Are These 8 Bicycle Products Real or Practical Jokes?

There are plenty of crazy new bike products out on the market these days, and with April Fools just past, it can be hard to differentiate the real from the fake.

Check out these eight that caught our eye.

The Specialized S-Works Selfie Stem - S4

It's hard to capture the perfect selfie when you're trying to stay comfortable in the aero position. With a FACT 13M carbon weave, the Specialized S-Works Selfie Stem is a lightweight solution to capturing your race face without image blur. Why sacrifice performance just to get the perfect mid-ride shot?

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No, the Specialized S-Works Selfie Stem is an April Fool's Day gag.

Happy Ride Vibrating Bicycle Saddle

Sure you love riding, but do you love love riding? With the Happy Ride Vibrating Bicycle Saddle, that blissful feeling you get while enjoying your bike takes a decidedly non-platonic turn. With two included AA batteries, it makes a great gift for the experienced rider and bike-curious alike.

Yes, the Happy Ride Vibrating Bicycle Saddle is indeed a real product.

The Sound from Wind

It can be quiet out there on a ride—too quiet. Don't you ever wish a headwind more closely resembled the dulcet tones of an ocarina? The Sound from Wind provides a melodious soundtrack for your ride by attaching a pair of flutes to either side of your handlebar.

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Yes, the Sound from Wind is indeed a real product.

Monument

Want to be a champion? Want to at least smell like a champion? A man's essence is intentional, according to Monument, Fabian Cancellara's new cologne, and there's no better way to signal your victorious intentions than with eau de Spartacus, a new fragrance for champions.

No, Monument is an April Fool's Day gag from Trek Bicycling.

Turbospoke

When sticking a playing card in your spokes to replicate the sound of a motor engine simply isn't enough realism for you, there's Turbospoke. Turbospoke not only has the look and feel of a real motorbike exhaust pipe, but it also makes realistic engine sounds as long as your wheel is turning—no batteries required.

Yes, the Turbospoke is indeed a real product.

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Wonka Jawbreaker Energy Balls

It's now easier than ever to prevent mid-ride bonk with Wonka Jawbreaker Energy Balls, a new collaboration from Cavendish, Oakley, and Nestle released in tandem with the new Oakley Jawbreaker sunglasses. Available in flavors like Points Green Mint, Peppermint Polka Dot, and Rainbow Stripes, Cavendish's new mid-ride snack of choice will keep you fueled whether on a long ride or in the peloton.

No, the Oakley Jawbreaker Energy Balls are an April Fool's Day gag.

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BikeFast

No time to eat breakfast before heading out the door for your commute? No problem. The BikeFast Good Morning provides a special tray to hold your cup and food so your cereal and orange juice doesn't spill all over you on your ride to work.

Yes, the BikeFast Good Morning is indeed a real product.

Anatomical Universal Saddle Selector App

The new Anatomical Universal Saddle Selector (ANUSS) smartphone app (iOS, Android) takes the guesswork out of choosing a saddle tailored perfectly to your anatomy by mapping the contours of your sit-bone. Just point your phone's camera at your perineum and wait for the 3D pressure mapped image to determine your best custom saddle.

No, the Anuss smartphone app is not real!

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