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Best Cycle Locks in the Netherlands - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the 7 best cycle locks in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

If you ask us, the cycle locks hold paramount importance while you choose to buy a cycle. These cycle locks help to prevent theft or damage to your bicycle in crowded places. A cycle lock lets you leave the bike in a parking space without being concerned about its safety.

Let’s read in detail about the buying considerations before purchasing cycle locks and what are the best cycle locks available in the Netherland market.

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New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415

Kryptonite

New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415

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14 mm chain and 15 mm shackle

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6.92 kg

Double deadbolt design with extensive holding power
Hardened steel sleeve over crossbar offers double security
Durable, protective nylon cover with hook-n-loop fasteners holds the chain in place
Key safe program
Three keys - 1 with built-in flashlight
Chain lock
Manganese steel
150 cm
Not mentioned
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Evolution Mini 7

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13 mm (Cable)

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1.43 kg

It comes with two locks
Key safe program
Cuff over crossbar and cylinder for added security
Double-loop cable secures the front wheel
Anti-rattle bumpers reduce noise during transport
Cable + U-lock
Steel cable
120 cm (Cable) and 17.8 cm (U-lock)
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Bicycle Chain Lock Heavy Duty

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7 mm

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750 g

It comes with two locks
5 digit codes with 100000 possible combinations
ABS environmental protection material
Durable cloth cover protects the lock from abrasion
High temperature resistant
Combination chain lock
Nylon and alloy steel
83 cm
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Sterling

Double Loop Multi-stranded Braided Steel Cable

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8 mm

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570 g

Weather-resistant material
Extra-large swages offer more strength
Double-loop design for extra length and cinching
Self-coiling ensures easy storage
Braided steel
Cable lock
Vinyl coated steel
500 cm
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Kryptonite

Original Keeper Standard

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12 mm

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1.09 kg

Reinforced collar over the keyway for increased protection
Includes click-style transportation bracket
Protective vinyl covering
Stainless steel keys with ergonomic design reduce the amount of torque and don’t let them break
Key safe program
U-lock
Steel
20.3 cm
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Folding Lock Bordo 6000/90

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5 mm

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6 hardened steel bars
The flexible folding option makes it handy to carry and a space saver
The soft 2-component cover is visually impressive and protects lock against paint damage
A reliable lock for high-quality bicycle
Folding lock
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Tectic 496 NR Black

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8.5 mm

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450 g

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Extra thick lock bracket
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Ring lock
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New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415


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Double deadbolt design with extensive holding power
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Buyer’s Guide - Best Cycle Locks in The Netherlands

The anti-theft tool for bicycles!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for cycle locks

Here’s a sneak peek into the most significant elements to consider before buying a cycle lock.

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FAQ: Learn more about the details

Any questions left? Here they are, including answers.

3

How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for cycle lock

Best practices for cycle lock usage and care.

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Our Picks: How we picked the best cycle lock

Find out how we selected and ranked the products.

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for cycle locks

1.1 Types

The bike locks come with a wide variety of options and the sole purpose of securing the bicycles properly. The security factors in various locks could be different based on their capacities and limitations. Let’s talk in detail about a few bicycle lock types.

  • D Locks

The D locks, also known as U locks, are considered to be the most tried and tested types of bicycle locks and the secured ones. D locks are used to lock the frame of the vehicle with an immovable object. If you use a D lock, then it is also recommended to use a cable lock in tandem to secure the bicycle’s wheels.

  • Mortise Locks

The mortise lock is basically an extra lock to the frame lock. 

There are two types of mortise locks - the mortise chain and the mortise cable. However, you can use it only in combination with the correct ring lock. It is, therefore, an extension of the ring lock and not a lock in itself.

The advantage a mortise lock offers is that you can easily attach your bike to an object, making it hard for a thief to take your bicycle with him because now there are two locks. 

If you go for a mortise lock, check which locks fit your frame lock properly since not all mortise locks fit all frame locks.

