Abus Bordo Alarm lock review

The Abus Bordo Alarm lock is a heavyweight lock. Does it punch at its weight though?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Abus Bordo Alarm lock provides you with the extra comfort of an alarm and is longer than a D-lock, so you can anchor it to larger objects. But it’s pricey, heavy, not as secure as the best D-locks and the alarm isn’t super-audible.

Reasons to buy
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    In-built alarm

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    Reasonably compact when folded

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    Longer than a D-lock and easier to fit

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Reasons to avoid
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    Heavy and bulky

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    Not super-loud

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    Not as secure as the best D-locks

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The Abus Bordo Alarm is a folding, keyed lock with an alarm built into the locking mechanism. Abus says that this emits 100 decibels if disturbed.

It’s a chunky beast, weighing 1.4kg, so it’s heavy to lug around. It does come with a nice bike mount though, weighing 110g, which automatically clamps around the lock when it’s inserted, making it easy to take the lock on and off your bike. On the plus side, the folding design makes for a fairly compact package. There’s a rubber cap to the locking mechanism and the locking bars are rubber coated, so the Abus Bordo Alarm shouldn’t scuff up your bike.

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