Kreima Locks Make Bicycle Security Easier, Safer

Kreima bicycle locks with integrated head and tail lights

Kreima is a newer brand, only a few years old, but is owned by Real Locks. That company has been making non-branded locks for business customers for more than 30 years, most recently building the security and electronics systems for Taiwan’s bike share program. In 2009 they decided to launch their own brand to bring some of their ideas to market.

“Just lock and go” is their slogan and, honestly, the goal with any lock. Make it quick and convenient, and you’ll win our hearts.

To that end, the new Heimdallr bike lock system integrates front and rear lights. Pull a pin on both and they release from the frame mounts to become a U-lock that’ll fit around the seatstay and through the wheel.

Click thru for more pics and a sweet little bottle cage cable lock…

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It uses a 10mm hardened steel shackle with an anti-pick, anti-drill lock cylinder.

Run time is about 21 hours steady for the front light and 112 hours for the rear when blinking. Both have a solid on and several blink modes.

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The seat post mount for the tail light should fit most common sizes, all the way up to 34mm OD. The handlebar mount, though, is only for standard diameter bars, not the OS 31.8 size unfortunately.

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The Galatea is a water bottle cage mounted cable lock that wraps a one meter cable around the base.

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It has two locking insertion points and comes with an additional, longer cable for wrapping two bikes together or extending the reach.

Both are meant for light duty security, favoring convenience and features over NYC level locking. For quick trips or running around suburban areas, they look pretty good.

Comments

Ajax - 10/12/12 - 12:48am

I like these locks. Where do you buy them?

Editor - 10/12/12 - 2:06am

They actually told us that they’re available on eBay for now until they gain proper US distribution.

Canucklehead - 10/12/12 - 12:54pm

What’s the length of the cable? The Ebay listings mentioned an additional 160 cm (little over 5 ft) cable but not what comes stock that I could see.

I really like the concept. The only thing I’d add would be a bell for the front.

Walter - 10/12/12 - 4:37pm

Looks nice. Just pray the bicycle thief doesn’t carry a nail file. The level of security these locks offer is so low, I wouldn’t bother using at all.

MattK - 10/13/12 - 11:33pm

Walter, you know something we don’t? According to their specs, the lock is anti-drill, pick and bump proof and has won two awards. As far as the bar itself, the diameter is too large for clamping force and appears to be coated in a thick plastic surface which would protect it from freezing. So, unless I am missing something major, this looks more secure than your average Kryptonite. Also, thieves go after locks they know they can break and since there are not many of these out there, they are more likely to pass on this and go after a bike with a more mainstream lock.

rico - 05/16/13 - 10:04pm

I got Kreima Heimdallr here in Singapore and its really a great buy. With these, i dont need to bring my bike lock separately.

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