Top 5 Best Bike Lock Models 2017

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Top 5 Best Bike Lock Models 2017

If you are a bike owner, then you understand better than anyone just how precious those two wheeled beauties are to their owners. It therefore goes without saying that ensuring that they are secure is pretty high on the priority list. One of the best ways to ensure that you find your bike where you left it outside is by investing in a great bike lock model. Below is a description of the four main lock designs on the market and the most popular models in each case.

Bike Lock Designs

 

  • U lock design

As far as bike security is concerned, you can never go wrong with a U lock design. These resemble traditional padlocks but have a longer shackle shaft in the shape of an inverted U. Depending on the model, you can use a key or rotary dial to lock and open the bike lock.

Chain bike locks are great as far as flexibility is concerned. This is because depending on the length of the chain itself, you can fasten your bike to a number of objects including larger than average bike park racks. The chains usually feature a protective sheath which in addition to the super thick steel used protects the chain from impact of bold cutters.

  • Folding lock design

As far as bike lock designs are concerned, the folding lock design is the new kid on the block but is every bit as effective as its veteran counterparts. Unlike the others designs on this list, these bike locks act by immobilizing the wheels with its foldable design allowing easy fastening and unfastening.

  • Cable bike lock design

Cable bike locks are pretty much the most common of the bunch. They are a great option if you are looking for something cheap and easy to use. The only con is that they are not the most secure options and you should probably only invest if the area where you park your bike is relatively safe.

Top 5 Models

1. BEST Selling – KRYPTONITE NEW YORK LOCK FAHGETTABOUTIT MINI U LOCK

As the name suggests, this bike lock has a U-Lock design.

It has 18 mm thick bars which makes it very difficult if not impossible to use bold cutters on the lock.

The only disadvantage with the model is the fact that it is a little heavy weighing in at 4.55 lb. However,

the security offered makes the extra weight of Kryptonite New York Lock Fahgettaboutit Mini U Lock more than worth it.

 

 2. Abus Grant X Plus 540 Bike Lock

Abus 540 is also a U lock design bike lock with 13 mm bars and weighing 3.2 pounds.

The thickness makes it a lot more resilient than other bike locks against power tools

that could be used to cut the lock.

 

3. Kryptonite KryptoLock 995 Mini

KryptoLock 995 is a chain design bike lock and without a doubt one of the best in the market.

The chain is 9 mm thick and is covered with a protective sheath that not only protects the chains

from the elements but also from access by thieves. The chain itself is 55 cm long which is a decent

enough length for fastening the bike around a variety of objects.

 

4. Bordo 6000 Folding Bike Lock

The Bordo 6000 folding bike lock consists of a series of 5 mm plates that allow folding of the bike lock around

the wheel as well as around other objects for easier and more effective fastening.

 

 5. Abus Steel-O-Flex Cable Bike Lock

Finally, the Abus Steel-O-Flex bike lock represents the cable design

with the 27 mm thick 100 cm being one of the lightest and easiest to use bike locks.

 

 

Final verdict

With all this information, selecting the right bike lock for your precious should be a walk in the part.

Just make sure that you figure out your preferences and priorities in order to ensure that you settle

for a model that you will enjoy for a very long time.

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  3. Tyler says:

    The Fahgettaboudit Mini bike lock is probably the best option right now. I’ve had a serious look around on both online and offline stores and from what I’ve seen and read (reviews) people seemed to like this model. I’ve bought it a few months back and I’m very happy with it. Is it heavy? Yes, a little but it makes up for it by being very, very strong. I’m pretty confident it can hold its own against bold cutters or anything similar.

    • I think that the Fahgettaboudit Kryptonite in general is one of my favorite bike lock as well
      all the details are there, from the key to the lock body. super strong for my opinion
      soon ill upload a nice video talking about bike locks

  4. Martin says:

    I just took advantage of a huge discount on Amazon and got this. I was looking for a good bike lock for some time but I guess I didn’t want to spend as much money on a good one. As soon as I saw the current price, I had to get it. Heard good things about it so I think it’s going to be a good fit and it’s going to give me more peace of mind when I have to leave the bike unattended.

  5. Nathan says:

    I think I’m going to go with the Kryptonite 995 Mini. I like that it can protect the chains against bad whether which means it’s probably going to last longer than other models. It seems pretty sturdy so it’s probably not going to be easy to get cut. It’s also somewhat cheaper than others on this list so that’s a criteria as well, at least for me.

  6. Ben says:

    I have the Bordo 6000 folding bike lock and I’m very happy with it. It can fold around almost anything, it’s almost impossible to cut or break with any kind of tools (someone tried to steal my bike and they didn’t even make a dent on it). I would have liked a protection against rain or snow like the 995 Mini has but I think this is stronger than that.

  7. Aurelia says:

    Might sound weird or even funny but I got the Fahgettaboudit Mini bike lock because I loved the name :). I also took a peek at the reviews and since it was rated so high I thought “what the heck, why not?”.

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