Yesterday we saw a new spin on the bike lock that called for the handle bars of the bicycle to double as a lock. Today, Kickstarter project TiGr has caught our attention with their titanium bow like lock.
It can rap around the bike’s frame, wheel and any secure object that isn’t more than 5.5-inches thick. At one end is a locking mechansim and they say that it’s designed to stand up to thieves and their handy cutting/picking tools, though those of you in London or any major city that is home to heavy bike theft know that there is no lock that is completely theft resistant.
Compared to other locks on the market it most certainly has advantages. Presumably it’s pretty light weight compared to those U-Locks and it can fix to the top tube of the bike with Velcro for easy transport.
John Loughlin, the dude behind the design, is currently looking to accrue $37,500 to fund his project – he’s already at 33k. If you pledge more than $100 you’ll score one of your own, though you’ll need to add $15-30 for shipping.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."