May 1, 2011

TiGr Bike Lock

I have seen a lot of bike locks in the past, but most of them are pretty tricky when it comes to storing on the bicycle.

The TiGr is a titanium “bow” that its extremely flexible, and it has “lock claims flexibility, hack-proof strength, and a sexy design worthy of your ride”. It can stretch out to about five foot five inches, and then both ends lock together.

As you can see, it is one of those bikes that locks the wheels together so that no one can ride off with it. Personally, I like the type that lock up against something like a tree or a bar, but that is just me.

What is really interesting is how the lock is stored on the bike. It can go around the frame along the crossbar when not in use. I guess that’s better than most of the horseshoe locks that need a special holster, and some of those thick wire locks can get tangled around the frame.

Granted, this is a Kickstarter project, which means there is going to need some funds to get it going. It could also use a new name, as I can only understand part of its current one. “Ti” as the elemental symbol for titanium, but I checked the symbol for “Gr”, and it’s not on the periodic table. Don’t just make up a “Gr” element just so you can have a name.

33 comments:

  1. i never trust bike chains someone can use bow cutters

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  2. dang. so need this for this summer. plan on riding a bike to work all the time! love summer. means you have more daylight!

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  3. That looks like a pretty good looking bike lock, however I have to say that yeah, the type that attaches to a tree or pole is better. But I think that this type is also able to do that, in this image it looks like it is around a pole, it could be used differently and tied around a tree too.

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  4. Looks like a sweet lock, but I share your skepticism

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  5. I have one of those horseshoe locks. I have to put it in a backpack or loop it through my belt while riding. This lock looks much more convenient.

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  6. thank god i live in a place that i don't have to worrie about that "yet" but who knos for how long.. this definitily looks great if i will need it someday :)

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  7. What stops someone just picking it up and throwing it over their shoulder? Unless you lock it to something that is.

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  8. I've just got a big heavy duty chain and a massive box padlock, does the job perfectly as not even bolt cutters are going through it.

    Only problem is of course the fact that all together it weighs around 15kg which is more than my actually bike, but then if you lived where I lived you'd understand.

    tl;dr - Looks funky but I wouldn't trust it to protect my bike.

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  9. oh thx, u remind me i need new lock ^^

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  10. that looks like it will work great.

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  11. That seems like it would work really well!

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  12. probably pretty expensive, no?

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  13. finally a great gadget blog, will follow, cool gadget bro

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  14. Couldn't someone just, know, pick up the whole bike and carry it?

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  15. That's a really interesting looking bike lock, at the moment I'm still using one of those old coiled up things with a combination on it...I feel like a dinosaur haha.

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  16. Not a bad idea, but someone might pick it up and take it to somewhere where they can take their time to figure out how to get it off.

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  17. Good idea. It seems like it will work pretty well. :D

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  18. I'd also prefer locks where you can lock your bike into something.

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  19. nice... i just use the cheap walmart one but this is cool

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  20. This looks awesome, but I can imagine a lot of chancers trying their look with a pair of clippers.

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  21. I would be worried that somebody could get frustrated trying to steal the bike, then decide to mess up the spokes because of where it locks on

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  22. That is useful as hell for anyone in college. I don't have a bike right now but I"ll definitely look into that.

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  23. Nice. To bad i had to sell my bike :(.

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  24. Maybe useful, but still quite unsafe.

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  25. Best bike lock i have seen, I really want this.
    I used other locks before that just goes around one tire and the frame, the not locked tire was gone.

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  26. Neat!!! And I guess it's pretty hard to push the bike upwards with this, so no thiefs can un-glue it from the pole, lol

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  27. Brilliant idea, love some of the gadgets on here...followed!!!

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  28. Interresting blog man!!
    usefull thing for the bikes!

    Following! =)

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