To crafty thieves, a bike locked up on the street looks like free money. Even if you’re using one of the finest locks in the world, your bike is still pretty easy to jack. We proved it with an angle grinder, and our friends at Popular Science have just proved it with science.
In the video below, PopSci beautifully demonstrates what bike thieves have known for ages: That many bike locks are completely ineffective when you freeze them. PopSci appears to be using a cheap lock, and many more expensive locks claim to be freezeproof. But if we’ve learned anything it’s that manufacturers’ claims don’t always hold up. [Popular Science]