Tired of typical U-locks or chains to keep your bike safe when leaving it unattended? If so, then a foldable bike lock might just be your way forward.
Made from metal plates, connected by rivets, the plates inside a folding lock rotate, so it lock can be shaped around all sorts of things and then folded down so it’s easy to carry when you get back on your bike again later.
That’s the main advantage of folding bike locks, really; they’re incredibly compact, and so are easy and practical to transport.
How Strong Are Folding Bike Locks?
Pretty strong. They’re among the more durable range of bike locks, and don’t suffer from wear and tear easily. Not only that, but they also are light bike lock in comparison to most typical U-locks which offer a similar level of protection, and are much lighter than chains.
Top 4: Best Foldable Bike Locks
Below, we’ll look at four of the best folding locks for bikes in more detail.
Most Secure Folding Bike Lock:
Available in either black, white or red, this ABUS folding lock is particularly ideal to keep bicycles of the highest quality safe from thieves. If you can afford the extra cost, you’ll no doubt find value for money.
- Its 5.5 mm steel bars with extra-soft, two-component coating prevents damage to your bike’s paintwork
- Colour-matching silicone cover for the body of this high security bike lock with ‘soft touch’ properties
- Its link construction, of course, provides you with a compact folding device
- Our high-end model with ABUS-Security Level 15: The ABUS XPlus cylinder and the 5.5 mm thick bars made of specially hardened steel offer highest possible protection against manipulation attempts
- Extra saw protection for your bike with the ABUS Link-Protection-Shield: Strengthens the rivets without compromising flexibility
- Attractive design: The extra-soft two-component casing with "soft touch" is visually convincing and reliably protects against damage to coatings such as scratches on the bicycle
Cheap (but Secure) Foldable Bike Lock
Alternatively, for the best budget bike lock, look no further than this Kryptonite model for a bargain £22.99.
- 3mm hardened steel links allow for moderate security lock-ups
- Transport bracket is particularly simple to install
- If you misplace your key, don’t worry – it comes with a handy spare
- 3MM HARDENED STEEL LINKS for moderate security lock ups
- Includes EASY TO INSTALL TRANSPORT BRACKET
- Includes 2 KEYS
Lightest Folding Bike Lock
Or, for an especially lightweight cycle lock, this FOLDYLOCK design, available in either black, blue, grey, orange or yellow, weighs just 2.2lb, and unfolds to 85cm.
- Its compact design makes it noticeably easy to carry around with you, so you will never feel weighed down by it while cycling
- The lock is made from steel links specifically to be stronger and more robust than the average bike lock to put you even more at ease when locking your bike up
- It can serve all sorts of cycling needs – whether you’re a commuter, a mountain biker, or you own a foldable bike, a road bike, or a children’s bike, for instance, this lock is perfect for all types of bicycle.
- PROTECT YOUR BIKE – don’t make it easy for thieves to steal your bike. By choosing our sophisticated bike lock you are securing your bicycle with leading materials and technology for improved...
- HARDENED STEEL LINKS – we have designed our links to be stronger and more robust to increase security when your bike is locked and left at the train station, grocery store, office, home etc
- ULTRA-PROTECTED RIVETS – the rivets incorporated within our bicycle lock have been designed with VSR technology to stand up against sawing and cutting for added protection. You can secure your bike...
Best Keyless Folding Bicycle Lock
Finally, this foldable lock for Qweidown gives you no reason to worry about leaving your key behind – because it doesn’t even need one. Perhaps the best combination bike lock you could find, just remember your four-digit password and you’re all set.
- It’s an enormous deterrent to thieves, thanks to its eight heavy-duty steel bars and links designed to fend off bolt cutters and hacksaws.
- The links that make the fold lock are coated with PVC premium scratch-resistant paint, so no need to worry about potential dents to it, either.
- It’s another lightweight, compact, and flexible foldable lock, which will feel both easy to fasten to your bike and comfortable to transport while cycling.
- 【HIGH SECURITY COMBINATION FOLDING LOCK】 EYPINS high security bicycle lock with a number code drives every thief to despair. 8 plastic-coated steel links in 7mm thickness, made of hardened steel...
- 【STRONG ANTI-THEFT】 EYPINS heavy and secure folding lock is used as optimal protection against theft and is closed with a separate lock cylinder. This bicycle lock is made of hardened alloy steel,...
- 【CONVENIENCE】 The fixed bracket carries the folding lock on any area of the bicycle body (saddle bracket, frame, etc.). The diameter of the fixed lock bracket is adjustable, can be installed on...
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