UShake Bicycles U-Lock Review
If you own a bicycle, motorcycle, or scooter, then next to a helmet the one accessory you definitely need is a bike lock to secure your vehicle at home and in public.
There are many different types and brands of bike locks on the market, so how can you figure out which one is best for your needs?
If you are looking for a sturdy bike lock and are considering the UShake Bicycles U-Lock, this review can help you in your decision-making process.
UShake Bicycles U-Lock
This product is a U-shaped bike lock with a 4-digit combination lock.
Designed with 10mm hardened zinc alloy and a 4mm PVC coating, this lock is meant to defend your bike from cutting and leverage attacks.
Who is this product for?
This bike lock can be used by anyone who owns and rides a bike, motorcycle, or scooter and wants to prevent theft.
It does not require any special tools or training to use.
It is an affordable lock that is simple to use and carry.
You can store this lock when you’re not using it by keeping it attached to your vehicle, inside the seat compartment (if your vehicle has one), or carrying it in your bag.
What is included?
When you receive your UShake Bicycles U-Lock, you will unpackage the steel U-lock coated with PVC material and the digital combination lock.
No need for a key or any other pieces to assemble.
Instructions with photos on how to set the combination lock are available online, as well as a helpful video.
Overview of features
The UShake Bicycles U-Lock is made of 10mm zinc alloy that is coated in 4mm of PVC for a total thickness of 14mm.
It is designed to prevent theft from cutting or leverage.
The PVC coating keeps the lock from scratching your vehicle and whatever you want to lock it to.
The combination is easy and convenient to use and you won’t have to keep track of a key.
Simply set the combination when your lock arrives to your desired four digits.
This also keeps thieves who know how to pick a standard lock and key locks from stealing your bike.
The total size of the lock, including the combination pad, is 9.1”x4.9” and it weighs just over one pound, which is super lightweight for a good motorcycle or scooter lock.
How to use
Simply set your combination lock to the desired four digits before using the lock for the first time.
Instructions on how to set the combination lock are available online and it is very simple to do.
To lock your bike, open the combination lock and then thread the U-lock around your bike and a pole, bike stand, or another solid post that is firmly planted into the ground or attached to a building.
Push the U-lock into the combination pad piece to snap closed.
- Smaller size and weight for a U-lock makes it lighter and easier to transport and store than many other U-locks
- PVC coating over zinc alloy makes a strong and smart design that prevents scratches and damages to your bike
- The combination lock is simple to use and means you don’t have to keep track of a key, and lock pickers won’t be able to steal your bike
- Low price point
- Comes with a one-year warranty
- U-locks are not as flexible or portable as chain or cable-style locks
- Small size may make it harder to find suitable objects to lock your vehicle to, and may not work on a motorcycle that doesn’t have any small parts to attach
- Does not come with a mount to attach it to your bike while riding/storing at home
- No dust cover for combination panel
Lumintrail Heavy Duty 5-Digit Combination Bike Lock
This U-lock is just a little smaller than the UShake lock if you are looking for an even smaller lock.
It has a 5-digit combination panel for extra security, and features a dust cover over the combination panel, which can extend the life of the lock and prevent damage.
It is slightly more expensive than the UShake lock, but still a great value.
Kryptonite Keeper 785 Integrated Bicycle Lock Chain Bike Lock
If you prefer a cable or chain-style bike lock over a U-lock, or a traditional lock and key, then this 33.5 inch chain lock with weather-proof fabric coating is a better option for you.
This one features a lock and key lock and includes two keys.
It also comes in a number of different colors.
It is a bit more expensive than the UShake, but this could be due to the quality, thickness, and durability of the chain.
It is good value and has good security features.
The UShake Bicycles U-lock is a solid product if you are looking for a smaller U-lock with a combination for your bicycle, motorcycle or scooter.
It is designed for sturdiness and ease of use.
This lock will protect your vehicle not only from theft, but from scratching the paint on your bike.
The combination lock is easy to set and use, and the one year warranty is a nice bonus.
The price point for the materials and quality is very low, making it a bargain.