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locked up no flash and keys

The Mighty Click Wearable Bike Lock is a new bicycle lock I am launching on Kickstarter.

It’s already surpassed its initial funding goal, and will be available in February to Kickstarter backers. I only have a limited amount of production time scheduled with my manufacturing partner for February availability. So the timing for full availability at retailers like Amazon will depend on whether or not I sell out the first scheduled run, or if I have locks left from the first run to sell.

At this rate, it looks like I am fairly likely to sell out my initial planned run.

The Mighty Click solves the biggest hassle of using a bike lock for me, which is taking the lock with me when I ride somewhere.

I ride nice bikes, and I don’t want to install any kind of an ugly, permanent, heavy mounting bracket. But I also hate the inconvenience of trying to carry a U lock, cable lock or chain lock in my hand while I am riding somewhere. I rarely carry a backpack when I am riding over to my local coffee shop, for example.

Check it out over at Kickstarter and see what you think!

The rewards I have set up on Kickstarter will allow you to buy the lock at a significant discount to the full retail price when the product launches, so it makes good sense to order one now instead of waiting. It might be several more months before I can get a second run completed and shipped in to my warehouse in Dallas.

Although the Mighty Click is my first cycling related product, it’s not the first product that I have had manufactured before. I’ve designed and manufactured a successful compost tumbler, and an entire line of high performance yoyos.

 

 

Mighty Click bike lock locked up.

 

The chain of the lock is 32 inches, so there is plenty of chain to loop around your bike and both wheels if you like to lock it up that way.

mighty click bike lock in use

The Mighty Click bicycle lock has a reflective strip on the back that lights up when car lights shine on it. That keeps you safer riding at dusk and dawn on the road.

Mighty Click bike lock with zippered pouch

 

The Mighty Click comes with a handy zippered pouch on the belt, which allows you to carry something small like your keys and some money.

Mighty Click BYOL no padlock version

There’s also a version of the Mighty Click with no lock, if you want to save some money and you already have a padlock that you like at home.

I’m very excited about the Mighty Click. I hope you like it too, and that you’ll back me on Kickstarter and get one for your bike!

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Review: 2013 Shimano Dura Ace WH-9000-C24-TL Carbon Road Tubeless Wheels

June 12, 2013
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I bought my very first set of aero wheels almost by accident. I was looking for a set of Powertap wheels a few years back, and I ended up getting a great deal on some Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL wheels in 2009 that had a rear Powertap wireless hub. Although those Mavic wheels were very […]

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Last year, I completed my first Leadville 100 mountain bike race. It’s fair to say that I was obsessed with it, and I spent a lot of time worrying and completely stressed out about whether I could finish it. It was a huge relief to finish it successfully and get my belt buckle, even if my […]

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What’s the best type of interval training for cycling? There’s unfortunately no one interval that does it all. It depends on what you’re training for. Instead of getting hung up on which interval is “the very best one” that is going to give you the absolute best results to make you the strongest cyclist, consider […]

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April 25, 2013
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I just got my new Specialized Roubaix Road Tubeless tires delivered, so I set them up on my also brand new Dura Ace WH-9000 C24 tubeless wheels and took both the wheels and the tires on their first ride. I first tried to buy these at my local bike shop, but they only had Bontrager […]

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Review: Revelate Designs Mountain Feedback bicycle handlebar bag

April 22, 2013
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I ride a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Comp 29er with a frame shape that makes it difficult to attach a frame bag in a way that doesn’t interfere with pedaling. Leading up to the Leadville 100 in 2012, I bought a couple of different frame bags that I thought might work with my bike, but […]

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Review: Ogio 8.0 Endurance duffle bag for cycling

April 21, 2013
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I have used a Pearl Izumi nylon duffle bag for more than a decade to carry stuff to bike rides and races. I picked it up for free, and it was an okay bag. Nothing special. It did the job of carrying my stuff, and had a separate pocket for shoes. But I got some […]

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Review: Lizard Skins DSP 1.8 mm bicycle handlebar tape

April 18, 2013
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I like bar tape that is grippy, and not slippery. I also like grip tape that has some padding to it. I used to ride this really grippy and thick handlebar tape from Specialized that I liked a lot, but they either renamed it or they don’t make it anymore. Also, someone pointed out to […]

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Review: Caffelatex Tubeless Tire Sealant

April 15, 2013
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I have been using Caffelatex sealant in my 29er tubeless mountain bike tires for almost a year now, but had not experienced any situations where the sealant came into play until last weekend at the Austin Rattler 100. After the race was long over and I was cleaning up my bike the next day, I […]

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Review: Specialized Toupe Expert road bike saddle

April 12, 2013
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I’ve been riding the Specialized Toupe Expert road bike seat for more than a year now, so I thought I would write a review for others considering this saddle. A bike saddle is a very personal thing, and what works well for one person might not be a good fit for someone else. Until I […]

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