Hiplok unveils more affordable wall anchor for at home bike security
New Ankr design offers maximum security according to bike lock brand
Hiplok has unveiled a maximum security bike anchor designed to help cyclists fight the threat of theft from the home.
An overview of bike theft produced by the Office for National Statistics in 2017 showed that bike theft is most likely to occur in a 'semi private location nearby the victim's home', including outside of the premises and garages 'not connected' to the house.
“With the latest crime statistics indicating that most bikes are stolen from homes or outbuildings, we wanted to bring our unique Hiplok problem solving design approach to bike storage," said Hiplok co-founder, Ben Smith.
The new 'Ankr' lock offers a unique design which allows for security without the need for permanent bolts.
Said to be easy to install and move to a new location at a later date, the system forms part of the 'Store + Secure' line alongside the Airlok which was launched in 2016.
Retailing at £69.99, it'll be available from February 2020 at a much lower entry price than the Airlok with its £149.99 RRP.
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The Ankr will be on show at Eurobike, cycling's biggest trade show held in Friedrichshafen, this week.
Made from a premium hardened steel cylindrical outer case, the Ankr features a rotating inner that cannot be removed once mated with a lock.
Rated Gold Level security for bicycles and motorbikes by Sold Secure, the lock can be used in or outside safely.
The Ankr features multiple fixing holes, so it can be mounted to a variety of floor and wall surfaces. There's an integrated rubber cap, which prevents frame scratch.
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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan is a traditional journalist by trade, having begun her career working for a local newspaper, where highlights included interviewing a very irate Freddie Star (and an even more irate theatre owner), as well as 'the one about the stolen chickens'.
Previous to joining the Cycling Weekly team, Michelle was Editor at Total Women's Cycling. She joined CW as an 'SEO Analyst', but couldn't keep her nose out of journalism and in the spreadsheets, eventually taking on the role of Tech Editor before her latest appointment as Digital Editor.
Michelle is a road racer who also enjoys track riding and the occasional time trial, though dabbles in off-road riding too (either on a mountain bike, or a 'gravel bike'). She is passionate about supporting grassroots women's racing and founded the women's road race team 1904rt.
Michelle is on maternity leave from July 8 2022, until April 2023.
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