Locking your Bicycle
Your bike is just as safe as the way you lock your bike compared to the next bike. A high-quality bicycle lock with a bad lock-up can limit anti-theft effectiveness, and a lower-quality lock can be made more effective by a good lock-up. At SIGTUNA we work on not only providing High-Performance BIke Security, but we want to share our principles to ensure proper and effective lock-ups as well.
01 | Chose the Right Lock
The level of security you need depends on where you are leaving your bike, and for how long.Your bike should be more secure than the bike parked next to it.
02 | Lock to a Solid Object
Always lock your bike to a solid object that it cannot be lifted over.
03 | Bet on visibility
Locking your bike in an open place with a lot of foot traffic, lightning and activity decrease the chances of theft.
04 | Ensure you do not connect to a weak link
Make sure what you lock your bike to cannot be cut as it is part of your security lock-up. Make sure it is solid and cannot be cut.
05 | Lock according to value
Lock according to the value of your bicycle: frame first, then back wheel, and finally front wheel.
06 | Get a tight fit
The less room inside of the u-lock or chain, the more difficult it will be for thieves to use their tools.
07 | Use multiple locking mechanisms
Theft is often prevented by the visibility of bike security, rather than the actual bike security. The more locking mechanism the better.