The idea for the Ottolock was born during a short break in a café. Road cyclists usually don’t carry a bicycle lock with them to go somewhere and get a snack. A U-lock is too heavy, a cable lock doesn’t offer enough security for the expensive high-end bike. In 2014, a small group of product innovators, bicycle lovers and tech geeks got together to find a solution.
From Kickstarter to a Worldwide Success Story
Whether a simple pair of scissors, a bolt cutter, ice spray or picking – all bike locks are thoroughly tested in Portland (USA) to guarantee high security. Following extensive successful tests, the final product was launched: a lightweight lock with robust aluminium head and several layers of robust steel, Kevlar and a Santoprene surface – resistant to cutting, lighter than a U-lock and more secure than a cable lock. Just the right combination of security and lightness in a compact size. This clever solution went over big: Within a short time only, Ottolock reached full funding at Kickstarter – and was thus ready for production.
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