Enduro21 gets serious with the security locks by installing the new Hiplok 1000 Series “anti-angle grinder”, multi-rotational ground anchor and u-lock in our workshop.

Security matters when you own a dirt bike. It’s a reality we wish we could live without, but the fact is bikes get stolen everywhere from events, the back of vans, trucks and trailers, workshops, garages and dealer showrooms.

On a personal level we’ve literally seen walls knocked down to steal a bike, had prized machines lifted from back of a vehicle while in a store (I was only in there for two minutes, etc…), found nothing but a front wheel left behind (still locked), had hefty chains bust like they were children’s toys, seen people kicked off their bike and ridden away, and witnessed a truck cruising the streets basically vacuuming up any easy pickings they could find.

Trust us, we know what it means to have you pride and joy vanish. Streets bikes, mountain bikes and off-road bikes of all types need locking down whether you live in a city or out in the sticks. And don’t talk to us about reporting it to the Police…

“World’s first anti-angle grinder anchors”

For all the above, we take locking our bike seriously which is why the words “anti-angle grinder” caught our eye about Hiplok and their 1000 Series security range.

Claiming to be the “world’s first anti-angle grinder anchors” Hiplok point to independent reviews hailing the DX1000 U lock 'the toughest motorcycle lock' 

The industry standard ‘Sold Secure’ Powered Cycle Diamond and with ART 4 Star ratings, this security system is a versatile one designed for motorcycles, e-bikes, and bicycles.

The 1000 Series actually caught our eye at a motorcycle show in the UK, Motorcycle Live, where people were going at them with angle grinders and proving the graphene composite technology does indeed take the grinder disc an absolute age to cut. Time and noise is a deterrent to crime.  

“Security is only as strong as the weakest link,” says Ben Smith, Hiplok’s Co-Founder, adding, “the 1000 Series allows riders to customise their security set-up, so there's no weak link.” 

The facts were impressive, which is why Enduro21 got in touch with Hiplock to test this new security system. We wanted better security for our bike(s) and felt it was long overdue we got some real world bike security tried and tested on our own bikes, fitted and rated it.


​Hiplok AX1000 – Ultimate Anti-Angle Grinder Ground Anchor System (arm and ground anchor). Technical details:

  • Fixes to a solid brick or concrete substrate (base) for fitting to a wall or floor, inside or outside
  • Anti-angle grinder claims at least 20x more resistant than standard anchors
  • 360o rotating base + pivoting arm for extra reach
  • Sold Secure Powered Cycle Diamond
  • ART 4 Star Rated
  • Part of the Hiplok 1000 Series
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Comes with 8 x high-security expansion bolts and plugs
  • All bearings required to install the anchors securely
  • 16mm drill bit
  • Drilling template

Hiplok DX1000 – Ultimate Anti-Angle Grinder D Lock (available in 2x sizes). Technical details:

  • Fits most large bicycles, e-bikes & motorcycles with a locking area 205mm x 112mm (L x W). Weighs 2.6kg
  • Anti-angle grinder security system claims at least 20 x more resistant than standard D locks
  • Square profile - thieves need to cut twice to remove the lock
  • Graphene reinforced premium hardened steel shackle
  • Sold Secure Powered Cycle Diamond
  • ART 4 Star Rated
  • Part of the Hiplok 1000 Series
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 3 x coded replaceable keys included
  • External dimensions: 290mm x 180m (L x W)

What’s it like to install?

With care to choose the correct place, some faffing with photographs as ever, the process took under an hour. We used a drill, marker pen, 2 x allen keys and a rubber mallet.

Fitted to the back and one side of our workshop to be out the way, we made sure the Hiplock ground anchor was free to rotate and sit at different angles (it locks in place) but still close enough to the wall to make life as awkward as possible for anyone keen steal the bike.

hiplock_security_enduro21_1Weighing up exactly where the lock would sit is important. It’s going to be there a long time so you need to get it right, plus there’s no point putting it in the way in a workshop. You also want to make sure it is in the correct position to lock to the right part of your bike.


For us, with an enduro bike, that is the front of the swingarm or mid-frame area where a lock can loop around to a really solid, hard to remove place.

Why this part of the bike? Simply because it is the hardest part to remove. As we mentioned at the top, we know only too well that a lock through a wheel, fork or swingarm ‘leg’, can mean the thieves just undo the wheel.

So we always try to use locks and chains in and around the bits which aren’t easily removed, especially in an environment where tools are readily available. The PDS or no-linkage suspension on a KTM EXC is particularly useful in this way with the readymade hole in front of the shock.




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D1000 – D/U lock 




DX1000 – larger D/U lock 




A1000 – anchor 




AX1000 – anchor with arm 





Contact: Hiplok.com