Pete, Electric Bike Reports
Sometimes remembering to bring your bike lock is a pain and that is where the InterLock comes in. The Interlock is a very convenient lock because it is “hiding” in your seatpost and it is always on your bike.
I am a fan of making the bike convenient and easy to use for everyday riding to work, errands, and cruising downtown. The more convenient it is to simply grab your bike and go, the better.
I look forward to the day when are bikes are “turn key” like a car. They will be easy to ride (electric assist) and they will have all the convenient accessories to make riding your bike to work an easy choice.
The InterLock is one of those accessories that gets us closer to that fully equipped “turn key” bike.
The Interlock sells for $59.99 which is not bad considering that a seat post and a lock separately would be about that much total.
Here is a one minute [video] of how the InterLock works from the inventor and CEO of Interlock, Adrian Solgaard.
And here are some more pictures to give you further information:
◦You will always have a lock with you and it is hidden well so your bike still looks good.
◦ It is very easy to use compared to spiraled cables that you have to unravel.
◦It can secure the frame and rear wheel (and possibly a front wheel if you remove it).
◦$59.99 is a reasonable price for a lock and seatpost.
◦The length of the cable is pretty good but it would be nice to have it a little longer to be able to lock to large parking structures (trees, etc.). That may be difficult to achieve because there is limited seat tube space for varying sizes of frames.
◦It is not the most robust lock for leaving your e-bike for long periods of time in high theft areas. It’s good for quick errand running or locking in low theft risk areas.
Overall I think the InterLock is a good lock solution. It is nice to always have a lock on my bike. It is easy to use and it further makes my bike more convenient for commuting and errand running.
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