Abus Cobra Security Cable

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Abus Cobra Security Cable

A flexible steel loop cable designed to protect bike components like front and rear wheel, frame and seat. Suitable for use with U-shackle-locks, padl...

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Review of "Abus Cobra Security Cable"

published 01/04/2016 | danielclark691
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Excellent
Pro Great quality, weatherproof, durable, affordable.
Cons Does not include locking mechanism.
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"Abus Cobra Security Cable"

Abus Cobra Security Cable

Abus Cobra Security Cable

First impressions

I am very keen when it comes to security. Many years ago we have had vehicles stolen, so when I bought my first car I ensured I stepped up the security, both for myself and my father. A lot of people have a garden shed and these often contain very expensive items. Fortunately we do not have any problems on that front, but buying the best security measures you can afford could pay off in the long run.

Here we have the Abus branded Cobra Security Cable. This is basically a coated steel cable which is flexible and has a loop at either end. You can attach almost any lock you wish to the double loops, but remember the weakness of any security measure will be the very weakest point.

The Abus brand is very well-known for padlocks and the like, so they are likely to have done well from this product as people will buy it in conjunction with other Abus products.

My experience

With a security cable like this the possibilities are endless. If you already have a security padlock then buying this cable is certain to expand your options. If you have a bike or something else that you would like to secure in place I would think this cable could be ideal for your needs. The flexible steel cable is going to provide a very secure fixing for your bike. I would expect someone with a motorised bike to look for a chunkier chain, but this steel chain is very secure for something like a push bike.

The single piece of steel offers a very durable solution to your needs. The plastic coating protects the steel from the elements, and this is certainly an advantage in Britain! The glossy black finish is topped off with red collars around where the cable loops over. You can tell this is an Abus product, and not just from the branding.

The loops are of a generous size and they will accept a U-lock or a simple padlock. The flexibility of the steel means that you can wrap it around wheels or the frame of a bike, and it is easy to carry and pack away in a bag.

I cannot say I have had any problems with the Abus Cobra Security Cable. Its flexibility gives the user the flexibility to use it on a wide range of applications. Ensure you use a locking mechanism that is fit for purpose and you will be able to sleep at night knowing that your bike is secure or the lawnmower is not going to be budged from your shed any time soon.

Price and availability

Priced up at a very reasonable £10, this ABUS Cobra Security Cable is fantastic value for money. It is available widely online and so you should just shop around and look out for free postage to get the very best deal.

Final thoughts

I am very happy with the quality of the Abus Cobra Security Cable. This cable is hard wearing and will stand up to the elements due to the soft plastic coating. The flexibility of the steel cable gives the user plenty of options, and the fact you can choose your own locking mechanism is an advantage as you can use a padlock you currently have.

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  • Secre published 08/04/2016
    Nicely done!
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Product Information : Abus Cobra Security Cable

Manufacturer's product description

A flexible steel loop cable designed to protect bike components like front and rear wheel, frame and seat. Suitable for use with U-shackle-locks, padlocks or frame locks.Where to use it: e.g. securing bicycles, garden tools

Product Details

Long Name: Cobra Security Cable

Type: Security Chain/Cable

EAN: 4003318207815; 4003318207808

Manufacturer: Abus

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