Find the right bike frame lock
A frame lock is mounted on the bicycle frame. It is often attached to your bike by default. Alternatively, you can retrofit a frame lock yourself at any time.
Attaching a frame lock
A bicycle frame lock is usually already attached to the bike when you buy it. However, if this is not the case or you want to replace an old lock, you can simply carry out the frame lock assembly yourself.
If you retrofit a bike frame lock, you can choose between different models: an Abus frame lock, Trelock frame lock or AXA frame lock.
Using a bike frame lock as a second lock
With a frame lock, a push bar ensures that the rear wheel is blocked. However, the bike can still be stolen simply by being carried away.
Therefore, frame locks only make sense if you lock your bike for a short while or at home, e.g. in a bicycle shed.
The security levels of frame locks are not particularly high, as the risk of being carried away remains despite the lock. They come in low to medium security levels.
If you want to park your bike in public places for a longer period of time while it is left unattended, you should definitely secure your bike with a second bike lock in addition to the frame lock.
Frame lock for e-bikes
You can also use a frame lock for your e-bike. Due to the higher purchase price of e-bikes, you should invest in a frame lock with a GPS function so that you can locate your bike if necessary.
Alternatively, there are also special textile extension cables for frame locks that increase their security. These have a metal eyelet on one side and a universal bolt on the other that fits into all commercially available bike frame locks. This way you can safely connect your bike.
It's very simple: You pull the extension cable around a fixed object and through the bike frame. Then you guide the bolt into the frame lock opening and close the frame lock. Check out our selection of extension cords and other useful lock accessories!