Atomic 22 Forms Tribes of Security Bolts to Protect Your Bicycle
will soon be are now offering kits that bundle a front wheel skewer, seatpost collar and bolt and a steerer tube top cap for $140. Called Tribe, the pieces will all have the same key and will be available with either black or silver top caps.
Besides bundling parts together, savings come from a limited number of unique keys. Each “tribe” won’t have totally unique keys, but only 64 of the same key shape will be made, so the chances of someone else in the world being near you with the same key is minimal. The kit protects your seatpost, fork/stem and front wheel from getting nicked, provided you lock your bike up of course.
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Called Infinit3D, the lock and key use a three dimensional pattern with a varying radius cylinder. The company is owned by a couple and everything’s made in their UK facility. We spoke with them at NAHBS about it and it’s pretty cool stuff, though it took them quite a while searching for a manufacturer capable of making the intricate and ever-changing key patterns before they ended up setting up their own factory and making them in house.
They make parts to secure just about anything on your bike that’s removable with a basic tool, even the brake calipers!
UPDATE: Tribe is also available for hubs with solid axles and bolt-on hubs, and they’ve extended the combinations of products you can choose so you can get the parts you need for today’s ever expanding matrix of product standards. Check out all the combinations here.