The Lobster Lock Is a Biker’s Best Friend, Never Has to Be Taken It Off

If your favorite means of transport is a bicycle, regardless of whether traditional or electric, your biggest problem is keeping it safe from thieves.
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The Lobster Lock, the world's first attached folding lockThe Lobster Lock, the world's first attached folding lockThe Lobster Lock, the world's first attached folding lockThe Lobster Lock, the world's first attached folding lock
The increase in popularity for e-bikes has led to a proportionate increase of the problem: e-bikes are more expensive and, as a rule, heavier than non-electric versions. Unless you invest in a really light e-bike, your next best choice is to save up for one of those U-locks but you know what they say: a bike lock is only as tough as the thief’s will and determination.

Lobster Lock says it can solve that issue for good, by delivering the unbreakable bike lock. Not only is it thief-proof almost entirely, but it’s also the world’s first and only attached, folding lock, which means that you won’t ever have to worry about carrying that heavy U-lock with you. Or forgetting about it altogether.

Lobster Lock isn’t even that heavy, though it’s solid. Made of heat-treated hardened steel, it weighs 2.8 pounds (1.3 kg) and fastens to the down or seat tube, where the bike bottle cage bosses are. You lock in the screws and then you can mount the bottle cage on top of the lock.

When it’s time to park the bike, open the claws of the lock and lock it through the front wheel (if it’s on the down tube). Even if a thief comes and unscrews the base of the lock from the bike, they still won’t be able to take the bike because the lock forms a closed loop.

“Coming back to an unscrewed Lobster Lock would certainly be annoying, but we’ll take that over a stolen bike every time,” Lobster Lock says. Unless, of course, the thief chooses to saw his way to your bike, in which case absolutely no lock in the world could deter him.

Priced at $74.99, the Lobster Lock is definitely pricier than other rigid steel bike locks, but then again, it’s expected from a world first.

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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