The 560G titanium folding lock is named for its weight, just 560 grams, yet it’ll hold up to 4′ bolt cutters, freezing, chiseling and hammering with the best of ’em.
Designed by two former Lehigh University students, the 560G uses Grade 5 titanium with intricate rolling links to secure your bike, yet closes and locks with a simple click of a button. The design makes it easy to portage and easy to use, getting you off the bike and on your way far faster than anything requiring a key for closure. Check out the video and closeup images below…
The design is finalized and all manufacturing partners are in place, they’re just raising money on Kickstarter to place the large order necessary to get a proper production run. A pledge of $150 gets you an early bird deal, after which prices start climbing to $170, then $200. Score two for $300, or seven for $750. Each includes a belt loop holster and two keys.
The joints use a marine-grade stainless steel pin that is protected by a titanium shield, which then has a free-floating shield of it’s own that’ll simply spin if you tried to cut or smash it. It’s a patent pending design that also adds enough girth to the joint that it makes it difficult for bolt cutters to gain purchase – they’re more likely to just slide off than start cutting anything. Lastly, it’s designed to be heat- and freeze-proof, too.