Saris Cable Lock - 8' Long

Saris Cable Lock - 8' Long

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  • Cable Lock
  • Saris
  • 8 Feet Long
  • Keyed Unique
  • Steel
This 8' long, braided stainless steel cable lock helps secure your bikes to your bike rack or other stationary object. Vinyl coating prevents cable from scratching your bike and vehicle. Plastic cap keeps dust and moisture out of lock body. Call 800-298-8924 to order Saris bike locks part number SA981 or order online at Free expert support on all Saris products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Saris Cable Lock - 8' Long. Bike Locks reviews from real customers.

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Saris Bike Locks - SA981

This 8' long, braided stainless steel cable lock helps secure your bikes to your bike rack or other stationary object. Vinyl coating prevents cable from scratching your bike and vehicle. Plastic cap keeps dust and moisture out of lock body.


  • Cable lock helps deter theft of your bicycles
  • 10-mm Braided stainless steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Vinyl coating prevents cable from scratching your bike and vehicle
  • Plastic cap keeps dust and moisture out of the lock body
  • 2 Keys included
  • 8' Long
  • Lifetime warranty

981 Saris 8' Long Stainless Steel Bike Cable Lock

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Video Transcript for Saris Bike Locks - Cable Lock - SA981 Review

Today we'll be reviewing part number SA981, this is a Saris Cable Lock. This cable lock is 8 foot long, and it will help make it easier to deter theft from your bikes. All you have to do is simply thread the vinyl coated stainless steel through your bikes and around your bike racks or stand, take it through loop, and then lock the body. You'll hear it click into place, remove the key, place over our dust and moist cover, and then walk away knowing that we have the peace of mind that our bikes are going to be secure. Now again this cable is 8 foot in length. It's made out of a 10 millimeter braided stainless steel construction. It's coated in a vinyl coating that going to help keep the cable from scratching your bikes or your vehicle.

This plastic cap is going to help keep dust and moisture out of the lock body, and with this, 2 keys are included. That will complete today's review of part number SA981; the Saris Cable Lock that's 8 foot long. .

Customer Reviews

Saris Cable Lock - 8' Long - SA981

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (5 Customer Reviews)

This 8' long, braided stainless steel cable lock helps secure your bikes to your bike rack or other stationary object. Vinyl coating prevents cable from scratching your bike and vehicle. Plastic cap keeps dust and moisture out of lock body.

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Good product recommended on this site when purchasing Saris Bones 2 truck mount carrier. Secures 2 bikes well. 604322

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High quality product. Lock mechanism is tight. Very heavy duty cable. Shipping was very fast 489525

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this cable/lock system has held up great, I use it to secure my cooler to one of the rear cleats on my boat. the cable is of a decent gauge, and the lock is solid. very pleased with this setup . 294748


fantastic, Glad I chose this cable lock . , I use it around salt water, so just to be safe I spray a little corrosion X in the lock every now and then just for preventative maintenance .

Bill S - 09/14/2017


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everything I expected will do the job Im using it for. ordered other from different company thru it in garbage but this one I will use for years to come 149530

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I ordered Saris 8' cable locks & Blue Ox hitch receiver stabilizer & 15' MasterLock steel cable to use with the recent purchase of the KUAT bike rack and extended double 2" receiver. I tried them out this weekend and all worked GREAT together! The rack and bikes are rock solid going down the road behind the motorhome. My wife followed me and kept watch. She was amazed how stable the bikes were. You can't go wrong with this combination from etrailer. 141233


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