Tired of ruining your expensive kit with the holes of a thousand safety pins every time you race? So was Jason Berry, so he set out to do something to fix it.
The solution? Magnets. Powerful rare-earth magnets encased in polished, nickel plated copper housings. The two piece design clamps down over your number and your jersey keeping it in place and not damaging anything in the process. Sound like something your race bag could use? See how to get your hands on some after the break.
As the founder and inventor, Jason Berry has seen his fair share of pinned race numbers as a film maker and cyclist and runner himself. Holding fast at 60 mph on a motorcycle it seems like racedots will certainly do the trick.
Really the only down side of racedots seems to be that you have to get to the back side of the jersey to hold the back of the magnet in place. This could be a small annoyance with a skinsuit, but if you’re tired of damaging your precious kit with safety pins it is probably worth it. You can slide the racedots once they’re attached so this should make them easier to install. Prototyping went through many stages, with the acrylic dome on the top of the racedot finalized to add just a bit of depth to the racedot, while improving the visibility of the logo underneath. There are also reflective logos available to provide additional safety.
Currently offered through an indiegogo campaign, racedots are available starting at $20 for a pack of 5 with an estimated delivery of February 2014.