As long as you lock your bike up with something you’re doing better than 90% of people who get their bikes stolen. We hear the phrase “I just left it unlocked for a second and it was gone” with depressing regularity.
The other oft repeated mantra that drives us nuts is “There’s no point getting an expensive lock cos if someone wants to take it they will”. Don’t believe it. Buy a solid quality D-lock, secure your wheels, and be smart about where you leave your bike and for how long, and you won’t need to worry about it being stolen.
Have a look at this old post from our blog for some good security advice.
Kryptonite Mini – $100 – The messenger’s choice world wide. Small size (3.25″ x 5″). Fits in a back pocket, harder to lever open.
Kryptolok $55 – Good value, solid, versatile size.
Abus Bordo ($140 – Key, $150 – Combo) – The security of a D-lock with the versatility of a cable lock. Our favourite lock for Bromptons.
Pinhead Security Skewers – $100. Replace your ‘Quick Release’ skewers and protect your wheels and seatpost with these keyed versions.
Pitlock Security Skewers – From $140 – Made in Germany, the best security skewer system.