Bike locks are like rockstars: they live fast, die young, and there's always someone out to get them. Designing a product to survive an incessant barrage of grinders, saws, jacks, and bolt-cutters is a challenge, one that Germany’s ABUS—inventors of the U-Lock—has mastered since its founding in 1924. With people (criminals!) constantly drumming up new ways to get locks open, ABUS has to keep its lock designs just as creative.
So we took a peek into the ABUS facility to see what makes these locks the gold standard. The rigorous testing, the impressive precision...it all amounts to a product you need if you take cycling seriously.