The Pedal Lock has just launched on Kickstarter, where it’s about halfway to reaching its $65,000 funding goal, and is flat pedal with a cable lock integrated into its body.
The company says it came up with the idea for a lock integrated into the pedal because it was fed up with forgetting a traditional lock, which has to be inconveniently stored around the frame of the bike or in a backpack. It wanted a lock that could be concealed in the bike so it was always ready to go.
“The Pedal Lock is perfect for bike riders on the go as it is quick and easy to lock your bike and even quicker and easier to unlock your bike,” says the company.
The 33in cable, enough to reach around a telegraph pole, retracts from the pedal body and a combination lock secures it in place. An alarm is then activated. The cable is made from 2.4mm galvanised steel with a rubberised cut and kink resistant coating.
Kickstarter has been a popular source of new lock designs, and we’ve seen quite a few interesting products over the years. There was the Skylock, a solar powered D-lock on Kickstarter about a year ago, and Quick Caps, a locking device for a quick release skewer.
To get your hands on a set of pedals, you can pledge $40 and get an early bird special. Pedals will be shipping anywhere in the world, with no shipping cost to Europe. Pedal Lock is expected to be available in March 2016, so you’ve got some waiting if you want a set of the pedals.
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.