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This indestructible bicycle lock weighs less than an iPad

If you’re a city cyclist then you know the pain and frustration of having to carry around a whopping great lock, which weighs as much as an extra limb, all in the faint hope of keeping your bike unstolen for another day.

Urban biking should be a liberating experience, letting you soar through traffic like a beautiful, two-wheeled eagle displaying nothing but scorn for the train-riders and bus-catchers.

Now, finally, with this new ultra-lightweight lock from Altor you don’t have to make a choice between carrying several kilos of steel in your pocket or having your bicycle pinched.

The titanium folding lock, called 560G, weighs just – you guessed it – 560 grams (1.23 pounds) and has a unique, three-way joint system that eliminates the need for vulnerable joints and rivets that are the weakness of other folding bike-locks.

The icing on the cake for those who value convenience is the push-button, which lets you lock it in place without the need of a key.

Find out more and help fund the project on Kickstarter to bring this awesomeness into the world. No pressure though, as Altor has already almost doubled its $35,000 fundraising target.

Via Cool Hunting

560G bike lock from Altor
560G bike lock from Altor

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Milo Sumner is a day-dreamer, living and breathing in London. When feeling low, he tends to cut loose and chase after dogs in the park. Otherwise he can usually be found pondering what to have for lunch.