  • Chain Locks

The chain locks are often covered with plastic sleeves to keep them manageable and easy to handle. They are available in several ranges and thicknesses. The locking system of the chain lock is key-based or combination based. It is suggested that the chain has a length of at least 85 centimetres to be able to attach your bicycle to a bicycle fork or a post without any hassle.

  • Cable Locks

Cable locks are among the most flexible type of locks that are longer and offers greater versatility. Cable locks are constructed by intertwining metal fibres. They come with a key and lock and a combination locking mechanism and are preferred by most due to their lightness.

  • Ground Anchors

As the name suggests, the ground anchors are heavy-duty rings drilled into the ground, which creates a securing point for the bicycles.

  • Ring Locks

The ring lock is the best known and most common cycle lock in the Netherlands. And mostly, this lock is already fitted as standard on (almost all) bikes. It is attached to the frame, so you always have it with you if you want to lock your bike. Also, since the lock is fixed to the frame, it does not make a rattling noise and damage the bicycle paint. Moreover, if you lubricate it regularly, it will last for years.

The downsides are, sometimes, a ring lock is not sufficient to protect a cycle against theft. A thief can easily lift a bike with a ring lock and put it in a van. It is an old fashioned lock, and thieves have years of experience with how to open the lock. Some advancements have been done such as the housing of the recent models of frame locks are made of plastic instead of metal, making them more challenging to open. A thief needs a pair of pliers to open a metal case, whereas more tools and time are required for a plastic case.

  • Folding Locks

A folding lock is made of long links to fold it easily. These are lightweight locks and, therefore, very easy to carry. However, before buying, ensure that you can secure the folding lock with the frame to an object to reduce the risk of theft. It comes in various sizes, so if required, you can also opt for a longer folding lock which will be a bit heavier.

The bike locks come with a wide variety of options and the sole purpose of securing the bicycles properly. The security factors in various locks could be different based on their capacities and limitations. Let’s talk in detail about a few bicycle lock types.

  • D Locks

The D locks, also known as U locks, are considered to be the most tried and tested types of bicycle locks and the secured ones. D locks are used to lock the frame of the vehicle with an immovable object. If you use a D lock, then it is also recommended to use a cable lock in tandem to secure the bicycle’s wheels.

  • Mortise Locks

The mortise lock is basically an extra lock to the frame lock. 

There are two types of mortise locks - the mortise chain and the mortise cable. However, you can use it only in combination with the correct ring lock. It is, therefore, an extension of the ring lock and not a lock in itself.

The advantage a mortise lock offers is that you can easily attach your bike to an object, making it hard for a thief to take your bicycle with him because now there are two locks. 

If you go for a mortise lock, check which locks fit your frame lock properly since not all mortise locks fit all frame locks.

  • Chain Locks

The chain locks are often covered with plastic sleeves to keep them manageable and easy to handle. They are available in several ranges and thicknesses. The locking system of the chain lock is key-based or combination based. It is suggested that the chain has a length of at least 85 centimetres to be able to attach your bicycle to a bicycle fork or a post without any hassle.

  • Cable Locks

Cable locks are among the most flexible type of locks that are longer and offers greater versatility. Cable locks are constructed by intertwining metal fibres. They come with a key and lock and a combination locking mechanism and are preferred by most due to their lightness.

  • Ground Anchors

As the name suggests, the ground anchors are heavy-duty rings drilled into the ground, which creates a securing point for the bicycles.

  • Ring Locks

The ring lock is the best known and most common cycle lock in the Netherlands. And mostly, this lock is already fitted as standard on (almost all) bikes. It is attached to the frame, so you always have it with you if you want to lock your bike. Also, since the lock is fixed to the frame, it does not make a rattling noise and damage the bicycle paint. Moreover, if you lubricate it regularly, it will last for years.

The downsides are, sometimes, a ring lock is not sufficient to protect a cycle against theft. A thief can easily lift a bike with a ring lock and put it in a van. It is an old fashioned lock, and thieves have years of experience with how to open the lock. Some advancements have been done such as the housing of the recent models of frame locks are made of plastic instead of metal, making them more challenging to open. A thief needs a pair of pliers to open a metal case, whereas more tools and time are required for a plastic case.

