[892] Cut in Seconds: $75 Ottolock Hexband Bike Lock

  • Published on May 24, 2019
  • My first Ottolock video: [796] Ottolock Cut in 2 Seconds! thexvid.com/video/j7ah3RA0Alo/video.html
    The referenced article discussing my first Ottolock video: bikeportland.org/2018/12/12/cut-in-2-seconds-is-the-ottolock-really-that-easy-to-snip-293135
    Ottolock Hexband promotional videos suggesting the attack demonstrated in this video will not work:
    (EDIT- The first video now has disabled comments, and the second was taken off TheXvid by Ottolock, but it’s still available here: vimeo.com/332081542 )

Comments • 3 189

  • celasvictoria360
    celasvictoria360 19 hours ago

    2:38. I was hoping to say nice things guys... Come on man... Just come on.

  • Echo the Husky
    Echo the Husky Day ago

    The video Ottolock posted advertising this lock has so many dislikes!

    BUUDA BEATZ Day ago +1

    If they make a 12 band version, that would most certainly work, unless the LPL has two extra hands

  • Broockle
    Broockle Day ago +2

    w8 is this just a glorified ziptie?
    who looks at that and thinks to lock their bike with that?

  • JS
    JS 2 days ago

    Ottolock: Why even bother squandering finite resources on these things?

  • Alvin Jou
    Alvin Jou 3 days ago

    If I just want a light lock for quick stops (e.g. running to the bathroom) for my road bike, would this be better or worse than a cheap $12 4mm abus chain lock? (Or would a cheap retractable ski lock be as secure as either of those?)

  • Ryan Powers
    Ryan Powers 4 days ago

    So it's more secure vs one handed thieves?

  • langhamp8912
    langhamp8912 4 days ago +2

    I ended up buying those handsnips.

  • Polite Cat
    Polite Cat 5 days ago

    Ottolock? More like NottaLock!

  • Michael Linner
    Michael Linner 5 days ago

    So the going price for turds is $75 now huh?

  • partsjunky
    partsjunky 6 days ago

    I think the real eye opener here is the manufacture disabling comments on their video. If I check out a product I am considering and comments are disabled, maybe I should move on.

  • Brian
    Brian 6 days ago +2

    That is the most polite PC ROASTING I've ever heard dishes out.
    This thing is a piece of garbage. It's an expensive zip-tie

  • jen d.
    jen d. 7 days ago +1

    ALL they had to do was NOT show a video of a guy struggling and failing to cut the OttoLock with tin snips as part of their promotion. There is no coming back from here - even if they get honest, it is too late for these guys.

  • Torgrimm@YT
    Torgrimm@YT 7 days ago +2

    I imagine 75$ worth of zip ties would take way longer to cut...

  • Michael Stewart
    Michael Stewart 8 days ago

    LPL! Have they got in touch with you again yet?

  • Joel Samaniego
    Joel Samaniego 8 days ago

    8 strands won’t make a difference if you only have to cut one at a time.

  • metallavery
    metallavery 8 days ago +8

    I love that the President of Ottolock claims that breaking the lock isn't easy and you need to do it in special conditions. But the cop was like "ya Bike thieves love to target theses locks, they just snip and run"

  • Mouse GrayEagle
    Mouse GrayEagle 9 days ago +1

    I wonder if LPL can get his money back (although I dont think he would try) because even though he destroyed the product himself it was in testing the very thing the product is supposed to protect against. :/

  • Flash435
    Flash435 11 days ago

    Companies like Ottolock should learn from IGA and his team.

  • John Weber
    John Weber 12 days ago

    Nice pick u got there

  • Andy Owens
    Andy Owens 14 days ago +1

    By this measure, twelve layers means you need an accomplice, and thirteen layers would make it impossible to get enough hands in there. Buy then theres bolt cutters. Hmmmm.... perhaps a flawed concept for anything more than casual tying up.

  • Shalashaska 994
    Shalashaska 994 14 days ago

    Has the company responded to this video yet?

    • Brian Korhonen
      Brian Korhonen 8 days ago

      Yeah, they disabled comments on their own videos.

