ABUS offers a wide range of lock options to keep your eBike secure and now their YourPlus system keeps things simple with a one key solution.
The ABUS YourPlus key system allows you to have one key for your eBike battery lock that will also work with an ABUS lock.
The system can also be set up so 1 key can work with multiple locks and that can be useful for families with multiple bikes to lock up.
Let’s take a closer look at how the YourPlus system works.
ABUS YourPlus One Key Lock System
Here’s an intro video from ABUS about the YourPlus system:
And now for the details on the YourPlus System.
In this review the YourPlus system is set up to work on the Bosch PowerPack 500 battery lock on the Xtracycle Edgerunner electric cargo bike and the ABUS Bordo Big 6000/120 folding lock. ABUS also makes U locks, chain locks, and frame locks that can be set up to work with the YourPlus key.
ABUS is currently offering YourPlus battery lock cores for Bosch, Specialized, Continental, Panasonic and others. They will be making a YourPlus cylinder for Shimano systems in the near future.
Some eBikes will come stock with the YourPlus battery lock core and then you can order an ABUS lock to work with the YourPlus key by using the key code (on the back of the card shown above) that comes with the key.
Ordering additional locks is done through a local bike shop that carries ABUS locks. There is a 10% upcharge and a 2-3 week turn around from time of ordering to the locks arriving at the shop. All of the locks are hand assembled at the ABUS German factory.
The YourPlus Bosch lock core and Bordo 6000/120 folding lock package in this review retails for $149.99.
Here is a look at the Bordo Big 6000/120 folding lock that uses the same key and it is attached to the back of the Edgerunner 10e seat tube with its carrying case.
When the carrying case latch is opened the lock is released and can be lifted out at an angle.
Here is a closer look at the carrying case that uses durable plastic straps to attach around the seat tube. The 2 bolts in the carrying case hold the tension of the straps for a very secure fit of the carrying case to the frame. The carrying case can also be attached to water bottle cage attachment points if that is available on your bike.
Here is a look at the Bordo Big 6000/120 lock unlocked and unfolded.
You can see that it does have a fairly large reach for locking a few bikes up and it can also secure the frame and wheel to bike parking structures.
This is a more detailed review of the ABUS folding locks with more pictures of the lock in action.
Here is another lock configuration to give you an idea of how the lock can be shaped.
In the next couple of pictures we will look at the battery lock core conversion to the YourPlus system. The lock above is the stock lock that came with the Xtracycle Edgerunner from a few years ago. Some eBikes will come stock with the YourPlus battery lock core so you may not need to do this conversion.
The plastic shroud has been removed from the stock battery lock core and the lock core is then removed by loosening and removing the 2 bolts.
This is the battery lock attachment point on the downtube of the frame.
And this is the new ABUS YourPlus battery lock attached to the frame. Installing the plastic shroud completes the installation.
And here is the battery installed using the new ABUS YourPlus battery lock.
Overall I really appreciate having 1 key for the battery lock and the bike lock. It’s somewhat of a small detail but it does make life a little simpler and the key set smaller!
One potential draw back could be that if you loose a key then all of the locks that work with that same key could be vulnerable.
ABUS lock systems are in the higher end of price point. They do offer solid protection in a variety of configurations to fit your security needs and size/weight requirements for a bicycle lock.
I have been using ABUS folding locks for years and they are versatile in the way they are compact for transportation while being large enough to protect the necessary parts of the bike when unfolded.
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