It may not make the local news, but your bike is in great danger of being stolen. An estimated 2 million bicycles are stolen each year in the U.S. and Canada. In Great Britain, one bicycle is stolen every six minutes. Berlin had 100 bike thefts per day in 2017, with only 5 percent of thefts being recovered. In fact, you can’t go 10 seconds without a bike being stolen somewhere in the world. Given how much bicycles can cost, the need for a better locking system is pretty big. Walsun has a new approach to securing your bike—the world’s smallest fingerprint disc lock.
Walsun’s disc brake is small, so there’s less hassle compared to the traditional chains and other locks. The disc brake weighs only 220 grams, so you can slip it into your backpack or even right into a pocket. Plus, it works on more than just bicycles; you can use it or ebikes and motorcycles. The lock works by fitting it onto the disc brakes of your bike. With the lock in place, the disc brake is blocked from moving, which means the bike is unrideable. When you’re ready to get back on your bike, disengaging the lock is a simple action of placing your thumb or finger on the fingerprint scanner to unlock it. Then pull it right off. If you’re worried that the disc brake isn’t enough to protect your bike, or if you want to secure it to something, you can also get the Walsun’s steel cable lock. It features the same fingerprint locking technology but adds a steel cable coated in PVC that you can weave through your tire and frame and even around a bike rack.
The lock has a 1-65 waterproof and dustproof rating, so you won’t have to worry about leaving it out in the elements. The disc brake lock is available for $59 and the cable lock for $69. You can pick up both for $119. Don’t be one of the many who will have their bike stolen this year. Keep it secure with Walsun.