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About this item
- 5 mm steel bars - plastic coated
- ABUS X-Plus cylinder offers extremely high protection
- 2 keys supplied, 1 LED-lighted
- Security Level 15
- Compact, versatile folding technology
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Bordo Granit XPlus 6500
Maximum strength for maximum security: the BORDO GRANIT XPlus 6500 Folding Lock is the top-of-the-range model in the BORDO lock family. Capable of withstanding even the most determined of attacks: the BORDO GRANIT XPlus 6500 Folding Lock is worthy of many superlatives.
A Tough Nut to Crack
The BORDO GRANIT XPlus 6500 Folding Lock is quite literally a tough nut for bike thieves to crack since it incorporates "granite", or at least the ABUS take on it; 5.5mm bars manufactured from specially hardened steel and connected with special rivets, which offer protection against even the most determined of attacks.
The Ultimate Folding Lock
The ABUS Link Protection Shield ensures that these rivets are not only flexible, but also extremely resistant to attacks involving sawing. The picking-resistant XPlus precision disc cylinder from ABUS also has a lot to offer and guarantees outstanding protection against attempts at tampering. This combination has earned the BORDO GRANIT XPlus 6500 Folding Lock a phenomenal top score of 15 in the ABUS Security Level System.
Since 1924, ABUS has provided the good feeling of security worldwide. Engineered in Germany, ABUS security products are the highest quality, incredibly reliable, easy to operate, and offer a long service. In order to meet the growing requirements of private and commercial users, ABUS provides a large product range of innovative solutions for home security, safety lockout, commercial security and recreational security.
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The thief worked on it for some time. Shifted my bike around quite a bit and chunked off bits of plastic; even bent it a bit. Gave up and stole my saddle-pack and crappy pump instead. I wish I could have caught him in the act, could have made a great Amazon review for a 5 star saline-based membranous cavity cleanser.
Enough about the travesty.
This lock is the easiest way to secure the heck out of your wheels in Cities that love to be crafty with their bike racks. U-Locks can be difficult to use around abstract objects, and this folding lock is a perfect workaround. I was skeptical at first, so I spent an unhealthy amount of time looking up reviews and stress tests. The only tool that disabled this device was a disc grinder.
The locking mechanism wasn't tampered with yet, but it looks more hardened than most others. The main key has a blue LED which is very useful. It takes a little bit of practice to get used to how to position the entire chain as you wrap it back into itself, as it isn't as fluid as a chain. It is the perfect length to get around most standard bike racks with little room to wiggle.
This lock comes with a hard plastic case that is strapped using Velcro. The straps are extra long and can be cut and fused to size. It is a very fine fit, which my bent links have issues getting back into though.
TL/DR: It does it's job very well. It is the best thing you can do for a good bike in a city made up of crazy racks.
I did a lot of research, and I believe this is the BEST lock out there to prevent your bike from being stolen. Even though a pro thief can get through it eventually, it's going to take some time, effort and some heavy duty tools to do it.
- It's VERY HEAVY! But I knew that before I bought it. However, it did not fit my smaller frame carbon road bike, and was really too heavy for me to carry on my back
- It will secure to my water bottle holder, but I would need a much longer tool to install than my compact bike tool set. My compact set could not reach the screw through the opening in the holder.
- Because I have a 48" frame women's bike, I realized it would be either impossible or very difficult to remove from the holster once installed, as my bike frame is small and just does not have enough clearance.
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It's also very easy to use -- much simpler than some reviewers have said. I lock up my bike through my rear wheel, through my frame and onto a bike stand/rack/street post. There's always plenty of room and length on the lock to secure my bike up this way. I also have gravity lock skewers on my wheels, to prevent those from being stolen.
My peace of mind is well worth the price of this Abus Bordo GRANIT X Plus 6500 lock. Haven't had a problem locking up my ride in NYC (knock on wood). I haven't locked up my bike overnight with it though -- nor would I.