  • Pyroman /
    Pyroman / 15 days ago

    I knew soon as I seen that tin snips would go threw it I cut threw loads of things beefier then that with snips with the right presser if tow hands didn't work one handle pressed against something and pushing down with two hands woulda

  • Pyroman /
    Pyroman / 15 days ago +2

    The only highly produced deceptive video a about this lock is the one the company put out showing it couldn't be cut with snips

  • WhiteStar Armada
    WhiteStar Armada 16 days ago

    im surprised they didnt try to false flag ur videos on them lol
    guess there not complete cunts unlike most companies

  • Jeff Anderson
    Jeff Anderson 16 days ago +3

    these losers are still deleting comments, blocking users from commenting, and saying this isn't what the lock is intended for. no shit it's not intended to be cut. that's what happens. fix your junk ass shit.

  • Marc Grober
    Marc Grober 16 days ago

    WOW! ottodesign is now actually blocking people who are asking about what actual purpose their hexband serves after this video was published!

  • Babooshka00
    Babooshka00 17 days ago

    Fucking disgrace.

  • Noe Lopez
    Noe Lopez 17 days ago

    I live near DC and when i walk i see some locks on bikes that are really not that strong! Like this one.

  • Mr88BAA
    Mr88BAA 17 days ago

    Lovin’ the very subtle f u ottolock

  • Luan Ajvazi
    Luan Ajvazi 17 days ago

    Roasted kindly

  • Mike VanVolkenburgh
    Mike VanVolkenburgh 18 days ago


  • chimeforest
    chimeforest 19 days ago

    Guys, guys... I know how to solve this.. three layers takes one hand to snip through, and "Hex" or six layers takes takes two hands to snip through. Therefore the obvious solution (following this logic) is to make one with NINE layers, which would require three hands to snip though. As no human has three hands, the lock becomes un-snippable!
    Presenting OttoLock's "EnneaBand", coming to an unsuspecting bike owner near you!
    A super catchy name, no? lol

  • Marc Grober
    Marc Grober 19 days ago

    I asked them what kind of quick stop they envisioned that was under 20 seconds on their Facebook page (ottodesignworks.com/use-guidelines) - waiting for a response. Here are their "Proper Use Guidelines".

    "All bike locks can be defeated by a motivated thief with proper tools, technique, and time. OTTOLOCK provides an appropriate “quick stop” level of defense against many forms of attack - not any and all tools.
    "The design intent of OTTOLOCK is to provide a lightweight, compact, easy-to-carry solution to prevent opportunistic theft during quick stops like getting coffee, snacks, or restroom breaks. Many stolen bikes are taken when unlocked and OTTOLOCK provides a convenient option with next to no weight penalty.
    "** OTTO does not claim OTTOLOCK is unable to be cut. OTTO recommends redundant locking with a quality U-lock for higher crime areas or long duration lock-ups. Users are responsible for determining their personal level of risk regarding time and location."

  • Norrin Radd
    Norrin Radd 20 days ago

    everyone should copy the link to this video and comment it to the 7 or 8 videos that arent comment disabled on the ottolock channel

  • Huzaifa Ibrahim
    Huzaifa Ibrahim 20 days ago

    wtf who designs this stuff??!

  • Unhappy Attendant Ughh

    Lmao roasted

  • Jackson1701
    Jackson1701 21 day ago +1

    It would take longer to cut off $75 worth of zip ties.

  • Quin
    Quin 21 day ago +45

    Company rebrand: *Nottolock*

    • Flash435
      Flash435 8 days ago +2

      Pronounced "not-a-lock".

  • DeviantOllam
    DeviantOllam 21 day ago +1

    Nice work and love the surprise snap!

    • LockPickingLawyer
      LockPickingLawyer  21 day ago

      Thanks. I was really expecting more from this... I’m often surprised by how bad locks are, but with marketing materials showing it resisting the tool I used, this one caught me off balance.

  • a a
    a a 21 day ago

    the lock company must know they are releasing a product that doesnt work.

  • Kory Sutherland
    Kory Sutherland 21 day ago +3

    As a result of posting this video to Otto DesignWorks' FB page, they banned my account from commenting or messaging them.
    Sure, it's just FB - but when a company's immediate reaction to their critics is to silence them, it doesn't exactly inspire much faith in them or their products.

