Abus 6206K Goose Lock review - exceptionally easy to transport and use

Not the most secure lock but certainly one of the easiest to transport

Abus Goose Lock being used to lock up a bike
(Image credit: Emma Silversides)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Abus’ latest, innovative lock is exceptionally easy to transport, relatively lightweight, and acts as a decent deterrent to opportunist thieves. It’s certainly not the most secure option, and Abus don’t market it as being so. Therefore, if you are in a high risk area or need something that’s rock solid, you’ll need to look elsewhere. Our tester made good use of it on its own in a low risk area, deeming it a sufficient option for short trips away from the bike. It would be ideal as a secondary lock for anyone who likes to double-up.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to transport

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    No rattling or rubbing against frame

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    Robust

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    Four color choices

Reasons to avoid
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    Pricey for the level of security it offers

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Most locks we test have been rated by an independent company, Sold Secure. Sold Secure award one of four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond. A bronze rated lock ‘typically offers defence against the opportunist thief’. At the other end of the spectrum, a diamond rated lock is judged to offer the highest level of security. If you're looking for the best bike lock, the latter might be most people’s desire… but functionality, practicality and cost inevitably influence any purchase. 

Abus has not sent the Goose Lock to Sold Secure for rating, suggesting that it is at the lower end of the spectrum. However, it’s usability is its biggest selling point. With a rating from Abus of 7/15, it’s best suited to low risk areas, or employed as a secondary lock. It’s worth checking your bike insurance, if you have one, to ensure your choice of lock complies with your cover.

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