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KRYPTONITE SERIES 2 U LOCK WITH 4FOOT CABLE OR KRYPTONITE MINI for £20.98 @ PLANET X

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KRYPTONITE SERIES 2 U LOCK WITH 4FOOT CABLE OR KRYPTONITE MINI U LOCK

Price is £19.99 with free delivery over £20 and they have a range of 99p mini LED lights to take you up to over.

Got one of the skull lights http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/LISLSLEDBL/skull_led_bicycle_light and just as good as a Knog Frog IMO and fits round the head tube.

Good price for a decent U lock and had excellent service from them recently - delivered next day.

Specs Lock with cable
Product dimensions: 4” x 9” (10.2cm x 22.9cm)
Product weight: 3.60 lbs (1.63 kgs)

Mini U Lock

Product dimensions: 3.25” x 7” (8.2cm x 17.8cm)
Product weight: 2.45 lbs (1.11 kgs)

Amazon have now pricematched and beaten by 4p if you want to buy from there but you don't get the decent Skull LED then!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kryptonite-KryptoLok-Series-Standard-Cable/dp/B005YPK8G2/ref=sr_ob_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344064857&sr=8-2

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    Grrrrrrrrrrr
    There are various videos on the internet, showing how some bike locks (including D/U ones) can be defeated in seconds with a biro and many others (some costing >£100 and with 3 and 5 minute ratings) can be removed in seconds using a bolt cropper or small hydraulic bottle jack. So you may as well buy one of these as a £100 one - neither will stop a prepared and equipped thief and either will stop an opportunist. But you might just check that, by talking about a "disc" lock, it isn't one that anyone can open with a biro...If not, at this price, it looks a steal..
    FTOdude170
    ive been reading a lot about these just lately as ive just bought a new bike (but for the love and humanity im not gonna say what brand! lol) and it seems to be about deterrent and minimising risk than being foolproof.. the general concensus is to validate insurance and make the theif choose another bike over yours! simples.

    If i was leaving my bike locked up at a train station overnight or weekend i would want something that was guaranteed foolproof.. however given that most times its going to be a lock up at work or in busy places kinda jobby.. i just need something to deterr the theif and make him want to choose another bike than mine..

    one thing that has made me wonder tho.. and ive read how to lock using D locks including both wheels and frame and minimising the amount of free space in the D (to prevent them getting cutting or prising equipment in), is what is the purpose of the cable with these locks? a lock is only as good as its weakest link/ part but im not sure what the cable is for?
    vinnyk
    Krypyonite and Abus are two best makes of bike locks, I do agree some cheaper locks can easily be broken using acid or freeze methods. But I do think this one is decent. Not sure about the 4 foot cable though, it is too short to go round both wheels.

    Heat added :p

    Edited By: vinnyk on Aug 03, 2012 08:17
    Mr_Tdontmess
    D lock goes through frame and back wheel then the cable goes from the D to the front wheel.

    The cable is just meant to stop the front wheel from being stolen via quick release.
    melted
    If you didn't secure the front wheel in some way, then one trick some thieves used to use around here was twisting the bicycle frame against the lock, which would snap cheap locks, and seemed to be particularly good against cable locks which they'd wind up like a torniquete, but more typically wrecked the frame, at which point they'd move on to the next bike in the racks. Mind you, judging by the typical carnage I used to see in the bike racks in town, the bikes that had both wheels secured to the rack usually got jumped on, or at least a good kicking.

    Edited By: melted on Aug 03, 2012 10:25
    RufusA
    FTOdude170
    ...i would want something that was guaranteed foolproof..


    IMHO no locks are invulnerable. It's definitely worth having a good lock, BUT sometimes too good a lock is a waste. My bicycle was badly damaged by incompetent thieves trying to prise off an expensive lock, and it's a lot easier to claim on insurance for an adequately secured yet stolen bicycle than one that has been damaged in a failed theft attempt.
    Nad_84
    Good price for this lock, but if you have an expensive (£300+) bike you are probably better off with something with a better rating.

    The most important thing about a lock is not necessarily the lock itself but how you secure it, Kryptonite have some very handy info on their website about this
    hollymia
    Kryptonite also offer insurance on this lock of £800 I think. However it is pretty moot as to claim you need to prove that you locked the bike up securely and send them the damaged lock - lol!

    The theory behind using the cable lock as well is that most opportunist thefts - which the majority are - are not carrying around tools to get through 2 different types of locks.

    My advice is to replace all the Quick Release on your bike with either security skewers or track nuts. Also make sure that you make note of the bike frame code and any upgrades you make and also take detailed photographs of your bike at your home.

