We were contacted recently by one of our customers, Dillon, who wanted to let us know that he was the recent victim to an attempted theft of his precious e-bike.
We asked Dillon what happened, and this is what he said:
"My bike was locked to a stairwell in my shared stairwell of my apartment building. I had a litelok X1 securing the frame of the bike, as well as an on guard brute securing the wheel and the frame of the bike."
The OnGuard Brute that was cut during the angle grinder attack
"On the 18th April at 9 o' clock, 2 men jumped over the fence to my apartment while I was on holiday. They forced open the door to our shared apartment building, and used an angle grinder to attack the locks on my bike. They cut through my secondary lock, an on guard brute fairly easily. The cut was clean, not much resistance, and it broke out of its shackle. Then they attempted to cut the litelok x1. The lock immediately started to wear down their disks and either the battery or the blade gave up first, and they left empty handed. I’m extremely happy that the Litelok lived up to its promise and I still have my beloved E-bike with me. Thank you so much!"
Damaged but not defeated - X1 withstood the angle grinder attack
Situations like these are precisely why the LITELOK X range was developed. The angle grinder is quickly becoming the tool of choice for bike thieves so it's more important than ever that you keep your bike protected with an armoured lock.
We're delighted that Dillon still has his beloved e-bike and X1 did its job.