Tired of carrying around a heavy lock but don’t want to give up security to lighten up? The new Altor APEX Ti lock promises low weight and high security, based on the same patented technology as found in Altor’s previous generation of lock, the 560G!
The APEX Ti is made out of grade 5 titanium, which is an alloy that is claimed to be harder than the titanium often used in bike frames and components. The lock is also reinforced with hardened steel elements, which Altor claim help to make the APEX Ti lightweight yet incredibly tough.
There is one obvious downfall to most folding lock designs – they are commonly very susceptible to wedge attacks at the joints. Altor believe they have solved this issue with their patented Shield Joint design, which uses interlocking hardened steel parts to encase the rivet and protect it from direct attacks.
The APEX Ti locks are finished off with laser engraved details and a clear coat that protects your frame from scratches. Available in 6 different colors, the lock can be mounted directly your bike via the included frame mount.
Prices start at $189 for a single lock, and go up to $347 for a set of two with matching keys – which allows you to interlock the two together for an even longer reach.