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The InterLock™ hides inside of your bike frame through the seat post. It's universal and can be installed on virtually any bike.
The InterLock™ hides inside of your bike frame through the seat post. It's universal and can be installed on virtually any bike.
The InterLock™ hides inside of your bike frame through the seat post. It's universal and can be installed on virtually any bike.
1,112 backers pledged $51,213 to help bring this project to life.

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The InterLock™ - The Lock that Hides Inside of Your Bike

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Our Kickstarter campaign has ended successfully! To order your InterLock go to www.The-InterLock.com

As featured on: CNET.com TheAwesomer.com FastCompany.com BicycleRetailer.com CoolMaterial.com Coolhunting.com BikeRumor.com TrendHunter.com and more!

Carrying a bike lock has always sucked...until now.

The InterLock™ is an integrated bicycle lock that hides inside of your bike frame via the seat post. This is a universal system that can be installed on virtually every bike!
The InterLock™ is an integrated bicycle lock that hides inside of your bike frame via the seat post. This is a universal system that can be installed on virtually every bike!
Tucked Away and Locked up! The cables are long enough to run through the frame, rear wheel, and around a post!
Tucked Away and Locked up! The cables are long enough to run through the frame, rear wheel, and around a post!
The InterLock™ - out in the real world.
The InterLock™ - out in the real world.
Popping in at the pub after a Sunday ride in the sunshine.
Popping in at the pub after a Sunday ride in the sunshine.
KICKSTARTER ONLY, Limited edition water bottle!
KICKSTARTER ONLY, Limited edition water bottle!

Team Members:

Adrian Solgaard Janzen, Nicole Donnelly, Tori Pearce, Ashley Burnstad, Chris Cavill, Jon Hunwick and Ashton Hamilton-Smith. Special thanks to Éric Côté, Erik Janzen, Edgars Neilands and Bryce Schultz.
*and of course, Adrian's Mom :)

#theinterlock - our official hashtag!

Our Kickstarter campaign has ended successfully! To order your InterLock go to www.The-InterLock.com

Risks and challenges

Challenge: Delivery goal of end of May. Risk: Low

We've spoken with multiple factories on what our production runs need to look like to make this timeline happen. We have the 3D drawings ready to go, and the rapid prototypes have been made and are succesful. All that needs to happen from here is to make the molds and get the machines churning them out! We have been referred to great factories both overseas and in North America by other bicycle manufacturers, and depending on the scale of the Kickstarter launch, we will go with whichever one fills the need best.

We've been told that creating the tooling will take a max of 50 days. If we place the order for that in early January it will be done by Late February. From there, production time for the run we will be doing for Kickstarter will take approximately 3 weeks, this brings us to mid-March. We've allowed a month for final packaging, shipping, and assembly, which brings us to late April and when we ship to our customers it will be May.

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FAQ

  • Make sure that when locking up you run the cable through your frame before you lock it. That way, if the seat post is removed the bike is still secure. *See pic #3.

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  • Size selection will be done with the follow up form if (hopefully WHEN) funding is successful. Standard sizing available will be 27.2mm - which is the standard size for road bikes.

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  • The cables are 8mm braided steel cable, rated for 400kg of tensile strength. We're working with the lock manufacturer on braiding an extra material in there to be more cut resistant than other locks in this class.

    We will be getting the product ranked by a third party lock rating system which will be important for insurance companies when insuring your bicycle.

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  • We've received a lot of requests for a clear/silver option, which we have now added! If you have a specific colour you'd like let us know in the comments section.

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  • You'll have to set your pledge and adjust it from $49 to $39 manually for this one. Kickstarter doesn't offer a separate shipping class for Canada, it's all just classed as "international".

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  • It will...in time. We are working to find which ratings cover which countries and which are the most effective for us to pursue. But it's a huge thing we want to look into for the next step in your bike's security.

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  • Total weight including the lock and seatpost is about 1.5 lbs. Most of that weight is the lock and cable. We're waiting on final production parts until we give an official weight.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    You've carried around a bike lock before and been annoyed. You know there must be a better way! Thank you for your support! We'll keep you updated with the progression of our product.

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    InterLock™ Water bottle – KICKSTARTER ONLY, aluminum InterLock™ water bottle! Existing backers, add $15 to your pledge for this reward. Add $5 for international shipping.

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    EARLY BIRD BLOWOUT SPECIAL: Receive the InterLock™ for $29! Retail price $50+tax. Sweet deal, bro! Prepare for your life to be changed.

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    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Receive the InterLock™ for the Kickstarter price of $39. Retail price will be $50+tax. You're part of the bike lock revolution. Free shipping to the US and Canada.

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    Pledge $39 or more About $39

    Free shipping to Canada! Receive an InterLock with free shipping to Canada.

    *NOTE:This option is only added due to some confusion with the other reward tier. All previous pledges will still ship to Canada for free.

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    Pledge $44 or more About $44

    CLEAR COATED InterLock™! This will be clear coated aluminum version. (It will look like shiny silver aluminium)

    You've asked for more colours and we've listened!

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    Pledge $49 or more About $49

    Kickstarter Green Reward: Receive one Kickstarter green cable version of the InterLock™. This will only be available on Kickstarter. Make your lock stand out! Free shipping to the US and Canada.

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    Pledge $59 or more About $59

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! UPDATED CHAIN VERSION of The InterLock! Black or clear coated aluminium.

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    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    CHAIN VERSION of The InterLock! Black or clear coated aluminium.

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    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    FREE SHIPPING TO CANADA! CHAIN VERSION of The InterLock! Black or clear coated aluminium.

    *NOTE:This option is only added due to some confusion with the other reward tier. All previous pledges will still ship to Canada for free.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    I'll install your InterLock™ and take you on its first ride around the seawall in Vancouver followed up by a couple of pints at an ocean view pub.

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Funding period

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