How To Keep Your Bike Safe From Theft | Best Electric Bike Security

How To Keep Your Bike Safe From Theft | Best Electric Bike Security

Have you ever wondered how to keep your bike safe from theft? Find out every think you need to know about locking your electric bike in this video. The good news: everything also applies to an acoustic bike! So if you’re sitting there wondering how to lock your bike, how to keep your bike safe from theft, and have any general questions about locking your electric bike, watch on!


Bicycle theft is a complete bummer. And it’s only worse when you’ve spent thousands on an electric bike. We’ll take on preventing bike theft, best bicycle security systems, and how to lock an electric bike in this video.

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Readers Comments (50)

  1. Denton Anderson April 15, 2021 @ 11:48 pm

    i am planning to use this guys pin system to secure my e-bike wheels & an asus borda 6500x with alarm & a linka smart lock that alarms if anyone tries to steal the bike & it has gps on it. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?.

  2. That ABUS lock is good but a nut splitter would have it popped in about a min or two, people moan about good locks being to bulky and heavy but a rucksack is all you need, otherwise be prepared for your bike to at some point be stolen by a spice head who really doesn’t care that it is someones pride and joy

  3. Go ahead make our day Scooter & Peanut April 15, 2021 @ 11:49 pm

    Most locks like cable or the Abus type can easily be cut with bolt cutters so a Kryptonite with large diameter bar I thing is the best bet.

  4. Fly Rides Electric Bikes April 15, 2021 @ 11:49 pm

    What has worked best for you when securing your bike?

  5. I have a radmission and I carry an abus folding lock on the frame and in my backpack I have an abus u lock with a cable and the bigass abus chain lock shown at the beginning of the video. It’s lots of weight to haul around but it’s also as close to peace of mind as I’ll ever get while leaving my bike even for a short time. I just wanna have the toughest bike to get anywhere it happens to be, if there’s something much easier right there then I’m hoping they’ll go for that instead. It’s like being chased by a bear, you don’t have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be faster than the guy beside you!🤣

  6. Please check here on YouTube how easy it is to crack an Abus Bordo. It is to easy. Cable l8cks are not secure. A hard U-lock from Kryptonite or Anus is the best. Don’t go for cheap ones.

  7. So we need 3 locks, we need to remove displays, sounds like we need to either not take your bike or take it in with you if possible.

  8. GabakUSA Free computer training April 15, 2021 @ 11:50 pm

    hire a sniper and your bike will be safe 😉

  9. grasscutter1919 April 15, 2021 @ 11:54 pm

    I like discretely placed pad locks on the sprocket and wheels just so they can’t ride away with my bike. Worked on my motorcycle.

  10. ThriftyCrafterMale April 15, 2021 @ 11:58 pm

    Boring, no links to information. Not good when trying to get new subscribers when your not sharing information or share links, ijs

  11. What would you say about code locks?

  12. Inquiring Minds April 15, 2021 @ 11:59 pm

    I use the Crystal Vision U Bike Lock with Alarm and it is loud and I make sure its very public or I’m not too far away. It would be nice however if someone made a Smart Bike. Lock that accepts a Sims for cell signal and can contact you while bike is being molested.

  13. surprised you didn’t mention chain locks, I personally use a "HipLok" that can be worn as a belt

  14. How strange cops in US don’t react on tile information. My phone was stolen in Greece couple years ago, actually more than couple years ago, I think it was around 2012. and I had the location from Find my iPhone app and the cops busted the whole Albanian mafia hiding dozens of stolen phones and other stuff in that house.

  15. Twilightsummerbreeze April 16, 2021 @ 12:01 am


  16. Bob Ravenscraft April 16, 2021 @ 12:02 am

    Not getting it back. Blow it up and hopefully the thief

  17. Always take an another, more expensive bike with you, and don’t lock it. The robber will stole it, not your bike. They can’t stole 2 bike together. 😀

  18. I don’t leave it outside when possible. I just try to keep in a building somewhere.

  19. GPS + Insurance + Remote Detonation. That way you can say to the cops, "see that explosion… that’s the house."

  20. The town I live in (UK) has a nasty habit of putting cycle racks in dreadful, out-of-sight locations. Mind you, as a Brompton owner, I usually just carry it in with me wherever I go; I do have one of the Abus folding locks that I’ll use if just nipping into a café and coming back out.

  21. i usually love your videos but advocating the use of a "cable lock " is , well you know better , so
    i’m puzzled as to why you would mention them .
    Cable locks are basically worth less . a small pair of cutters can cut through a cable lock in less than three seconds .
    I’m not trying to trash your channel but people NEED to know just how unacceptable a cable lock is .
    The only locks worth considering are a high end d lock ( kryptonite or abus) or a HARDENED chain of at least 12 mm thick with mini d lock from kryptonite . That’s the best you can do next to not leaving your bike unattended .

