Abus Bordo Granit XPlus-6500

The Abus Bordo Granit XPlus-6500 is Garry’ choice of padlock for the safekeeping of his bicycle. The folding lock has temper hardened steel bars encased in a soft coating to protect the bike’s paint. The links and body are also made of hardened steel. And the flat bars of the lock makes it almost impossible to cut with bolt croppers! In addition, the links on the lock are protected by the “ABUS Link Protection Shield”, which offers even more protection from the sawing of the links. The cylinder on the lock is the Abus XPlus which offers exceptionally high protection against picking and comes with two keys. One of which has an LED light!

Bike with padlock
The Abus padlock around Garry’s bike

The Abus Bordo Granit XPlus-6500 also comes with a handy bracket. Which can be attached to the bike with bolts in place of a water bottle. Or mounted to any of the bars of the frame, using the supplied straps, which was Garry’s choice. Especially as Garry tends to need all the water he can carry!

Bicycle and water bottles
TheAbus Bordo Granit XPlus-6500 fitted to Garry’s bike
Abus Bordo Granit XPlus-6500
It’s a weighty thing

The only downside to all this security is the weight! The lock and cradle weigh in at just under 2 kgs! But Garry would rather carry around some extra weight and know that his bike is safe at night, left outside the front of a hotel! As has happened many times in the past!

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2 Replies to “Abus Bordo Granit XPlus-6500”

  1. Well you’re a belt and braces man but I suppose you have to be careful if you ride in Britain.
    Did the op affect your Knee. I imagine they have to re-attach tendons and ligaments.
    Did the loss of weight compensate for the bike lock?

    1. You have to be careful anywhere!
      I don’t think my knees affected, however! My leg now goes in an arc, rather than going straight up and down! My muscles need to adjust and be retrained!
      Haha, exactly the weight I’ve lost has just been replaced by the lock!

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