Friday, August 5, 2011

Thinking out of the box on bike locks

  Inventor Joshua Newman took a look at bike locks and put a new concept forth that changes everything in my book.

  Meet the TiGr bicycle lock.

   I commute to and from work every day.  Since I also stop off at the pool for laps, I carry a bulky and somewhat heavy cable lock on my Maxpedition Monsoon backpack.  My bike is carbon fiber with limited mounting options.

  Newman's design is elegant and simple, the hallmark of good engineering.  It is a flexible titanium bow that mounts along frame, complete with a protective coating to avoid scratching up your bike.  No cables dangling, no mounting brackets (uses straps).  An Abloy high security, pick resistant lock rounds out the paradigm shifting package.

  So, less weight, less bulk, and great security.  Hat's off to the inventor.  Now to save pennies in a Mason jar to buy one!

1 comment:

  1. That's kinda sexy.

    Since the Broad Ripple SUV has a basket on the back, it's easy to keep a regular cable lock in there, but if I ever get a second bike (which will be a luggage-free bike just for riding) I'll definitely check into one of these!