Fortified Bike’s “The Invincible”
The Story: Five years ago, MIT student Slava Menn was inspired to make an “unstealable” bike light after his friend had his stolen, then was hit by a car while biking in Boston that night. Luckily, the friend was fine, but Menn and a group of other MIT geniuses started engineering a bike light that would lock into the bike’s handlebars, using custom-made bolts. From that (and a lot of Kickstarter cash), Fortified Bike was founded, and they went on to produce other “indestructible” bike goods -- like weatherproof seats, a u-lock you need to cut from both ends to remove, and water-resistant fenders. After selling all the parts separately, Fortified Bike eventually combined them all to engineer the Invincible, aka the “unstealable” weatherproof bike.
Who To Get It For: Your friend who starts every story with, “So this happened…”