Cycling is a popular activity these days, whether you're cycling for pleasure or competitively, and here in Pembrokeshire we've seen interest in the sport rise significantly, thanks to events such as Ironman Wales, The Long Course Weekend and the Tour of Pembrokeshire. For those taking part in these events, as well as those pleasure cyclists, bike maintenance and security are of vital importance especially when considering the price of the bike to begin with! With this in mind, we're delighted to add a new product to our range of bicycle locks that helps add additional security and peace of mind for you.
We already have a great range of cable locks that are ideal for securing your bicycle to a solid fixing, with a choice of key, digital or combination locks. You can see the range on our website here:
Today though we're adding a clever new product that takes bike security that little bit further by enabling you to secure your wheels as well as the frame.
Introducing the Bicycle Quick Release Wheel Lock!
Many of today's bikes have quick release wheels, which obviously makes removing the wheel much quicker and easier, although that in turn means that a thief could do the same thing! Whilst weaving a cable or chain through the spokes of the wheel does reduce the likelihood of theft of the wheel, lets be honest it's a faff, and you run the risk of damaging spokes too. So, this lock, designed specifically for use on quick release wheels is quite simply a brilliant idea.
As you can see from the image, the lock is essentially a padlock that fits around the hub of the wheel and encloses the lever of the quick release mechanism. The shackle of the lock is completely removable, allowing you to slide the body of the padlock over the lever, before fixing the shackle back around the wheel hub and into the body of the lock, stopping the lever being lifted
Manufactured in the UK, these locks are made from aluminium meaning that they are both lightweight and weather resistant, whilst the steel shackle has been chrome plated, protecting the core from the elements and preventing rusting or corrosion occurring. Available as a single unit, or a key-alike pair, these locks are a clever bit of kit and will help keep your bicycle secure whilst you're taking that well earned breather.
For more details, tech spec and pricing have a look here: