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OTTOLOCK Launched By Otto Design Works

Portland, OR, September 12, 2016 – OTTO DesignWorks, makers of the revolutionary OTTO Tuning System™, proudly announces its latest innovation, OTTOLOCK, the go-anywhere cinch lock for bikes and more.


OTTOLOCK is an all-new cinch lock for both cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts who value their gear and need a small, safe, and lightweight solution for their lifestyle. It’s far more secure than a cable lock, and much lighter than a U-lock. OTTOLOCK addresses security with a patent-pending, multi-layer steel band design. It’s simple and versatile, but surprisingly stronger than meets the eye! In or around your saddle bag, in your pocket, or anywhere you want: OTTOLOCK is designed for those who really want to ride their bikes. It weighs just 115g so you won’t even know you are carrying it.


OTTOLOCK is extremely cut-resistant because of an engineered design that uses multiple layers of high-temper, 18-mm wide stainless steel bands coated in Santoprene® (a highly durable plastic) reinforced with Kevlar®. Conventional theft tools like wire or bolt cutters are just not enough to cut the OTTOLOCK.

“We are very excited about OTTOLOCK as we know we have something special. Finally, there is a lightweight, truly portable solution you can always carry,” says Jake VanderZanden, President. “And the best part is there are so many more applications beyond bicycles.”

Uses extend far beyond cycling markets. OTTOLOCK is great for ski & snow, travel, camping, tool storage, watersports, motorcycles, scooters, and more. The OTTOLOCK will come in multiple colors, and be available in three lengths, with an all-around 30″ (76cm) version, a super compact 18″ (45cm) Pro Ride version, and a 60″ (150cm) extended version (which is long enough to lock multiple wheels to a post). Pricing is expected to start at $49 USD for the all-around version.

OTTOLOCK is both designed and manufactured in the USA. This patent-pending product has been in development by our OTTO DesignWorks team for over one year, with hard-tooled mass production delivery scheduled for early 2017. The team has worked in collaboration with professional cyclist, Jacob Rathe of the Jelly Belly Cycling Team, who recognized the need when stopping for coffee and snacks on his training rides.

Pre-ordering for OTTOLOCK is available now via Kickstarter.

Come see OTTOLOCK at booth #13151 at Interbike in Las Vegas, NV, September 21-23. Learn more at ottodesignworks.com.

About OTTO DesignWorks
OTTO DesignWorks was founded by bicycle lovers, innovators, and service heroes with the simple mission to create and deliver smart products for the cycling and outdoor markets. The company’s passion is designing clever solutions to unmet needs. OTTO DesignWorks is located at 27200 SW Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, OR 97070.

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