Abus City Chain 1010 lock review

The Abus City Chain 1010 is secure, compact and flexible. Having put it to the test, here's what we thought

Abus City Chain lock
(Image: © Guy Kesteven)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Flexible for awkward areas but very heavy and expensive for medium/high security rating


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    Super flexible for easy locking

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    High level security

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    Full fabric cover

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    Relatively compact


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    Weighs a ton

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    Not as secure as XPlus version

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Abus does 36 different chain style bike locks and, to be honest, we’re a bit disappointed that we didn’t get the ‘My first Abus’ fire engine, Capt’n Sharky or Princess Lillifee options. However, if you're looking for the best bike locks, there are better options in the German brand's range. For those looking for the most flexible, most portable answer to high-level bike security, then the super heavy duty CityChain 1010 is definitely one of the best.

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