    • backyardbasher
      backyardbasher 16 days ago

      @LockPickingLawyer they did the same to me on their instagram account and when I left a post on their YT video they shortly afterwards disabled comments (both of my comments were polite and factual). The poor way they handle situations like this will be the demise of the company.

    • LockPickingLawyer
      LockPickingLawyer  21 day ago +2

      Doesn’t surprise me, unfortunately.

  • Phil Edelbrock
    Phil Edelbrock 22 days ago +3

    Ouch, lol. Dropped the mic on Ottolock. ;')

  • willy
    willy 23 days ago

    I stick with the 1mm kryptonite you recommend, bit heavy but I know it's not going to be cut be the common bike thief

  • Andrew Freeman
    Andrew Freeman 23 days ago

    Get the ABUS Bordo Granit X-Plus 6500 Folding Lock and be safe and happy...

  • Jimmy Lai
    Jimmy Lai 23 days ago +3

    Glad I saw this video. Was about to get one. Thanks!

  • S B
    S B 23 days ago +1

    I call BS LPL... this one was definitely controlled and highly produced as well...
    1. you used brand new looking tin snips, hardly fair at all - most criminals would have older ones that were used a lot
    2. you used both hands - any criminal that uses both hands would be, well, highly dishonest so we know that ain't happening
    Wouldn't doubt if you had an assistant quickly sneak in there with a butter knife while you were snipping, i'll have to slow down the video to verify

  • crollens
    crollens 23 days ago

    Another one bites the dust... Damn hipster crap 😂😂😂😂

  • Juan Pena
    Juan Pena 23 days ago


  • wb6uce
    wb6uce 23 days ago

    Point is bike thieves don't normally run around with aviation snips in their pocket...

    • backyardbasher
      backyardbasher 23 days ago

      the portland police disagree with you , listen @ 0:47

  • backyardbasher
    backyardbasher 23 days ago +4

    OTTOLOCK Responds

  • cas6767
    cas6767 24 days ago +1

    Sweet for thieves with back issues, now they don't need to lug around those pesky bolt cutters.

  • michael simard
    michael simard 24 days ago

    Sry but bahahahahaga. Auto what.

  • Robert Chrisman
    Robert Chrisman 24 days ago +2

    *Fun Fact*
    You can report OTTOlock's TheXvid videos as spam or misleading by:
    1) Searching for _ottolock_
    2) Tapping on the sideways ... icon on any of _OTTO Design Work's_ videos
    3) Tapping _Report_
    4) Tapping the _Spam or Misleading_ option
    5) Tapping _Report_

    • Robert Chrisman
      Robert Chrisman 24 days ago +1

      @Goodbrew84 it's bundled with the spam option, but in this case, there's proof of misleading statements in their video.

    • Goodbrew84
      Goodbrew84 24 days ago +1

      there's a misleading option for reporting!? Isn't that like 90% of youtube!?

  • HDmech81
    HDmech81 24 days ago

    this comment section is killing me!! hahahaha

  • Jerry Milton
    Jerry Milton 24 days ago

    "comments disabled" on OTTO's hype video ... the mechanic "struggling" with the snips is hilarious.

  • Kam Spork
    Kam Spork 24 days ago

    have you seen the skunk lock?

  • Robert Ross
    Robert Ross 24 days ago +1

    Cheating... using sharp snips instead of a butter knife used in factory tests..lol

  • david38
    david38 24 days ago

    Wow auto lock sucks. you might as well just leave your bike leaning against a tree letting someone steal it. using that product is basically the same thing...

  • Bubba Zanetti
    Bubba Zanetti 24 days ago

    Thks ,Props from Portugal

  • DeeZanic
    DeeZanic 24 days ago

    But why do the companies not test their products before they release them? I mean if its this simple to break it how can it have been green-lighted for production? I would love to hear their answer for making this product like it is

  • Habs8691
    Habs8691 24 days ago

    Short and sweet. Lol

  • Jillian Latorre
    Jillian Latorre 25 days ago

    I already have my bike lock.
    An Abus 90/50 with an ASSA twin core and Pewag chain.

  • Sean G
    Sean G 25 days ago

    I live in the Portland area and love local businesses... But come on guys this lock won't last a night on a decent bike in downtown Portland. They would have been through that thing faster than our lock picker here.

