New York’s Supreme finds a way to always incorporate a cycling accessory in their seasonal lineups. This year, a Kryptonite U-Lock made its way into their fall catalog, which goes live on their site tomorrow. Retail? Your guess is as good as mine. Keep an eye on Supreme tomorrow.
If you are a Captain America type, who likes to mink oil his Redwings, press his jeans, only ride American-made frames dressed with Chris King, White Industries, PAUL and the like while you eat your local granola dribbled with local honey then I found a lock for you. But you’ll have to give me a few minutes between mustache waxing…
Granted, that’s a bit of an extreme picture to paint. We all have tendencies, myself included and part of the reason I really like some of Abus’ locks is because they’re made in Germany. Same reason I like Panaracer and Continental tires. Domestic production doesn’t always coincide with excessive wealth or expense. Wald baskets are $20, King Cages are $30 and so on.
However, if I were so head-over-cleats with US-production, this made in the USA Shinola chain lock, clad in Horween leather would match my Helm boots just fine. Why oh why didn’t they do it up in Oxblood though?!?!
Yet as I said, $285 is a lot of coin! Unless you’re British, then the conversion comes to £182.87. Wait, that’s still a lot of quid!
I love Abus‘ locks and it appears their new 410 Ultra products have rounded out the 400 lineup…
“This attractive and easy to use lock fills the gap in ABUS entry level u-lock security at an incredibly pocket-friendly price point and shines by offering an complete collection of locks: the mini; mini with cobra cable; long shackly mini; long shackly mini-u with cobra cable; standard size, standard with cobra cable; and a long shackly version.”
Check out more information below and head to your local shop to order.
Tracko did a nice photo-comparison of the new Kryptonite Mini Evo Lite u-lock, versus the older Krypto Mini Evo. These locks are now available at your local bike shop, so head over and see for yourself. Don’t forget to register your keys too!
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought about fabricating something like this add-on shackle. Genius. The only thing is eliminates from the usability of the lock is the tuck-it-in-the-belt-loop portage trick.
Available this winter from Kryptonite.
This is by no means the first proprietary locking skewer system on the market, but Nutlock puts a clever spin on the concept. Head over to their Kickstarter to find out more about these security skewers. Oh and yes, it doubles as a bottle opener wrench…
Man, I miss NYC and the people in this video!
Ever wonder how a lock is made? Check out this video that looks inside the Abus factory in Hege, Germany.
This week, Knog announced the newest addition to their line: the Party Combo lock. These 620mm long combination locks are meant to keep your bike from walking away at a cafe, not for long-term use, unless you live in Japan…
See more below!