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ABUS Granit X-Plus 540 U Lock 230mm + USH540 bracket £40.00 @ halfords

£40.00 @ Halfords
Abus GRANIT X Plus 540 is probably the best all round U-lock available today. This one also comes with USH540 universal bracket with easy mounting on round frames with a diameter of 15-35 mm. Two … Read More
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Abus GRANIT X Plus 540 is probably the best all round U-lock available today.

This one also comes with USH540 universal bracket with easy mounting on round frames with a diameter of 15-35 mm.
Two keys are supplied with the lock, one LED-lighted.

This price is unbeatable anywhere else, usually £60 - £80 all year round.

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2 Likes #1
Already have one myself.
Good lock. Sturdy mount for frame. Great price.
Bargain for a quality lock.
Don't forget there is a 10% in store discount if you are a British Cycling member, bringing this down to a, ahem, steal at £36 !!
#2
Cheers op just bought with a £20 off voucher for a previous order halfords screw up so only cost me £20!
banned#3
This will be cracked in under 30 seconds by any semi-competent theif
#4
BrianSewell
This will be cracked in under 30 seconds by any semi-competent theif
if they have the right tools, car jack etc.

can you recommend a better lock for the money, i currently use an onguard pitbull in my garage, but a little bulky for on the road.


Edited By: whatyadoinsucka on Dec 29, 2016 14:44
#5
whatyadoinsucka
BrianSewell
This will be cracked in under 30 seconds by any semi-competent theif
if they have the right tools, car jack etc.
can you recommend a better lock for the money, i currently use an onguard pitbull in my garage, but a little bulky for on the road.

How about this https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AQ0NRZ4/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=569136327&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B007HOG61Y&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=P8ANWX8VXAQBJSS554ZZ

Smaller version of what you already have incl. cable, lighter and reduces/removes the chance of a bottle jack being used, but limits where you can use it due to the size. (and it's cheap)
1 Like #6
This is actually Sold Secure Gold rated.

"a Bronze rated lock can be busted in a minute with basic tools, Silver locks take three minutes with more tools, and Gold locks take five minutes with sophisticated tools."

It is however rather prone to a cordless angle grinder.
#7
dozstanford
This is actually Sold Secure Gold rated.
"a Bronze rated lock can be busted in a minute with basic tools, Silver locks take three minutes with more tools, and Gold locks take five minutes with sophisticated tools."
It is however rather prone to a cordless angle grinder.

Problem is that almost anything reasonably practical is vulnerable to angle grinder attacks.
All you can do is make your bike less attractive than the one parked next to it. If a pro wants it, they'll get it.

I personally know one person who was mugged for his Brompton!!!
1 Like #8
blurb182
dozstanford
This is actually Sold Secure Gold rated.
"a Bronze rated lock can be busted in a minute with basic tools, Silver locks take three minutes with more tools, and Gold locks take five minutes with sophisticated tools."
It is however rather prone to a cordless angle grinder.
Problem is that almost anything reasonably practical is vulnerable to angle grinder attacks.
All you can do is make your bike less attractive than the one parked next to it. If a pro wants it, they'll get it.
I personally know one person who was mugged for his Brompton!!!

Sadly the reason this post peaked my interest was due to my brother in law having his bike taken from outside the local Halfords Friday before Christmas, I don't know what his bike was but he only had a £15 generic chain securing it and looking at the chain they oh so kindly left behind it had clearly been cut with bolt croppers.

Having done a little reading up the past few days it would appear that it is advisable to use both a chain and a D lock as a good quality D lock is hard to pick, hard to cut with croppers but prone to an angle grinder but a good quality chain while still prone to bolt croppers is harder to cut with an angle grinder.

The only problem is the sheer weight and mass of carrying both a D and chain lock at the same time.

***UPDATE***
I have to confess to being as disappointed as I was surprised that while Halfords offers bike securing points outside their large stores the one in our town (in a small retail park) at least does not have a camera covering the area, given the cost of camera these days should anyone from Halfords happen to read this, I'm sure your customers would be most grateful for such a small investment.

Edited By: dozstanford on Dec 29, 2016 17:07
#9
dozstanford
[quote=blurb182][quote=dozstanford]
***UPDATE***
I have to confess to being as disappointed as I was surprised that while Halfords offers bike securing points outside their large stores the one in our town (in a small retail park) at least does not have a camera covering the area, given the cost of camera these days should anyone from Halfords happen to read this, I'm sure your customers would be most grateful for such a small investment.

One of my local Halfords has the bike stand so badly placed, butted up to a wall, you can only lock front or rear wheel with a D-Lock..

