While traditional bike locks may work fine for locking your bike up outside the shop, you probably want something a little more permanent for storing your bike safely and securely when at home. Not only that, but you need a way to keep your bike clean, dry and protected from the elements; nothing will ruin a bike better than being left out in the rain. Enter Alpen, a Bike Pod providing a “proper home” for your bike.

The Alpen bike pod looks kind of like an armadillo, but is a full-on, protective shell to keep your bike safe and out of the weather. It’s made from “virtually indestructible” roto-molded polyethylene that is waterproof and impenetrable, with an integrated locking mechanism that keeps the sliding top securely fastened down. All you must do is put your bike, close it and lock it down; there’s virtually no way to get in without the key (except maybe by chainsaw).

It’s UV-resistant, 100% waterproof and rust-proof, has an anodized aluminum door hub, and bolts securely to the ground. The sleek round shape also looks good wherever you place it; on the deck, the parking garage or common area, freeing up room in your hall or on your wall. At 79” long, 32” wide and 53” tall, it’s large enough for virtually any bike – road or mountain.

The one thing it isn’t? Cheap. At $800, it’s a bit of an investment. But for serious cyclists and MTB’ers who want to protect their investment and don’t have a lot of space in the home, it’s worth it. You can preorder yours now.

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