E-bike industry is booming, how to choose e-bike locks explained by Hovsco

Now the development of the electric bicycle industry has entered a vigorous development stage. In March 2022, Hovsco also showed cyclists how to choose an e-bike lock to protect their e-bikes. There are more and more people using e-bikes and of course the likelihood of someone’s e-bike being stolen is also increasing. A sturdy padlock and a savvy locking strategy will greatly reduce the risk of an e-bike being targeted by thieves.


The widely available style of bicycle lock is a great deterrent. The bulky locking mechanism withstands hammers, chisels, etc. As long as the horseshoe isn’t too big for the bike, it limits leverage. The goal is to reduce the amount of space for a thief to insert a crowbar and break it with enough force. U-locks are available in a variety of sizes. The goal is to size the lock so that it goes around what you want to lock with as little space as possible. Some models lock the e-bike wheel and frame to fixed objects. Some models lock both wheels and the e-bike frame to a fixed object.

Anti-theft cable

These are versatile and adaptable, but tend to offer less theft deterrence than U-locks. Bolt cutters can cut through most cable locks. By themselves, they may be suitable for low-crime areas. Additionally, they are a good choice to use in conjunction with a U-lock to secure easily removable parts (eg seats). Some come with full combination or key locks; others require a separate padlock. Some have sliding sizing or armor overlays. The new models feature stylish designs.

Chain locks

In high crime areas, these bike locks use a specially designed chain link that resists hacksaws and chisels and makes the chain extremely difficult to use. Invest in an equally strong padlock – thieves can easily cut thin locks, no matter how strong the chain. What’s the downside? Chains are heavy and bulky, so they must be used for stationary purposes.

Locking wheel/seat pins

Unfortunately, the quick-release wheels and seatposts are as handy for thieves as they are for bike owners. In high crime areas, locking skewers disable the quick release feature and make theft more difficult. They are easy to install, but some require a special wrench that comes with the skewer.

Bike lock combinations and keys

Keyed locks use flat keys or cylindrical keys. In the past, cylinder keys got a bad rap when it was discovered that this type of lock could be picked with a ballpoint pen. For newer models, this is no longer a problem. Most keyed bike locks come with at least two keys, so people will have spare keys. Most bicycle lock manufacturers offer a key replacement service in the event of a lost key. Most U-locks and some cable and chain locks have a key locking mechanism. Combination locks are convenient because you don’t have to carry keys or worry about losing them, but they do require a 4-digit combination to remember. Cable locks usually use combination locks.

About HOVSCO E-Bikes US

HOVSCO E-Bikes US is a well-known innovative manufacturer and retailer of high-end and mid-range outdoor sports equipment. Their range of e-bikes is powerful and of high quality. Excellent customer support, high quality, prompt delivery and competitive pricing are reasons to choose Hovsco.

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