    • TWX1138
      TWX1138 8 hours ago

      @Goodbrew84 What about restrooms at public parks along riding paths? What about coffee shops where the bike rack might not be immediately next to the tables?
      It seems like anyone setting out to steal a bike during the day would first think about where the kinds of higher-end bikes they're after would be used, and second would think about the kind of locks that those owning those bikes would be using. Such a person would find a bike rack not covered by a camera and would simply wait for the person with more money than sense to park the bike, lock it, and walk away, to then themselves walk up, snip, and ride off to wherever they've got a vehicle parked to load and drive off.
      If the thief chooses his mark well, he'd pick someone that wasn't riding with others. If he's confident in his ability to cut the band he might not even have to wait until the victim is out of sight, just until they're far enough way to not be able to catch him on foot if they realize what he's done.

    • Goodbrew84
      Goodbrew84 24 days ago

      Like, you're only stopping long enough to go pee, and then continuing on your way. Yes, it can be stolen in the amount of time a person could go pee, but thieves are much less likely to wait outside coffee shops with destructive methods as they are day break areas.

    • Sean G
      Sean G 24 days ago

      What ever it is it doesn't sound good lol

    • Sean G
      Sean G 24 days ago

      @Goodbrew84 what is pee break security?

    • Goodbrew84
      Goodbrew84 24 days ago

      To be fair to ottolock, its not supposed to last a night. They market it as pee break security level. But the price tag will definitely convince consumers to ignore that and use it for heavy security anyway.

  • Ben B
    Ben B 25 days ago

    Unable to replicate results?

    Uh, go to Wal-Mart with $10, Doood....

    Thanks for the warning. In abstract I'd not have sympathy for a Yuppie who gives a $2.5K bike so some professional vermin gets his crack/meth hit that night, but still...
    (Your last vid on this failboat thing you mentioned seeing a ton of bikes like that using the predecessor)

  • cms1138
    cms1138 25 days ago

    I mean as zip ties go,it's the best I've seen.

  • Kevin Jones
    Kevin Jones 25 days ago

    lump of junk made in china, repackaged and very overpriced, I wouldn't lock my bin with this product,

  • Patrik Pålsson
    Patrik Pålsson 25 days ago

    We all know criminals only use one hand so it's OK.

  • sebtheanimal
    sebtheanimal 25 days ago


  • amadeusb4
    amadeusb4 25 days ago

    A Kryptonite Evolution costs LESS and will protect your bike better than this zip tie. This company always seemed scammy to me.

  • Dec Oy
    Dec Oy 25 days ago

    Haha, he wasn't even surprised

  • Taolan8472
    Taolan8472 25 days ago +1

    President of Ottolock has no idea what theyve gotten themselves into, trying to call probably the most honest and legitimate content creator on the internet deceptive.

  • Scott Ensor
    Scott Ensor 25 days ago

    Dude. Some clown named James Buckroyd just posted a vid to bikeportland.org saying this takes at least 30 minutes to cut through.
    Yet this video is living proof its cuttable by a pair of Walmart tin snips in mere seconds.
    Why do people lie so much???
    They also said that this should only be used in conjunction with a u bolt lock. If you have a kryptonite u-lock then you really don't need this at all now do you? Again, why do people lie so much?

    • TWX1138
      TWX1138 8 hours ago

      Money. Money is why they lie so much.
      A premium product commands a premium price. Normally a premium product has to actually work though.

  • Robert Jones
    Robert Jones 25 days ago

    I would like to see a close up of the cut to see if ottolock actually added more layers or more false statements.

  • Joe Hogan
    Joe Hogan 25 days ago

    Nice snips lol

  • B Haddock
    B Haddock 25 days ago

    Tribequest9 Oh wise one, subscribers like you aren't missed as you're obviously a d1ck. More intelligent subscribers are able to absorb the context of this video given that the overpriced POS lock was supposed to address flaws in the previous version but failed. Videos like this save the general public from apparently shoddy products that clearly aren't fit for purpose, bit like yourself

  • Green Giant
    Green Giant 25 days ago +1

    Q: How many hands does it take to defeat the original Ottolock?
    A: One
    Q: How many hands does it take to defeat the improved Ottolock?
    A: Three... two to cut the lock and one to hold the stopwatch.

