Lock out thieves!
Unfortunately there are many thieves around who would like to steal your bike.
The best way to keep them at bay is an effective lock.
Sold Secure ratings are one of the best ways to see the level of security gained
from a lock. The Sold Secure ratings are Bronze, Silver or Gold and refer to how
difficult it is to break the lock. Many insurance companies will require the lock
used by a customer to have a Sold Secure rating.
Types of lock:
- Cable locks are flexible and light but can be compromised with tools such as
- Chain locks are very secure and flexible but are very heavy!
- U-locks (also called D-locks) are the best compromise between usability,
lightweight and security.
The golden rule with cycle security is to make sure the lock goes through the
frame and also through an immovable object (ideally purpose built bike stands).
Here is our pick of 5 different locks for a variety of different budgets and
Lock Street Fortum U-lock (from £44.99) Sold Secure Gold
One of the best value U-locks with Sold Secure Gold rating. This bonus pack also
includes cable and carrier bracket making it even better value. The lifetime
guarantee, which Master Lock offer on this lock, ensures piece of mind.
Series 2 U-lock with 4ft cable (£39.99) Sold Secure Silver
This lock is excellent value, combining a Sold Secure Silver rated U-lock with a
4ft cable that could be used for securing wheels and seats for added protection.
The patented locking mechanism is super strong and the vinyl coated steel shaft
provides high strength without scratching your frame. A rotating dust cover
provides protection from dust and dirt.
Bordo 6000 Folding Lock (£79.99 - 84.99)
This interesting design uses a concertina folding mechanism, which enables a
compact size despite using substantial steel plates for the body. The lock
mechanism uses Abus’ extra class lock cylinder and key. A soft touch silicon
coating prevents any scratches to your pride and joy.
Granit Plus 51 U-Lock (£69.99 - £74.99) Sold Secure Gold
This lock is one of our favourites. It comes with a Sold Secure Gold rating and
a variety of brackets to attach to your bike. Its shaft is constructed from 13mm
hardened steel and is very resistant to pulling forces. The lock mechanism is
resistant to picking and damage.
Oxford HD 1
Metre Chain Lock (£29.99)
This is a heavy-duty chain lock with square 9.5mm links and a tough double
locking padlock. Great value lock.
So there’s our top 5. Choose wisely and remember; if you have any
questions don’t hesitate to contact us!
Minimise theft risk
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