Chain locks are available in different security classes, lengths and weights. They're naturally flexible and allow you to lock your bike up to almost anything. For optimum protection, a high-quality locking cylinder, preferably with turntable technology, is just as important as an extremely strong chain. A sheath over the chain also helps protect the bike when locking and unlocking.
Unfortunately, bike thieves are always on the lookout for a new ride to steal. But,with a high-security chain lock, you can easily protect your bike against even themost determined thieves. Here at bikester.co.uk, we carry hundreds of differentchain locks to help you secure your bike.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Chain Locks
Chain locks are one of the most secure types of bike locks available. They consist of a heavy metal chain, often covered with Kevlar or another hard-to-cut material, that’s resistant to hacksaws and chisels as well as impossible to break with leverage. Chain bike locks are strong enough that they’re one of the few types of locks suitable for securing your bike in high-crime areas.On top of that, it’s easy to loop a chain lock through your bike and around any sortof bike rack or other structure. You can even use an especially long chain lock to secure your wheels in addition to your bike frame.The drawback to chain locks is that the same features that make them secure also make them heavy and bulky. You can carry a chain lock around, but it’s best suited for parking your bike at your home or office – somewhere you can leave the lockuntil you need it again.
How to Choose a Chain Lock
Chain locks are pretty simple devices, but there are a few things to consider when choosing the one that’s right for your bike:
Locking Mechanism - Your chain lock is only as strong as the lock used to close it. Many chain locks come with a lock built in so that youdon’t have to buy a separate U-lock. Make sure that lock is sturdy enough to holdup against thieves and that if you choose a chain lock with a combination, you set the combination to something hard to guess.
Chain Length - Chain locks are available in a variety of different lengths. Keep in mind that a shorter chain will be heavier than a longerchain, so you typically want the shortest chain that will work for you. Consider whether you plan to lock your wheels as well as your frame, or whether you might need to lock multiple bikes together.
Chain Length - The chain cover is less about security and more about protecting your bike’s paint job. If you’re carrying around an uncovered chain lock, it’s very easy to devalue your own bike by scratching the chain against the frame. A chain lock will ensure that even if your lock rubs againstyour bike, it won’t do any damage.
Chain Locks at bikester.co.uk
Most bike shops only carry one or two chain locks to secure your bike. But here at bikester.co.uk, we carry hundreds of different chain locks so that you can find theperfect option for your bike. We have chains of every length and with security ratings from basic to extreme, so you can easily get the chain lock you need to ensure your bike doesn’t fall prey to thieves.