By Adam Newman
The bicycle industry has never lacked for innovation. Some new products stick, but many do not. Time will tell if Stemie, a rubbery stem protector, will make the cut.
Basically it’s a shell of rubberized silicone that straps over your bike’s stem to protect your most valuable assets. It’s marketed to road, mountain and especially bike polo riders. Now, I’ve never had an issue with stem-to-sensitive-bits collisions, but perhaps you have. If so, check out Stemie, now available in seven bright colors for $19.
Just be prepared to answer a lot "What is that thing?" questions.