Chances are when you’re headed into the hills or on a long on the pavement you won’t be making many stops. Carrying a full-size lock and lights can be a hassle when your focus is saddle time yet a cup of joe might be mandatory. Enter Hiplok‘s new FLX lock/light combo that’s just right for the job. A lightweight cable lock keeps your ride safe while still in sight while an integrated light keeps you in sight after dark…take a look!
Long time lock staple ABUS has released the ultimate chain for keeping your ride safe in the city. The Brooklyn comes in at a 12/15 rating to ensure your bike is going to be right where you left it. An easy to wear design and their lightweight Titalium lock body body means a comfortable carry without sacrificing security. More info here!
The friends at Hiplok have updated their line just in time for the year’s biggest trade shows. The 2016 gear keeps the classics and adds some fresh stuff with the DX, Superbright and a few other gems. Their catalogue is live and pairs with proper product video to fill you in on what’s new!
Knog recently upgraded their Milkman cable lock to a combo system. The Milkman Combo won’t replace the security of a u-lock/chain but if you’re heading out for a 6-pack it’ll sure do the trick. Pop over for the low down and to swoop!
Late last year this little guy from ABUS unexpectedly popped up at my office for a little testing. I typically roll with a mini lock working in town so naturally I welcomed the Ultra 410 Mini with open arms. A lightweight yet nicely built compact lock perfect for a quick stop or something a bit longer when paired with the provided cable. After a few months slinging this guy around poles on the daily here’s a little rundown on what I liked about the 410 Mini!
Tonight is the first of the Revolights Goldsprints here in Sacramento and the fine people at Hiplok threw down a few things for the festivities. A couple of their Hiplok D mini guys and the V1.5 in a rad reflective finish. Peep the details for the event here…and get your ass to Low Brau for some party times!
A bit back the friends at Knog sent through their lightweight Party Combo for a little street Testing. After a using around town for quick beer runs and a bit of extra security I’d say it deserves a bit of a rest. Below are a few things I liked and fewer that I didn’t as well as a handful of photos to peep. Having waited a bit on this review I wanted to have some fun with the flicks so I took to downtown after work yesterday to catch some of the buzz…
This cable lock doesn’t suck. That should be enough of a review right there because more often than not they do. Too long a cable or too crappy a lock makes you nervous to let them be seen with your bike let alone on it. The Party Combo from Knog tightens it up into a nice, simple looking design that you won’t mind carrying around. Personally I would have gone with black or one of the other 7 colors available for however “bright” your taste might be.
When you’re trying to survive in the bike security game you’ve got to be innovative and Hiplok knows this well. Expanding on their line of locks with two new takes on past releases the Gold and DC are looking pretty sweet. I personally use either the D or 1.5 locks from the brand daily for work as a messenger and have yet to be disappointed. The newest offerings add a quick buckling system to their 10mm chain lock and a 5mm steel cable to their u-lock style D. Look for more on these once some samples arrive and in the meantime read up here!
When Kryptonite wanted a better bike lock there was no better place to start than with bike messengers. Safe to say couriers lock and unlock their bikes more times a day than some people do in a month…especially in NYC. With some insight from New York runners on how to create a collaboration that would be the ultimate combination of function and style. The collection drops this fall…stay tuned.
Knog recently dropped this quick little lock job for when you need something small and simple. The Party Combo lock does away with the need for a key to make popping into the corner store or securing that front wheel as easy as possible. I’ll be rolling around with it at work for the next couple weeks to see how well it takes a daily beating. A few more snaps after the click and check back soon for the full review. If you can wait…peep more here!