Altor’s Foldable, Titanium Bike Lock

An engineering student crowdfunds a lightweight, convenient and secure option that clips onto your bag or belt

Manufactured out of Bethlehem, PA is a new alternative to the heavy steel U-locks that cyclists carry around grudgingly. Users seeking convenience in most cases have to sacrifice security, but Altor’s folding bike lock hopes to appeal to both. Made from Grade 5 titanium and weighing 560 grams (about 1.23 pounds), it has a patent pending three-piece joint that counteracts one of the biggest weaknesses …

Hexlox Saddle and Wheel Bike Lock

An inconspicuous, magnetically powered safety latch that fits inside of bolts

Anyone who’s gone through the annoyance and disappointment of bike parts being stolen will understand the importance of a discreet but powerful means of protection. There are a few options already on the market, but none of them are foolproof and several are expensive. Hexlox, which launches today on Kickstarter, proposes something more effective. The discreet, magnetically powered lock fits within the top of hex …

Nokē Smart U-Lock

A connected, app-enabled and handsome device to protect your beloved urban steed

No matter how structurally sound one’s bike lock is, there’s always the sneaking suspicion that somewhere a thief’s bolt-cutters are equally capable. As home lock systems become connected, smarter and thus better at their job of protecting, so too have bike locks. Few however match the styling and quality of the Nokē U-Lock. After the success of their smart padlock, Utah-based startup FŪZ Designs created …