After watching the two videos below, I’m somewhat convinced that the TiGr8 titanium bike lock will be able to offer comparable security features of a much heavier bike chain without the added weight.

The TiGr, developed by John Loughlin and currently being funded on Kickstarter is a super-lightweight bike lock that uses a single band of semi-flexible titanium to lock your bike securely to any pole or rack. The TiGr really does sound too good to be true and I’ll be keeping an eye out for additional tests. Honestly, if everything goes well, I’ll be looking forward to ditching my chain lock for this baby!

And here’s a video of the TiGr titanium going through some testing.