Abus Bordo 6000 Review
Value for money :The lock is not very expensive, but you can get locks that provide higher security by spending just a little more.
Ease of Use: You can lock your bike in different places without any trouble as the lock is very easy to use.
Level Of Security: The company promotes the lock as a mild-level lock, which makes it useless for high risk areas.
While traditional locks provide great security, they come with limitations, but that is all taken care of by Abus Bordo 6000 that offers great security and ease of use.
if you are looking for more options in the folding lock category, this guide will help you.
Let’s get to know more about this product and how it fares when compared to other folding locks out there:
What is Abus Bordo 6000?
Abus Bordo 6000 is a folding bike lock from Abus providing mid level of security to bike owners. Launched a few years ago, it has carved a niche in the market with a number of people turning to this lock due to its benefits.
It hasn’t gone through many changes over the years as the company has come with newer models instead of upgrading old ones, but Abus Bordo 6000 is still quite a powerful lock and does the job well.
The lock is available in two lengths, 2.5’ and 3’. Only the latter is reviewed by Sold Secure Silver, which is important because some insurances require that you use a rated product.
If such is the case in your scenario, then make sure to get your hands on the 3’ lock. Beside this, they provide the same level of protection.
Is This Bike Lock Really Secure?
This product is suitable for people who own a bike and worry for its security. It is perfect if you live in an area that is not very risky or if you do not travel to high theft areas since it only provides mid level of security.
With a thickness of 5 mm, it is not suitable for areas where theft is very common as the lock is not thick enough to handle very powerful cutters. You can even find videos on the internet where a 30” cutter is enough to cut the lock, so if thefts are common in your area then you should stay away from this one and consider other products from the company as it has more secure locks as well.
On the positive side, the lock is very easy to use. The length might be a drawback for some, but like most locks from Abus, this one also has the ability to connect with other locks to provide you with additional length. This makes it easy to use the lock in different situations.
Abus likes to rate its own products based on how secure they are. For Abus Bordo 6000, their rating is 10/15, which is better than a lot of products presented by the company, but still isn’t perfect. The company only recommends it for situation where the risk is medium to low.
This is actually the drawback of folding locks as they are typically not as secure as traditional u-locks. But the right lock can provide you with the level of security that you need.
How Easy is it to Carry it and Use?
The biggest drawback of traditional u-locks is the difficulty in carrying them. Folding locks offer great ease in carrying as they can collapse into a compact pack that is much easier to carry.
With just 2.69 lbs of weight, this one is very easy to carry as it can sit in its case very comfortably. It does not swing or rattle and rests against the body of the bike without any trouble.
Moreover, The lock comes with a rubber mount that is sturdy and can be connected to your bike to make it even easier to carry.
If your bike has holes to place the water bottle, you can use it to screw the mount. However, no worries even if there are no holes or if they are used for other purposes. The mount has two velcro straps as well that can be fastened anywhere on the body of the bike where you feel comfortable.
The mount is of very high quality and comes with a rubber stretch as well to make sure it rests securely where you fit it and creates no noise when you ride the bike.
It can be said that the lock is very easy to carry due to its small size and ability to fold it, in addition to its lightweight and rubber mount, but is it also easy to use? The answer to this question is a yes.
The lock slips out of the mount in a second. Just unlock it and connect it with your bike to secure it. Unlocking the lock might be difficult when you do it for the first time, but you will eventually get used to it.
It is done by first unfolding the center links and then pulling out the link that is connected to the fastening mechanism.
The lock is also quite easy to pull round the bike, but this largely depends on where you want to lock the bike. You might find it a bit clumsy when compared to the u-lock, but that isn’t much of a problem because locking only takes a few seconds, but still a little more than the u-lock.
However, it does have a benefit over u-lock as it can be used in places where u-locks cannot be used.
Abus Bordo 6000 Features
Model Bordo 6000
What We Like
- Light in weight, hence very easy to carry.
- A number of locking options.
- Can be extended for extra length.
What We Don’t Like
- Not suitable for high risk areas.
- Can be difficult to use due to the length, but it’s extendable.
- Expensive when compared to similar products on the market.
Related: Abus Bordo 5700 vs 6000 Comparison
Abus Bordo 6000 might not be the best lock from the company, but it does what it promises to do.
It is perfect for areas where the security risk is not very high. Moreover, it isn’t too expensive and can be a dream to carry around, especially thanks to the rubber mount that is very easy to connect with the frame of the bike.
Lastly, the lock is easy to use and can be connected with another unit to increase its length.
My Final Opinion
Overall it’s a decent folding lock that can be used in low risk areas. If you are one of those where theft is not a such thing to concern, you will love this lock.