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Canton, MA, USA – E-bikes are one of the fastest-growing and most expensive cycling categories, two of the chief reasons they have become top targets for theft nationwide. With the COVID-19 pandemic spurring unprecedented bike industry growth last year (according to NPD data) and as more people purchase bikes for recreation and transportation, an increase in the number of thefts is also on the rise. Kryptonite®, a brand of Allegion and producer of high-quality chains, cables, u-locks, folding locks, flexible security systems and lights for the bicycle market, is launching new locks to help e-bike owners keep their investment secure in different situations. The new Kryptolok 610 S Folding Lock, along with options such as the Kryptonite Ring Lock and Plug-In Chain locks, provide convenient and reliable security options for owners, whether they are making a quick stop or spending a significant time away from their e-bikes.
The Kryptolok 610 S ($114.95) is a compact, foldable, highly portable lock that extends from 21cm to be 100cm long. Weighing just 2.65 lbs. and having the ability to fold into a compact 2.5″ in x 8.5″ x 1.5″ rectangle, the Kryptolok 610 S’ light weight and small shape allow it to be mounted to the frame of a bike in an unobstructed manner using the included Click Bracket, or stowed in a small bag for easy carry.
The Kryptolok 610 S comes with two keys and features a rubber coating over its 5mm hardened steel links that protect the e-bike’s frame from paint damage when in use. Its Click Bracket mount was designed for added convenience so that the Kryptolok 610 S can be attached or removed whether the user is grabbing it from the top, front or a side angle. The Kryptolok 610 S rounds out Kryptonite’s existing robust e-bike security offerings, including a variety of chains, folding locks, u-locks and ring locks with plug-ins.
For owners of e-bikes with a drop-tube design, Kryptonite’s existing e-bike security options is the 9mm Plug-In Chain ($42.95), which provides a heightened level of security for cyclists who need to secure their e-bike for an extended period. The 9mm steel chain is 120cm long, providing ample length for securing an e-bike to a fixed object before plugging into a Kryptonite Ring Lock ($39.95). The Ring Lock, itself, is semi-permanent in design and stays mounted to the frame of the e-bike when not in use, helping to ensure cyclists will always have some sort of theft protection with them.
For the utmost in e-bike security, Kryptonite has the Evolution 1090 ($89.99). Its 10mm six-sided chain links are made from 3T manganese steel, and it incorporates a high-security disc-style cylinder that is both pick and drill resistant. The Evolution 1090 also incorporates an end link design which secures the chain directly to the hardened deadbolt eliminating a critical vulnerability of many chain-style locks.
“There isn’t a one-size-fits-all in terms of what works best with bicycle security. Different cyclists will have different needs, and that extends to e-bike riders as well. With the new Kryptolok 610 S, we’re offering an innovative and convenient option for e-bike owners, complementing our other products for times when a more robust level of security is important. For e-bike owners and other cyclists, Kryptonite has multiple levels of security options for whether a rider needs to make a quick stop or leave their e-bike unattended for a longer period,” said Daryl Slater, Kryptonite brand manager.
The Kryptolok 610 S has received Varefakta and Sold Secure approvals, two leading international organizations for testing security products. Both locks are also eligible for Kryptonite’s Anti-Theft Protection Offer (ATPO), a program that reimburses registered customers for a specific monetary amount if a bicycle is stolen due to the opening or breaking of the lock by force. It is also eligible for Kryptonite’s Key Safe Program, which will replace lost keys for free when a cyclist registers their lock on Kryptonite’s website.
All Kryptonite locks come with a lifetime warranty. More information on the new Kryptonite locks for e-bikes can be found at kryptonitelock.com.
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