There are few reasons why we spend so much money for security of our bike. Some installed alarm just like cars, some use big padlock and some use disc brake lock. Whatever lock they use, the purpose is to protect the bike from inconsiderate thief. Now, there is a new kind of lock named Grip-Lock which is made in New Zealand. So far, there are no other brand that produces this kind of grip lock as far as I know. It comes in 4 different colour that is Black, Yellow, Red and Green. The one that I get for the review is the one in Yellow which I really liked. This is because the Yellow colour is very striking and at least can make my bike less prone to choosen as the target for the thief. This kind of high visibility yellow is being used by other products manufacturer such as helmet manufacturer, HJC which make Flourescent Yellow helmet.
The Grip-Lock is easy to use and there are two pads for you to adjust the grip of the Grip-Lock to your bike handle. You can also adjust the brake lever lock position by adjusting the black brake bar inside the Grip-Lock. You see further in the picture below.
The Grip-Lock is also easy to setup and you don’t have to squat down to lock your bike. Usually, when we have to lock the brake disc pad or the chain sprocket using the padlock, we need to squat down and installed the lock and do the same thing when we want to unlock it. Using this Grip-Lock, it will make your locking work easier since you just have to installed in on your bike handle and brake lever.
On the outside, this Grip-Lock looks innocent enough but actually there are 3 steel bars inside it that is covered with 30% glass filled nylon. It can withstand the torture of a saw and pricking, but if somebody were to use big sawing machine, I think it could fail too. To see a person doing that to your bike is a clear attention grabber, so, no need to worry about it. Still, if somebody were to take your bike and put it inside a lorry, just about any lock won’t work. At least, we have taken the steps to avoid it from happening.
So, have you take the security steps to protect your bike?
UPDATE(10/03/2013): The price is RM175 for preorder and it is at RM195 normal price. Sorry.
Grip-Lock is available for online purchase in Malaysia via this address: www.facebook.com/imgriplocked
or you can contact Mr Mohamad Iftitah at [email protected] or 014-602 2006. (Psst, don’t forget to tell him that you know it from MotoMalaya.net)