Abus Granit X-Plus 540 300MM D-Lock £54.27 @ Wiggle
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Abus Granit X-Plus 540 300MM D-Lock £54.27 @ Wiggle

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Found 13th Mar 2015
I thought this was a very good price for one of the best bicycle locks ever made.

The 23cm lock is also available for £56.86
wiggle.co.uk/abu…ck/

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Great lock and a good price. Best used with a decent cable to secure the wheels with the lock.

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afroylnt

Great lock and a good price. Best used with a decent cable to secure the … Great lock and a good price. Best used with a decent cable to secure the wheels with the lock.


What kind of lock would you recommend for locking my brooks saddle to this lock?

LittleRedRidingHood

What kind of lock would you recommend for locking my brooks saddle to … What kind of lock would you recommend for locking my brooks saddle to this lock?


The good cable locks are usually too thick to go through the rails. The cheap ones will do though. There isn't a great solution that I have seen though.

Original Poster

afroylnt

The good cable locks are usually too thick to go through the rails. The … The good cable locks are usually too thick to go through the rails. The cheap ones will do though. There isn't a great solution that I have seen though.


Thank you!

LittleRedRidingHood

Thank you!



Np; something like KRYPTONITE KRYPTOFLEX CABLE 5 MM X 76 CM should work. The issue is the size / bendability of the loop at each end of the cable.
Edited by: "afroylnt" 13th Mar 2015

no bicycle lock is thief proof, even the best ones only take 2 mins to cut through using disc cutters, or even liquid nitrogen and a hammer, even a screwdriver does 60% of bike locks, the wheel wires are a waste of time too, take a look on youtube.......you`ll be surprised how much even the best locks are opened oO

jason21monkey

no bicycle lock is thief proof, even the best ones only take 2 mins to … no bicycle lock is thief proof, even the best ones only take 2 mins to cut through using disc cutters, or even liquid nitrogen and a hammer, even a screwdriver does 60% of bike locks, the wheel wires are a waste of time too, take a look on youtube.......you`ll be surprised how much even the best locks are opened oO



Agree but it must be a hasle to obtain & carry liquid nitrogen. Also allot of noise from an anklegrinder. I doubt you would get one of these open with a screwdriver that easily....

not hassle when bikes are worth thousands and no one pays attention to a guy who has a hi viz on and the words SECURITY on it, they just walk by, oh and take the inside out of a bic pen and push that over the circled key entry part of the D lock to open up a Kryptonite or similar lock, done in seconds

jason21monkey

not hassle when bikes are worth thousands and no one pays attention to a … not hassle when bikes are worth thousands and no one pays attention to a guy who has a hi viz on and the words SECURITY on it, they just walk by, oh and take the inside out of a bic pen and push that over the circled key entry part of the D lock to open up a Kryptonite or similar lock, done in seconds



That did work with older locks but not with the more modern ones - don't think any locks apart from very cheap un-branded ones, use the circular mechanism any more.... a good lock makes a thief look for a bike with a less good lock..

afroylnt

That did work with older locks but not with the more modern ones - don't … That did work with older locks but not with the more modern ones - don't think any locks apart from very cheap un-branded ones, use the circular mechanism any more.... a good lock makes a thief look for a bike with a less good lock..



Indeed, Kryptonite stopped using cylindrical lock mechanisms about 10 years ago, and switched to disc mechanisms. These Abus locks also use a disc based locking mech, and their top models have a very good rep for security.




jason21monkey

no bicycle lock is thief proof, even the best ones only take 2 mins to … no bicycle lock is thief proof, even the best ones only take 2 mins to cut through using disc cutters, or even liquid nitrogen and a hammer, even a screwdriver does 60% of bike locks, the wheel wires are a waste of time too, take a look on youtube.......you`ll be surprised how much even the best locks are opened oO



Round here, they used to bust off the stands, no tools required. Only the modern stainless steel Sheffield style ones though, and that did surprise me as the stands looked strong enough.

jason21monkey

not hassle when bikes are worth thousands and no one pays attention to a … not hassle when bikes are worth thousands and no one pays attention to a guy who has a hi viz on and the words SECURITY on it, they just walk by, oh and take the inside out of a bic pen and push that over the circled key entry part of the D lock to open up a Kryptonite or similar lock, done in seconds


You need to come forward in time ten years as those locking mechs haven't been used for some time now, you won't get through a Kryptonite D-lock very easy and carrying angle grinders around isn't the average thieves tool of choice, too big and to heavy and of course too noisy..

at the end of the day, if you have a decent lock then the would be thief will pick on the bike with the weaker lock. so its still massively worth getting a good one.
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