Abus Varedo shackle lock review

German shackle security

BikeRadar score2.5/5

The Varedo is Abus’s mid-range shackle, meeting Sold Secure’s Silver rating. It has a double-lock mechanism and parabolic shackle shape which helps resist twisting. 

For the first test, the Varedo resisted bolt cropping for 30 seconds, at which point we realised it was a futile method. 

Out with our trusty extending lever bar, and the Varedo twisted a little and then snapped in just 3.61 seconds. This did some damage to our dummy frame but we’d broken though and got our prize.

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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