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Aspen Times Weekly: TiGr Mini titanium bike lock

A loop of lightweight titanium linked to a keyed cylinder forms the entirety of the TiGr Mini, a new kind of bike lock. Stanton Concepts LLC manufactures the locks in New Jersey and markets them with the tagline “elegant bike security.”

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it’s hard to argue with the simplicity of this design. I reviewed it during the past month, and it stands out from the crowd as a streamlined and handsome option in a category where chains and clunky u-locks dominate.

In use, the TiGr locks are slick. A bow of titanium fits over your bike frame, around a post, and then it locks together with a click.

I secured my bike over the past month to review the TiGr Mini, which costs $99. It came to market this year touted as the lightest in its category, weighing just under 1 pound.

For more on this product, visit Stephen Regenold is the founder and writes about outdoors gear for Gear Junkie.

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