ABC Guide to Securing your bike

ABC Guide to Securing your bike
August 16, 2022 Ken

You’re in love with your bike. You ride it everywhere. Unfortunately for you, there are unsavory characters out there looking for any opportunity to take your joy away. They will never value it as you do. Don’t give them that opportunity to take your precious away, use a decent bike lock!

Theft Mitigation

Sold Secure

Sold Secure is dedicated to reducing the risk of crime by the assessment of security products through manual attack testing. Manufacturers and suppliers can apply to have products approved by Sold Secure. Products that have been satisfactorily assessed may bear the coveted Sold Secure Approved quality mark.

Security Ratings

Diamond-rated
The highest level of theft resistance including use of specialist tools (aimed at preventing the most destructive attacks that could include angle grinders)

Gold-rated
Offering theft resistance against a dedicated tool list (aimed at preventing dedicated attacks)

Silver-rated
Offering theft resistance against an enhanced tool list (aimed at preventing more determined attacked)

Bronze-rated
Offering theft resistance against a basic tool list (aimed at preventing opportunist crime)


529 Garage

529 Garage is a free and easy-to-use portal that enables you to register your bike details, such as photos, descriptions and serial numbers in minutes.

Once registered, you can obtain a unique 529 Garage code on a tamper-resistant shield that sticks to your bike.

This shield acts as a warning sign to thieves to back off because the bike is registered and Police will have no trouble identifying it’s stolen.

Some of the other great advantages of registering your bike with 529 Garage:

  • Your bike will be included in a secure nationwide database.
  • If your bike gets stolen, you can use 529 Garage to send an app notification to the local 529 community, and have all the details on hand to report the theft to the Police.
  • If someone sees your bike, they can contact you anonymously through the app, or you can choose to display your contact information.
  • 529 Garage makes it easy for Police to return your bike to you if it’s found.
  • You can use the database to check if a second-hand bike you’re considering purchasing has been flagged as stolen.

Download the 529 Garage app

Visit the App Store (Apple)(external link) or the Google Play Store (Android)(external link) on your smartphone and download the 529 Garage app to register your bike now.

Abus Locks

ABUS offers the right bike lock for every need.

Starting with basic protection up to high-tech locks in terms of anti-theft protection. ABUS covers the full range of bicycle security with high-quality U-locks, chain locks and folding locks as well as armored cable, spiral cable and cable locks.

Abus Security Rating Guide

Security Ratings

1-4

Locks with a rating between 1-4 provide basic protection against theft and are best suited for areas of low risk. These locks are often intended for use on children’s bikes, as a secondary locking option or as an accessory lock such as a helmet or seat leash.

5-9

Locks with a security level between 5-9 offer an extra level of security and are the most appropriate areas of medium to low theft risk and for use on good to entry-level adult bikes. These locks are also recommended as secondary locking options in areas of high-theft risk when used with a higher-rated lock for added security.

10-15

Bicycle locks with a security dial rating between 10-15 offer the maximum protection and are intended for use with higher-end bicycles, bikes locked in urban areas, and for use in areas of high-theft risk. Fifteen (15) is the maximum bicycle security and is represented by a completely red dial.

  • $200.00

    Abus Lock Bordo Big 6000 120cm

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    $200.00

    Abus Lock Bordo Big 6000 120cm

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    The stability of a U=lock combined with the flexibility of a cable lock. Place your trust in the quality of a classic model: the BORDO™ 6000 Folding Lock offers ease of use as well as outstanding protection against theft. The BORDO™ 6000 Folding Lock features six 5 mm steel bars connected with special rivets, which fold together like a yardstick. This is familiar territory for ABUS – the locks in the ABUS BORDO™ family have gained a reputation as true classics whose functionality has nevertheless yet to be surpassed. The ultra-sturdiness of the bars and body (manufactured from specially hardened steel) is matched by the flexibility of the BORDO™ 6000's folding system. The high-quality ABUS Plus cylinder also provides a high level of protection, for example against picking. A soft two-component casing prevents damage to the bike's paintwork. The "Made in Germany" quality of the BORDO™ 6000 Folding Lock has received international acclaim, for example from test institutes in Russia, Denmark and the United Kingdom. 90cm length.
    $200.00
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    $109.00

    Abus Lock Steel-O-Chain 8807

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    $109.00

    Abus Lock Steel-O-Chain 8807

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    Due to their flexibility, chain locks are one of the most popular bicycle locks among cyclists. The Steel-O-Chain 8807 stands out due to its fantastic flexibility and excellent security. The biggest advantage of this lock, as with all chain locks, is its flexibility. It can be easily connected to virtually any object, even in the smallest of spaces. Whether bicycle racks or street lamps, the Steel-O-Chain 8807 offers maximum flexibility with a length of up to 110 cm. At the same time it offers high comfort with its automatic cylinder. This means that it locks as soon as the end piece is inserted. Active locking with the key is not necessary. -7 mm thick square chain with textile sleeve that prevents damage to paintwork -The chain, the lock body and supporting elements of the locking mechanism are made of specially hardened steel -Locking Type: Key -Length: 1100mm -Weight: 1900g -Security Level Bike: 8
    $109.00
  • $100.00