  • Folding Locks

A folding lock is made of long links to fold it easily. These are lightweight locks and, therefore, very easy to carry. However, before buying, ensure that you can secure the folding lock with the frame to an object to reduce the risk of theft. It comes in various sizes, so if required, you can also opt for a longer folding lock which will be a bit heavier.

1.2 ART Stars

The ART quality mark indicates how well the cycle lock protects against theft. ART Nederland is a foundation aiming to prevent bicycle theft as much as possible. Locks with ART stars marks have been extensively tested by the foundation. 

The quality mark gives 1 to 5 stars to show how well the lock is secured. A lock with at least 2 ART stars is recommended, and locks with 4 or 5 stars are generally recommended for scooters and motorcycles.

To quickly find out which ART star you must go for, read further:

  • One star gives minimum security.

  • A good bicycle lock must have at least two stars.

  • Three stars lock is recommended for mopeds.

  • Motorcycles owners can choose between with 4 or 5 stars lock.

  • Five stars stand for the most preventive value.

The ART quality mark indicates how well the cycle lock protects against theft. ART Nederland is a foundation aiming to prevent bicycle theft as much as possible. Locks with ART stars marks have been extensively tested by the foundation. 

The quality mark gives 1 to 5 stars to show how well the lock is secured. A lock with at least 2 ART stars is recommended, and locks with 4 or 5 stars are generally recommended for scooters and motorcycles.

To quickly find out which ART star you must go for, read further:

  • One star gives minimum security.

  • A good bicycle lock must have at least two stars.

  • Three stars lock is recommended for mopeds.

  • Motorcycles owners can choose between with 4 or 5 stars lock.

  • Five stars stand for the most preventive value.

1.3 Ease of Use

Whatever be the lock type, you don’t want to struggle with it while parking your cycle at work, at the station, or the supermarket. The lock must be easy and quick to use. Therefore, ensure that you always get the lock loose.

Whatever be the lock type, you don’t want to struggle with it while parking your cycle at work, at the station, or the supermarket. The lock must be easy and quick to use. Therefore, ensure that you always get the lock loose.

1.4 Number of Keys

This feature comes into the picture when you have a chain or cable lock because then you have to choose between a number or key lock. 

The best part about a combination lock is that you do not have to worry about losing the key, and the downside is that a thief might get lucky with the set combination, and the closing mechanism will work less well over the months/years. The old key, on the other hand, always works without any hassle.

This feature comes into the picture when you have a chain or cable lock because then you have to choose between a number or key lock. 

The best part about a combination lock is that you do not have to worry about losing the key, and the downside is that a thief might get lucky with the set combination, and the closing mechanism will work less well over the months/years. The old key, on the other hand, always works without any hassle.

1.5 Theft Insurance and ART Certification

If you want to insure a cycle against theft, there are some requirements. For example, a lock with an ART quality mark is usually asked for. In the event of theft, you must show the two original keys that come with the bicycle lock as duplicate keys are unacceptable. Therefore, it is recommended to make and use copies and keep the original keys at home.

Some insurers might call for a plug-in chain to secure your bicycle to an object such as a bike rack to be fully insured. 

If you want to insure a cycle against theft, there are some requirements. For example, a lock with an ART quality mark is usually asked for. In the event of theft, you must show the two original keys that come with the bicycle lock as duplicate keys are unacceptable. Therefore, it is recommended to make and use copies and keep the original keys at home.

Some insurers might call for a plug-in chain to secure your bicycle to an object such as a bike rack to be fully insured. 

1.6 Material

The material of a cycle lock is essential since it is easier to destroy one material lock than another. For example, a plastic lock is more accessible to cut than a steel lock depending on the hardness of the steel. Simply saying, steel of medium hardness is less strong than steel that has been heated. Another thing on which the resistance depends is how the steel is cut and braided.

In addition to the material, the thickness of a lock also matters. We recommend getting a bicycle lock of at least 8 mm.

