Updated October 14, 2019 by Sam Kraft

The 10 Best Folding Bike Locks

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in August of 2018. Typically made from sturdy metal plates that are connected by rivets, these folding bike locks can wrap around a wide variety of items, which allows you to secure your bicycle in all sorts of places. And since they compress into a compact package, they’re easy to store and travel with as well. They're available in various sizes, so you should be able to find one that will suit your needs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best folding bike lock on Amazon.

10. Abus Bordo 5700

9. Sigtuna Sturdy

8. Foldylock Heavy Duty

7. Via Velo Safety

6. Kryptonite Kryptolok

5. Aderoace Anti-Theft

4. Abus Bordo Granit X

3. Trelock Steel

2. RockyMounts Hendrix

1. Seatylock Chain

Special Honors

Enkeeo Foldable As if its alloy steel construction wasn’t enough, a durable PVC coating provides additional protection for this sturdy model from Enkeeo. The mounted holder utilizes a soft sponge to absorb shocks, minimize vibrations and ensure the bracket doesn’t slip while you ride. enkeeo.com

Altorlocks Apex Ti This high-end lock from Altorlocks is built to withstand attacks from ambitious bandits who are brazen enough to incorporate power tools into their nefarious craft. It’s sleek and slim, with a total length of just over 30 inches for plenty of flexibility. It’s available in several stylish colors. altorlocks.com

Editor's Notes

September 30, 2019:

The Agile-Shop Universal was the only model we had to remove from the list, since it was no longer available. As a replacement, we added the Kryptonite Kryptolok, a relatively heavy-duty lock that ranks 6 out of 10 on Kryptonite’s security scale. It’s a bit heavy, but sometimes that’s the price you pay for reliable security.

In reviewing the other items on the list, the Seatylock Chain stood out as a great value — dependable, versatile and secure. Users report being very pleased with its performance given its relatively lightweight and compact design when compared to other heavy-duty options. It seems particularly well-suited for urban areas.

The Enkeeo model in the Special Honors section is a nice choice if you’re looking for a low-cost model. While it isn’t as long or as flexible as many of the other options, it’s made with thick, rust-resistant steel that’s extremely difficult to break.


Sam Kraft
Last updated on October 14, 2019 by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.


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