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Bike Locks: Choosing The Right One

An average of one thousand bicycles get stolen all over the world each year. The trend of people owning a bicycle grew just as much as the incidents of people stealing them. This also gave way to bike locks which now has a wide range of selection in the market.

There are a few things you should consider when buying a bike lock in the market. The first thing you should keep in mind that there is no such thing as an unbreakable bike lock. No matter the type of lock you buy, with the correct tools and techniques, it can be broken. The good thing about good quality locks though is that it makes the thieves rethink about stealing your bike as it would be a big risk.

Another thing to consider is that the level of security your bike lock gives is proportional to how much you have invested. Investing a lot on bike locks can help you secure your bikes. It may cost you but it is better than not having a secure bike.

U-locks, chain locks, cable locks, seat or wheel skewers and a lot more are available on the market. In order to understand how each lock works and to know which lock suites your need the best, we will be discussing them individually.

From the name itself, the U-lock is shaped as a U. The U-lock is a very popular design and is considered one of the strongest bike lock. The advantage it has over other locks is that it provides security from thieves who use hard tools like hammers and chisels. You should consider buying a U-lock that has a small ‘U’. Preventing any tool from being inserted into the horseshoe shaped lock and giving it leverage is the main goal of the U-lock. You can choose from different sizes but choose the one that is small enough for your bike to ensure your bikes security.

Another great lock is the cable lock. Compared to the U-locks, they offer less security but are quite adaptable. This lock is ideal if you live in an area where stolen bike cases are not that rampant. If you are looking to add on your bike’s security, you can combine the cable lock with the U-locks.

Similar to cable locks, we also have the chain locks. Size and toughness is the key to having a good quality chain lock. This type of bike lock is built in a special chain design. But keep in mind that the lock should be as strong as the chains itself. A disadvantage of the chain lock is that it is heavy and is very difficult to carry around.

Lastly we have the seat and wheel skewers. Opposite to the chain lock, these are very light and are easy to carry around. But the disadvantage this lock has over the others is that it can be easily broken. The good thing is that they require a special type of tool to break open.

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