ABUS 6000 / 120 Bordo Big Folding Lock Review – 2018 – 2019

Features: 5mm Steel Bars – Soft Touch Coating – Silicone Lock Body – Foldable – 2 Keys – 30 x 17.8 x 7.6 cm – 1.7kg

Pros:

  • Soft touch coating protects the paintwork of your bike.
  • Very compact when folded.
  • More lightweight than some of the other similar bike locks on the market.

Cons:

  • Only provided with two keys.
  • Quite expensive for a foldable lock.

The Design of the Abus Bordo 6000

We have previously tested and reviewed locks from the Abus Bordo range and were quite pleased with the results, so when we had the opportunity to test out the Abus Bordo 6000 we jumped at the chance. To start off with, the design of this one is a little different to the previous foldable model that we took a look at.

With this one, you get more of a professional finish. Each link folds together neatly and the lock is finished off with a case around it once it has been folded together. This also helps with the portability of the bike lock too.

As with the previous bike lock that we tested, the steel bars have a silicone coating to protect the paintwork of your bike which is a very nice feature. Overall, this is a really nice design that we were quite impressed with.

Using the Abus Bordo 6000

When using the Abus Bordo 6000, there were some things that took some getting used to. Fortunately, we had used their previous model in foldable locks, so we were quite familiar with the design. If, however, you have never used a folding bike lock before then you might find it a little confusing at first.

The only real issue we had with using this bike lock is the lack of flexibility. This can make securing your bike quite difficult in certain situations. However, this is more about finding the right place to secure your bike, rather than an issue with the lock itself.

Although the length of the lock itself is quite sufficient, there are cases where we suspect it would be wise to use the lock in combination with a D lock. For example, if you want to add extra security to the lock, or if you want to secure more than one bike at a time. Other than this, we had no issues with using the Bordo 6000.

The Portability of the Abus Bordo 6000

In terms of portability, the Abus Bordo 6000 has it all. When the lock is completely folded away and put into the case, it is incredibly easy to carry. We honestly didn’t notice any extra weight in our backpack when we took it with us on our rides.

If you are planning on carrying it in a saddle bag then you might notice a little extra weight, but nothing too substantial. If you want to carry it on your bike then you can do so; it will fit neatly onto the standard mounting points. We tried this too, and again, didn’t encounter any problems with any extra weight.

Overall, this is a brilliant design for those who value portability in a bike lock. It is a little more expensive given that it is not as secure as some of the other types of locks on the market, but it is a high quality lock.

 

 

 

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