Top 10 Bike Locks for 2023

2023-01-23
Top 10 Bike Locks 2020
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The time has come: you have decided to buy a bike to go around the city, to commute to and from work, to do errands… You will be healthier and save time and money – unless your bike is stolen. In urban environments, thefts are especially common and that is why it is important to invest in security to save yourself from greater evils.

As we always say at Santafixie, it is better to invest in a good lock than to end up regretting the loss of your bike. That’s why we have created this list of the best bicycle locks, so that you can count on high quality options that make the theft practically impossible. With them, you will be able to relax and stop worrying, even when you leave your bicycle parked outside.

However, what’s the best bike lock? The ideal would be to have one for the frame and the rear wheel and another one for the frame and the front wheel, preferably a U-shaped one because of their greater strength against any kind of theft attempt. Get the one that allows you to stop wondering if your bike will still be there when you come back to it.

Top 10 Bike Locks List

This is the official list of the best locks in our Santafixie online store.

  1. Kryptonite Keeper 785 Chain Lock
  2. Abus Granit X Plus 540/160HB230 + USH540
  3. Kryptonite Mini+Messenger Collection
  4. Kryptonite Evolution Lite Mini 6
  5. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini
  6. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit 1410 Chain Lock
  7. OXC Pocket Lock Cable Lock
  8. Abus Iven chain 8210
  9. Axa Defender Fram Lock 51mm
  10. Onguard Mastiff 8022 Chain Bike Lock

Analysis of the best bicycle locks for this 2023

1. Kryptonite Keeper 785 Chain Lock

 

KRYPTONITE KEEPER 785 CHAIN LOCK RED

The Kryptonite Keeper 785 bike lock offers a high level of protection even Kryptonite only ranks it with a level 5/10 on their security scale. It has a 7 mm thick steel cable and a reinforced lock housing to thwart theft attempts. The lock is lightweight and easy to carry and is perfect for short stops.

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2. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit 1410 Chain Lock

  • Brand: Abus
  • Price: £101.30 £74.90

 

ABUS GRANIT X PLUS 540/160HB230 + USH540 BIKE U-LOCK

The Abus Granit X Plus 540/160HB230 bike lock offers a very high level of protection with a level 15/15 on the Abus security scale. It features a 13 mm thick hardened steel shackle, an ABUS X-Plus cylinder and a double locking mechanism to prevent theft attempts. The lock is durable and easy to transport thanks to the included frame bag.

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3. Kryptonite Mini+Messenger Collection

Best Lock Kryptonite Mini+Messenger Collection

Within its wide catalogue, Kryptonite offers a particularly versatile option with the Kryptonite Mini, another U-lock, this time with a thickness of 11mm, which makes it lighter but just as safe as the Mini7. It also has a second shackle for added safety on the front or rear wheel and several details that make it ideal for conservation, such as a transparent guard that protects the cylinder from dust. It also includes two security keys on a bracelet to keep them in sight, and if that were not enough, a key replacement program.

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4. Kryptonite Evolution Lite Mini 6

Lock Kryptonite Evolution Lite Mini 6

On the other hand, one of Kryptonite’s star products is this Evolution Lite Mini 6 model, very common among messengers and fixie users. Its advantages are very evident. With a very small size (only 7×15.2cm) and being as light as only 747 grams, it is very easy to carry, all of which achieves the same level of security as previous Kryptonite models, this time also with 11mm thick steel arch. The cylinder has additional protections and the model comes with a set of 3 keys, one of which features a light for night-time use.

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5. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini

Lock Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini

With a 10/10 security score by the Kryptonite brand, the New York Fahgettaboudit model could be considered the best high-security lock. Its resistance comes from an 18mm thick steel tube that can withstand any attack from shears and levers, as well as a lock with a double locking mechanism. Another advantage is that it is extremely compact (8.3 × 15.3cm), making it very easy to transport despite being somewhat heavier than other models. The cylinder is protected by a rotating sleeve and includes 3 keys, one of them equipped with a high intensity bulb with a replaceable battery.

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6. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit 1410 Chain Lock

 

KRYPTONITE NEW YORK FAHGETTABOUDIT 1410 CHAIN LOCK BLACK

The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit 1410 bike lock offers extremely high protection with a level 10/10 on the Kryptonite security scale. It has a 14 mm thick, hardened Max-Performance steel shackle and a reinforced lock housing with a triple locking mechanism. Compared to other locks, the Fahgettaboudit 1410 is particularly resistant to bolt cutters and other tools used by thieves. It is an excellent choice for longer stops or for securing expensive bicycles in urban areas.

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7. Axa Defender Fram Lock 51mm

  • Brand: OXC
  • Price: £8.00 £6.80

 

OXC POCKET LOCK CABLE LOCK 2.2X900MM - BLACK

The OXC Pocket Lock Cable Lock is a lightweight and compact bike lock with a level 3/10 on the security scale. It has a 10 mm thick flexible steel cable and a protective plastic cover. It is a good choice for short stops in urban areas and as an additional lock to protect the bike from quick thieves.

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8.  Abus Iven 8210 chain

  • Brand: Abus
  • Price: £59.95 £38.60

Best Lock Abus Iven 8210

In addition to U-locks, Abus offers locks such as this Iven model: a strong and resistant square-shaped 8mm chain covered with a new mesh sleeve that guarantees a very long life. This is a highly flexible model, in order to avoid damage to your bike’s paint: it is 85cm long to adapt to the place in which you want to tie the bike, and also includes two spare keys.

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9. Axa Defender Frame Lock 51mm

  • Brand: Axa
  • Price: £23.97

 

AXA DEFENDER FRAME LOCK 51MM - BLACK

The AXA Defender 51mm frame lock is a reliable and practical one. It is easy to fit and attaches directly to the frame of the bike, making it quick and easy to use. The lock has a hardened steel construction and a cylinder that protects against tampering attempts. It is a good choice for use in urban areas or as an additional lock to protect the bike from quick thieves.

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10. Onguard Mastiff 8022 Chain Bike Lock

  • Brand: Onguard
  • Price: £60.99 £39.10

Best Lock Onguard Mastiff 8022 Chain Bike Lock

Finally, if you prefer a password lock to a key lock for greater security, with Onguard you have a very affordable 8mm thick square and hexagonal link chain hardened with titanium and steel that, with a lock with 10,000 combinations, thwarts any attempt at theft. The embroidered nylon cover with velcro fasteners protects the paint.

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