Low risk and high reward are two of the reasons why bicycle theft is so common in the United States. Throw in some low morals on top of the increased unit prices caused by the global pandemic and the numbers are climbing at staggering rates over the past couple of years.
Easily the most common, and quickest, way of conquering bike locks (for thieves) is a device called an angle grinder, a power tool that can be used to slice through all types of metal, including steel. Enter LITELOK, the creator of some of the toughest bike locks on the planet. Now, the Welsh company has just taken anti-theft to a new level with its groundbreaking LITELOK X1.
Easy to affix to your frame thanks to the universal “Twist and Go” mount, the X1 U-lock is made of a patent-pending composite material called Barronium, which can withstand angle grinders and bolt cutters and redirects the attempted thief’s energy. Permanently fused to a steel core underneath, the material doesn’t add any weight to the lock while making it upwards of 5 times stronger than the average U-lock. What’s more, it’s built with a soft eco-rubber on the outside that won’t scuff your bike’s cosmetics and is lined with reflective material for better low-light visibility.
A true game-changer for the world of urban cycling, the LITELOK X1 is available now from the company’s store for $180.