Personally, I use two D-Locks on the "shopper" bike (locks worth more than bike). It's the only one I leave for any length of time out of my sight. My other bikes are never left unattended, wheeled into shops if necessary.
I'm in a city, so it'll be gone in no time if you're not very careful with security.
banned#10
dozstanford
blurb182
dozstanford
This is actually Sold Secure Gold rated.
"a Bronze rated lock can be busted in a minute with basic tools, Silver locks take three minutes with more tools, and Gold locks take five minutes with sophisticated tools."
It is however rather prone to a cordless angle grinder.
Problem is that almost anything reasonably practical is vulnerable to angle grinder attacks.
All you can do is make your bike less attractive than the one parked next to it. If a pro wants it, they'll get it.
I personally know one person who was mugged for his Brompton!!!
Sadly the reason this post peaked my interest was due to my brother in law having his bike taken from outside the local Halfords Friday before Christmas, I don't know what his bike was but he only had a £15 generic chain securing it and looking at the chain they oh so kindly left behind it had clearly been cut with bolt croppers.
Having done a little reading up the past few days it would appear that it is advisable to use both a chain and a D lock as a good quality D lock is hard to pick, hard to cut with croppers but prone to an angle grinder but a good quality chain while still prone to bolt croppers is harder to cut with an angle grinder.
The only problem is the sheer weight and mass of carrying both a D and chain lock at the same time.
***UPDATE***
I have to confess to being as disappointed as I was surprised that while Halfords offers bike securing points outside their large stores the one in our town (in a small retail park) at least does not have a camera covering the area, given the cost of camera these days should anyone from Halfords happen to read this, I'm sure your customers would be most grateful for such a small investment.
why would you want video footage of the bike being stolen? Do you expect the police to act upon the footage?? You need to live in the real world my friend
#11
blurb182
dozstanford
[quote=blurb182][quote=dozstanford]
***UPDATE***
I have to confess to being as disappointed as I was surprised that while Halfords offers bike securing points outside their large stores the one in our town (in a small retail park) at least does not have a camera covering the area, given the cost of camera these days should anyone from Halfords happen to read this, I'm sure your customers would be most grateful for such a small investment.
One of my local Halfords has the bike stand so badly placed, butted up to a wall, you can only lock front or rear wheel with a D-Lock..
Personally, I use two D-Locks on the "shopper" bike (locks worth more than bike). It's the only one I leave for any length of time out of my sight. My other bikes are never left unattended, wheeled into shops if necessary.
I'm in a city, so it'll be gone in no time if you're not very careful with security.

This makes far rather depressing reading, may I ask which locks you use ?

The two I've been considering are the ABUS BordoGranit and a Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit, but like I said I'm just concerned about weights and mass as my brother in law exclusively uses his bike to commute but often stops at the shops on the way home and as he already has a fully loaded backup to contend with I have no wish to add to his woes.
1 Like #12
BrianSewell
dozstanford
blurb182
dozstanford
This is actually Sold Secure Gold rated.
"a Bronze rated lock can be busted in a minute with basic tools, Silver locks take three minutes with more tools, and Gold locks take five minutes with sophisticated tools."
It is however rather prone to a cordless angle grinder.
Problem is that almost anything reasonably practical is vulnerable to angle grinder attacks.
All you can do is make your bike less attractive than the one parked next to it. If a pro wants it, they'll get it.
I personally know one person who was mugged for his Brompton!!!
Sadly the reason this post peaked my interest was due to my brother in law having his bike taken from outside the local Halfords Friday before Christmas, I don't know what his bike was but he only had a £15 generic chain securing it and looking at the chain they oh so kindly left behind it had clearly been cut with bolt croppers.
Having done a little reading up the past few days it would appear that it is advisable to use both a chain and a D lock as a good quality D lock is hard to pick, hard to cut with croppers but prone to an angle grinder but a good quality chain while still prone to bolt croppers is harder to cut with an angle grinder.
The only problem is the sheer weight and mass of carrying both a D and chain lock at the same time.
***UPDATE***
I have to confess to being as disappointed as I was surprised that while Halfords offers bike securing points outside their large stores the one in our town (in a small retail park) at least does not have a camera covering the area, given the cost of camera these days should anyone from Halfords happen to read this, I'm sure your customers would be most grateful for such a small investment.
why would you want video footage of the bike being stolen? Do you expect the police to act upon the footage?? You need to live in the real world my friend

I don't live in a big city or even a big town for that matter and CCTV stills of shoplifters and chancers walking off with pretty much anything not bolted down are often posted on local news outlet sites, facebook pages, bill boards and even local newspapers.
#13
I had a nightmare 12 hour period last week . Some toerag stole my old bicycle outside the gym bike rack and in the early hours some even bigger toerag stole my Peugeot scooter at my home ... I now use Two quality D locks on my other cycle now but its no guarantee it's theft proof as the moral of the story is if they want they will get it
#14
@dozstanford
I use the previous version of this as my main lock and a silver rated Abus for the front wheel. But like I said, it's only on the shopping bike. The nicer one's would not be left anywhere regardless of lock.
The Kryptonite NY fahg you mention is pretty much one of the toughest locks, but is very heavy and limited in use because of the small D size. I think my two locks are about the same weight as the Kryptonite.
In the end it's going to be down to how much ironmongery you want to lug around versus the value of the bike.
Here's a nice comparison table to help decide:
http://thebestbikelock.com/best-u-lock/u-lock-comparison/

All the best.

Edit: and make sure the bike is marked/registered. The police hold regular free marking events - https://www.bikeregister.com/events


Edited By: blurb182 on Dec 29, 2016 21:43

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