  22. Great information! Thank You 😊

  23. Abus Folding locks can easily be defeated with a Nut Splitter.

  24. I actually like using a quick-release on the saddle because then I take it with me and the bike looks less appealing to thieves, 1 cable lock on front-wheel D lock on frame another cable lock on back wheel

  25. The best way is to insert a gps tracker in the battery compartment, so when it disappears you’ll be able to track its location. Many ebikes have keyaccess battery compartments which prevent theft of a bike battery so it’s a good place for a tracker. All other means are failures I think. If someone is determined they’ll take your bike. An angle grinder can practically defeat any lock.

  26. what about motion alarm?

  27. Anthony Varicelli April 16, 2021 @ 12:24 am

    I know a super loud alarm might be worthless in a big city area, but maybe worth mentioning- I set mine at night because it would definitely wake me up. Might be enough to discourage a thief outside a grocery store in a small town like mine.

  28. Bob Ravenscraft April 16, 2021 @ 12:26 am

    ABU’s 40 mini U

  29. Daniel Pimentel April 16, 2021 @ 12:28 am

    I just bought my first ebike and theft prevention is #1 for me. I decided to buy a smartwatch with LTE. So whenever I decide to lock up my bike. I pull out the battery and throw in the smartwatch so I can track it if they ever steel it

  30. Holy fuck I’ve been googling this for 3 hours and nothing shows up. Everytime I put my keys in the ignition on my bike it’s alarms keeps going off

  31. Beat the bike up and let it rust and pop the tires so no one will want it😅

  32. Can you please do a video on how to securely lock front cargo bikes.

  33. DANIEL ALEXANDER April 16, 2021 @ 12:36 am

    99.9% of the population can’t help it🤷‍♂️

  34. Just turn your brake adjustment on handle bars outwards so the pads clamp the brake on tight, two thieves have fallen of the bike whiles trying to nick good for quick shop pop ins only thou….

  35. MrBluemoonhalos April 16, 2021 @ 12:37 am

    Pinhead is all well in good if you don’t have a Hub motor

  36. "Don’t lock it in areas that aren’t safe."
    *In a really ghetto city near Van Nuys* Oh so I just shouldn’t have a bike at all.

  37. New York Vagrant April 16, 2021 @ 12:38 am

    Do Not Leave Your Bike, in an open-view area on your property! Even then, the chances the police will follow-up on a stolen bike is futile. I had purchased a 2019 Raymon Fullray e-nine. Was doing work in the front of my house, and the bike was inside the porch. Yip. Some undesirable character, had the fortitude to walk inside the fenced property, open-the-door, walk-in-the-porch, and take that beautiful red-colored Raymon. Most likely to sell it to buy drugs. Since then, I’ve installed motion-sensors with 3 50000 lumen security lights on the backyard (neighbors complain of blinding light), and five night-vision cameras. And a very ill-tempered Belgian-Shepard. And I bought-a-gun. Try stealing our bikes now…buttholes.

  38. Looking to get an commute bike because of FLORIDA STATUTE
    322.01 would let me have one without needing a license and cause of medical reasons I have never been able to get one

  39. Homeowners and Renters insurance do not typically cover eBikes. Check with your insurance company and get it in writing. I have over $1,000,000 in homeowners insurance and they will not cover ebike theft as it’s classified as a motorized vehicle.

  40. I’m surprised that e-bike companies haven’t just imbedded internal locking systems into the bikes they make.

  41. Cyclotrac

  42. I do not have any anti theft tips thats 1,000% theft proof because in reality there isn’t. but put glue or apoxi in all of your screw head’s. If you can put a b’b in the screw head with the glue.
    Keep this in your head if some A’hole wants your bike they will take it.
    And thanks to YouTube there is lots of video’s out there on how to steal your bike.

  43. ALWAYS take a note of the serial number of the bike to prove it is your bike if lost or stolen and found again

  44. Is there a lock of this type for 4 inch fat tires ? I can’t seem to find one. Thank you.

  45. Michael Kleinberg April 16, 2021 @ 12:43 am

    I use a U-lock that is at least 18mm thick like the Kryptonite fahgettaboudit, this lock cannot be removed with a bolt cutter, but the other most important thing is an alarm that can text you when the bike is disturbed so that you can get to it before anything happens, time is the most critical factor!

  46. Bob Ravenscraft April 16, 2021 @ 12:44 am

    A self destruct button

  47. Rachel Marylani April 16, 2021 @ 12:45 am

    i heart him

  48. LEAVING Ebike in public is suicide imo

  49. you can get your bike insured. my $5000 ebike costs me an additional $30 per month under my renter insurance.

  50. Lonestar Laurel April 16, 2021 @ 12:48 am

    Great vid. Excellent info. Big deal. for real. Thnx.

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