Whether your kid is going for a family outing, heading out with friends, or riding to school, they want to know that their bike will still be there when they get back. Unfortunately, not all locks are created equally, and not all locks are suitable for kids of all ages.
Here are some lightweight, easy-to-use locks that have proven to be the best bike lock for kids.
Titanker’s combo cable is your typical bike lock. It operates using a four-digit code, easy for kids to manage. You can set the combination to be sure your kid will remember it.
The lock and cable are strong steel alloy with a rubber coating to prevent scratches. The lock also comes with a storage fixture for the bike, so there is no chance of forgetting the lock at home.
This lock comes in many fun colors to match any bike.
Similar to above, NDakter’s lock features a coiled cable, combination lock, and bike attachment. This lock has a five-digit code to make theft even more difficult.
You can set the combination yourself. Very young kids may struggle to wind the coiled cable around their bikes, but older children should have no problem.
It also comes in a variety of colors.
The Sportneer bike lock uses a five-digit code and chain to keep bikes secure. The soft fabric cover prevents scratching and pinching. The combination can be set and changed at any time.
This bike lock comes in two different sizes: 3.2 feet and 3.6 feet long. It also comes in four colors and patterns.
This lock is waterproof, resilient, flexible, and strong. It is easy for kids to use and can be stored in a backpack or wound around the bike when not in use.
The IDEALUX combo cable is another standard combination lock but in much more kid-friendly packaging. The IDEALUX is brightly colored and looks much more fun than typical all-black locks.
This lock comes in five neon colors and employs a five-number lock system. Like other combination locks, you can set the combination. It also has a bike fixture to store it when the bike is not locked up.
Just because locks are there to keep the bike secure doesn’t mean they have to look like bland, boring security devices.
UiiziC’s combo coil lock works much like standard cable locks but with a bit of a twist (pun intended). This spiral wound cable offers extra length with adding bulk. The cable is 4.9 feet long.
The lock operates with a four-digit code. You can change the code as you please. The lock and cable are metal, with rubber sheaths to prevent scratches. This lock is sold individually or in two packs.
If combo locks aren’t your thing, or you don’t have to worry about your kid losing keys, why not give them a key lock cable. This lock works just like the standard combo locks, with a bike attachment and everything, but they only require a key to open.
This lock comes with two keys so that you can always have a spare ready should the first one get lost.
The DadyMart key lock cable is another key-operated bike lock but with a much thicker cable. This heavy-duty lick is unbreakable.
Not only is this a key-operated lock, but the keyhole has a protective cover as well to keep out grime, grit, dirt, and water. This lock comes with two keys and a bike attachment.
If you are looking for a heavy-duty, wear-resistant, long-lasting, impenetrable bike lock, then this is the one.
If you are looking for a specially designed, innovative bike lock, then look no further. This bizarre-looking foldable lock is like no other.
This innovative lock offers extra secure protection while remaining light and compact. The FoldyLock comes with two locks, six keys, and two carrying cases. All parts are water, weather, and wear-proof.
The multi-lock system promises extra security with compromising ease of use.
If you want something a little simpler to operate with no cable to get tangled up, try the classic U-lock. This horseshoe-shaped lock is one of the strongest locks around. While the design may not be compatible, it is still easy to transport.
OTTOLOCK is one of the best bike lock brands and promises full security and safety. This lock is extra lightweight, so it will be no problem for your kids to carry around and maneuver.
U-locks are a great option, but you’ve probably seen bikes with the lock still in place and the front tire missing. To ensure the most secure lock-up, try Via Velo’s U-lock and cable combo.
The U-lock works just like the OTTOLOCK, but the addition of the cable will allow your child to secure the wheels while also keeping the bike in place. This is a simple-to-use lock that adds an extra layer of protection for high theft areas.
It comes with two keys and a bike mount as well.
You may be thinking that the U-lock is the best design for your child, but they tend to lose things. That’s no problem as the USHAKE U-lock is combination-operated. You won’t ever have to drive to school and try to pick a lock because your kid dropped the key somewhere.
As will any combination lock, you can set the sequence for the four-digit code to something your child can easily remember.
If the foldout lock didn’t do it for you and you are looking for something even more bizarre, try NDakter’s folding bike lock. This long, sturdy lock folds up into a tight hexagon for easy storage. It comes with a carrying case and three keys.
The long, snake-like design makes this lock more flexible than the other folding lock. It is also waterproof and wear-resistant.
No matter what lock you buy for your kid, be sure they like the design. If they tend to lose things, try a combo lock. If their memory is bad, get a key lock. U-locks and chain locks are generally easier for younger kids to operate as cables can be too resistant to move easily.