Bicycles

Denny bike lock doubles as a handlebar

A company rep told Gizmag that the Denny Handlebar Lock should be available by next summer (Northern Hemisphere)
A company rep told Gizmag that the Denny Handlebar Lock should be available by next summer (Northern Hemisphere)
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The firm outed the Denny Handlebar Lock at this year's Interbike
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The firm outed the Denny Handlebar Lock at this year's Interbike
A company rep told Gizmag that the Denny Handlebar Lock should be available by next summer (Northern Hemisphere)
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A company rep told Gizmag that the Denny Handlebar Lock should be available by next summer (Northern Hemisphere)

Some people find it a hassle to ride around with a bicycle lock, which is why firms like Interlock offer products such as a seatpost that doubles up as a bike lock. Its latest offering, the Denny Handlebar Lock, is a handlebar that pulls apart to function as a U-lock.

If the idea sounds familiar, that's because though this universal version of the Denny Handlebar Lock was just unveiled at Interbike in Las Vegas, it was originally designed by the Teague design firm in Seattle especially for the Denny.

The lock is made from steel and when pulled apart, one section to which the brake levers are attached remains on the bike's handlebar stem. The rest can be used to secure the bike to a railing or bike rack just like a regular U-lock.

A company rep told Gizmag that pricing is yet to be determined, but that the Denny Handlebar Lock should be available by next summer (Northern Hemisphere).

Source: Interlock

2 comments
exodous
This looks like an easy lock to break,I don't know If I'd trust it. My experience is the smaller the 'U' in a lock the less breakable.
Timelord
To be light enough to serve as a handlebar, it would have to be made of hollow tubing, not the solid rod of U-locks. A hacksaw would cut through it inside of a minute with a minimum of noise and fuss. Probably five seconds with a cordless angle grinder, if you don't mind the noise and think you can get away before anyone will step in to stop you. But I suspect the Denny is designed to deter casual thieves who would grab an unlocked bike and ride off, not anyone who has any kind of tools.
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