  • Dankineer
    Dankineer 25 days ago

    If that brand wasnt pissed before the sure as hell are now

  • B Haddock
    B Haddock 25 days ago

    What a cr4p bicycle lock, stylish but useless

  • Green Giant
    Green Giant 25 days ago

    Just heard the President of OTTOLOCK jumped from a skyscraper window like he was a broke depression-era millionaire.

  • Green Giant
    Green Giant 25 days ago

    LPL, if you still have these locks, I’d be interested to see how they fair against bolt cutters since that’s what OTTOLOCK used in their deceptive video where they only cut once.

  • Green Giant
    Green Giant 25 days ago

    Just use a sandwich for your bike lock. Before the thief has finished eating it, hopefully you’ll have returned to your bike.

  • andy cleary
    andy cleary 25 days ago

    A very appropriate name Hex Lock. Noun. hex (plural hexes) An evil spell or curse. A witch. I think you'd certainly curse if you spent $75 on this junk.

  • Zack Coiner
    Zack Coiner 25 days ago

    Not surprised that they were unable to replicate your test results, they've lost a lot of grip strength in Portland, physical or otherwise

  • Green Giant
    Green Giant 25 days ago

    This lock is easier to cut than pan pizza.

  • Green Giant
    Green Giant 25 days ago

    It’s so deceptive of this company to even suggest this lock has any durability. It’s a nice design to keep honest people honest... like the drunk guy riding away on your bike that you left unlocked for a few seconds.
    I bought a cheap cable lock just for the instance of literally running into a convenience store for a few seconds and not leaving my bike susceptible to just being picked up and taken. Instances like where it doesn’t need to be safeguarded from an actual bike thief. This is nice for that, but to claim any sort of durability standard is unethical.
    Also, at the price they’re asking for this lock, I’ll just stick with the $5 cheap cable lock. No thanks, Ottolock.

  • Andulvar
    Andulvar 25 days ago

    Update, the company is now only keeping comments up on their Facebook page that suck up to them and say how wonderful the product is. However these seem to be people they know.

  • bobTom37
    bobTom37 25 days ago

    The company destroying lawyer

  • Thomas Braun
    Thomas Braun 25 days ago +5

    Hey @lockpickinglawyer, i had a bike stolen with one of these pieces of trash securing my mountain bike to my car. The guy was able to pry the mechanism open with a knife. There's no need to cut. It was a carbon yeti sb95c and I was on a road trip to go mountain biking.

  • MrMuffinsandTwinkies
    MrMuffinsandTwinkies 25 days ago

    Hmm video is unavailable and comments disabled on the other video. hmm

  • Adam Rosenberg
    Adam Rosenberg 26 days ago

    I can’t imagine how you could make a lock like that tin-snip proof

  • Hell's favorite NPC #69OU812 . exe

    Proof is in the pudding. Lock is garbage

  • dadamage
    dadamage 26 days ago

    seems OTTO DesignWorks have disabled comments on all there vids now for some reason ^^

  • skullforged
    skullforged 26 days ago

    Their next band will require 3 hands!

  • Richard Golden-DeWitt
    Richard Golden-DeWitt 26 days ago

    not to mention the ban is too short, I have seen bikes stripped clean only leaving the frame when you lock a bicycle you not only need to secure the frame but the wheels as well

  • raw power
    raw power 26 days ago

    Can you smell that?? It's an Otto roast!! 😃

  • Denver Blackson
    Denver Blackson 26 days ago

    there's really nothing on earth that can replicate the feeling of watching you get very excited to try this in the beginning, and then just immediately slice through it

  • Dr. Drae BudSurgeon
    Dr. Drae BudSurgeon 26 days ago

    Even if that stood up to the tin snips a bolt cutter would destroy that thing instantly... useless over priced garbage.

  • Dave Cason
    Dave Cason 26 days ago

    Bahahahahaaaa! Freaken Sweet !!! The locks are crap - get over yourself Otto !!

  • Leonard McCreary
    Leonard McCreary 26 days ago

    Wtf. Tin snips don’t even cut tin.