So you are now out and about on your bike or you are intending to be this spring. That is great and we wish you all the success in your cycle adventures. We want to talk about one very important accessory that you will need for your adventures, the bicycle lock! Yes, we live in an age where a bicycle lock is mandatory. Let’s briefly chat about some types of locks.
Basically we stock and sell three categories of locks, Good, Better and Best. Inside those categories are many options but for the blog, we will keep it simple. First, what level of security do you need? If you are locking your bike at the back of your work and will be leaving it fully unattended for the day, we suggest getting the best lock you can buy. This way, the bicycle thief has less chance of getting your bike. Most locks in this range are around the $100 mark. Honestly a small investment over the cost of replacing your bicycle. If you are riding to the grocery store, work, or areas that require less security, we suggest our “better” lock. This way you can confidently leave your bike while you run your errands. Locks in this category run around the $60 mark. Lastly, if you are looking for a quick lock up while sipping coffee or close by your bike we suggest the “good” lock. Enough to keep your bike secure but not a beast of a lock to carry around. Most locks in this category are about $40.
We strongly suggest talking with your LBS (local bicycle shop) in regards to your bicycle security needs. They can offer better suggestions on the type of lock you need to match your needs. Do your research on locks and which brands to trust. Bicycle theft is on the rise but it is preventable.
Also, please keep accurate records of your bicycle in the event of a theft. The police will require a serial number and any other prominent features to identify your bike.
Enjoy your bicycle and keep it safe.