Litelok is the result of years of research, development, engineering and testing. In some of our tests we use machines to apply forces far greater than any human can achieve, with Liteloks meeting or exceeding industry standards.
Litelok Gold is the lightest, flexible Sold Secure Gold bike lock, and was awarded Best Bike Lock by Cycling Plus (foldable category). And Litelok Silver is the world’s lightest Sold Secure Silver bike lock.
U lock vs Litelok Gold - Torsion (Twisting) Test
In this test we compare a Litelok Gold against a U lock (also Gold rated). This torsion test rig has been developed with an engineering consultant and Swansea University College of Engineering - Prof Stephen Brown (Head of Engineering), Dr Nick Lavery and Dr Adam Philo.
As you can see, Litelok Gold performs much better than a U/D lock against this type of attack.
Matthew ‘Pritch’ Pritchard vs Litelok Gold
We asked Matthew ‘Pritch’ Pritchard, former MTV star of Dirty Sanchez, who has become an ironman athlete, to try to break a single Litelok Gold with common theft tools. He couldn’t do it! Watch the video.
Engineer vs Litelok Gold
The video below demonstrates the high-security of a Litelok Gold. We got our Engineer to attack a single Litelok Gold with a range of common theft tools consecutively to show it can withstand sustained attack. The tools we use are:
- cable cutters
- bolt croppers
- cordless drill
- freeze spray, hammer & chisel
- crow bar (aka wrecking bar)
Factory Guy vs Litelok Gold
In the video below, we got the biggest guy in our factory to try to break a Litelok Gold using a leverage attack, with a tool similar to a crowbar. He couldn't do it.
U lock vs Litelok Silver - Torsion (Twisting) Test
In this test we compare a Litelok Silver against a U/D lock (also Silver rated). As you can see, Litelok Silver performs much better than a U/D lock against this type of attack.
Bolt Cropper Attack on Litelok Silver Lock Housing
Real Bike Thieves vs Litelok
Litelok’s have proven themselves on the streets too.
We have received many messages from happy customers whose Litelok has deterred thieves. One of them even sent security camera footage in. As you can see the thieves tried with all their might to break the Litelok but all they managed to break was a sweat.
- Read here how a customer in New York City almost had his bicycle stolen, but didn’t, thanks to his Litelok. The bike thief simply could not break it.
- Litelok stops bike thief in London.
- This customer in Lyon, France still has her bike because of her Litelok bike lock.
- A thief tried to cut a customer’s Litelok with bolt cutters but failed, in Liverpool, UK.
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