If you think you can leave your bicycle leaning against a lamp post and run into the mini mart to grab a Gatorade, you are probably underestimating the frequency of bicycle theft that still occurs every day. In fact, in many locales, bicycle theft is actually on the rise. This may be due to the down economy we’re all struggling through these days. And bicycles are popular marks with the criminals because they can still sell the bicycle even after it has been broken down into parts.
If you own an expensive more state of the art mountain bicycle, it’s especially advisable that you take a bicycle lock with you and secure your bicycle whenever and wherever you stop.
The bicycle locks that we’re most familiar with typically consist of a simple cable and carrying it around is kind of a hassle. If not in use, the bicycle lock will be coiled around the frame of the bicycle which can be a nuisance for the cyclist. We’ve found a great solution called the Bicycle Bottle Lock from Kuat.
The Bicycle Bottle Lock looks like a water bottle but inside is a coiled up cable that is 1.5 meters long and the bottle itself is constructed with a sturdy plastic coated steel material. When you need to use it, simple pull out the cable and secure it with the Bottle Lock’s built in lock. With the Bicycle Bottle Lock, you won’t have to worry about the bicycle cable tangling inconveniently around your bike frame, always getting in your way.
The Bicycle Bottle Lock comes in black, white and pink which will look stylish on your bicycle. On top of that, the designers of the Bottle Lock have included a convenient storage compartment at the base of the bottle. This small compartment will allow you to keep the keys to the Bottle Lock and other small items.