The material of a cycle lock is essential since it is easier to destroy one material lock than another. For example, a plastic lock is more accessible to cut than a steel lock depending on the hardness of the steel. Simply saying, steel of medium hardness is less strong than steel that has been heated. Another thing on which the resistance depends is how the steel is cut and braided.

In addition to the material, the thickness of a lock also matters. We recommend getting a bicycle lock of at least 8 mm.

1.7 Weight

The weight of the lock is also essential, and it is directly related to the material used. A lock made of thick, hardened steel will be heavier than a separate cable or plastic lock.

We recommend a lock that weighs between 2 and 3 kilograms. If you have an expensive model such as a speed pedelec, then get a 2 kg bicycle lock made of hardened steel. 

The weight of the lock is also essential, and it is directly related to the material used. A lock made of thick, hardened steel will be heavier than a separate cable or plastic lock.

We recommend a lock that weighs between 2 and 3 kilograms. If you have an expensive model such as a speed pedelec, then get a 2 kg bicycle lock made of hardened steel. 

1.8 Flexibility

Flexibility is another feature that should not be forgotten while buying a lock. If a bicycle lock is not flexible, it becomes difficult to attach, and flexible bicycle locks are easier to tie to a nearby post or a bike rack.

Flexibility is another feature that should not be forgotten while buying a lock. If a bicycle lock is not flexible, it becomes difficult to attach, and flexible bicycle locks are easier to tie to a nearby post or a bike rack.

1.9 Price

A cycle lock comes in variety, and therefore, the price varies. Usually, a good chain lock with no ART quality mark will be affordable. If you are willing to spend around 30 euros, you will get a decent lock with a star quality mark.

A cycle lock comes in variety, and therefore, the price varies. Usually, a good chain lock with no ART quality mark will be affordable. If you are willing to spend around 30 euros, you will get a decent lock with a star quality mark.

2. FAQ: Learn more about the details

2.1 How much should we ideally spend on a cycle lock?

There isn’t a fixed rate as to how much expenditure you should incur on the cycle lock. However, it is ideal for spending around 10% of the total bike cost on the locking system.

There isn’t a fixed rate as to how much expenditure you should incur on the cycle lock. However, it is ideal for spending around 10% of the total bike cost on the locking system.

2.2 What are some of the best places to keep your lock while you are riding the bicycle?

The bicycle lock can be mounted on the D-lock stand available on the bike or can be kept in your backpack or on the handlebars.

The bicycle lock can be mounted on the D-lock stand available on the bike or can be kept in your backpack or on the handlebars.

2.3 How to carry a cable lock on a bicycle?

A cable lock can be kept in a small saddle bag or inside a seat pouch. Avoid keeping the same around the handlebar or the frame of the bike.

A cable lock can be kept in a small saddle bag or inside a seat pouch. Avoid keeping the same around the handlebar or the frame of the bike.

2.4 Are folding bike locks any good?

Contrary to the negative viewpoint, folding bike locks are possibly the best lock choices available in the market. They can secure two bicycles at the same time. Additionally, they are easy to carry as they can be folded down into any compact package conveniently.

Contrary to the negative viewpoint, folding bike locks are possibly the best lock choices available in the market. They can secure two bicycles at the same time. Additionally, they are easy to carry as they can be folded down into any compact package conveniently.

2.5 What is the kryptonite lock? Why is it considered to be the safest?

Kryptonite locks are those lock types that help to secure the bicycle by attaching them to a pole or a fixture whenever the owner wants to park the bike at a public place. Since this lock enables the locking of the bicycle with a standing structure, it becomes tough to break or hamper this lock.

Kryptonite locks are those lock types that help to secure the bicycle by attaching them to a pole or a fixture whenever the owner wants to park the bike at a public place. Since this lock enables the locking of the bicycle with a standing structure, it becomes tough to break or hamper this lock.

2.6 What are some of the best bicycle lock brands in the Netherlands?

Kryptonite, ABUS, Sterling are some of the best bicycle lock brands available in the Indian market. 

Kryptonite, ABUS, Sterling are some of the best bicycle lock brands available in the Indian market. 

