By Talya Adams, January 2019
Hello everyone, and Happy New Year! I figured I’d start us off with a lock review since securing my motorcycle has become a big part of my life over the last year. I purchased the Yohoolyo disc lock at the end of November. As you may or may not remember, my previous disc lock was stolen, and the one before that was broken by thieves attempting to steal my bike. That makes the Yohoolyo my third disc lock of 2018.
The previous two locks I’ve owned were a bit pricier than the Yohoolyo, which costs $23.99. The cheaper price initially made me skeptical because I tend to believe you get what you pay for in most instances. However, the Yohoolyo had a lot of positive reviews on Amazon so I decided to give it a try.
Upon initial inspection, I was still skeptical. The lock doesn’t weigh much and it’s smaller than I anticipated. However, it did fit both my front and rear discs, which left me feeling satisfied enough to keep it and see how it performed.
So, I put it on my bike, agitated it ,and was impressed that this small lock actually does what it’s supposed to do. I pushed the bike forward and it stopped movement, and the alarm is also pretty loud. It is easy to see because stands out as it is black against a silver disc. I also think the orange bungee cord on the handlebars acts as a decent deterrent for thieves – and of course a reminder to me!
I’ve also grown to appreciate the lightweight and compact nature of this lock. It fits in my backpack easily, and I don’t have to worry about it damaging any of my items inside. It also doesn’t feel too weighty or uncomfortable while riding with it in my bag.
This lock is also waterproof which is a big plus. It doesn’t rain often in SoCal, but there are a few rainy days up ahead, and it’ll be nice to not have to worry about this lock malfunctioning.
There is a difference with how this alarm activates. It doesn’t just go off when the motorcycle is touched, it gives three warning beeps. If the bike is touched again, then the piercing alarm sounds. My one dislike is that I wish this alarm was a bit more sensitive to the touch. I feel like previous locks I’ve had went off with less force to the bike to activate it.
I hope you all found this review helpful, and if you’re in the market for an affordable disc lock I recommend you give the Yohoolyo a shot.
Stay safe in these streets!