The problem with U-Locks is twofold: one, they can be bulky and difficult to handle, and two, their rigidity can make them difficult or impossible to use when you have no bike rack around. When all you have is a lamp post, they're just no good.
The Abus Bordo 6500 aka Granit X-Plus is a less common style lock, designed to be nearly as strong as U-Locks but without the limitations. Consisting of six metal bars linked together, these "link" style locks fold up into a smaller overall footprint and provide a great deal more flexibility in how they are applied.
The 6500 is Abus's premiere model, and they have designated it with the rating of "Maximum Level 15." I purchased this when I got a new commuter bike, since I felt my old cable lock I had been using on my old beater would no longer be sufficient.
Why did I choose this lock specifically? Well, here's the rundown:
- The unit folds up to a quite compact size, much smaller than a U-lock or an equivalent chain lock.
- The included case may be mounted directly to the frame in place of a water bottle cage, or for a less permanent installation you can place it inside the cage and use the velcro straps. I prefer this so I can use multiple bikes.
- The link design allows you to use the lock with a variety of objects that would be impossible with a U-Lock.
- In a pinch, you can even lock two bikes up with a single lock.
In practice, it's proven to be quite easy to use. The links unfold easily and locking and unlocking works smoothly. You are provided two keys, so you can always have a spare. The lock is, however, very heavy; my scale reports 1582 grams, which is very close to the advertised 3.5 pounds. Weight is, of course, an inescapable reality of any lock that provides much security, and this isn't especially heavy for a good quality lock - my Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 U-Lock with 4-Foot Flex Cable for example doesn't weigh much less (1297 grams) and that's not even a full size u-lock.
Of course, there's the big question: how secure *is* this thing? I can tell you that my bike hasn't been stolen, but that's one data point and not very useful. According to tests which can be found on the Internet, though, this unit holds up quite well. Earlier and lower tier Abus link locks can be defeated with a sledge hammer against the link joints, but the 6500 appears to be more resilliant against such attacks. The most effective attack vector for this unit appears to be an angle grinder, against which it fares similarly to high end U-Locks. If a thief really wants your bike, this lock will not stop him, but he's going to need some solid equipment and more time to get through it.
NB: I purchased this lock from the Amazon seller Xtreme Bike & Sport since they offered the best price at the time. Be aware that there are actually two versions of this lock, one which has a rubberized coating and one which does not - the one Xtreme Bike & Sport provided is the newer version which does have the coating.
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Insgesamt ist das Schloss umständlich zu handhaben, weil die Kettenglieder ziemlich starr sind und die Länge des Schlosses häufig zu kurz ist, um z:b. um einen dickerne Bügel und dann noch den Rahmen zu kommen. Deshalb braucht man eher lange, um es irgendwo anzuschliessen.
Heute war das Fahrrad mit dem Rahmen an einem festen, einbetonierten Fahrradständer fixiert - aber auch das hat nichts genützt, das Fahrrad ist gestohlen. Dafür brauche ich kein Schloss für 100.-€
Von mir gibt es daher definitv keine Kaufempfehlung.
Habe mir dafür einen Bolzenschneider ausgeliehen und ich muss schon sagen...ich hätte zumindestens gedacht dass es anstrengend wird ein Schloss von Abus Sicherheitsstufe 15 "made in germany" aufzuschneiden. Ich hab keine 10sec gebraucht dann war das Teil weg. Hätte mir bissl mehr von einem Schloss erwartet das um die 80€ kostet.
Hatte mich vorm kauf informiert welche schlösser gut sind und habe mir dazu auch ein video vom öffentlich rechtlichen angeschaut, in dem unter anderem dieses Schloss getestet wurde.
Der sogenannte Experte hat das Schloss nicht mit dem Bolzenschneider aufbekommen. Das hatte mich damals überzeugt.
Naja...meine sieben jährige Cousine hätte vermutlich auch Probleme gehabt. Jeder normale Mann schafft das allerdings mühelos mit links.
