A while back someone linked me to a pretty sweet Kickstarter idea for a new type of bike lock. Unfortunately, by the time I got to the link, the project had already been funded (which is great!) but I hadn't been able to donate while it was still being funded...so I couldn't get in early on this super cool lock.
|Image via Oregon Manifest|
Anyway, it seems that the site for it is officially up for the aforementioned TiGr lock! The TiGr lock, which I've been pronouncing "tiger," is a titanium band that weighs much less than a traditional U-Lock and promises to be much tougher. From the videos on the site, they seem more difficult to crack than a traditional U-lock. I'd love to see them go up against something like the Fahgettaboudit, so I am curious as to the results of the third party testing.
|Image via TiGr Lock|
I love that it can grab both wheels, isn't a million pounds, and can fit on a bike frame. I think paired with a U-lock for added security, it could be a good system. Of course, I'm not one to leave my bikes locked up for more than a few hours, and when I'm at work or at home, they're always stored inside. Call me paranoid!
Nonetheless, I hope these locks do well, and I applaud the ingenuity here. Who knows - perhaps I will be reviewing one soon :]!
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