    This is not for the police cos they really don't care but if it does get nicked you need to provide the insurance company with as much detail as possible.

    IMO this lock is the least anyone should use. Unfortunately the bracket is utterly useless and Kryptonite are aware of this - but do nothing. You can always chuck it down the back of your jeans if you don't want to carry a bag.

    No lock is infallible but there are steps you can take to minimise the chance of theft.
    Kingb4
    Thanks for posting - was looking for a D-lock. Just ordered, along with the light, so I can avoid postage. Did a bit of checking, seemed to be £23+, so not a huge saving, but every bit helps.....
    RichD
    Anyone know if these are made from real Kryptonite??
    chrispduck
    Grrrrrrrrrrr
    There are various videos on the internet, showing how some bike locks (including D/U ones) can be defeated in seconds with a biro and many others (some costing >£100 and with 3 and 5 minute ratings) can be removed in seconds using a bolt cropper or small hydraulic bottle jack. So you may as well buy one of these as a £100 one - neither will stop a prepared and equipped thief and either will stop an opportunist. But you might just check that, by talking about a "disc" lock, it isn't one that anyone can open with a biro...If not, at this price, it looks a steal..


    The key mechanism is different in this particular lock and cannot be unlocked with a biro.
    andisitadeal
    This is a decent price, a touch cheaper than elsewhere. You can get the Evolution Series 4 U-lock - which is rated better for security, though doesn't include the cable - for about a tenner more, though: depends what your insurance company requires and how much effort you expect a thief to put in...
    knobbly
    Locks are a psychological block. For the last 4 years I've used a £5 Wilkinsons cable and lock on my £2500 Felt Virtue One. If someone wants to rob my bike no lock in the world would stop them.
    hotukbeard
    > I've used a £5 Wilkinsons cable and lock on my £2500 Felt Virtue One

    Liar.
    andisitadeal
    knobbly
    Locks are a psychological block. For the last 4 years I've used a £5 Wilkinsons cable and lock on my £2500 Felt Virtue One. If someone wants to rob my bike no lock in the world would stop them.


    Bikes can also be for insurance purposes - for example, some companies will only cover you if you use a lock with a Sold Secure Silver rating (which I think this one has) or Gold rating.

    If someone were determined to nick your bike and were skilled/equipped, they could get through pretty much any lock. However, thieves are often opportunistic (and not always that bright) so can be stopped by quite simple locks: I've had a cheap and nasty cable lock stop at least one attempt! A lock may also help decide whether they go for your bike or someone else's, too - if my few hundred £ MTB with a kryptonite u lock was parked next to your Felt with the cable lock, then if either gets taken I'd put a good amount of money on yours going first!

    Edited By: andisitadeal on Aug 03, 2012 19:20
    knobbly
    hotukbeard
    > I've used a £5 Wilkinsons cable and lock on my £2500 Felt Virtue One

    Liar.


    No. Seriously!
    Same lock on my BH Full carbon bike.
    neon123
    I've got this one, the mount is actually pretty decent. The cable is good for if you have to leave the bike somewhere for a while, although it's a hassle carrying it around or wrapping it around the actual lock.
    Trentend
    I have this lock. Agree the mount works well but you are carrying a big lump of ironmongery around with you, so it seems to defeat the idea of shaving grams off the weight of your bike. Personally I don't use the cable, it's just too much trouble and a hassle to carry around. The lock 'failed' several times when new such that I couldn't open the lock to attach to the bike. Got in touch with Kryptonite and they explained its a feature of the lock and advised that I carry a paper clip to use to realign the mechanism when it happens! If you buy the lock you'll soon see what I mean. Haven't had to do it for a while so maybe the lock settles down after its been used for a while.

    Note this is an updated design that doesn't suffer from the 'bic pen' problem of earlier versions.

    In summary it's big and chunky and seems to deter the opportunist, I think that's about all you can ask of a lock. As others have said, if someone has a mind to, they can just trash your bike even if they don't steal it. So I guess the fact that my bike looks pretty cruddy is perhaps the best security feature.
    hollymia
    Looks like this has now been pricematched by Amazon Kryptonite lock £20.94

    Although you get a pretty decent LCD light from Planet X or On One for an extra 4p which IMO is worth it
    Quasso
    Nad_84
    Good price for this lock, but if you have an expensive (£300+) bike you are probably better off with something with a better rating.

    The most important thing about a lock is not necessarily the lock itself but how you secure it, Kryptonite have some very handy info on their website about this

    Not at all. Silver secure is for bikes insured UP TO £1500.

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