IB13: Elegant Titanium Bicycle Lock from TiGr, Plus New Custom Fit Locks from Tallac
Bicycle locks come in dozens of iterations but it’s rare to see real innovation. Somehow TiGr locks has managed to pull it off. Their new titanium locks take the most elegant and seductive approach to bicycle security we have ever seen.
The lock acts as one big bow that is threaded through the front wheel, around the frame and a bicycle rack, and then clasps shut around the rear wheel. This system securely locks all the essentials without having to resort to locking skewers, removing a wheel, or carrying a cable and a U-lock. Not only is it easier but because the TiGr is titanium, it’s also lighter than the traditional heavy duty locks we’ve all been carrying around for years.
The company got it’s kickstart on everyones favorite social innovation incubator but is now shipping locks to anyone and everyone. The prices are steep but the innovation and quality is top notch. Each lock is made in the United States and all components except for the actual locking cylinder are sourced from within a ~50 mile radius of the founders NJ home.
The lock conveniently wraps around the top tube of your bike for storage and comes with two custom TiGR velcro straps.. The metal bow is sheathed in a clear, UV-resistant, PVC, which prevents the lock from nicking your paint. Additionally four silicon o-rings (visible on the left at the bikes headtube) act as bumpers to further reduce the possibility of scratching your two wheeled friend.
The TiGr lock is secured by an anti-pick, rotary lock, that slides onto cleats located at the end of each side of the locking arms. It takes a few tries to figure it out but after playing with the lock for a few minutes, it was easy to slide the locking cylinder on and off, and much simpler to use than your standard u-lock.
The locks are available in two different security rated widths and three different lengths. The thinner .75″ lock is more prone to different types of attack because there is just less material, but the 1.25″ version has a security rating certified by the independent ART Foundation in the Netherlands.
As far as sizing, the small 18″ size will easily slip into backpacks, the standard 24″ size will loop through the wheels of most road or hybrid bikes, and the 30″ model will capture the wheels of most mountain bikes. These various options run the gamut from $145-$220. Not bad for a high quality American made lock that weighs significantly less than traditional offerings, and offers improved security.
For more, visit TiGr Lock
At Interbike Tallac Design where showing off this new lock that can be completely broken down for convenient transportation or customized for your needs. Each of the shackles is removable and the company plans to offer custom length cross members, so you can lock anything from one bike to N+1.
For more, visit Tallac Design