Just like we get to know about the bicycles stolen on the streets and eventually those incidents emphasize us to carry heavy bike locks happened to professor Neil Barron also. He is a former Aeronautical Engineer designer and keen cyclist. Out of these bicycles stories, Barren thought to create a high-security, lightweight bike lock.
Earlier the bike locks available on the market were inflexible, awkward to carry, tricky to use, heavy, and corrode. A team of tech-savvy have developed a bike lock called Litelok Silver. It does not only address the problems with conventional bike locks but also added new features.
Barren said, “After years of research, development, and testing, my team and I created and patented a new composite material called Boaflexicore. It is made of layers of innovative materials that keep Liteloks lightweight but difficult to cut or break.”
“Each layer provides additional security, meaning it can withstand sustained attack from tools like cable cutters, bolt croppers, crowbars and hacksaws. The locking mechanism is made from hardened steel and is very difficult to pick.”
Features of Litelok
- Litelok comes in three sizes and all are very lightweight and so has proved it is the world’s lightest silver bike lock. Three different sizes as follows-
52cm (20.5 in) weighing 630g / 1.4 lb
70cm (27.5 in) weighing 730g / 1.6 lb
85cm (33.5 in) weighing 830g / 1.8 lb
- Unlike other rigid U and D bike locks, Litelok Silver is more flexible and allows more places to lock your bike around.
- It has secured the highest security rating as tested by Sold Secure.
- You can quickly and easily lock up your bike with merely a click to lock system. Keys only utilized to open Litelok.
- Join two Liteloks for double length. Also can be used separately for double security.
- It is fast and easy to use.
- It is made from hardened aerospace grade steel alloy which is forged from molten metal at over 1700 degrees Centigrade.
It is almost impossible to break a Litelok Silver through twisting it with a tool like a crowbar or a tire iron. However, it could cause serious injury to anyone who tries. The moment you turn the crowbar or tire iron in a Litelok Silver, energy builds up within the tensioned Boaflexicore material which will spring back and unwind rather violently if you let go.
Even with super sharp blades, bolt croppers will struggle to cut through the Boaflexicore strap. It will take a cutting load of 148 kN (33,000 lb) that’s equivalent to the weight of an F-18 Hornet fighter jet, pointed through a sharp point. Which is very much to deal with.