White Rock Gear Bike U-Lock with Cable Review
If you own a bike, then an accessory you absolutely need is a bike lock. It is the best way to easily secure your bike at home and in public.
There are many different brands and types 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 good bike lock and are considering the White Rock Gear Bike U-Lock with Cable, this review can help you in your decision-making process.
White Rock Gear Bike U-Lock with Cable
This product is a classic U-shaped bike lock with a key lock.
The entire device is covered in a weatherproof PVC coating to protect it from weather and to prevent it from scratching your bike.
Who is this product for?
This bike lock can be used by anyone who owns and rides a bike and wants to prevent theft.
It does not require any special tools or training to use. It is affordable and easy to use and transport.
Keep your lock attached to your bike when you are riding or not using it, or carry in your bag.
This lock also comes with a universal mount that fits most bikes, so you can store your lock right on your bike.
You can also use this lock on other vehicles and devices, such as a scooter or a ladder.
What is included?
When you receive your White Rock Gear Bike U-Lock with Cable, you will unpackage the following: one PVC coated metal U-lock, one PVC coated metal shackle, one 45” steel flex cable, a mounting bracket with installation nuts and bolts, and three keys.
Overview of features
The White Rock Gear Bike U-Lock with Cable is made of 16mm heavy steel that is coated in PVC.
It is designed to prevent theft from cutting or leverage.
The PVC coating makes the lock weatherproof and prevents it from scratching your bike and whatever you to lock your bike to.
It is a lock and key lock with three keys, so you can keep one in your car, at home, and in your wallet.
The included mounting bracket and cable are nice bonuses, but are not necessary for use.
This lock comes with a 30-day money back guarantee from the company and a one year warranty.
The total size of the lock, including the combination pad, is 7¾” x 5¼”, and the cable is 46 ½”.
How to use
To lock your bike, simply use one of the three included keys to unlock the shackle.
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 and push the U-lock into the shackle to close.
You can store the lock when not in use on the provided universal mount.
- Smaller size for a U-lock makes it lighter and easier to transport than other U-locks
- PVC coating over steel makes a strong design that prevents scratches and damages to your bike
- Comes with mount and cable
- 30-day money-back guarantee and one year warranty
- It is easier to pick a lock and key lock than a combination lock
- Included cable looks like it could be cut through, but it is not the main product and is an added bonus item for extra security
- Small size may make it harder to find suitable objects to lock your bike to, but maybe the cable could be used in these situations
SIGTUNA Heavy Duty Bike Chain Lock
If you prefer a cable or chain-style bike lock over a U-lock, then this 35” hardened steel chain lock with protective nylon covering may be a better option for you.
Like the White Rock lock, it also features a lock and key lock with three keys.
This cable is thicker and probably a lot stronger than the free cable that comes with the White Rock lock, and the length is better suited for motorcycles or vehicles that require a longer lock.
Titanker U-Lock Bike Lock
At 10.8” x 5.7”, this U-lock is slightly larger than the White Rock lock. It features a 4-digit combination lock, which you may prefer over a lock and key.
It includes a dust cover over the combination pad for extra protection and durability.
The White Rock Gear Bike U-lock with Cable is a great product if you are looking for a small U-lock with a key.
It is designed for sturdiness and ease of use.
This lock will protect your bike not only from theft, but from scratching the paint on your bike.
The included universal bike mount and cable are nice extras that could be useful, although the cable should probably not be used as a first line of defense, but rather as an extra layer of protection.