2.7 Which bicycle lock tests are there?

Combating bicycle theft is a famous topic of discussion in the Netherlands, and therefore, many authorities offer information to back this up. Let’s see what all bicycle lock tests are there that can be relied upon to make decisions.

  • Consumers’ Association – It tests bicycle locks based on user-friendliness.

  • ANWB – They conduct tests for the best cheap bicycle locks under 25 euros. 

  • The ART – The ART foundation assesses the degree of theft prevention of bicycle locks. 

Combating bicycle theft is a famous topic of discussion in the Netherlands, and therefore, many authorities offer information to back this up. Let’s see what all bicycle lock tests are there that can be relied upon to make decisions.

  • Consumers’ Association – It tests bicycle locks based on user-friendliness.

  • ANWB – They conduct tests for the best cheap bicycle locks under 25 euros. 

  • The ART – The ART foundation assesses the degree of theft prevention of bicycle locks. 

3. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for cycle lock

3.1 What are the standard precautions to be taken while parking and locking a bicycle?

  • Lock your bicycle at a busy place for maximum security.

  • Choose an immovable object (like a pole) to lock your bicycle alongside.

  • Ensure that the object to which the bicycle is attached cannot be lifted or moved.

  • When you go to cinema halls, malls or such places, consider locking your bike a few blocks away.

  • If you know that a particular area is prone to theft, then always use a double lock for added safety while parking a cycle there.

  • Never lock your bike by the front or rear wheel only.

  • Lock your bicycle at a busy place for maximum security.

  • Choose an immovable object (like a pole) to lock your bicycle alongside.

  • Ensure that the object to which the bicycle is attached cannot be lifted or moved.

  • When you go to cinema halls, malls or such places, consider locking your bike a few blocks away.

  • If you know that a particular area is prone to theft, then always use a double lock for added safety while parking a cycle there.

  • Never lock your bike by the front or rear wheel only.

3.2 How to properly lock your bicycle in a public place?

  • Always ensure to lock the frame of the bicycle.

  • Always keep the lock off the ground, as the thief may use the hard ground floor to break the locks, and it can significantly hamper the locks of cheaper quality.

  • Make the lock challenging to access for the thief by placing the lock on the problematic corners of the bike.

  • Always ensure to lock the frame of the bicycle.

  • Always keep the lock off the ground, as the thief may use the hard ground floor to break the locks, and it can significantly hamper the locks of cheaper quality.

  • Make the lock challenging to access for the thief by placing the lock on the problematic corners of the bike.

3.3 How to protect my bicycle against theft?

Here are nine quick tips to protect your bicycle against theft.

  • Place the bicycle in a guarded bike shed. There you get a number as proof, and bicycles can not just be taken along.

  • Use two locks if possible such as a combination of the ring lock and a chain lock. Most thieves specialise in 1 type of lock, and if they are specialised in breaking both types, then it will require more time.

  • Secure the lock to higher objects because when it is on the ground, it is easier to smash it with a stone or exert force from the ground with bolt cutters.

  • Choose quality mark locks.

  • Place the cycle in a visible and well-lit place because then it will be easier to notice when someone is standing next to your bicycle for a longer time.

  • Turn the valve next to the lock because thieves trying to open the lock with tools are more likely to skip your bicycle if there is a risk of breaking the valve.

  • Engrave your name and zip code or your ID number on the bike, as then it will not be taken as quickly. In addition, you can easily prove that the bicycle is yours. 

  • Spray the bike in a bright colour to make it stand out among all other bikes. When the thing is that recognisable, there are fewer chances of robbery.

Here are nine quick tips to protect your bicycle against theft.

  • Place the bicycle in a guarded bike shed. There you get a number as proof, and bicycles can not just be taken along.

  • Use two locks if possible such as a combination of the ring lock and a chain lock. Most thieves specialise in 1 type of lock, and if they are specialised in breaking both types, then it will require more time.

  • Secure the lock to higher objects because when it is on the ground, it is easier to smash it with a stone or exert force from the ground with bolt cutters.

  • Choose quality mark locks.

  • Place the cycle in a visible and well-lit place because then it will be easier to notice when someone is standing next to your bicycle for a longer time.

