The first Kickstarter we ever mentioned TiGrLock is back with a mini version and already funded, and a staff pick. We’ve got one in and it’s like original, but not like hanging a titanium bow on your bike – the original was designed to lock both wheels and the bike. I asked Jim to tell me about the new mini
We played around with different shapes. We listened to folks. The locking area of our mini is similar to a mini ulock.
The locking area makes it possible to secure a wheel and frame to a rack, or just the frame - like a mini ulock. It works well for the Sheldon method of locking rear wheel and rear triangle to a rack.
We liked how having a straight side enables it to ride on a bike in a stable way.
We wanted to use as little Ti as possible in order to get the price down. The mini uses half as much Ti as our standard length bow. Using less Ti also reduces the weight even more.
What I liked then about Jim and TiGrLock is they send out photos for media to touch and test.