Seatylock funds folding seat lock on Kickstarter

New folding seat lock turns to Kickstarter for funding
By Kieran Howells,

Security brand Seatylock has taken to Kickstarter for its next big project.

The brand has announced the funding campaign for a new product, the Seatylock Gel, which combines a gell-padded saddle with a hidden bicycle lock.

The locking unit folds into the underside of the seat, which is then secured to a specially adapted seatpost. When removed and extended, the lock fold out into a metre-long fastener. The idea was designed to prevent the need for inconvenient locking devices on the go, and to ensure that a bike can be secured wherever it is taken.

Currently the brand, which recently previewed the product at the Bike Place Show in Silverstone, has raised nearly $7000 of its $10,000 target from 90 backers with 30 days to go.

Benefits to supporting the campaign include a seat-only reward, an early-bird unit and retailer packs.