ABUS Granit Bordo X Plus Lock and ABUS Bordo Big Lock Review

Keeping your electric bike secure is very important.  U-locks have been the “standard” for tough locks for a while but now there is new option that is more compact and flexible; the ABUS folding locks.

These ABUS folding locks offer the security of a U-lock with the versatility of a chain.  They can wrap around the bike and parking structure in addition to being folded down to a compact portable size.  The ABUS folding locks come with a carrying case that attaches to your bike frame.

The bars, the links, as well as supporting elements of the locking system are made of special hardened steel.  Bars are linked with special rivets.  The bars are covered with extra soft 2-components coating to prevent damage to the bicycle’s paintwork.

These locks are pretty heavy for their relatively small size but it makes sense because they are doing the job of a typical U-lock.  They come with a handy carrying case that mounts to your bike via the water bottle mounts or velcro straps.

These locks are not exactly cheap (Granit Bordo X Plus $170 and the Bordo Big is $160) but if you live in an area where bike theft is a problem it is a good idea to have a solid lock.  Electric bikes generally are higher priced bikes so it is a good idea to invest in a good lock to protect your bike.

ABUS offers many other locks including: U-Locks, cable locks, coil cable locks, frame locks, lock-chain combinations, Steel-o-Flex, etc.

ABUS Granit Bordo X Plus Lock

The ABUS Granit Bordi X Plus lock securing the A2B Shima electric bike.

ABUS Granit Bordi X Plus lock.

Granit Bordo X Plus all folded up.

Granit Bordo X Plus profile view.

Granit Bordo X Plus unfolded.

Granit Bordo X Plus completely unfolded.

Granit Bordo X Plus and the key.

Granit Bordo X Plus unlocked.

The Granit Bordo X Plus has a LED lighted key!

Granit Bordo X Plus and its carrying case mounted to the ProdecoTech Phantom X3 frame.

This is the Granit Bordo X Plus in its case that is mounted to the water bottle bolt mounts on the ProdecoTech Phantom X3 frame.  There is also the option to mount the case with the included velcro straps.

The ABUS Granit Bordi X Plus lock is a very sturdy lock intended to be a main lock that secures your frame to a bike parking structure.

It is not big enough for locking a wheel and frame but you could get an extra cable lock for that.

The Granite Bordo X Plus comes with one key that has a LED light integrated into the key.  Just push the button on the key and it turns the light on to make unlocking at night that much easier!

Speaking of keys, the Granit Bordo X Plus comes with an ABUS Code Card that makes ordering an additional or replacement key easy.  There are 2 keys provided with the lock.  In addition, multiple locks can be keyed to the same key if desired.

The carrying case is nice because it can be attached to the water bottle bolts on the downtube of most bike frames.  It also comes with velcro straps that can be used for mounting the carrying case in other areas on the frame.

Overall this is a tough folding lock that can be transported easily on your bike.

Where to buy the ABUS Granit Bordo X Plus lock?  Check with your local bike shop or order it online.

ABUS Bordo Big Lock

The ABUS Bordo Big is a longer lock for locking one of the wheels and the frame to a bike parking structure.  It is also large enough to lock 2 bikes together.

The Bordo Big comes with a nice carrying case that makes transporting this lock easier.  2 keys are supplied with the lock.

The ABUS Bordo Big lock can lock your frame and one wheel or 2 bikes to a bike parking structure.

The Bordo Big completely folded.

The Bordo Big unfolded.

The Bordo Big completely unfolded.

The Bordo Big key.

The Bordo Big unlocked.

The Bordo Big folds into a very compact size and it is easy to remove from the carrying case.

The ABUS Bordo Big lock comes with a carrying case that attaches to the frame for easy transport of the lock.

The carrying case can be mounted on the water bottle bolts of most bike frames or attached using the included velcro straps.

The Bordo Big carrying case mounted on the ProdecoTech Phantom X3 frame.

Overall, the ABUS Bordo Big is a tough versatile lock that can lock your frame and one wheel or two bikes.

Where to buy the ABUS Bordo Big lock?  Check with your local bike shop or order it online.

Conclusion

The ABUS folding locks are nice locks that can provide solid protection of your e-bike.  They are a bit heavy and they are not exactly cheap but they do offer the convenience of a portable lock that has similar strength to a U-lock.

Do you own an ABUS Granit Bordo X Plus or Borgo Big lock?  If so, please let us know about your experiences with the lock in the comment section below.

Thanks

-Pete

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