Lock Your Bike…the Right Way

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Use a u-lock to prevent theft

It is all too easy for someone to cut a cable lock and steal your ride. Thin cable locks can be cut with wire-cutters, while bolt cutters can be used to cut through most other cable locks, and it can be done in under 90 seconds.

Here are two ways to better protect your bicycle against thieves.

  • At minimum, use a U-Lock
  • At best, use a U-Lock and something else (chain or cable lock)

And, yes, even U-locks can be cut, but that’s no reason to settle for less than the protection that one provides.

Now repeat after me: “I will never again lock my bike with only a cable lock.”

Good. If you’re thirsting for more knowledge, check out some other helpful tips on locking your bike. Happy riding!


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