  • Turn the valve next to the lock because thieves trying to open the lock with tools are more likely to skip your bicycle if there is a risk of breaking the valve.

  • Engrave your name and zip code or your ID number on the bike, as then it will not be taken as quickly. In addition, you can easily prove that the bicycle is yours. 

  • Spray the bike in a bright colour to make it stand out among all other bikes. When the thing is that recognisable, there are fewer chances of robbery.

4. Fun Facts: Interesting facts, figures and things to know about cycle lock

4.1 Padlock and a steel chain are the first-ever methods to lock a bicycle securely.

4.2 A more advanced bicycle lock came from Germany around the 20th century that was meant to lock the rear wheel between the spokes, and it can be mounted under the seat.

4.3 Around 1920, German manufacturers made bike locks of pressed steel primarily intended to lock the rear wheel of the bicycle.

4.4 During the 1930s, the manufacturers from Sweden, designed locks to secure the spokes of the back wheel while mounting them directly onto the frame. 

4.1 Padlock and a steel chain are the first-ever methods to lock a bicycle securely.

4.2 A more advanced bicycle lock came from Germany around the 20th century that was meant to lock the rear wheel between the spokes, and it can be mounted under the seat.

4.3 Around 1920, German manufacturers made bike locks of pressed steel primarily intended to lock the rear wheel of the bicycle.

4.4 During the 1930s, the manufacturers from Sweden, designed locks to secure the spokes of the back wheel while mounting them directly onto the frame. 

5. Our Picks: How we picked the best cycle lock

Length, weight, thickness, rating, and security rating are some of the factors that matter the most while selecting a cycle lock, and we also considered the same to choose the top seven bicycle locks of 2021.

Length, weight, thickness, rating, and security rating are some of the factors that matter the most while selecting a cycle lock, and we also considered the same to choose the top seven bicycle locks of 2021.

5.1 Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415

  • This is an ultimate cycle lock with almost 7kg weight and a 10/10 security rating.

  • It has 14mm six-sided chain links made of 3T hardened manganese steel offering ultimate strength.

  • The chain has a durable, protective nylon cover with hook-n-loop fasteners to hold the chain in place.

  • The New York Disc Lock shackle of 15mm thickness and steel offers maximum security.

  • The patented, oval hardened steel crossbar is also for providing maximum security.

  • The hardened double deadbolt locking is there for extensive holding power.

  • The disc-style cylinder is reinforced with an anti-drill, anti-pull protection system.

  • The lock comes with three stainless steel keys, and one of them is lighted with a high-intensity bulb and a replaceable battery.

  • The lock comes under Key Safe Program, i.e. if you register your keys online, then Kryptonite will give you two keys worldwide in case you lose them.

  • The bicycle lock has a lifetime warranty.

  • This is an ultimate cycle lock with almost 7kg weight and a 10/10 security rating.

  • It has 14mm six-sided chain links made of 3T hardened manganese steel offering ultimate strength.

  • The chain has a durable, protective nylon cover with hook-n-loop fasteners to hold the chain in place.

  • The New York Disc Lock shackle of 15mm thickness and steel offers maximum security.

  • The patented, oval hardened steel crossbar is also for providing maximum security.

  • The hardened double deadbolt locking is there for extensive holding power.

  • The disc-style cylinder is reinforced with an anti-drill, anti-pull protection system.

  • The lock comes with three stainless steel keys, and one of them is lighted with a high-intensity bulb and a replaceable battery.

  • The lock comes under Key Safe Program, i.e. if you register your keys online, then Kryptonite will give you two keys worldwide in case you lose them.

  • The bicycle lock has a lifetime warranty.

5.2 Kryptonite Evolution Mini 7

  • What’s more secure than one lock? Two bicycle locks, and that’s exactly what Evolution Mini 7 is.

  • It is a combination of two locks - a cable lock and a U-lock.

  • It is a high-quality bicycle lock from a well-known brand protecting expensive bicycles.

  • The Kryptonite Mini 7 U-slot is relatively small, making it easy to transport. It is 8.3 by 17.8 cm (WxL). It is long enough to be attached to most street objects, be it a bicycle rack or a lamppost on the street.

