Litelok X1 review - the self-proclaimed 'next generation angle-grinder resistant D-lock'

Wrapped in an eco-friendly rubber, the Litelox X1 balances weight with high security to create a high quality lock that's easy to use

Image shows the LiteLox X1 bike lock
(Image credit: Tom Epton)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

With a new angle grinder resistant material, rubber coating and a nice mount for your bike, the Litelok X1 is a really great product. Coming in at £149.99, it costs more than many people’s commuter bikes but if you want to keep your bike safe, it seems worth the spend.

Reasons to buy
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    Lightweight and easy to carry

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    Good range of accessories available

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    Rubber outer layer protects your frame from scratches

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Reasons to avoid
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    More expensive than some second-hand bikes...

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Angle grinders are the weapon of choice for many bike thieves these days; many ostensibly tough D-locks can be made light work of using these power tools. And so, to guard against these attacks, the Litelok X1 makes use of the brand's new, patent pending, material: 'Barronium' - which is supposed to be resistant to angle grinder attacks.

Litelok claims the X1 is “at least 5 times more” resistant than the best bike locks on the market - D-locks in particular - all without adding extra weight or much bulk. It's a bold claim to make, but then that is reflected in the price, which at $179.99 / £149.99 is rather higher than most competitors.

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Tom Epton
Freelance writer

Tom Epton is a freelance writer and data scientist. Originally training as a scientist after completing his studies in physics he realised that cycling was what he wanted to spend his life thinking about. Now he works with manufacturers, athletes and teams using cutting edge data science methods to find performance gains. Tom writes primarily about sport-science and tech!