A bicycle frame lock – the comfortable and safe alternative

Frame lock in a nutshell: light in weight, easy to use, always with you. The perfect basic security.

What is a bycicle frame lock?

A frame lock is a bicycle lock proven for decades and very popular among many for ease of handling and optional enhancements such as, for example, a chain.

Reliable and safe, you can do your short shopping: Because too often takes the closing and closing longer than the actual visit to the bakery.

This is due to cumbersome bike locks, with which you only lose time. With a bicycle frame lock, the bike is safely locked in seconds and can not fall victim to occasional thieves.

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I LOCK IT is the innovative bicycle frame lock

I LOCK IT combines modern technologies with the classic advantages of a frame lock. The immobilizer is an ideal relief especially for short errands.

With I LOCK IT you just go, the bike lock automatically closes for you and opens as soon as you return. You do not even have to get your smartphone out of your pocket – and there is no longer a key!

  • I LOCK IT automatically closes for you and opens as soon as you return.
  • I LOCK IT combines modern technologies with the classic advantages of a frame lock. The immobilizer is an ideal relief especially for short errands.
  • With I LOCK IT you maximize the safety of your bike or e-bike. Thanks to its elaborate design, it is suitable for various situations and meets the highest security requirements.

What are the differences between bicycle frame locks?

A bicycle frame lock is firmly attached to the rear strut and is thus always there. The steel bar pushes between the spokes, blocking the rear wheel. This protects your bike from being pushed away. However, the locking systems have changed which are very important for bicycle safety.

Locking with key

Frame locks can be used with removable or non-removable keys. 

In some versions, the key remains in the cylinder when the lock is open. This means that strangers always have the opportunity to complete the bike and the For example, could dispose of keys. The bicycle key is usually fastened to the keychain and would have to Incidentally, transported directly to the castle during the ride: it rattles and annoys. 

The other variant are bicycle frame locks with removable key. If the lock is in the open state, the key can be transported by the bicycle owner. The risk of a foreign contract is therefore not. 

Locking with smartphone

A novel variant is a bicycle frame lock with Bluetooth. The lock cylinder is no longer there, just as little as a key.

The smart frame lock is operated with an app on the smartphone. Depending on the provider, this can be done fully automatically by removing it from the bike or manually by clicking in the app.

How much is a bicycle alarm system?

The cost of a bicycle frame lock is in a price range between 20 and 150 euros. In addition, there are the costs for additional accessories such as a plug-in chain or a plug-in cable.

Bicycle frame lock with key20 – 40 Euro
Bicycle frame lock with smartphone90 – 150 Euro

A bicycle frame lock with key is cheaper to buy than the keyless version with the smartphone. The smart version of the frame lock, however, has additional features that increase the safety of the bike. With the innovative bicycle frame lock I LOCK IT you can shop at the bakery without any worries: automatically and with alarm I LOCK IT secures your bike.

How to mount a bicycle frame lock?

Frame locks are basically intended for a fixed mounting on the bicycle frame and serve primarily as an immobilizer. The seatstays have on most models already mounting holes, which are intended exactly for this purpose. In this case will The bicycle frame lock is fastened there with the included screws.

If the mounting holes are not present, installation adapters create a replacement usually.

Fast and easy mounting

  1. The adapter is placed around the frame.
  2. It is tightened by a screw.
  3. Then the frame lock can be easily screwed to the adapter.

How safe is a bicycle frame lock?

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In combination with an extension, the frame lock quickly becomes an ideal all-round protection for the bicycle. Both key-operated or smartphone-based frame locks offer plug-in functions: Chains or cables. With these extensions, each bike can be connected to a stable object or the front wheel.

In addition, app-controlled frame locks are equipped with an alarm system. In case of unwanted movement then immediately triggers a loud alarm.

Bicycle frame lock conclusion: lightweight, safe and robust

A classic bicycle frame lock convinces above all by its light weight and its fixed mounting on the wheel frame. In most cases, installation on the bike is easy. Thus, city or trekking bikes, or modern e-bikes and cargo bikes can be equipped with it. 

Thanks to the space-saving and lightweight design, you do not need to worry about how to keep the lock while driving. Even the use of a bicycle frame lock is child’s play: a steel strap that pushes between the spokes locks the bike reliably. 

A bicycle frame lock is the perfect solution for the temporary parking of the bike. With practical accessories, safety also increases enormously.

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