  • The Kryptonite KryptoFlex steel cable lock is made of woven steel cables. Its thickness is 13 mm and has a length of 120 centimetres. Thanks to the double loop on both ends, this cable lock is made to work with the other locks from the brand. Moreover, the dual-loop cable is also suitable for securing the front wheel or accessories.

  • The lock comes with three stainless steel keys, and one of them is lighted with high intensity LED bulb & a replaceable battery.

  • It also has anti-rattle bumpers that reduce noise during transport.

  • Its handy, compact size makes it an excellent lock for on the go.

  • What’s more secure than one lock? Two bicycle locks, and that’s exactly what Evolution Mini 7 is.

  • It is a combination of two locks - a cable lock and a U-lock.

  • It is a high-quality bicycle lock from a well-known brand protecting expensive bicycles.

  • The Kryptonite Mini 7 U-slot is relatively small, making it easy to transport. It is 8.3 by 17.8 cm (WxL). It is long enough to be attached to most street objects, be it a bicycle rack or a lamppost on the street.

  • The Kryptonite KryptoFlex steel cable lock is made of woven steel cables. Its thickness is 13 mm and has a length of 120 centimetres. Thanks to the double loop on both ends, this cable lock is made to work with the other locks from the brand. Moreover, the dual-loop cable is also suitable for securing the front wheel or accessories.

  • The lock comes with three stainless steel keys, and one of them is lighted with high intensity LED bulb & a replaceable battery.

  • It also has anti-rattle bumpers that reduce noise during transport.

  • Its handy, compact size makes it an excellent lock for on the go.

5.3 SPGOOD Bicycle Chain Lock Heavy Duty

  • If you need a chain lock at a reasonable price, then SPGOOD’s heavy-duty lock is good to go.

  • With 750 g and 7mm thickness, it is good enough to protect an inexpensive bicycle from low-level theft.

  • It is a new version with optimisation of the lock head material and new textile UV protection.

  • It is a combination lock with a 5-digit code, and you can choose to set any one from 100000 combinations.

  • It is 830mm long, which means it is long enough to be attached to most street objects, be it a bicycle rack or a lamppost on the street.

  • The lock is available in 14 colours.

  • If you need a chain lock at a reasonable price, then SPGOOD’s heavy-duty lock is good to go.

  • With 750 g and 7mm thickness, it is good enough to protect an inexpensive bicycle from low-level theft.

  • It is a new version with optimisation of the lock head material and new textile UV protection.

  • It is a combination lock with a 5-digit code, and you can choose to set any one from 100000 combinations.

  • It is 830mm long, which means it is long enough to be attached to most street objects, be it a bicycle rack or a lamppost on the street.

  • The lock is available in 14 colours.

5.4 Sterling Double Loop Multi-stranded Braided Steel Cable

  • This double loop cable lock is not just for protecting a bicycle but also a multitude of security applications, including home, garden, leisure, trade etc.

  • It is made of braided steel for increased strength and flexibility.

  • The double loop design maximises the length of the cable by riveting (pushing one loop through the other).

  • The extra-large swages give extra strength.

  • The weather-resistant vinyl-coated steel protects the lock against scratches.

  • Due to the 8mm thickness, it gets a 3-star rating.

  • Self-coiling ensures easy storage.

  • This double loop cable lock is not just for protecting a bicycle but also a multitude of security applications, including home, garden, leisure, trade etc.

  • It is made of braided steel for increased strength and flexibility.

  • The double loop design maximises the length of the cable by riveting (pushing one loop through the other).

  • The extra-large swages give extra strength.

  • The weather-resistant vinyl-coated steel protects the lock against scratches.

  • Due to the 8mm thickness, it gets a 3-star rating.

  • Self-coiling ensures easy storage.

5.5 Kryptonite Original Keeper Standard

  • The U-lock shackle is made of 12 mm thick hardened steel.

  • The patented Bent-FootTM design bracket offers high resistance against breakage and easy handling.

