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Lobster Lock is the first bike mounted folding lock

Published May 28, 2020

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Lobster Lock is the first folding attached bike lock designed primarily for commuters.

Retailing for $75 and available from its distribution partner BTI, Amazon, and website, it will work on any bike with water bottle cage mounts on the downtube. Lobster Lock allows locking and unlocking a bike without ever detaching it from the frame. It can be locked and unlocked in seconds. When unlocked and folded away during riding, it sits flush on the bike’s downtube. It won’t scratch the frame or rattle during riding. Lobster Lock was built with room to lock your frame and front wheel to bike racks, other bikes and even parking meters.

It weighs 2.8 pounds and is 10.5 inches long, 2.5 inches wide. If it is properly locked through the frame, front wheel and rack, Lobster Lock forms a secured loop even if it's unscrewed from the downtube. It features a “rivet-link” design with a 5 mm hardened steel coated with injection molded nylon to protect both the lock and bike during locking and unlocking. The patent pending design ensures that frame and wheel are properly secured.

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 Lobster Lock is the first folding attached bike lock.

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