Urban Velo

Vier Compact Collapsible Lock

We first showed you the Vier compact lock about a year back, and since then the design has been further refined and has hit Kickstarter for the final push into production. Perhaps not as quick to deploy as a u-lock, but it packs down much smaller thanks to the way that all four parts separate and fit into a small pouch. Click and twist the 14 mm shackles into the non-locking end body, then slide the body with the lock core on and go, just like the u-lock you’re familiar with. While compact, it’s not hte lightest at approximately 3.25 lbs. Eventually you’ll be able to order up longer shackle sections for securing multiple bikes in a garage or apartment, definitely an intriguing concept for home or work storage that is higher security than the braided cable so many of us rely on indoors. No lock is perfectly secure, and the Vier team has their mind straight on it, “Our main goal was to design a lock with the same level of security as a U-lock but in a compact form. VIER will protect your bike against lock picking, prying, hacksaws and bolt cutters. No lock on the market can protect us against angle grinders and hydraulic powered jacks.” Get in early for $65 at their Kickstarter and receive your lock by the new year.

3 Comments

  1. kasualAugust 12, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Not sure of the particular appeal of this product vis-a-vis a traditional u-lock setup. The stock length would seemingly make it harder to fit around certain objects, I can’t imagine anyone would want to add yet another bag to their bike if you can carry a u-lock in your pocket and the thing is HEAVY!

    No need to re-invent something that already works well.

  2. TallacAugust 13, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Brad,
    Thanks for post. Glad to see that Urban Velo supports companies bringing new products to the bicycle world.
    Allen

  3. TallacAugust 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

    VIER is now funded on Kickstarter. Order yours today.

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