by Mark Alker
March 20, 2015
Here’s news a of a nice looking, flexible bike lock that the inventor claims is not only super flexible and lighter than any D-lock but is also just as secure and strong. It’s a Kickstarter project that is looking for £20,000 of backing although it’s already exceeded that by £8000 so far.
The lock is(will) be made from something called Boaflexicore®, the makeup of which is not mentioned in the Kickstarter blurb apart from describing it as a composite material that can resist cutting.
“Litelok® is so strong it can withstand sustained attack from all of the tools commonly used by bike thieves such as cable cutters, bolt croppers, hacksaws, jacks and hammers. This is due to the composite nature of the Boaflexicore® strap and virtually indestructible hardened steel alloy lock housing. The strap includes multiple innovative lightweight materials, each of which provides a different and additional layer of security against the various tools and the lock cylinder and mechanism is well protected by the innovative lock casing design.”
The Kickstarter backing deals offer a lock for £70 and you get a choice of three colours.
The inline locking mechanism can be used to join two locks together to make an extra long super lock, which we think is a pretty neat idea.
It looks good to us, but of course the proof will come in the hacking, cutting and sawing.