About The Brand
For over 40 years, Kryptonite has been the leader in action sports security. As the creator of the original bicycle u-lock in and the bicycle security category in 1971, Kryptonite has set the standard for premium quality security products. As impressive as their products are, the Kryptonite story itself is also pretty cool. From the early days in a VW van, to the legendary NYC stories, to the numerous prestigious awards the company has received for design and innovation, the Kryptonite story is about much more than a product. In the early 1970s, Michael Zane was a free-spirited, bearded kid with a VW van and a big idea for a new kind of lock. He traveled thousands of miles showing the unique U-shaped locking device and spreading his passion for bicycle security to bike dealers all around the country and forged lifetime relationships. The company soon expanded its product line to include powersports, hardware and snowsports security.