Bike locks are often necessary but cumbersome beasts. It seems that the strongest locks are also the heaviest and most difficult to carry.
But Professor Neil Barron has brought his 25 years of experience in innovation and design to create the Litelok – what he claims to be the world’s first light, flexible and super secure bike lock.
Barron is looking for funding for his invention on crowdfunding website Kickstarter and is already nearly halfway to his £20,000 target with 35 days to go.
What makes the Litelok special? Well, Barron and his team have created a composite strap called Boaflexicore – a multilayer material that can withstand an attack from cable cutters, bolt croppers and saws.
Weighing in at less than 1kg, Barron claims the Litelok are significantly lighter than all other secure bike locks on the market but is also one of the strongest.
According to the product’s Kickstarter page, the lock meets all British and International quality standards and tests have shown that it takes over five minutes to cut or break through the lock.
The super flexible design also allows the lock to be strapped flat to your bike frame and can be easily wrapped through the bike’s components when securing it.
A Kickstarter pledge of £70 or more will ensure you get your hands on one of the first Liteloks when the production run ends in August. Find out more about the lock on the product’s Kickstarter page.