An overview of some of the bike security devices currently available to the trade, and where to get hold of them...

Bike lock sector guide: first line of defence

Coyote Sports
Coyote offers a wide range of products under the Coyote, Venture and Squire brands.

Taken as a whole, the ranges comprise entry-level locks all the way through to Sold Secure Squire Locks. The portfolio includes cable locks, combination locks and U-locks, as well as ground anchors and security cables and padlocks.

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Chicken Cyclekit
The brand new Squire Snaplok is a revolutionary design that is lighter than the traditional D lock, opening outwards. The lock is being pitched as the most advanced combination cycle lock of its kind.

The 13mm diameter device is made from hardened boron alloy steel and features a unique recodable five-digit combination lock with over 100,000 combinations – and it comes with a 10-year guarantee.

The British-made Snaplok features a metal loop shape, with a design based on the appearance of a caribiner more commonly used in mountain climbing.

It boasts a Sold Secure Silver rating and is available in two sizes; 210mm for £59.99, and 260mm for £69.99. There’s more detail on Snaplok in the Henry Squire section.
01525 381347

Evolution Mini 7 lock with four-foot kryptoflex cable is designed for moderate to high crime areas and certified as Silver Sold Secure. It has a 13mm hardened Kryptonium steel shackle with a patented deadbolt locking mechanism for extensive holding power and anti-rattle bumpers keeps the shackle snug against the crossbar. The flatkey seven-disc high security, Pick-Safe disc-style cylinder has an offset key location and the overhead cam locking mechanism resists leverage attacks. The reinforced sleeve over the crossbar and cylinder also provides enhanced security protection. The Kryptoflex braided steel cable enables you to lock up wheels and saddles and acts as a secondary deterrent. The lock comes with an EZ-Mount bracket and three keys with lifetime key registration and key replacement.

Madison also stocks the Bike Revolution Kryptonite Bike ID Kit. Partnering with Kryptonite Locks, the ID Kits offer an added level of protection for cyclists by offering on-bike deterrence featuring mobile apps and tags that can be read by smart phones. For more information, head to the Bike Revolution section further down the page.
0208 385 3385

Moore Large
OnGuard’s lock boasts value for money, presentation, dealer support and profitability in one handy package. The SRP for each lock reflects a minimum ten per cent saving against a comparable competitor product, Moore Large tells BikeBiz. No quibble lifetime warranties are offered, as well as an anti-theft guarantee on shackle locks, heavy-duty chain and padlock combos. Five keys are included with each lock, with a key replacement service also available.

The range includes maximum security chains and shackle locks through to simpler coils and cables.

Moore Large also supplies the mid-level Magnum brand, with a comprehensive selection including U-locks, coil locks, chain locks, armoured locks and cable locks, from £4.99 to £46.99.

And then there’s the quirky Australian brand Knog, now stocking a vast array suitable even for the pickiest of cyclists. The cable locks use a unique, highly flexible fibre core steel cable which is harder to cut through as it creates a soft area which absorbs the concentrated force of bolt cutter attack.

Knog has also introduced Straight Jacket locks, in a £19.99 skinny version with a 6mm hardened box steel chain and a 38mm hardened shackle brass padlock. A Fatty version (£25.99) sports an 8mm chain and 50mm padlock.

Henry Squire
One of the best-known brands in the cycle security sector, Squire has released the Snaplok (see the Chicken Cyclekit box for more).

Cycling security specialist Henry Squire & Sons is heralding a new era in cycle security with the unveiling of the UK’s first combination cycle lock that has achieved Sold Secure Silver status, which it is modestly pitching as a trailblazer for a new advanced cycling security product range.

Designed for the urban cyclist, the Snaplok differs from some of its combination lock competitors with its Sold Secure Silver rating, meaning it resists theft against a determined form of attack for at least three minutes.

That combination lock means, of course, that there are no keys to lose. Snaplok includes a specially designed carry bracket for use while commuting.

