Abus Bordo lock review

Multi-link folding lock

BikeRadar score3/5

The Abus Bordo’s parallelogram setup is a neat, compact folding design which puts convenience above all-out security. For a quick stop where your bike’s in sight it’s fine – better in fact than most aimed at this purpose. 

As a main source of security though, it’s not quite so good. We were able to pop one of the rivets out of the Bordo in just over 46 seconds.

If you’re looking for an easily-carried lock to use quickly at a cafe stop, the Bordo's multi-link design enables both a good sized opening and small packing/carrying size.

The mount bracket affixes with quick straps making it ideal for times when you need to use a lock quickly and don't want it permanently attached to your bike.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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