Every year around 2.5 million bicycles are stolen in Europe. For years, the rate at which bicycle theft cases are solved has been a sobering nine to ten percent. In the end it’s up to you to protect your bike with a good lock and possibly secure other components such as seatposts or wheels with an appropriate lock.
We have compiled a selection of good bicycle locks according to security level for you here. For a short trip to the ice cream parlour or for securing luggage and helmets to your bike, a lightweight lock that packs small is often sufficient. You'll find them in our security level I. For medium-priced commuter bicycles or bicycles parked in less theft-prone areas, the security level II locks are great. But the higher the quality of your bike, the more secure your bike lock should be. The most secure locks, be it a robust U-lock, a versatile folding lock or the classic chain lock, can be found in our security level III. Pitlock locking systems for the components on your bike or the Abus NutFix can be found on the fourth tab of this page.