The new trend in bicycle locks seems to be integrating an existing feature — say the seat or removable pedals — and transforming it into the locking mechanism. With the new Quick Stand & Lock, the lock is built into the kickstand.
All you need to do is roll up, push down on the kickstand and the number combination lock is activated with a spin of the tumbler. The twist is that the kickstand is curved so that it actually juts through the wheel and plants on the other side, preventing the bike from rolling anywhere when locked.
For big urban centers where bike theft is practically a sport, this integrated kickstand lock might need to be beefed up or made from a material that is bolt-cutter resistant for it to be truly theft proof, if it isn't already.
Its safety feature where truly a simple twist makes the difference — both with the unusal curved shape of the kickstand and the built-in combination lock spinning to action as you park. It doesn't get much easier than that to lock your bike.
The designers are Soohwan Kim, Junho Yoon, Dohoon Lee and Hyojin Park
Via Yanko Design