Bicycle lock (diskus)


Established 1924

Founded in 1924 by August Bremicker, Abus (an acronym for August Bremicker und Söhne) is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle locks. Initially, the product ranges was limited to padlocks. Today, Abus also produces smoke alarms, video surveillance systems, bike and boat security products and alarm systems. The company is still family owned.

Launched in 1949, the diskus lock is Abus’ most iconic product. The disc shape effectively combats the most common ways of forcing it open. The power of the design lies in the small opening in the shackle, which makes it very difficult to tamper with.

Abus was also the first to introduce the brass padlock (the Abus no. 75) in 1958:

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© August Bremicker Söhne KG, Wetter-Volmarstein, Germany

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