Lock - OttoLock
Sometimes you just need to stop a ne’er-do-well with no impulse control who’d hop on your bike while you’re getting coffee or something, and off he goes. You can disengage your front wheel from the dropouts and drop your chain so it lays slack, and that combo will probably befuddle a baddy.
Or you can, as we have, lock your bike with a John’s Irish strap, buckled and tied complicatedly so as to make it a slow hassle to undo. All those are great ideas to keep in mind and use when you don’t have the lock that sounds like it was named after the Founder’s Dog.
Otto is a Zip-Tie made with five layers of Kevlar and three of steel, all covered with a rubbery plastic. Nobody’s wayward child is going to saw or cut through it with non-electric hand tools. It’s for befuddling dummies and grab-and-go goons.
It comes in three lengths and we carry the best length: 30 inches, for quick-locks with one wheel, frame, and pole.
Weight: 30-incher 5.5 ounces