Hiplok D1000 U-Lock review

All but immune to a portable angle grinder and it won’t scratch your bike

Hiplok D1000
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

There is no other lock on the market that competes with the features of the Hiplok D1000. It can resist a portable angle grinder attack, it's the same silhouette as other U-locks, and it's light enough to easily carry


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    Soft-touch coating won’t scratch your bike

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    Recessed keyhole protects against lock picking and weather

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    Double locking tabs require two cuts to break open

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    Resists angle grinder attack


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    Carry pouch is optional and there’s not an included bike mount

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Hiplok is a company of enthusiasts just like you. They know that finding the right bike is a big deal and that's especially true in this time of shortages and empty bike shops. Once it's in your hands, no one wants to experience that sinking feeling of looking at an empty spot where you know you locked your bike. 

To make sure that never happens, Hiplok is releasing the D1000. It says it's the most secure lock on the market, and we had an opportunity to spend some time with it. The Hiplok D1000 is too new to be on our list of the best bike locks available, and much too heavy for our list of best lightweight bike locks. Keep reading to see our thoughts on it and whether we think it should be on a future version of our best lists. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx