Pez Takes a Closer Look at the OttoLock Bicycle Lock

Pez reviews the lightweight, strong & portable OttoLock bicycle lock from in Portland.
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discoverydavid says:

This would be an ok product used in tandem with a gold standard U-lock (through back wheel/stay frame to post). I’d choose the longer version in a bright colour to go through front wheel/main frame to post. No lock is going to stop a thief, they think in time and visibility…a 2 lock combo (correctly attached front and back) buys you enough of a time deterrent if you’re shopping. Apart from that: Bottom line is never leave your bike in public for more than absolutely necessary.

Mark Panya Wienands says:

You’re better off trying the 3-digit codes than actually trying to cut it. Takes 5 minutes to try all the combinations, and an averaging chance that you will do 2.5 minutes or less before hitting the right number.

WeTheTech says:

please test this lock for security.

AgileCoast 1 says:

I had an idea for a lock. From what I’ve seen on youtube, layered materials would be an excellent solution. The more layers you have, the harder it is to cut through. My idea for a lock however would be impossible to produce because of the materials involved in making it. First I’d start with a bar made out of Tempered Damascus Steel, Second I’d put 2 layers of carbon fiber ontop of it, next I would tightly wrap it with 2 layers of thin braided steel wires, then I’d put on a sleeve of some kind of kevlar type material, and finally I’d give it a rubber coating. Like I said, it would be nearly impossible to make such a thing. Coast of materials would be extremely expensive. But a man can dream cant he. I would like to someone attemp this or something similar and put it to the test. Just to see how strong something like that would be and how long it would take to cut through.

TigrrrTamer says:

They gave you bolt-cutters, because it looks impressive, and they didn’t want you to try with sheet-metal cutters.

Miles Bradley says:

Unfortunately the Ottolock is VERY pick-able due to the fact that the combination is re-settable. I found this out the hard way, thinking that no one else had one, and that no one would know how to re-set the combo.

Simon Drapeau says:

Dont buy it , it can be cut in seconds, definetly not worth it,

T stein says:

might want to change your lock combo we now know it is 416

John L Rice says:

I’d think a large set of bolt cutters would be more effective on the lock body? To cut the strap a heavy duty pair of shears, like industrial tin snips, would probably work?

Vitor Lima says:

3 digit code? less than 10m to open.

richardperth2002 says:

it is easy to break it check out

Rixter says:

Pez, how’s your lock holding up? Just picked one up at MEC today. Very nice Chippo ride

flimbs says:

Although it might stop some thieves, the big problem with this lock is, after its first attack, the lock becomes rendered useless as the teeth can no longer go through the locking mechanism. Not even sure if you could remove the lock yourself afterwards. Thoughts?

Heuster Heu says:

A crow bar and some twisting would take that out just like the litlok, wanna lock your bike and buy some time ? Get two mini ulock and a hardend chain.

littlegoobie says:

that strap seems to just lock against a ratcheting roller inside the lock body like a ziptie. What i want to see is how those tiny little grooves would hold up against a brute force attack by putting a short pipe in the locked loop and just twisting to put pressure on the little strap grooves. I’d be very surprised if it something doesn’t give becuase the lock body is so small that the locking mechanism can’t have that much grip on the strap. I expect it to pop apart or slip on the strap the same way a zip tie would fail.

RJ The Bike Guy says:

I would love to have a try at opening it, or breaking it.

Chris Hvid says:

Are there any thieves that don’t use portable angle grinders…mincemeat in 10 seconds on this one…

GoodRiddanceGooglePlus says:

The problem with this lock is not someone cutting it. IT is if you use it all the time, and you aren’t constantly changing the combination, it would take a thief only a few days to simply brute force your combination. 1000 combinations is absurd. They need to add at least one more digit.

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