Wordlock bicycle lock
Use Words, Not Numbers
A couple of weeks ago I received a sample of the Wordlock bicycle lock to test out. My main type of biking is riding or racing fast on my road bike, so a bicycle lock isn't something I would ever use for such a high end bike.
I let my 13 year old daughter test out the lock on her beach cruiser. She rides a turquoise Townie by Electra and rides all over our neighborhood, to Walmart, Friendly's Restaurant, Burger King, CVS Pharmacy etc... She always borrows one of her dads HUGE locks to lock up her bike.That is when we can get her to actually bring a lock with her.
Daughter's beach cruiser with Wordlock installed under seat
Fun with Words
I showed my daugher a picture of the Wordlock online, and she really liked how it looked. I asked for a sample of the blue Wordlock to test out, as that's the color my daughter wanted. She likes being able to choose a word for the combination instead of a 4 digit number. She chose a funny word, that's easy to remember. The Wordlock comes with a sheet of 4 letter words that can be spelled using the word combination. So instead of a combination such as 5-6-1-3 you can choose DANK, DIRT, DRAT, FOOD, HONK, MOON, POOP, RIOT and many others.
Close up of Wordlock. Instructions said to install the lock behind the seat, but I didn't think there was enough room between the back wheel and bottom of the seat, so I had my husband install the lock in front of the seat.
The Wordlock bike lock is available in a 5 foot by 0.4 inch lock, which is available in 4 colors, and a 6 foot by 0.5 inch lock, which is available in black. The locks are made from heavy duty, braided steel cable. The 4 letter lock offers up to 10,000 word and letter combinations, with four easy to set and re-set dials. The weather resistant lock includes a mounting bracket to attach the lock to your bicycle.
Two Thumbs Up
My daughter gives the Wordlock two thumbs up. She likes that it's available in colors other than black, it's small enough to fit on her bike without taking up a lot of room and the mounting bracket allows it to stay permanently attached to her bike. I won't tell you how many times we've struggled trying to get her to take a bike lock with her anytime she was traveling to the store. Lately she's been on a cupcake making binge for all her friends and schoolmates. Now she'll be able to safely leave her bike outside when she visits the grocery store for all her cupcake making supplies.
The Wordlock bicycle lock is available at Target, Kmart, Amazon.com and Target.com. The Wordlock, which is available in black, blue, red or pink, has a suggested retail price of $14.99. Wordlock also creates other lock products including padlocks, luggage locks, solid brass locks, utility locks, sports locks and cable locks.
P.S. I just learned that my friend's Matt and Julie Goforth sell Wordlocks at their On Your Mark bike shop in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. My husband and I are members of the On Your Mark bike club.
Lynn Smythe AKA the Bike Diva