what i mean :s

ConstantineZeinabishvili
Community Member
7 years ago

looks like u know what i mean :s

ThomasNorris
Community Member
7 years ago

Personally I think They are too small to be seen from a distance; more of a distraction then a safety; being objective that is.

JennyDerksen
Community Member
7 years ago

Great! Choice of background music, not so great.

Paul
Community Member
7 years ago

Brilliant! :)

SebastienMaurussane
Community Member
7 years ago

Do you have to use a strip everytime you take them on and off?

JudyNeal
Community Member
7 years ago

Brilliant idea! Are they available in the UK?

CezMcGrath
Community Member
7 years ago

Dangle berries!! Where do I get some?

MihaiPaunescu
Community Member
7 years ago

shut up and take my money!

MihaiPaunescu
Community Member
7 years ago

shut up and take my money!

MarcinŁuczak
Community Member
7 years ago

Woman with balls? Made in Taiwan?

KenLinpark
Community Member
7 years ago

hahaaaaa LOVE ITTT

bron
Community Member
7 years ago

sorry double post. women on bikes get attacked deliberately in scary sexist attacks. more than men . thrown things, shouted threats of rape etc

AmyMcGuire
Community Member
7 years ago

neat

YolandeLabbé
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! I love it all Beautiful, fun, helpful and Great Place

ShimmeraRosario
Community Member
7 years ago

Love it

RyanEbbers
Community Member
7 years ago

COOL!

JackMorris
Community Member
7 years ago

This is awesome!!

slywlf
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey, I guess if you got 'em.... I am not offended - just amused, and in any case, if it really makes the commute safer I am all in favor! :-)

ЕленаБояринцева
Community Member
7 years ago

Больше забавного, чем пошлого! Заставляют улыбаться.

AlClerc
Community Member
7 years ago

The accompanying music causes me to take offense at this commercial. It insults my faith and angers me that someone would be so insensitive.

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

bahaha! I think you also need ball boobs and butts just because ... and vaginas lol

ItamarMartins
Community Member
7 years ago

sorry, but it looks like balls.

JudyNeal
Community Member
7 years ago

It's supposed to - read the feature.

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RJazz909
Community Member
6 years ago

You have got to be kidding me...........>-< -_-

bron
Community Member
7 years ago

how about guts, ovaries ? ...courage is not just a male thing

KittyVavavoom
Community Member
7 years ago

how about just putting frikkin' headlights and reflectors on the bike as it is mandatory here in Germany...

24shure
Community Member
7 years ago

Or you could just soak your balls in uranium, same effect :D

Arjan
Community Member
7 years ago

Pay 4x more then regular lights that actually have a way better system for attaching it.

ErnestasMonginas
BoredPanda Staff
7 years ago

Wow amazing

ErnestasMonginas
BoredPanda Staff
7 years ago

looks good!

Simon Carter
Community Member
5 years ago

www.biketesticles.com

MichaelaMužíková
Community Member
6 years ago

W...wh...what? Why the hell...?

Keanureaves
Community Member
6 years ago

Why....lmbo just why x,D I still don't quite understand... Why x,D

KimberlyShaffer
Community Member
6 years ago

Lame and unoriginal

LalyLynch
Community Member
6 years ago

Oh my! Look at 'em bounce! Lmao!

Santa Gifts
Community Member
3 years ago

Have you got the balls to ride your bike with this highly visible bicycle light hanging from your seat? buy here https://thesantagifts.com/products/biking-back-light-balls

Santa Gifts
Community Member
3 years ago

Have you got the balls to ride your bike with this highly visible bicycle light hanging from your seat? Buy here https://thesantagifts.com/products/biking-back-light-balls

TarynWallace
Community Member
6 years ago

I do really enjoy that to turn them on you must "squeeze gently"

ScottSpiro
Community Member
6 years ago

Women would cry foul if they were little bouncing breasts, would they not? As a modern male in a post-feminist world, I sense irony (or Freudian castration fantasies) in attaching testicles underneath a female cyclist's seat. Just saying...

chrismanson
Community Member
7 years ago

I am a cyclist and the big challenge is to get motorists to actually notice YOU. These lights look pretty good for that purpose

BoredBanana
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this is cool! However I did notice when I saw the shadow of the person, that it looked like they weren't wearing a helmet. (Safety?) Please correct me if I'm wrong.

EdithNooijen
Community Member
7 years ago

Lol

imeem
Community Member
7 years ago

Genius! Really! Pure genius!

ClayTran
Community Member
7 years ago

awesome!!I want!!

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago

Very good. Whether people find it offensive or not is their business. At least bikers are making themselves seen by all drivers out there.

gaz
Community Member
7 years ago

At least you would get noticed and that's great. Like the motto.

gaz
Community Member
7 years ago

At least you would get noticed and that's a good thing.

monalh
Community Member
7 years ago

ballsy, lol

SullyCakes
Community Member
7 years ago

People who look down on "Truck Nuts" think this is amazing, brilliant and a great idea... its not, its stupid because it could have been shaped like anything else

AmberPersons
Community Member
7 years ago

its looks like a heart/balls :) love it!

WynneBernadette
Community Member
7 years ago

why?

GoustanBodin
Community Member
7 years ago

I want balls! :D

NatalieBeauchamp
Community Member
7 years ago

too funny! Perhaps the best Father's Day gift. Funny, safe, practical.

ConstantineZeinabishvili
Community Member
7 years ago

Looks like .. u know what i mean :s

ConstantineZeinabishvili
Community Member
7 years ago

looks like u know what i mean :s

ThomasNorris
Community Member
7 years ago

Personally I think They are too small to be seen from a distance; more of a distraction then a safety; being objective that is.

JennyDerksen
Community Member
7 years ago

Great! Choice of background music, not so great.

Paul
Community Member
7 years ago

Brilliant! :)

SebastienMaurussane
Community Member
7 years ago

Do you have to use a strip everytime you take them on and off?

JudyNeal
Community Member
7 years ago

Brilliant idea! Are they available in the UK?

CezMcGrath
Community Member
7 years ago

Dangle berries!! Where do I get some?

MihaiPaunescu
Community Member
7 years ago

shut up and take my money!

MihaiPaunescu
Community Member
7 years ago

shut up and take my money!

MarcinŁuczak
Community Member
7 years ago

Woman with balls? Made in Taiwan?

KenLinpark
Community Member
7 years ago

hahaaaaa LOVE ITTT

bron
Community Member
7 years ago

sorry double post. women on bikes get attacked deliberately in scary sexist attacks. more than men . thrown things, shouted threats of rape etc

AmyMcGuire
Community Member
7 years ago

neat

YolandeLabbé
Community Member
7 years ago

Wow! I love it all Beautiful, fun, helpful and Great Place

ShimmeraRosario
Community Member
7 years ago

Love it

RyanEbbers
Community Member
7 years ago

COOL!

JackMorris
Community Member
7 years ago

This is awesome!!

slywlf
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey, I guess if you got 'em.... I am not offended - just amused, and in any case, if it really makes the commute safer I am all in favor! :-)

ЕленаБояринцева
Community Member
7 years ago

Больше забавного, чем пошлого! Заставляют улыбаться.

AlClerc
Community Member
7 years ago

The accompanying music causes me to take offense at this commercial. It insults my faith and angers me that someone would be so insensitive.

cest_nayce
Community Member
7 years ago

bahaha! I think you also need ball boobs and butts just because ... and vaginas lol

ItamarMartins
Community Member
7 years ago

sorry, but it looks like balls.

JudyNeal
Community Member
7 years ago

It's supposed to - read the feature.

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