Is This the World’s First Unstealable Bike?

Yerka Project hopes to make locks obsolete

For decades, urban cyclists have been seeking the ultimate bike lock, only to find each one's vulnerabilities eventually demonstrated on YouTube. But what if the answer were in the bike itself?

Designed by three Chilean engineering students, the Yerka Project is an "unstealable" bike that functions as its own lock.

If the video below is anything to go by, it looks like they took The Club and built a bicycle into it. I don't mean that as glancing praise, either—it really is a really cool idea.

The guys behind Yerka (which is kind of a Nordic word for “strength”) have been experimenting with a few different designs, including combination lock frames, smartphone-enabled locks, and a step-through frame.

Yerka is still in the prototype phase, with a Kickstarter campaign in the works to raise money for large-scale production of their finished bike models.