HEXLOX BASICS & SECURITY

The Hexlox is a small stainless steel insert that fits into the already existing hex steel bolts on your bike - so there is no need to replace any of your bolts. By inserting the Hexlox you block access to the hex bolt so any potential thief, equipped with a hex wrench or Allen key, simply cannot unfasten the bolt and steal your part.

Your Hexlox is paired to a randomly coded Hexlox Key, so only you can lock and unlock your bike part.

Hexlox can protect virtually any part of your bike - wheels, saddle & seat post, handlebar & stem, pedals, lights, and more with an elegant and almost weightless solution.

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There is no lock in the world that is 100% safe. All lock companies design and manufacture their products to combat opportunity theft, including Hexlox.

However, since 2011 our engineers have studied component locks, and the tools and techniques used by thieves to penetrate them. Hexlox underwent rigorous tests against the following - Powerful magnets, tweezers, needle nose pliers, gator/vise grip, hammer, liquid ice, hacksaw, screwdriver etc. For us it was important that the Hexlox would match the security level we would like to have on our own bikes.

Additional testing have also been done against high powered magnets, medical tweezers, tooth picks. We are extremely confident that a thief, on seeing Hexlox, will keep walking, so you can keep riding.

Most bike-part thefts are opportunity-driven, which means that someone passes a bike, sees that it's poorly secured, and jumps on the opportunity to steal it - or the parts. Hexlox try to frustrate the thief so much that he/she simply gives up and moves on and we believe we do a good job at this.

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The Hexlox Key has a 3 digit code, another Hexlox owner with a different key code can not open your Hexlox.

Your Order - Your Key. When you place an order, all of the Hexlox Keys and Hexlox's in your order will work together with the same 3 digit key code, so you need just 1 key for all of your Hexlox. You can of course order a spare or replacement key at any time. Just give us your Hexlox Code - or use your email address.

It's also worth mentioning that our backend system doesn't allow us to sell single Hexlox Keys - unless you’re an already existing customer, and then you still have to provide us with your keycode. We take your security very seriously.

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No. You can't get Hexlox out with neither a magnet, nor pliers

We have played with the polarity and shielded the magnet from the "outside". The Hexlox is held in place in your bolt with a very small magnet but the key does not use magnetic force to remove the Hexlox - there is a mechanical bond. We even made a video about this topic: Can a Magnet Remove Hexlo

Please note! Hexlox works in magnetic steel bolts. If your bolt is non-magnetic (Stainless Steel, Titanium, Aluminum) Hexlow will not work. In that case simply replace your non-magnetic bolt with a normal steel bolt, or use the Hexlox for Non- Magnetic Bolts

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Most bolts sit inside a recess and are therefore safe from gripping with pliers. However, if your bolt head is exposed and sitting proud, where pliers can clamp the outside of the head, let us know and we will send you our special cone headed bolts. For this, please provide us with the diameter of the thread and length of the bolt.

Please note! Hexlox works in magnetic steel bolts. If your bolt is non-magnetic (Stainless Steel, Titanium, Aluminum) Hexlow will not work. In that case simply replace your non-magnetic bolt with a normal steel bolt, or use the Hexlox for Non- Magnetic Bolts

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BOLTS, SIZES & FITTING

A bolt that is fastened and un-fastened by a Allen Key or Hex Wrench - (a tool with 6 sides - hexagon)- see more here

The short answer is yes! It does not matter what bike you have, Hexlox can secure any Saddle, almost any wheel (Hexlox currently doesn't work on Fat Bikes - the skewers are too long) and almost any other part of your bike. If you do not have a Hex Bolt, we have replacement hardware here.

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Regular Hexlox work in magnetic bolts (Steel Bolts). If you want to protect a non-magnetic bolt you will need our Hexlox for Non-Magnetic Bolts

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We have included easy-to-follow step-by-step installation instructions and video links in your order, you can preview them here.

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Yes, bolts on bikes come in 3 hex key sizes: 4mm, 5mm and 6mm. Hexlox come in these 3 standard sizes. To determine the size you need, stick an allen key in the bolt, and the size is engraved on the side on the allen key. The Hexlox Key will fit all the Hexlox in your order.

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Yes, our installation instructions cover this. Excess rust and debris must be cleaned out and an allen key must fit freely and easy into the bolt.

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No, we use the highest grade rust-proof 316 stainless steel.

However, like all bike parts Hexlox needs some minimal tender loving care. Remove the Hexlox from time to time and clean out the socket from dirt and grime. Add a drop of oil into the socket. Done. We have even made a video about this - have a look here.

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SECURING BIKE PARTS WITH NUTS AND QUICK RELEASE

No Problem! Just order our newly released HexNut

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Yes. Simply replace your quick release skewer with our Hexlox Security Skewer which comes with security features and beautiful minimalistic design.

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Yes, to secure seat posts with quick release, please order our Seat Post Bolt which replaces your Quick Release.

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GENERAL

Hex bolts are used to fasten bike parts like saddles, satposts, stems, handlebars, pedals and much more.

Unfortunately anyone equipped with an Allen key/hex wrench, can simply unfasten the bolt and steal your part. 

Hexlox has a simple and elegant solution to this. By inserting the Hexlox into the bolt you block access to the bolt and the potential thief cannot loosen the bolt and steal your part.

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Even if your bike is not that valuable or doesn't have very expensive parts it still sucks having parts stolen - You know what we mean if you ever tried to ride home without a saddle.

Also, we believe that most people prefer to not have their parts stolen to avoid the hassle of making a police report, contacting insurance companies, and buying new parts. In the end, the question to ask yourself is - how much is your own time worth? 😉

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Before going to market via a Kickstarter campaign in 2016 our founders had spent several years refining the design and concept. Hexlox is a high-quality anti-theft system Made in Germany and we are constantly working on refining and developing the concept. Our aim is to strike a balance of high quality, excellent customer service, and competitive pricing.

All Hexlox are produced in Berlin, Germany.

SHIPPING

Unfortunately, the Brexit agreement means that some of our UK customers might have to pay additional Import Taxes. This is an developing issue and we will update this thread as we receive more info. As always, feel free to contact us at support@hexlox.com if you have any questions.

CONTACT

If you need additional help or have questions, email us at support@hexlox.com We read every email and we do our best to answer with minimal delay.

If you have technical questions it's always useful for us to see photos or videos 😉