SAF Lock: Independently Tested and Reviewed
The Altor SAF Lock is the world's first angle grinder proof bicycle lock. Angle grinders have become the new norm in bike theft, yet every bike lock on the market is only designed to protect against hand tools. At Altor, we've been making and selling bike locks for years and have seen first-hand how destructive angle grinders can be. It became our mission to do the impossible.
We created the best, most secure bike lock in the world. Made from a 14mm hardened steel shackle, wrapped in our patented aluminum shell, and attached on both sides to a double-locking cross bar inside a hardened steel case, the SAF Lock will defend your bike against even the most determined attack.
The SAF Lock Features:
- A 14mm hardened steel shackle
- Our patented aluminum protective shackle
- 80mm shackle diameter
- Double Locking Cross Bar
- High security disc detainer lock mechanism
- Soft Outer Coating to protect your bike
- 6.2 kgs total weight
- 200 x 280 mm outer dimension
- 80 x 140 mm inner dimension
This Package Includes:
- An Altor SAF Locks
- 4 matching laser engraved high security disc detainer keys
With the portability of angle grinders and the speed at which these tools can cut, it is not surprising to see the increased brazenness of bike thieves around the world.
Check out what it took Dan Roe, Bicycle Magazine Test Editor, to test the SAF Lock with an angle grinder.
The only down fall is that it is hard to lock your bike up on the rack, because it is so big and not enough length to easily look your bike and go, it takes some time to adgust and get it to close, I almost wanted to see if I could send it back, but on the good note it is a super secured lock, and like it is advertised it can save your bike, becouse this is a super massive lock, and if a theft try to brake this lock, they would have to be a pro, and have a lot of time, and the noise it will make should make anyone aware of something is going on, and mostly Likely they will no bother your bike, even the guys that have equipment, and a haul truck would probably look for another bike once this lock is on, it to much work to get this lock off.
I've used older MK1 Altor locks at work for a while now to lock up our workshop and even after years of being outdoors they're stull working smoothly. So when I bought a new light-weight titanium gravel bike I looked for a lock to take with me for cafe-stops and Altor was top of my list.
It's at least 1/4lb lighter than my Kryptonite Mini and tons more practical, both in use and stashed. I tend to keep it in the bracket on my Surly Cross Check commuter and it looks so flash as well. People are always amazed when they see me using it.
The only thing I can't vouch for is the actual security, and I hope that I never have to. But otherwise this lock is just the best I've ever owned.
This lock looks like something out of a cartoon but man is it impressive. I feel very confident no one is getting my bike without an insane amount of effort.The bike rack you attach it to would be the weakest link.Handmade in the U.S.A for the win !
This lock is a beast, I feel safe leaving my bike locked up outside and I love showing my friends my lock. The look on all their faces is priceless.
Such a beautiful well engineered lock. Love the convenience of push button locking & the articulation of the lock : it fits around different sized poles easily. This is the lock I trust to secure my bike all over town.
This is a nice and sturdy lock that is easy to handle and looks good while keeping your bike safe.
The Ti version is my second Altor lock, and it’s terrific. The steel version is excellent as well but the slightly longer length and significant weight benefit of the ti version is just the ticket for my new Niner gravel e-bike. I also appreciate the “coating” on the lock parts—no scrapes on the Niner’s carbon frame. Great stuff…keep up the good work!
Really like the product, however I wish it was make a bit longer…
Effective looking and possibly bewildering for a potential thief.
I normally use my Fahgeddaboutit Lock, the Abus Granit Xplus, AND Pitlocks on my wheels; but I consider those adequate only in low-risk situations. I know that if an experienced thief has more than a few minutes to work on these, they really don't pose any obstacle; accordingly, til now I have never left my bike unattended for more than an hour outside, even with all my locks. However, for the last month it has been unfortunately necessary for me to leave my bike locked outside overnight, a horrifying prospect for me. I was reluctant to spend the money on the SAF lock; but I forced myself to answer this question honestly: if tomorrow my bike was stolen, would I regret not buying the SAF lock? The answer was yes, of course. The replacement costs would not only include my bike, but also all the locks I had used to secure it. Another obvious downside is the weight: I can barely lift the thing, I almost need two hands to lift the shackle alone. Also, the locking configurations are limited: there's only one way I can lock the frame to the rack, because it's too thick to work any other way. But The Altor SAF lock is the only security measure that exists on the planet that offers my bike any theft protection for more than 2 minutes, and I am so grateful for that. Thank you Altor.
This lock is a beast! I'd think the sight of it alone would be a deterrent to a would-be thief.
Opening it can be a bit tricky requiring working the key around a bit -- presumably that's attributable to the lock being designed to be difficult to pick. But it can be a bit fussy and awkward to open depending on how the lock is hanging. I recommend practicing with it some before using it in the wild, particularly if you're going to be in situations where you want to open it in a hurry.
The weight is formidable. Not an issue for my ebike, but I can see why some would buy it with intent of leaving it at a preferred parking spot. If riding with it, the challenge is how to carry it. I've been dangling it from the top tube but that's admittedly a bit awkward with the width of the lock and is noisy over bumps. If it gets too annoying I might hanging it from the top tube with a couple of heavy duty velcro straps with multiple wraps.
Also worth noting that the shackle very thick, which is by intent to help protect against angle grinders. So thick I can't get it through my spokes, so you may want to add a cable if you want to secure your wheel(s) along with your frame.
If size, weight & price are secondary to securing your bike frame (as they are for me) this is the lock.
This bag is quite unusual. Better for touring or gravel bikes. I like it.
This lock is HUGE! I purchased one for my zugo ebike and honestly it's so huge and heavy I don't think any thief would bother trying to cut through this thing. Other than the fact that the lock is super heavy, I think it's the perfect lock for anyones expensive investment!
Easy to use and looks really secure
These locks are massive! I wanted a lock that could be left at home for locking up my bike. I can see that nobody is going to be able to take this off without a lot of time and work which is great! The one thing I've been pondering is what the best way is to use this lock as the only place I could see it fitting is on my ebike is directly on the frame. It's too large to through a wheel so maybe at the bottom of the frame to be in the way of the pedals??