The Bottle Lock is the latest attempt by San Francisco-based design firm JAM Collective to revamp bike safety and security.
Each time a generation of cyclists adopts a new form of protection, the thieves seem to immediately catch on and find its weakness. Due to the unending arms race between bike owners and their lifelong predators, the Bottle Lock is the newest weapon available to victims. The device is ostensibly a water bottle, and instead of water, it holds a 5-foot long, 7.5mm braided steel cable within its chassis. Normally, a bike thief would be pleased to see a weak chain running through a bottle. This individual is bound to be disappointed to find a reinforced steel cable, no water and police cuffs around his wrists.