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Hiplok launches reflective Superbright wearable locks

New range is designed to boost road safety as well as protect your bike

Hiplok has released a new series of Superbright reflective locks that should be hitting the shops any time now.

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The chain locks are similar to existing Hiplok models in that they’re designed to be wearable when they’re not actually protecting your bike, the Superbright versions each featuring a highly reflective sleeve. The idea is that you sling the lock around your waist and it gets you noticed in car headlights and other lights as you ride.

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The top level Superbright lock in the range, the Hiplok Gold Superbright (£89.99), has just arrived here at This one has a 10mm hardened steel chain and the padlock, a 12mm hardened steel shackle, and a Sold Secure Gold rating.  It weighs 2.4kg (5.3lb).

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The locks adjusts to fit around waists from 28in to 44in. You don’t actually lock it around your waist; rather, the lock comes with an integrated belt that you tighten until it’s comfortable.

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The Hiplok Original Superbright has a Sold Secure Silver rating and is priced £69.99, while the £49.99 Hiplok Lite Superbright is £49.99 and has a Sold Secure Bronze rating. Although this one doesn’t offer as much protection as the other models in the range, it is the lightest of the bunch at 1kg (2.2lb). 

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Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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Sipullan | 8 years ago

I've had a hiplok for a couple of years now. I don't mind the weight (but then I'm pretty pathetically skinny anyway) and I've never had an issue with comfort (although I've never come off whilst wearing it). My only issue is that, because it is a lock, it often sits near the mechanicals of the bike and therefore gets oily. This oil and muck then gets transferred to my t-shirts, so I've had to reduce my light coloured ones to cleaning rags and only have dark coloured t-shirts in my wardrobe now.

bobinski | 8 years ago
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Are you sure you are not already?  1

I know I am...

herohirst | 8 years ago
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Looks tough but I'm not sure I want to be carrying (another) 5 and a half pounds around my middle.

34285011 replied to herohirst | 8 years ago

herohirst wrote:

Looks tough but I'm not sure I want to be carrying (another) 5 and a half pounds around my middle.

Not going to do your spine or internals much good if you come a cropper either. Each to their own though.

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