Ottolock Tested in Amsterdam


I told in my earlier post, that my Ottolock is easier to use and very effective lock for cycling use. Well, I tested my lock in Amsterdam lately, when I stayed there for two weeks. Everybody told me my bicycle is just something that is going to get stolen immediately when I leave it on the streets. They kept laughing at my lock and said it looks like a toy, and someone is going to steal my bike with or without the lock. I was told absolutely not to leave my bicycle on the streets. People rolled their eyes when I told I have a lock here and took my Ottolock out of my pocket.

Well, of course we all know, that there’s no lock that couldn’t be broken if you leave your bicycle to a wrong place at wrong time. If a thief has enough time and space, he’ll take the bike anyway. That’s just the same whether you use a chainlock, U-lock, cable tie or whatever. In Amsterdam I used bicycle sheds if possible, but sometimes I left my bike on the streets or bridges locked with my Ottolock. The best option in a city like Amsterdam would possibly be using two locks, but this one seemed to be very effective as well. Maybe I was just lucky or time spent in the city was too short for making a comprehensive empirical research, but my bicycle wasn’t stolen during these two weeks I stayed in Amsterdam.

This Lock Makes Your Bikelife Easier

As you know, I tend to cycle a lot and I want to get rid of all the extra weight I am carrying when cycling. I have used chain locks and U-locks before, and although they are very secure, they tend to be so heavy that you need a bag to carry your lock. So I was looking for a lock that you can take with you where ever you go, without giving up security too much. So when I saw Ottolock, I was immediately sure this is what I’ve been looking for. So, here it is!


It is so light weighted that I can’t even notice I have it with me. It’s a number lock, so you don’t need a key with you. And the best thing is that it’s tough enough that I can be quite sure my bike stays where I left it. Of course we all cyclists know there’s no lock that is 100 % proof, but this one is better than basic wire rope locks. My first impression after several weeks of use is very positive, and I really recommend it to cyclists.