Best Bike Locks to Protect Your Conventional or Electric Bike
CR tests a variety of locks with the tools commonly used by bicycle thieves
More people are enjoying the benefits of exercise and entertainment offered by bicycles and electric bikes. But a fun-filled day can take a bad turn if you leave the ice-cream shop and find someone has made off with your wheels.
To help make your cycling excursions more secure and worry-free, Consumer Reports tested a number of bicycle locks to see which ones held up best, using the kinds of tools thieves might use to steal your bike. Many bicycles these days—electric and leg-powered—can cost several thousand dollars to replace, and you may need to order a replacement and wait weeks and months, due to supply constraints.
The bottom line: Cables and chains—especially the lightweight ones—are easier for properly equipped pilferers to bust open.
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