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Is this the Safest Bike Lock on the Market?

The bike lock that claims to be indestructible

Always on the quest to protect our precious bikes, this particular lock caught my eye. I am intrigued to see if it really is as impressive as it looks. 

A student who had his mountain bike stolen has created what he claims is the world’s most indestructible cycle lock.

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Felix Ure, a product design undergraduate from Nottingham Trent University’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, created the Henchlock using Kevlar – a high strength fibre material found in body armour – after his Norco Rival bicycle was stolen when he was a school boy.

Felix, originally from Tunbridge Wells in Kent, said: “I know how it feels to have a bike stolen. It can be extremely frustrating, especially when you’ve worked hard to earn the money to buy it as I did.

“It’s really important that a bike lock can last long enough for a thief to be deterred. I wanted to design something which could help people avoid having to go through what I did.”

The student’s creation claims to stand up against hacksaws, chain cutters and a range of other hardware commonly used by bike thieves. The Kavlar (the really strong bit) is wound through two case-hardened steel chains. The chains and the Kevlar are then enclosed inside a nylon cover.

The bike lock is really quite nifty looking as when it is not being used it can be wrapped around the crossbar of your bike, which is good news for those that like to travel light!

The video below is well worth a watch as it shows the lock really being put through its paces…

To watch the Hench lock being put to the test, click here. To see it on, click here.

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