How to lock a bike on a car bike rack

How to lock a bike on a car bike rack

How to lock a bike on a car bike rack

How to lock a bike on a car bike rackWelcome to our How to lock a bike on a car bike rack guide

Ever needed to keep your bike on your car bike rack unsupervised but worried that someone might try to steal it?  After all, it is pretty much just sitting on your car asking to be stolen. Right ?

So in this guide we will go through step by step how to keep your bike secure and show you our 3 hot picks for bike locks.

Why not consider investing in a hardened steel U-lock. These locks are incredibly strong and very difficult to break open without heavy duty tools. The way these work is that the key removes a bolt that connects the two ends of the ‘U’ and then you are free to slip the lock out or in.

  • You can find these locks below we have selected some of the best value. 
  • Always buy the best lock you can afford as the cost of buying a lock may be high but the cost of replacing your bike is considerably higher.
  • Avoid cable locks or cheap combination locks as these are easy to cut through.

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World’s Lightest Sold Secure Gold U-Lock!

Unique triangular 17 mm crossbar for best strength/weight ratio. Double deadbolt locking mechanism for protection against twist attacks.

*Mounting Bracket sold separately

  • 16mm hardened MAX-Performance steel shackle
  • Patented pending hardened double deadbolt design gives additional protection against twist attacks
  • Highest security disc-style cylinder is pick and drill resistant
  • Includes Transit Flex Frame-U transportation system which allows for versatile carrying
  • Sold Secure Gold – Rated 9/10 on Kryptonite’s security scale
  • FINGERPRINT BIKE U-LOCK: This fingerprint padlock uses high-quality fingerprint recognition technology, which is very sensitive and can be unlocked in only 0.5 seconds. You can record 20 sets of fingerprints,there is also a spare key.
  • METAL STURDY STRUCTURE: The U lock body is made of zinc alloy and the lock beam is made of stainless steel , can prevent hydraulic shears within 10 tons for superior cut resistance, high safety performance, protect your bike against thieves.
  • APP CONTROL: The U lock can be unlocked by APP. It can also manage unlocking fingerprint, change password and view unlocking record on APP. APP is simple and practical, easy to use
  • WATERPROOF U BIKE LOCK: IPx6 waterproof , so don’t need worry about you can’t unlock when it being wet in outdoors
  • USB CHARGING: This door lock uses the UBS interface to charge, can last for a long time, and has a low battery display, so don’t worry about not being able to unlock without electricity, just charge it when you have low battery

You can check out more information about the Billconch Fingerprint Bike U Lock here:-

  • Complete solution with U-lock and cable
  • Key Safe Program
  • Rated 6/10 on Kryptonite’s security scale
  • Optional ATPO – £1,000
  • Sold Secure Bicycle Gold certified

An impenetrably strong lock which conveniently attaches right to your bike.

Solid, hardened-steel with drill protected rivets make bolt-cutters a non-issue

How to lock a bike on a car bike rack - step by step guide

Knowing how to correctly secure your bike to a car bike rack will save you a lot of money, time and hassle in the long run. Every cyclist has a different bike locking method and some are more successful than others.

If you are not sure about how to lock your bike or have experienced bike theft before, it is important to learn how to correctly lock your bike.

Many ask what is the best way to lock a bike? However there is no ‘best’ way, but there are a few very good ways, which will help keep your bike safe and secure from theft. Below you will find our selection of the best 3 options.

Option 1

1. Check that what you are locking your bike to is strong and sturdy.

2. Remove anything that is removable from your bike

3. Use a U–lock to lock the back tire and frame around the pole you are locking it to, then lace a cable lock through the front tire onto the U-lock and then lock the U–lock.

Option 2

1. Check that what you are locking your bike to is strong and sturdy.

2. Remove your front wheel and place it next to your rear wheel.

3. Place a U-lock shackle around the immovable object and through both seat stays and the two wheels.

Option 3

1. Check that what you are locking your bike to is strong and immovable.

2. Place a U- lock through the immovable object, both seats stays and rear wheel.

3. Take a 2nd U-lock, placing it around the immovable object, around the down tube and front wheel.

So we hope you found this How to lock a bike on a car bike rack guide useful and are now better prepared for the matter in hand. If you found this article useful, please consider sharing it is greatly appreciated. 

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