• Ulrich Läderhosen

    Not to ruin anyone’s business plan, but you could just buy 100 generic magnets for $10 off Amazon, or even cheaper from dx.com. Like this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0012AUU84/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A1T24Q2YX26SWS

    • http://www.cyclingTipsBlog.com cyclingTips

      I don’t like the idea. Some traditions shouldn’t be tampered with. Pinning on a number is one of them.

      • Ulrich Läderhosen

        I don’t mind safety pins on my normal jersey, I *do* like the idea of magnets on my quite expensive and very stretchy skinsuit though. Getting a paper race number to attach in a non flappy fashion while trying not to rip the delicate fabric is no less than a hassle.

        I just ordered some magnets from DX and I’m looking forward to trying them out.

        • Bracksy

          Agree with you. Apparently the RaceDots cost ~$25. Not sure how many you get in each, but I’d rather stick to buying bulk from Amazon.

    • Tim Rowe

      Agree, you just grab a roll of 100 neomydium magnets for <$10 and you're set. There's a reason we as race organisers use safety pins: Because I can buy a pack of 200 for $2.95 at Spotlight. That's $1,000 if you use RaceDots.

      Sorry, but we'll stick with pins.

      As a side note, neodymium magnets are awesome to glue/tape to a bottom bracket of your carbon bike to make sure every road sensor knows you're there. Never again get stuck sitting at traffic lights having to ride back to wheel over SCATS sensor loops or waiting for a car to drive up behind you.

  • Steel

    Do they make carbon magnets?

  • Jason Berry

    For the skeptics, trust me, it’s not as easy as picking some up from the hardware store. http://www.bikeradar.com/road/news/article/ditch-the-safety-pins-with-racedots-39097/