Hiplok announced the ANKR, a new anchoring system for bicycle locks. The device uses four bolts to secure into virtually any sturdy surface – even a brick wall. It is compatible with any standard D-lock or chain lock, giving you near limitless options for where to park your bike.

While Hiplok is better known for their actual locking devices, the new ANKR is an interesting concept. Traditional locks don’t work when there isn’t a place to actually use it – and the ANKR provides an answer.

The four provided attachment bolts work with masonry, concrete, or wood. The hardened steel frame has a 75 x 44mm opening for your bike lock.

Hiplok co-founder, Ben Smith, commented

“With the latest crime statistics indicating that most bikes are stolen from homes or outbuildings, we wanted to bring our unique Hiplok problem solving design approach to bike storage. Alongside our wearable bike locks and Z LOK security ties, we can now offer cyclists quality, practical secure storage products to help protect bikes at home, in the garage or at work.”

The ANKR is available now for $100. Color choices include black, white, and red.

Hiplok.com

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buddy
buddy
2 years ago

I’d be interested to see if you could pry this thing off the wall with a crowbar since it’s got a large opening or if it could just be smashed off with a hammer or big wrench. The four bolts seem sturdy so I guess it depends on the mounting surface.

dudebro
dudebro
2 years ago

The concrete anchors look too close to each other which will cause brick, CMU, or concrete to fracture in between the anchors. You won’t get close to the anchor’s full load rating.

Erv Spanks
Erv Spanks
2 years ago
Reply to  dudebro

In hard brick with epoxy anchors it might hold, but in common brick or CMU it would completely blow out with any force applied.

pinko
pinko
2 years ago

Another lock for people living in places where you don’t need a lock.

Dylan
Dylan
2 years ago

Any decent length crowbar will have that off in no time.

Sanchez C
Sanchez C
2 years ago

If that brick is over 50yo, which most brick is, it’s not gonna hold very well.

Handie Herbkock
Handie Herbkock
2 years ago

One swift hit with a sledge and the bike’s yours.