  • A high-security disc cylinder lock has been reinforced.

  • The vinyl coating on the steel protects the lock against damage and extreme weather.

  • The lock comes with two stainless steel keys with an ergonomic design to reduce torque and keep them from bending/breaking.

  • The lock comes under Key Safe Program, i.e. if you register your keys online, then Kryptonite will give you two keys worldwide in case you lose them.

  • The bicycle lock has a lifetime warranty.

  • The U-lock shackle is made of 12 mm thick hardened steel.

  • The patented Bent-FootTM design bracket offers high resistance against breakage and easy handling.

  • A high-security disc cylinder lock has been reinforced.

  • The vinyl coating on the steel protects the lock against damage and extreme weather.

  • The lock comes with two stainless steel keys with an ergonomic design to reduce torque and keep them from bending/breaking.

  • The lock comes under Key Safe Program, i.e. if you register your keys online, then Kryptonite will give you two keys worldwide in case you lose them.

  • The bicycle lock has a lifetime warranty.

5.6 ABUS Folding lock Bordo 6000/90

  • The Abus folding lock is not a lightweight and pretty lock, but it is undoubtedly reliable with a 10/10 security level.

  • This lock consists of 6 bars of hardened metal, and each bar is 5 mm thick.

  • It is available in 90 cm length.

  • The Abus lock uses strong rivets to connect the bars, which gives this lock an ART-2 rating.

  • It weighs around 1.2 kg, due to which carrying it is a task. Also, size-wise, you can easily carry it only when it is folded.

  • As compared to a chain lock, a folding lock is slightly less user-friendly. 

  • The extra soft 2-component cover is not only great looking but also protects against paint damage successfully.

  • Overall, it is a reliable lock for high-quality bicycles.

  • The Abus folding lock is not a lightweight and pretty lock, but it is undoubtedly reliable with a 10/10 security level.

  • This lock consists of 6 bars of hardened metal, and each bar is 5 mm thick.

  • It is available in 90 cm length.

  • The Abus lock uses strong rivets to connect the bars, which gives this lock an ART-2 rating.

  • It weighs around 1.2 kg, due to which carrying it is a task. Also, size-wise, you can easily carry it only when it is folded.

  • As compared to a chain lock, a folding lock is slightly less user-friendly. 

  • The extra soft 2-component cover is not only great looking but also protects against paint damage successfully.

  • Overall, it is a reliable lock for high-quality bicycles.

5.7 ABUS Tectic 496 NR Black

  • ABUS Tectic 496 NR Black is a solid and sturdy ring lock.

  • The shackle, the housing, and the locking mechanism’s structural parts are manufactured from specially hardened steel.

  • The R (key retaining) version holds the key when the lock is open; the NR (non-key retaining) version lets you take the key out of the cylinder.

  • It has got 8.5 mm thick locking shackle and an ART2 quality mark.

  • Does your cycle has an extra-wide opening? No worries since the deep rims will take care of that.

  • It is a unique lock since it has a so-called plug-in option for a plug-in chain lock or U-lock. However, you will have to buy the plug-in lock separately. This unique feature lets you combine the best of both worlds, and your bike is protected at its best!

  • The ring lock offers good protection against a low theft risk, and the classified security level is 6.

  • We recommend this lock for securing low-cost bikes.

  • ABUS Tectic 496 NR Black is a solid and sturdy ring lock.

  • The shackle, the housing, and the locking mechanism’s structural parts are manufactured from specially hardened steel.

  • The R (key retaining) version holds the key when the lock is open; the NR (non-key retaining) version lets you take the key out of the cylinder.

  • It has got 8.5 mm thick locking shackle and an ART2 quality mark.

  • Does your cycle has an extra-wide opening? No worries since the deep rims will take care of that.

  • It is a unique lock since it has a so-called plug-in option for a plug-in chain lock or U-lock. However, you will have to buy the plug-in lock separately. This unique feature lets you combine the best of both worlds, and your bike is protected at its best!

  • The ring lock offers good protection against a low theft risk, and the classified security level is 6.

  • We recommend this lock for securing low-cost bikes.