Aufsehen habe ich beim Knacken an der stark befahrenen Kreuzung übrigens nicht erregt.
Mir erschließt sich somit nicht warum ich mir jemals wieder ein solch teures und angeblich so schwer zu knackendes Schloss kaufen soll, wenn die Konkurrenz Faltschlösser für einen Bruchteil des Preises anbieten und ebenfalls genauso einfach mit einem Bolzenschneider aufzubekommen sind???
Also von mit daher keine 100%tige Empfehlung.
il prodotto in se merita 5 stelle ne ho messe quattro perché la sua moderata lunghezza ne limita le applicazioni.
prima di comprarlo ho letto le tante recensioni che effettivamente dicono che risulta troppo piccolo ma ho voluto provarlo ugualmente sul telaio della mia bici. un consiglio che vi do se volete rendervi conto più o meno delle dimensioni è quello di prendere una corda e tagliarla a 85cm, lunghezza della catena, e provare se riuscite a legare insieme telaio palo e almeno una ruota insieme. Fa molta differenza la grossezza del palo chiaramente, su quelli dell'illuminazione stradale non provateci nemmeno mentre vanno bene quelli dei segnali stradali. C'è da dire che maggiori sono il numero di segmenti più si compromette la sicurezza, è piu facile fare leva con attrezzi e fruttare appoggi per scassinare.
Anche il peso si fa sentire molto che con la custodia è sui 1600g
- massima robustezza (complice anche le piccole dimensioni)
- morbido al tatto grazie al rivestimento siliconico e quindi non lascia segni sul telaio
- ottimo per bici e moto di un certo valore
- due chiavi una di cui con led luminoso
- le dimensioni ridotte ne limitano l'utilizzo
- il peso per chi cerca di andare in giro il in bici si fa sentire un po troppo
ragion per cui mi sento di consigliare quanto segue:
Acquistate questo prodotto se vi serve un dispositivo robusto e se usate la bici per andare a lavoro o passeggiate in città con varie soste qui e li e se avete disponibilità di un palo(diametro 10cm max)\ringhiera\punto fermo dove potere legare la bici magari mettendo un perno passante al posto dello sgancio rapido nella ruota che rimane libera (magari munitevi di una corda d'acciaio per legare quest'ultima alla nostra catena, ricordatevi anche del sellino)
Non comprate se usate la bici per le uscite dove non dovete lasciare incustodita la bici, spesso io per esempio esco qualche ora per andare nei sentieri boschivi e rientro direttamente a casa, magari passo dal bar del paese per prendere un succo\caffè ma non lascio mai incustodita la mia mtb. in questo caso portarsi dietro 1600g di peso in più fa la differenza.
se invece l'acquisto è per la moto il problema peso non esiste più ma attenzione al diametro della ruota e del cerchio perchè siamo veramente stretti.
spero che questa recensione possa essere di aiuto a qualcuno
While this is admittedly a very heavy lock, that is also what makes it a bit more reassuring. The included pouch comes with velco straps to attach it with, or you could use the universal fitment holes to bolt it directly to your frame for a snug and solid fit thats not going anywhere. I have mine attached to the upright and I am completely unaware of its presence (or weight) while riding. The six connected pieces are heavy duty and are joint end to end so they behave like a chain. They are also thin enough that you could pass the end one through the gaps in your helmet while locking up the bike if you'd prefer not to carry it.
The Granit X-Plus comes with two keys, one of which has a built in light, and a code card in case you ever need a replacement key from ABUS.
If you value your bike or would just like to ensure that you have a ride home, and you would much prefer a compact non-intrusive lock while riding, I couldn't recommend this highly enough. It is pricey - I picked up mine on Amazon for about £67 at the time - but it just ticks all the boxes.
This one is the highest rated lock in the Bordo range and has a Sold Secure Gold rating. Particularly useful if you wish to insure your bike.
Having spent months trying to find a lock that strikes a balance between security and an ideal design for carrying, the Bordo Granit X-Plus offers both without compromising on either.