After about 5-6 months of waiting, my long-awaited TiGr bike lock finally arrived. The project is a Kickstarter product that received enough backing to see the light of day. In a nutshell, it’s a long, titanium bow that seems quite resistant to attacks, judging by the videos in the project’s website.
The craftsmanship is on-point. It’s ti, so it’s light and durable. The lock also has a thin, protective coat over the titanium to prevent scuffing of your bike’s paint.
This morning, I took out the lock, along with my bike, to test a variety of locking scenarios. It succeeded with flying colors. Take a look at some photos after the jump.
I admittedly haven’t put it to the test in a real-world scenario, but so far, I am really pleased with the results. It locks up your entire bike, no sweat. My only qualm is that, as you can probably tell, it’s a little awkward to carry around. It will most likely fit into a bag without much of an issue, but a mini-U lock is a much more suitable device for short locking situations.