ABUS BORDO Red 6500 Granit X-Plus Folding Link Lock

ABUS BORDO Red 6500 Granit  X-Plus Folding Link Lock
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    Product Description

    ABUS BORDO 6500 Granit X-Plus RED is the top-of-line folding lock in the Bordo series.

    It is heavy, it is massive and it is STRONG. The Bordo 6500 folds up extremely compact due to its 6 link design. Bordo 6500 comes with a handy lock carrier which can be bolted on standard drink holder mounts or velcro strapped onto the frame. This Bordo lock uses the top of the line Abus X-Plus key system.

    • 33 1/2 inch / 85cm long
    • Lock body made of hardened steel
    • 5 1/2 mm thick hardened links made of special steel
    • "Link Protection Shield" - special rivets with drill protection
    • Protective rubber coating on links
    • Lock body made out of hardened waste-wax casting
    • Easy holder with flexible mounting

    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 1 Reviews
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    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Possibly overkill for a secondary or tertiary bicycle lock, but I like it., 8.26.2013
    Reviewer: Ryan Haynes (Saint Louis, MO)

    Overall, I'm pretty happy with this lock. I'd probably rate it at 4.5 stars if that we're an option. The links are a little stiff at first, but the more you use the lock, the more freely they'll move. They're not in any way too stiff to use, but they need slightly more force than gravity in order to fully rotate. This could also be attributed to the plastic/rubber coating on the links having a coefficient of friction high enough to hold them in place. I added a little graphite-based chain lube from my bike to help the joints move. Works great, and I anticipate it will hold up well. I typically use way more locks than are necessary to secure my bike (upwards of 30 pounds worth of them, depending on where I'm locking it - but St Louis was recently ranked as more dangerous than Mogadishu, and I'm an extreme person), so I'm probably not the right person to ask about weight. This would probably be sufficient as a primary lock for most people. I think it's a great weight for a secondary lock, but weight obsessed roadies might find it a bit heavy. I've locked two bikes to a fence with this lock with room to spare. The flexible nature of the lock allows you to get more creative. I typically run around an immobile object, and through a wheel and the frame. With two bikes, I just went around the object and frames and relied on my Pitlock skewers to do their job on the wheels. Lockitt was great to work with on getting this keyed alike to my Abus U-Lock. I understand this also is available in white, but they may not be able to get that color in the US.