ABUS CityChain 1010

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Facts

Lock Type
Brand
Weight
4.08, 4.85, 5.84, 7.05 lbs
Diameter / Thickness
9 mm
Length
33.5, 43.3, 55.1, 66.9 Inches
Color
Material
Hardened Steel

Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the ABUS CityChain 1010. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

6 reasons to buy

  • Testers demonstrated that the CityChain 1010’s 9mm thick hardened steel chain can hold up for minutes against attacks using aggressive tools, in real-world conditions.
  • Like all chain locks, the CityChain 1010 provides flexibility in locking situations and portability.
  • The CityChain 1010 comes in four different lengths:
    • 85cm (34”)
    • 110cm (43”)
    • 140cm (55”)
    • 170cm (67”)
  • Experts and users like that the CityChain 1010 has a fabric sleeve to provide protection for bike frames and components.
  • ABUS’ Plus lock cylinder protects against manipulations such as picking.
  • The CityChain 1010 received a ‘Gold’ rating (for high theft-resistance) from the security certification body Sold Secure. It has also been approved by ART.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Other bike locks weighing slightly more than the CityChain 1010 will hold up to significantly more abuse from thieves.
  • The CityChain is susceptible to attack by sledgehammer, angle grinder or bolt cutters.
  • With weights varying from 4.08 lb to 7.05 lb, some experts and users found this lock to be on the cusp of being too heavy to carry around as a cyclist.

Bottom line

The CityChain 1010 is a reasonable and respected choice for an upper-tier bike lock. While it doesn’t offer the same security and light weight as a U-lock, it’s much easier to find a place to lock your bike. Ranging from four to seven pounds, the weight may be an issue for some riders and commuters. However, for e-bikers, the CityChain 1010 might just be a great choice. For even higher security (but also more weight), you might look to ABUS’ own ‘Granit CityChain XPlus’ range.

Expert Reviews

76/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
80
Cyclingnews

ABUS CityChain 1010 Lock Review

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. It weighs a ton.

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70
Stiftung Warentest

Bicycle Locks – But Safe! CityChain 1010/110 Black [German]

First place out of five (for chain locks):

  • Security: good
  • Handling: satisfactory
  • Durability: very good
  • Pollutants: good
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80

Bicycle Lock ABUS CityChain 1010 – Review [German]

The Abus CityChain 1010 is a high-quality and very secure chain lock, which is suitable for securing high-quality e-bikes and bicycles. Sometimes you have to be creative when transporting the lock.

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Abus Bordo, GRANIT Plus and CityChain Unboxing:
Locks for Lockdown Special!

You’ve got 9mm hex-section hardened links, full fabric cover. It’s heavy. This chain gives you a bit more flexibility in what you can lock to and how you can carry it and it’s really hard to burst. Ideally, you want a D-lock and you want a CityChain like this.

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ABUS Locks Chain 1010 Key City Bike Lock – Review

It comes with picking protection so you cannot actually pick the lock.

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User Ratings

90/100 based on 1517 ratings
  • 5 star
    71%
  • 4 star
    18%
  • 3 star
    6%
  • 2 star
    2%
  • 1 star
    4%

Bike Lock Comparison

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