If your bike has been stolen before, then you know how disheartening it can be — especially if you made the effort to lock it up securely. Unfortunately, not all locks provide reliable protection from thieves. In fact, most locks can’t completely resist a determined crook with the right tools. However, certain models can make it more difficult. With this in mind, we rounded up a few of the best bike locks that money can buy. For variety, we pulled several different versions, including a chain lock, a U-shaped style and a cable lock with a keyless design for you to choose from.
1. Kryptonite Keeper Bike Lock
This 33.5-inch chainlink lock is made of impenetrable 3T manganese steel. It’s encased in a durable, weather-resistant nylon sleeve.
Pros: A patent-pending End Link design secures the chain to the hardened deadbolt, eliminating critical vulnerability. A high-security disc-style cylinder is pick and drill resistant. It also comes in purple, red and gray.
Cons: It may be on the heavier side.
2. Via Velo U-Lock with Cable
Featuring a PVC cover, this U-shaped lock is designed to resist corrosion from water, dust and dirt for prolonged use.
Pros: Heat-hardened steel protects against cutting and leveraging, a tough double-bolt crossbar locking mechanism offers reliable security and a flexible 5-foot steel cable with a PVC coating secures onto wheels, accessories and more. A convenient mounting bracket for the U-lock ensures safe and compact storage.
Cons: It may be a little bulky.
3. Titanker Bike Lock
This 4-foot steel cable is encased in a smooth vinyl exterior providing scratch resistance and features a keyless, four-digit locking mechanism.
Pros: This lock comes in a whopping 10 colors to choose from and its design makes it easy to store.
Cons: It may be a bit short for some.
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