    Abus Frame Lock Pro Shield Plus 5950

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    $100.00

    Abus Frame Lock Pro Shield Plus 5950

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    The frame lock PRO SHIELD ™ PLUS 5950 offers every convenience that is possible with a frame lock. With the PRO SHIELD ™ PLUS 5950 frame lock, you have several options for securing your bike against theft. The 8.5 mm thick locking bracket made of hardened steel offers good basic protection with a medium risk of theft. In addition, the bike lock has an additional locking mechanism to which additional accessories, such as the CHAIN frame lock chain from ABUS, can easily be connected. - 8.5 mm thick locking bracket - The bracket, the housing and the load-bearing parts of the locking mechanism are made of specially hardened steel - Locking mechanism for easy connection of accessories in the lock housing - ABUS Plus cylinder for high protection against manipulation, e.g. picking - With the R version the key remains in the cylinder when the lock is open, with the NR version it can be removed - Broad: 59 mm - Weight: 680 g - Height: 107 mm
    $100.00
  • $190.00
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    Abus Frame Lock Adaptor Chain

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    Abus Frame Lock Adaptor Chain

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    It couldn’t be simpler – with this frame lock chain made of hardened steel, you have the perfect secondary security for your bicycle. The ADAPTOR CHAIN Frame Lock Chain from ABUS makes it particularly easy to make your bicycle twice as secure: simply place the chain around a fixed object, pull the end with the lock through the ring on the chain and attach it to the lock housing. You will not need another key, nor will you need to lock the shackle separately. The ADAPTOR CHAIN Frame Lock Chain is suitable for use with ABUS frame locks 4960, 5850, 5650 and 5950. -m6 and 8 mm thick, square chain made of hardened steel - Separate locking of the shackle is not necessary - Opens up a lot of opportunities for locking the bicycle on to a fixed object - Suitable for use with frame locks 4960, 5850, 5650 and 5950
    $85.00$190.00
  • $110.00

    Abus U-Lock Granit 460

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    $110.00

    Abus U-Lock Granit 460

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    A hard nut for thieves to crack: the GRANIT™ 460 U-Lock cannot be bent open or attacked using ice spray. This U-lock has a lot to offer: the 12 mm parabolic shackle, the housing, and the load-bearing parts of the locking mechanism are manufactured using specially hardened steel. When combined with the ABUS Extra Class cylinder, they result in a lock that can rightly be considered the safest way of securing high-value bicycles. The locking mechanism is a stand-out feature: not only is it particularly secure thanks to the double locking system, but it is also supplied with a coded reversible key. By ordering other locks that are coded appropriately, all of the locks owned by the members of the same family can be operated using one key, for example.
    $110.00

HipLok

Hiplok work closely with experts in the field and security accreditation testing houses around the world such as Sold Secure, to help ensure Hiplok bike lock designs are as secure as possible for their purpose.

The outcome of the tests also result in a bike lock being awarded Gold, Silver, Bronze (or if not successful, they are “unrated”). This tiered-system is an extremely useful guide for cyclists when choosing a lock, particularly as it is consistent and independent of different brands.

At Hiplok, we’re proud to say that all of our chain locks, D locks and home storage products have been awarded a Sold Secure rating and we offer different locks at different levels depending on riders’ needs and budgets.

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    $170.00

    Hiplok Ankr

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    $170.00

    Hiplok Ankr

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    Designed for use with Hiplok's high security chain and D locks, the ANKR is the first bike security anchor with a unique easy-fit design. Independently tested and awarded the maximum Gold Level security for both motorbikes and bicycles by Sold Secure, ANKR is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Maximum security wall and ground anchor Rated Gold by Sold Secure for bicycles and motorcycles Unique easy relocate design Compatible with chain and D locks Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
    $170.00
  • $130.00

    Hiplok: D-Lock Wearable Black

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    $130.00

    Hiplok: D-Lock Wearable Black

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    Compact D Lock | High Security - High Security compact D Lock - Patented CLIP+RIDE system - Double dead lock - 13mm hardened steel shackle - Rubberised to prevent frame scratch - Coded replaceable keys - Sold Secure Silver - Weight: 1 kg - Locking Area: 13.5cm x 7cm - Designed for riding With hiplok’s integrated clip ride system, the compact hiplok d clips on to belts and bag straps, making it super easy to carry a tough d-lock. And you’ll love the optimised weight and rubberised shackle which prevents frame scratch on lock up. Proven security Our compact d-lock is not small on security. With a premium hardened steel 13mm shackle built to withstand tough attacks, hiplok d is independently approved by the security experts at sold secure, sbsc and fg. No worries Worry less, ride more. Hiplok locks are engineered using the highest quality materials built to stand the test of time.
    $130.00
  • Hiplok Z Lok Combo Tie

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    $40.00

    Hiplok Z Lok Combo Tie

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    SECURITY REDEFINED A cutting edge concept in security with a multitude of applications. Z LOK COMBO offers the same ground breaking lightweight, adjustable zip tie design as the original Z LOK but with the added benefits of a larger locking circumference and 3 digit combination mechanism with reset function. The ideal ride companion, Z LOK COMBO is small enough for the jersey pocket, but offers dependable security for that mid-ride coffee stop. Lighter than a spare tube, a looped Z LOK COMBO fits perfectly into a saddle bag. Once you have a Z LOK COMBO, you’ll be amazed at the multiple uses you find for it. Whether used as the perfect short term security, protection whilst the bike is on a roof rack, a ski lock or to secure luggage and accessories, Z LOK COMBO’s uses are endless.
    $40.00
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