Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 LS Bicycle U-lock With TRANSIT FlexFrame Bracket
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No one wants to return to their pride and joy to find it missing, but unfortunately bike theft is all too common. Bronze is the most breakable, and Gold the least.
The shackle is made of 14mm hardened Kryptonium steel, and it features a patented double deadbolt locking mechanism. The lock comes with 3 keys, one of which is lighted — which is a nice touch on a dark night. You also get a mount with this, and this has anti-rattle bumpers to avoid annoying noises on the roads. The lock itself is covered by a rotating dust cover, to keep the dirt and grime out, and the entire unit is weather protected.
This set comes with a 13mm hardened Kryptonium steel shackle D lock, and a K ryptoflex braided steel cable for locking up wheels and saddles. A tad smaller than the Gold rated Evolution 4, it comes in at 8. However, the D-lock kryptonite evolution series 4 ulock with flexframe bracket review not rated with the addition of the steel cable, so the two working together may well provide you with more safety.
That makes it as safe as our 14mm Kryptonite, but a lot more manageable when it comes to carrying. A deep swivel pocket to guards the lock from water, and you get 4 keys.
Hiplok create wearable locks, which eliminate the need to attach anything heavy to the bike, which can affect comfort and control, and the need to add an extra weight to a backpack or panniers.
These locks are rated Silver by Sold Secure, and consist of a 10mm hardened steel shackle, which is made comfortable with an impact resistant nylon case. The whole unit weighs 1. Warning — might not be a suitable option kryptonite evolution series 4 ulock with flexframe bracket review everybody — especially not those who want to travel light.
If you lock your bike daily at your workplace or at home, it might be possible to leave your lock there — hence inclusion of this 2. This 10mm square link chain is suitable for securing a motorbike, and Oxford claim it has been attack tested, and is resistant against drills, saws, sledge hammers, and bolt croppers. There is protective cloth chain cover, and you also get 3 keys. I have the Oxford chain above and it prevented my road bike from being taken when the mountain bike sitting next to it was stolen.
Remember though, what you lock to is as important as the lock itself. So for a permanent solution e. I had a bike stolen in the High Street with a Kryptonite.
They said that they guarantee money back if broken. I never saw the money so will not buy a Kryptonite again. Lock did him no good at all. ABUS x-Plus 54 mm — light, strong, great mounting options, very reliable German construction far superior to the larger Kryptonite locks.
Fill lock with bike — i. Make your bike look like its yours. Stickers, tape, customised bits. Check four star-rated options. I used to use a krypronite cable to secure my saddle, but came back to my bike to find it had be cut and the saddle was gone… was only left for an hour or so in broad daylight in a busy place.
Abus BordoGranit X Plus. It opens wider than a D-Lock and hence allows you more options as to what you lock your bike to. Much better for carrying, it is nice and compact and just goes in place of a bottle cage. Never had any problems. I always lock it in a different place and to a proper street bike stand. I use the hiplock to secure the frame and front wheel to the stand and my d lock through the rear kryptonite evolution series 4 ulock with flexframe bracket review and frame to the stand.
If somebody really wanted it and was equipped I know they could get it easy enough but there kryptonite evolution series 4 ulock with flexframe bracket review easier targets to steal. The thief still only needs to defeat the D lock. It allows you to secure saddle and so on but a cable lock through them and the stand would probably be better even then, needing two sorts of lock busting skill.
Buy a good U-Lock. Find a good object to lock the bike to. Take the front wheel out. Put the lock round the object, through the rear wheel, the seat tube then the front wheel, and lock it.
It means I only have to carry one lock around and the lock is stuffed with bike, so harder to bottle jack. Be careful when locking to a signpost. Take some photos of your bike, list what is on it and make sure you have the frame number written down somewhere. That way if it gets stolen you have the best chance but still a slim one of getting it back.
I agree with the comments about pit locks now use them and decent D-locks and chains not cables. If you are looking at securing the bike while it is at home, as well as the Oxford locks, have a look at this lot — http: But on the home front they have an amazing assortment of anchor options and will sell you chains and locks that will seriously inconvenience a thief.
At some point the key and spare for that lock were both lost. I removed the saddle to which it was normally locked when not in use, and took it to a local engineering works where an engineer spent ten minutes cutting the shackle with an angle cutter. I have since tried to hacksaw the shackle but could not even scratch kryptonite evolution series 4 ulock with flexframe bracket review. But there are ways of placing the lock low down in a greasy place where it will be very inconvenient to attack it round or between the chainstays behind the seat pillar.
It would take 3 times as lock to remove them. Take two padlocks as well as your d locks and attach each one of them to each wheels. And if they still your wheels they will have a bugger getting them off. And if you have a disc brakes put a lock on them as well. It might seem a lot of effort. But so is getting a bus with no ouster card. And then buying a new bike ect…… use your brain. Think like they do. Thieves look for convenience and want to be in and out as quickly as possible and their quickest way of getting away is on YOUR bike, so as the previous poster kryptonite evolution series 4 ulock with flexframe bracket review it would be a good idea to put decent padlocks on both wheels, so if in the event they break through your main lock, riding away is going to take more effort as they will need to break open both padlocks, and they are small compared to standard bike locks.
I would argue that having two medium priced D-locks and two padlocks would be better than having one very expensive lock, because the thief would look at your bike and see they have 4 locks to break open before they can effectively ride away on your bike. Has anyone ever thought about putting a lock over the main key hole i wonder? Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer No one wants to return to their pride and joy to find it missing, but unfortunately bike theft is all too common. Oxford Heavy Duty Chain and Padlock 1m Warning — might not be a suitable option for everybody — especially not those who want to travel light.
Comments I have the Oxford chain above and it prevented my road bike from being taken when the mountain bike sitting next to it was stolen. I ditched my mounting system within a week. I just put the lock in my bag though. That happened to me! Learn good locking kryptonite evolution series 4 ulock with flexframe bracket review. My preferred and proven successful combination: Pit Locks on wheels and seat post.
If you have multiple bikes you can get them keyed the same. Does anyone know about any good locks for quick release wheels? Now I am going to explore four digit combination lock. Unless they have a van of course. When picking a bike lock, you want to… thought I was getting some nicking tips from a pro there for a moment, oh well just have to do with of them mobile electric metal saws then. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.
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