Bike Locks Buying Guide

Our pick of the best bike locks.

1) WordLock WLX Hex MatchKey Bike U-Lock | 2) 6 packs Wordloc Reset Text Lock | 3) Squire Hammerhead Cycling Shackle Lock | 4) RockyMounts Carlito Featherweight High Security Appeal Bicycle U Lock | 5) Abus Mini Round Shackle U Lock | 6) Heavy Duty Combination Bike U Lock | 7) TiGr Lock Replacement Stainless Bike Lock Cylinder | 8) Kryptonite Messenger Bicycle Chain Lock | 9) Kryptonite Kryptoflex 1218 Key Cable Bicycle Lock | 10) Kryptonite New-U New York Standard U Lock Bike Lock | 11) Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Bicycle Disc Bike Lock | 12) ONGUARD Brute STD U-Lock | 13) Kryptonite New York Legend Chain | 14) Kryptonite Keeper 785 Integrated Bicycle Lock Chain Bike Lock | 15) Lumintrail 18mm 5 Digit Combination Bike U-Lock | 16) Abus Bordo GRANIT X Plus 6500/85cm (33.46 in) red – Folding lock | 17) Kryptonite New York Noose 1275 Bicycle Chain Bike Lock | 18) SIGTUNA Bike lock – 16mm Heavy Duty Bicycle Lock | 19) Kryptonite Evolution Series-4 1016 Integrated Chain Bicycle Lock Bike Lock | 20) Abus Granit X-Plus 540/160HB230+USH540 Lock | 21) Abus Chain 1500 Web Lock | 22) Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit 1415 Bike Lock | 23) Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 Standard Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock | 24) Kryptonite Messenger Mini+ Plus Wheel Extender Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock | 25) OnGuard Beast 5016 Bicycle Chain Lock | 26) Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Mini Bicycle U-Lock | 27) Kryptonite KryptoLok Series-2 13mm Bicycle Disc Lock Bike Lock | 28) Bell CATALYST Pocket U-Lock for Bicycle | 29) ABUS Facilo 32 U-Lock and Cobra Cable | 30) ABUS Bordo 6500 Granit X-Plus Folding Cycling Lock | 31) Kryptonite Kryptolok 10-S DFS Bicycle Security Disc Lock | 32) SIGTUNA Bike lock – 16mm Heavy Duty Bicycle Lock with U Lock | 33) OnGuard Boxer 5052 Motorscooter and Motorcycle Disc Brake Lock | 34) FOLDYLOCK BIKE LOCK Heavy Duty Bicycle Chain Lock | 35) Bike Locks, BODECIN Hamburger Shape Cycling Bicycle |

Keep Your Bike Safe and Secure

Buying the correct lock for your bike can be the difference between finding it there when you return or forking out for a replacement. We have created this bike locks buying guide with the help of Wiggle’s accessories buyer Martin Mckinlay. The aim of this guide is to help explain the different kinds of bike locks available at Wiggle and what key features to look for when you are planning to make your next purchase. Looking for lock repair or replacement services for something more substantial like a house or a car? Get in touch with a locksmith Hoover AL.

Solid Secure Rating Explained

The easiest way to judge the security of a lock is to check its Sold Secure Rating.Sold Secure has developed a three tier security grading system. The Gold rated locking devices offer the highest level of security. The next level down Silver offers a compromise between security and cost, whilst the Bronze level typically offers defense against the opportunist thief. Ideally.

D Locks

Regarded as the most durable lock available. These locks can vary in length, weight and solidness, which are reflected in the price; you pay for the confidence that a better lock will give. They can be used to lock a frame to a non-moveable object or to secure wheels/panniers to the frame. If you are using a D Lock to secure your frame, you should use a cable lock in tandem to secure the wheels.

Chain Locks

The name says it all, a chain lock is an anodised chain that is often covered with a plastic sleeve to make it manageable to handle and protected from the elements. These locks are again available in a number of lengths and thicknesses. The locking system can be key based or combination (number or letter.) Sold Secure ratings apply.

Cable Locks

Cable Locks are more flexible then chain locks and tend to come in longer lengths, allowing greater versatility. They are constructed of intertwined metal fibres covered in plastic to prevent weathering. They also come in key and combination locking mechanisms and are perfect for that quick stop off at the cake shop due to their lightness.

Ground Anchors

Recent studies suggest many riders with high value bikes never purchase a lock because they never need to lock a bike when out riding. However, the trouble arises when garages and sheds are broken into, revealing a bike as an easy target.

Many insurance companies are now insisting bikes must be secured in the home, with the ideal solution being a ground anchor. These heavy duty rings are drilled into the floor and create a secure point from which to use a lock.

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