A long-term review of the LiteLok X1

The LiteLok X1 cycling lock is a lightweight and flexible lock designed for cyclists who need to secure their bikes while out and about. The lock is made from a unique composite material that is said to be up to 40% lighter than comparable locks made from steel, while still providing a high level of security.

The LiteLok X1 cycling lock is rated Sold Secure Gold, which is a third-party certification standard that tests the security of locks. This rating means that the lock has undergone rigorous testing to ensure that it can resist various forms of attacks, including picking, cutting, and drilling.

While no lock can guarantee 100% protection against theft, the Sold Secure Gold rating indicates that the LiteLok X1 provides a high level of security and is likely to deter most thieves. Additionally, the lock’s flexibility and lightweight design make it a convenient choice for cyclists who need to lock up their bikes on the go.

Litelok X1 & X3

However, it’s important to note that the effectiveness of any lock ultimately depends on how it’s used. For example, if the lock is not properly secured to a sturdy object or if it’s left in a low-visibility area, it may be more vulnerable to theft. Therefore, it’s always recommended to use the lock as instructed and to take additional precautions to reduce the risk of bike theft, such as locking up in well-lit areas and using multiple locks if possible.

The LiteLok X1 is designed to be highly resistant to cutting and other forms of attack. According to the manufacturer, the lock’s unique composite material is up to 40% lighter than comparable locks made from steel, while still providing a high level of security.

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In a test by the manufacturer, a well-known Gold Standard lock is cut through with an angle grinder in just 10 seconds whereas the LiteLok X1 goes through 2 cutting discs and at nearly 3 minutes of cutting time, still hasn’t been breached. That means you may come back and find your lock with cut marks but thieves will move on to easier targets.

Another benefit of the LiteLok X1 is its ease of use. The lock can be opened and closed quickly and easily using a key, and the lock mechanism is designed to be resistant to dirt and debris, ensuring it remains reliable even in harsh conditions.


Overall, the LiteLok X1 cycling lock appears to be a solid choice for cyclists who value convenience, flexibility, and security. While it may be a bit more expensive than some other locks on the market, its lightweight design and high-security rating make it a worthwhile investment for anyone who wants to keep their bike safe and secure.

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