Hiplok was founded with the purpose of designing and building quality security products for cyclists. A u-lock has traditionally been the go-to method of securing a bike in urban settings; they’re small, easy to carry, and relatively light, especially when compared to a heavy-duty chain. The downside is that they are vulnerable to high-powered angle grinders, which have become the tool of choice for bike thieves.
The newest product introduction from Hiplok is the D1000, a “U” (or D, depending on your perspective) style lock, designed to resist high-powered angle grinders.
According to research conducted by Hiplok, a quality U-lock can be breached in less than 30 seconds. That’s not a lot of security when it comes down to it. Their new D1000 on the other hand is able to resist angle grinder attacks for a significant duration of time.
Is the D1000 the new bar set for bicycle security? They’re not quite available yet, but you can pre-order one now by supporting their Kickstarter event. They will set you back though; the projected MSRP is about twice of the New York Chain (the previous golden standard of bike security) at $345 USD.
Learn more at Hiplok.com