The Compact ADV Lock is the easy-carry solution for quick stops - leave your bags on the bike while you pop in for lunch or groceries. This unique cable lock cinches down tight, so it will also stay in place while riding, and keep out prying hands at border crossings, stoplights, etc.
The 5mm cable is so compact that you can easily travel with a set, and not even notice you have them. It fits neatly in the lock-pocket of your Backcountry bag, or in a MOLLE pouch, tank bag, or other small pocket. Plus it’s a programmable combo lock, so forget the stress of fumbling for keys, too!
The unique cinch-able cable tightens around the outside of your bag, securing the roll-top and making installation easy, no matter how much (or little) you packed. It also seamlessly integrates with the locking bar found on our Backcountry series bags, a feature that makes it impossible for someone to yank the cable off the roll-top and gain access to your stuff. The bag is also simultaneously locked to the bike, when you pass the lock through your rack, grab handle, or bike frame.
Our ADV locks are made from cut-resistant steel cable, with a bright blue PVC coating for visibility and corrosion resistance. Although the Compact ADV Lock won't stand up to a determined thief, visible deterrents are very effective against snatch-and-grab theft. If you're looking for a higher-security option, don't miss our Heavy Duty ADV Lock.
The Compact ADV lock comes in two lengths: 5ft (1.5M) and 6ft (1.9M), and we recommend ordering the following quantities:
- Backcountry 25/35L Pannier Kit: Two 5' Locks
- Backcountry 30/40L Duffle: One 6' Lock
- Scout 25L Pannier Kit: Two 5' Locks
- Scout Duffle (any size): One 5' Lock
- Reckless 80: Four 5' Locks (two for center duffle, one for each side bag)
*Video with mounting instructions coming soon!
A simple cable locking system to prevent opportunist quick theft on these bags.
Obviously a determined thief will always get what he wants but this cable system provides some peace of mind. I admit I'm this struggling to find the quickest and easiest route to "cable up". Any ideas Mosko ?
I purchased two sets of these locks so that I could secure each of my bags. Having a combination lock means I don't have to worry about loosing a key. They also stay closed without having to lock them which is a nice feature. I can leave the combination set and quickly unlock the cables if I need to get into my bags. Then when I leave the bike I can spin the numbers and it's securely locked. I'm aware that someone determined could cut these off or cut open the bags but they do the job of keeping the opportunistic thief away.
Another nice bonus is I can thread the cable through my jacket sleeve and my helmet to lock them to my bike as well.
My only concern is that the locking mechanism does feel a bit flimsy but so far they have opened and closed without any issues. Only time will tell how durable they are.
Most useful little thing. I use it to lock my duffel bag on long trips and multiple helmets on short trips. Rolls into this little thing that goes into a pouch that can easily slip into a backpack or panniers.
Just rode through a torrential downpour here in Gaspe Quebec, these panniers are awesome. My gear inside was 💯 dry as expected. Very happy with my 35/25 litre pannier review for my 1190 KTM 1190R Adventure R.
These are by far the slickest cable locks I've used. They work nicely with the backcountry panniers with enough length to lock a helmet or jacket too.
* Weight is good.
* They coil nicely.
* They're strong enough to keep most people out.
I may need to get another to replace the one that my wife took for her bike. (Is it wrong to lock a lock to keep it from being taken? Asking for a friend :-)