Folding Jointed Bike Lock Introduces More Places For It To Fail

Abus has been making its unique bike locks that fold away like a carpenter's ruler for years now. But it claims the latest iteration — the Bordo 6000 Ecolution — can be broken down and fully recycled when you no longer need to secure your bike.

Instead of protecting the 5 millimetre thick steel bars with anti-corrosive rubber, Abus uses a new synthetic coating made from natural fibres that's completely biodegradable. The Bordo 6000 seems like a win-win solution — an eco-friendly lock that's small and easy to store when folded away. But because of all those riveted joints that are each a spot for the lock to fail, Abus only recommends it for use in medium theft risk situations. Which kind of sucks giving they're asking $150 for it. Thankfully, there are more reliable and cheaper alternatives out there. [Abus via Gizmag]

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