Abus has announced the 770A SmartX Lock, an electronic bike lock that integrates with their smartphone app to allow for key-less operation. The lock operates wirelessly to unlock based on your proximity. That's right, just like a Tesla, the lock will automatically unlock as you approach it. To re-lock, you just push the shackle in,... Continue Reading →
My goodness, would you look at the size of this absolute unit of a bike lock. Altor isn't new to the lock making game, but they’ve seen a rise in angle grinder use by thieves, which makes short work of most locks. The Altor SAF is their solution, and also one of the fattest bike... Continue Reading →
$75 lock cut in seconds with a pocket-able tool. LockPickingLawyer has taught me that there's absolutely nothing I can do to ever truly secure my bike. The only safe option is to never stop riding.
OTTO DesignWorks just announced an updated version of their popular Cinch Lock, called the HEXBAND series. Like the original, it’s essentially a giant locking zip-tie made from stainless steel and Kevlar, allowing some security for quick stops. The new iteration of the lock has been beefed up to further deter thieves, it's worth noting that... Continue Reading →
Ooof. I've been skeptical of these lightweight, zip-tie looking locks but this is bad. No special tools or techniques needed. I saw a brand new S-Works Venge locked up with one of these a while back, guess I should have brought some scissors. But seriously, if that was you get a different lock.
With its first successfully funded lock aimed more at commuters, Litelok's new Litelok Silver has just started crowdfunding on Kickstarter and promises a super light and portable lock that is still super strong and secure. They say it can withstand two tons of force and has undergone intensive torsion testing at Swansea University - check out the... Continue Reading →