All Squire cycle security products are rated with the company’s official 15-stage security rating, showing at a glance the lock’s level of security from 1 (low) to 15 (maximum). 

Snaplok boasts a security rating of 13 demonstrating the lock’s high level of security.

Oxford Products
Oxford has recently updated the packaging of its lock ranges to a new smarter style. Now sporting a white background, the packaging is much brighter, modern and visually appealing, the firm tells BikeBiz.

Inside the packaging, the Barrier Lock Armoured Cable Lock features braided steel cable protected by steel rollers. Pre-oiled and covered by a protective vinyl sleeve, it comes in three colours; blue, smoke and red, retailing at £19.99.

The Magnum Shackle Lock is an ultra-strong lock body and alloy steel shackle, with a hardened steel double locking key mechanism. Available in two sizes, pricing for the medium is £59.99, with the large at £64.99. 

Also up from Oxford is the Cable Lock – a self coiling high tensile steel cable with protective vinyl sleeve. It comes complete with three keys and two quick release brackets. Retailing at £11.99 it comes with a key dust cover and is available in five colours.
01993 862300

German brand Abus has been in the lock business for decades, using that experience in its full range, including the U Mini 401 (SRP £69.99). This lightweight and small courier lock is ideal for those who like to have a secure lock (gold level approved) which is easy to transport, lock and store.

The new Granit 53 (SRP £59.99) has Solid Secure Gold status and was developed with the UK in mind. With a 13mm round profile shackle this lock benefits from the advanced Powercell double locking mechanism, while the Abus Plus locking cylinder offers advanced lockpicking protection.

The Sinus Plus Combination Pack (£39.99) features the Solid Secure Silver rated Sinus Plus lock with the bonus of a 120cm/12mm braided steel cable to act as a secondary deterrent.

The innovative two-loop cable does that which has only previously been possible with a chain. The variable loops enable a flexible attachment of two different products over almost the whole cable length. Produced from a 10mm strong premium steel cable, the Multiloop Cable’s SRP is £39.99.

The innovative 1650 combination coil cable hits £36.99 SRP and combines new technology, giving it the comfort of a combination lock but with the benefits of a key lock. Sporting a 12mm steel cable with protective PVC coating, it has an individually settable code.

Bike Revolution
Bike Revolution’s Bike ID Kits offer the latest in bike security and theft prevention. Bike Revolution’s approach to fighting bike theft also aids in recovery, as each tag is linked to a global bike registration system. The service offers in-store free registration, which increases customer loyalty in case of bike theft.

Dealers are eligible to become a Bike Secure Partner, which offers benefits such as increased footfall, online traffic and greater exposure of the bike shop through Bike Revolution’s website.

It’s available to dealers through Madison – see the distributor’s section elsewhere in this feature.

Walkers has acquired two new Serfas D Locks – a D Lock on its own (£19.99) and an option with a six foot extender double loop cable (£24.99).

The main features include a solid hardened steel U-lock with double dead bolt locking mechanism for extra resistance and holding strength. The steel encased tumbler mechanism resists drilling or pulling, while a dust cover twists to keep the locking cylinder clean. A multiple channel key offers over 100,000 different key variations and the D Lock also includes a bike mount for easy transportation with a quick release lock holder. The D Lock comes with a lifetime warranty.
01162 833885

Raleigh offers a wide range of security products for cyclists, including the Protector 300 – a 12mm hardened steel shackle with a double bolt locking mechanism. Boasting a high-security cylinder, the Protector comes complete with a mounting bracket.

Raleigh also stocks the Flex 400 – a 12mm self coil cable lock with a four digit re-settable combination, also coming with a mounting bracket.

The Force 100, meanwhile, is a high security padlock, featuring tough 9.5mm hardened steel links for maximum protection. The double fabric sleeve helps keep treasured frames free of damage.
01773 532600

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