Bike Lock - Mini ABUS U-lock yellow £24.99 @ Decathlon
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Bike Lock - Mini ABUS U-lock yellow £24.99 @ Decathlon

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Found 2nd Aug 2013
This is a highly rated U-lock, I would imagine the 40/130 variant at this price point which is silver solid secure rated. Most insurance companies will cover bikes up to £1500 for this rating.

£28.98 with delivery, usually £35+ elsewhere so this is a good deal, even better if you can pickup in store!

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Decathlon.

Hot.

This feels all a bit "We Need To Talk About Kevin"

Original Poster

discowill

Sorry is this the same as … Sorry is this the same as http://www.evanscycles.com/products/abus/u-mini-401-d-lock-ec027381



Although it doesn't list the model number on the website, I think this is the silver rated lock. Same weight, dimensions etc but probably not 'gold standard'.

Decathlon website is very poor, most items have no model number or any specification. Bit of a lottery purchase unless you have a local store.

ianbirtwistle

Although it doesn't list the model number on the website, I think this is … Although it doesn't list the model number on the website, I think this is the silver rated lock. Same weight, dimensions etc but probably not 'gold standard'.





EDIT: Looks like the 40 which is SS Silver rated is available in yellow, and the decathlon picture matches the 40 abus.com/eng…-40






Edited by: "melted" 7th Aug 2013

Chavproof?

Doubt it.

Much better deal IMO for this lock which I purchased instore from decathlon. Sold secure Gold, fantastic lock for price.
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martinelsen

Chavproof?Doubt it.



Professional Thieves? No.

"Chavs?" Yes, because they're idiots

Original Poster

melted

Looks like the 40 which is SS Silver rated is available in yellow, and … Looks like the 40 which is SS Silver rated is available in yellow, and the decathlon picture matches the 40 http://www.abus.com/eng/Mobile-Security/Bike-safety-and-security/Locks/U-locks/U-mini-40



Just received today and you are correct, it's the 40 variant not the 401. Still a great little lock for the price though, you can get bigger
heavier locks for more money but this is light, small and easy to carry around. The mini U locks are better because there is less room for someone to get something in there, like a bottle jack, for prying attacks.

Thanks for this, just bought one! I live in Cambridge and our communal bike shed has been raided for wheels/bikes about 5 times over the last couple of months including with cable cutters. Cost us one bike and one wheel. Waiting for the next CCTV deals to appear on HDUK.

Silver rated lock. I bought one to secure my Triban Red. It's done the job so far with a cable.

If your after a full size secure silver lock this Kryptonite is great and includes a flex cable. Price has risen a little though but you can register your bike up to £800 with Kryptonite, no insurance required (T&C's apply).

Your text here

Only downside is its more than a fifth the weight of my bike!

Strange, I posted this when it was £19.99 and it was voted cold. Why the change of opinion?

Looks like a good lock but the Kryptonite is a better stronger lock in my opinion!

Original Poster

F1_Fanatic

If your after a full size secure silver lock this Kryptonite is great and … If your after a full size secure silver lock this Kryptonite is great and includes a flex cable. Price has risen a little though but you can register your bike up to £800 with Kryptonite, no insurance required (T&C's apply).Your text hereOnly downside is its more than a fifth the weight of my bike!



Be wary of the Kryptonite 'insurance', searching around on-line shows lots of horror stories. This guy got £500 back after what looks like a fair amount of hassle. Oh and it only lasts a year. Probably better off buying a solid lock and getting the insurance separately.

ianbirtwistle

Be wary of the Kryptonite 'insurance', searching around on-line shows … Be wary of the Kryptonite 'insurance', searching around on-line shows lots of horror stories. This guy got £500 back after what looks like a fair amount of hassle. Oh and it only lasts a year. Probably better off buying a solid lock and getting the insurance separately.




100% agree, and there's a very good chance a thief won't leave the lock behind. If Kryptonite's insurance was dependable, then it would be worth buying a new one every year, as the one above can be got for under £20, and you could potentially flog the old one.

ianbirtwistle

Be wary of the Kryptonite 'insurance', searching around on-line shows … Be wary of the Kryptonite 'insurance', searching around on-line shows lots of horror stories. This guy got £500 back after what looks like a fair amount of hassle. Oh and it only lasts a year. Probably better off buying a solid lock and getting the insurance separately.



Hence why I said T's and C's apply.

No issue with the lock and insuring the bike anyway (possibly already covered on your home contents insurance).
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