How To Lock An E Bike To Prevent Theft

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Welcome to part three of “How To Lock A Bike And Deter Theft.” Last week we featured part two called, “How To Properly Lock A Folding Bike.” This week on Friday Bike Fun we’re featuring this part called, “How To Lock An E Bike To Prevent Theft.” And next week we’ll feature the fourth part called, How To Lock A Mountain Bike To Deter Theft.”

How to lock an e bike to prevent theft

PRACTICE PROPER LOCKING TECHNIQUES! WHILE AN E-BIKE HAS MANY UNIQUE FEATURES, THE FOUNDATION OF PROPER LOCK-UPS STILL APPLY.  PLEASE LOOK TO OUR STANDARD BICYCLE LOCK-UP TAB FOR TIPS ON LOCKING PROCEDURE, AS WELL AS LINKS TO HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT LOCK. 

BELOW ARE SOME ADDITIONAL TIPS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN LOCKING E-BIKES SPECIFICALLY.

Pre-installed locks

E-Bikes vary drastically by model. When locking your bike, make sure to lock any installed locking mechanism like a pre-installed battery lock.

Make sure to lock any installed locking mechanism like a pre-installed battery lock.
Make sure to lock any installed locking mechanism like a pre-installed battery lock.

Monitors

Many E-Bikes have a monitor, or cyclometer.  Make sure to remove these if possible, and any other easily removable accessories before locking your bike.

There’s many E-Bikes that have a monitor, or cyclometer.
There’s many E-Bikes that have a monitor, or cyclometer.

Remove these if possible, and any other easily removable accessories before locking your bike.
Remove these if possible, and any other easily removable accessories before locking your bike.

Battery

If convenient and possible, remove your battery and take it with you.

How to lock an e bike to prevent theft? Remove your battery!
How to lock an e bike to prevent theft? Remove your battery!

And take it with you!
And take it with you!

Chains

Often times a chain can be preferable when locking an E-Bike. A chain provides flexibility to ensure you will be able to capture your frame and a wheel, especially when a wheel contains your electric motor.

A chain can be preferable when locking an E-Bike
A chain can be preferable when locking an E-Bike.

Thank you for joining us for Friday Bike Fun, and don’t forget to join us again next Friday for part four called,How To Lock A Mountain Bike To Deter Theft.”

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