With a family of five, we do lots of bike riding, especially in these warm summer months. Our local grocery store is just two miles away as well as an ice cream parlor and drugstore. Sometimes we like to jump on our bikes and ride over for exercise while we do small errands. Sadly I have had a bike lock cut and my bike stolen. I thought it was secure but it was as easy as cutting with bolt cutters and my brand new bike was gone!
When researching bike locks that couldn’t just be cut off I discovered the ABUS Folding lock and instantly loved it! It has so many great features that make it the safest bike lock I’ve seen, as well as my favorite feature: the key!
Most bike locks have a combination to open it and I don’t know about you but I can never remember mine! I have so many passwords for different websites, bank cards, cell phone and just about anything and everything requires a password these days. I don’t want to have to remember another combination so a key is preferable! I already take my house keys with me so I have a key ring in the zipped pouch I have on the back of my bike.
A fun little feature of the key is that it has a light on it! How thoughtful is that? I can recall many times not being able to find a keyhole because it’s dark and I can’t see! This built in light is right on the key so you just squeeze and you have light!
The bike lock itself is a solid piece. I like that you have the option to permanently mount it on your bike with screws or just velcro it on if you are using on different bikes and need it mobile. The velcro is good solid quality so it’s definitely not going anywhere.
The design is really cool and unlike anything I’ve ever seen. You basically uncoil it and it folds back into itself when not in use.
There is no cutting of these 5 mm steel bars! The only downside to these being steel is it’s very heavy! It’s described as lightweight but it’s the heaviest bike lock I’ve ever seen. Of course the upside to that is you are pretty much guaranteed your bike won’t be stolen.
The retail on this lock is $179 which is pretty pricey. However, I lost a $500 bike because of a cheap lock so I just look at it as protecting your investment.
The Abus Folding Lock is a solid, reliable lock with the latest technology and well thought out design. The attention to the detail like the light up key make this the best I’ve ever seen!
With the Bordo, ABUS has revolutionised the bicycle lock and established an entirely new type of lock – the folding lock. The bike locks of the Bordo family offer features that have not been provided by any other design to date. Light-weight flexibility in a compact design. These features are shared by all of the various folding locks in the extensive Bordo family.
5 mm steel bars, with synthetic coating to prevent damage to the bicycle’s paintwork
Link construction allows compact folding
Stainless steel case with manual cover for the keyhole against dirt and corrosion
The bars, the links as well as supporting elements of the locking system are made of special hardened steel
Bars are linked with special rivets
ABUS Plus cylinder for high protection against manipulations, e.g. picking
Two keys are supplied with the lock
Easy transport thanks to practical holder
Flexible mounting with non-slip velcro straps
Mounting on nearly every part of the frame possible, the lock can be easily removed sideways
This lock can be ordered keyed alike to other locks. This means several locks would match one key, respectively key code
Bordo family: Ideal combination of resistibility, weight and transport size
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