If you hate carrying around clunky U-Locks for your bike commute, you will definitely be excited by John Loughlin's new invention. An avid cyclist and lock inventor, John set out to create a security system that is as elegant as the bike you ride. The idea for the TiGr Lock was born.
The TiGr Lock is a titanium lock system that is not only extremely lightweight and secure, but very elegant and easy to use. The bike lock is made up of a flexible titanium bow and a compact, highly pick resistant lock cylinder. The bow is covered in a silicone coating to protect your top tube where you stow your lock when riding.
The TiGr Lock is flexible enough that you can lock your bike to structures up to 5 1/2" in diameter. Perhaps the best feature of the bike lock is that it allows you to secure not only the frame, but both wheels (without removal) to a structure.
Weighing only 400 grams, The TiGr Lock is just a 1/3 of the weight of a normal U-Lock. The 1.25" titanium bow will survive a 48" bolt cutter attack and it will take twice as long as a U-Lock to saw through.
The TiGr Lock is currently in the prototype phase. John is running a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for initial production and formal testing. If you want to receive a handmade version of the elegant bike lock, head on over and help fund the Kickstarter campaign.