Behold! The world's first 'unstealable' bike

6 August 2015

bike cycling With around 110,000 bikes stolen each year in the UK, someone's come up with the Yerka, which reckons it is the world's first 'unstealable bike'.

So how does it all work? Well, three Chilean inventors have designed it so it will breaks if anyone nabs it.

Cristóbal Cabello, Andrés Roi Eggers, and Juan José Monsalve, came up with a solution which sees the bike itself becoming a lock, with part of the frame splitting in half, which is able to be clicked into the seat shaft, so you basically end up clipping the bike itself, around things.

If a thief wants to get at it, they'll have to break the bike, or try and make off with a bike that has an unstable frame.

The creators claim that it takes a mere 10 seconds to assemble the lock, and the Yerka website says: "Introducing a bicycle locking system designed to keep you feeling safe. We went back to the roots of security and made a paradigm shift: Make a lock out of the bike."

"Now a thief would have to cut through the main structure to take the bicycle, defeating the purpose."

So, if you've read all this and are thinking that this doesn't make a blind bit of sense, fear not. Watch the video below and see how it works. Or indeed, watch the video and try and work out ways in which the Yerka won't work.


  • Sawyer
    Except it isn't the first, because a manufacturer called Biomega have been selling exactly the same thing since at least 2009... and according to the comments, even that was a copy of an earlier one.
  • DrJogalog
    Snap the bar like any other chain or Dlock then order a new seat bar from the company. Or steal numerous bikes as they are all the same and interchange parts that you don't break whilst stealing. If this is "revolutionary" and everyone will have one, it means there will many, many spare parts and therefore defeating the point of the concept if you can just "fix it" afterwards.
  • Peter T.
    Or just get a crappy bike like mine then no-one will bother.
  • soapy
    I was going to say the same. Just cut the seatpost right at the very end (away from the seat). Steal bike and the seatpost will still be usable anyway? Suppose it depends what the seatpost is made of. The bike look shit anyway so that's a big enough deterrent. Pretty dumb idea really.

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