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Leaving your expensive E-Bike at the supermarket, or outside university requires a means to secure your E-Bike. What you need is a sturdy lock, and there’s lots of options available. As part of our Urban Special we’d like to present some products that offer some extra features on top of just being locks.
Modern Locks do more than just secure your bike
Along with bags and clothes there’s a whole range of other things that are important when riding in the city. An obvious issue we’re all aware of: theft. We’ve chosen a few locks that we will present to you here.
A 100% theft-proof lock simply doesn’t exist – but you can protect your E-Bike by using a quality lock and dissuading any chancers, as well as making it more difficult for a more dedicated thief. It’s important that you are clear on the risks of leaving your bike unattended. When we’re riding in town and want to leave our E-Bike somewhere we always consider the following:
- Where will I be leaving my E-Bike?
- How long will it be there unattended?
- How much is my E-Bike worth?
When you take the time to think about it, you’ll no doubt be a lot more interested in what lock you need to protect your E-Bike when you leave it alone.
The Knog Bouncer is a silicone covered D-Lock, that won’t scratch up the frame of your E-Bike. The 13 mm, hardened steel shackle gives this lock a SoldSecure Bronze safety rating. The locks weighs 850 g and is available in 3 different colour. Price: € 52.99(UVP)
Hiplok Original V1.50 Chain Lock
As suggested by the name, this lock is “hip”! The lock is made from a 8 mm hardened steel chain giving it a Silver safety rating. The chain comes with a removable, water-resistant nylon sheath that is available in different colours.
- SoldSecure Silver
- 8 mm hardened steel chain
- 12 mm hardened steel shackle
- Removable nylon sheath
- Wearable as a belt (Waist: approx. 60 – 112 cm)
- Reflective print
- Includes 3 keys
- Length: 85 cm
- Weight: 1950 g
All the wearable Hiplok locks come with a patented belt-like closure that lets you wear the lock around your hips whilst riding, without it being locked. Price: € 79.95
The Hiplok Z-Lok is a nifty little cable lock. Not something you want to secure your bike with overnight at the station, but a clever device to make it harder for chancers to disappear with your E-Bike. It’s also perfect for securing your E-Bike whilst transporting your E-Bike on your car rack or campervan. Price: € 17.90
- Security level: low
- Zip tie lock with a metal core
- For securing bikes on bike racks
- Soft plastic jacket
- Comes with key
- Weight: 20 g
- Available in three colors
Protecting your E-Bike from thieves is essential if you’re going to leave it anywhere. Locks need to be solid and secure, but shouldn’t damage your precious E-Bike or be too much of a hassle to carry with you. It’s useless having a super secure lock that is so heavy that you don’t take it with you. That’s why we particularly like the Hiplok V1.50, that can easily be carried as a belt. Great idea – thanks Hiplok!
Your E-Bike will never be 100% secure when you lock it, but the locks we’ve presented here will make it harder to vanish away whilst you go and grab your groceries.
If you need to leave your E-Bike somewhere, what lock do you use to secure it?
You can find all the other articles from our Urban Special here:
- The Urban Special: Have a safe commute – we tested E-Bikes, clothing, helmets and accessories for you
- On Test: Specialized Turbo Vado 4.0 – How does this premium E-Bike perform in the city?
- The Big Urban Special: The perfect bags for commuting
- Urban Special: Haute Couture Commuting Gear or Simply the right Clothes
- Urban Special: Sturdy and strong – Locks that will anchor down your E-Bike
- The Urban Special: Useful accessories – helpers for your travels
Text & Redaktion: Rico Haase | eMTB-News.de
Bilder: Moritz Zimmermann, Thomas Paatz, Rico Haase
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