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This Clever Seat Post Is Also a Bike Lock

first_img There are a lot of simple things you can do to mike your bike less appealing to would-be thieves. Removing the seat and locking up are a good start, and now there’s a single piece of gear that lets you do both.EverLock is a clever new gadget that was developed by cycling enthusiasts at UC Berkeley. It’s a seatpost that also has lock components built right in.And just in case a thief was to ride off on your bike the EverLock post has a built-in GPS tracker that allows you to keeps tabs on its whereabouts (and hopefully make recovering it a whole lot easier). The integrated battery is good for about three years.The EverLock components are designed to fit the dimensions of most bikes. The same is true of the lock components. The receiver is even compatible with other makers’ products. Should you already own one that you trust but like the extras EverLock has to offer, there’s a good chance you can keep using your existing shackle.Perfectly happy with the saddle that’s on your current post? No problem, you can mount it on the EverLock post, too. Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket Stay on targetcenter_img One limitation of the design is that the seat post has to sit up 6 inches if you want to be able to ride with the shackle inserted. If you need to go lower, you’ll need to pop it out and toss it in your bag.EverLock’s creators are offering three different packages to backers via Kickstarter. If all you’re after is the post itself, you can secure one by pledging $85 (you get a few bonus goodies like an LED tail light, stickers, and a thank you note, too).Jump up to the $150 level and you’ll also get a shackle and quick-release pin. Pledges of $250 or more get the complete package which also includes a saddle.More on Geek.com:Robot Drawing Machine Brings da Vinci Into 21st Century5 Comics Kickstarters You Should BackThis Is the Most Funded Planner on Kickstarter (And It’s On Sale)last_img read more