Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 D-Lock And 1.2m Flex Cable - £20 delivered @ Rutland
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Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 D-Lock And 1.2m Flex Cable - £20 delivered @ Rutland

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Found 22nd Nov
I have used this for about 5 years on my bike in London. Really useful and a good quality reliable lock for a bargain price!

  • 13 mm hardened Kryptonium steel shackle
  • Patented deadbolt locking mechanism for extensive holding power
  • High security disc style cylinder
  • Offset key location and overhead cam locking mechanism resists leverage attacks
  • Patented, easy to use, high security Bent Foot design
  • Anti-Rattle bumpers keeps the shackle snug against the crossbar and prevent unnecessary noise
  • 2 keys
  • EZ-Mount bracket included
  • Rotating dustcover over cylinder protects from dirt & grime

17 Comments

How strong is the bracket?

Its only silver ( missing from their description, but found here soldsecure.com/sea…tml)


This one is gold for approx the same price:
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This got marked down in the bikeradar tests for how it faired with water ( meant to simulate outdoors). Mine survived outside in Glasgow for a year and still looks like new, and more importantly the bike was safe! It had been recommended to me by someone who had had for three years.

Original Poster

I have seen the Kryptonite on so many bikes here in central London where I work, probably because of the good build quality and a popular brand. The long D-Lock allows you to lock the bike almost anywhere.

Also I have used it for a number of years and (touch wood) have still got my bike.

Bought the Series 4 (Gold rated) for £29 in Halfords.
Bit heavier, and a couple of quid more, but I think worth it in the long run.
Great lock so far btw.

I read that the flex cable is completely worthless and doesn't protect anything, so if its cheaper without, then go for that

Never think that the flex cable will deter anyone in central London. Lost 2 bikes locked in a gated area because of this. Only use D-locks for both wheels & frame. Learnt my lesson, please don't you learn the hard way

Worth checking for local subsidised schemes. In my area you can get a Gold Standard D Lock from railway stations for £10. British Transport Police sometimes run a similar scheme, as do universities.

gaz846 m ago

Bought the Series 4 (Gold rated) for £29 in Halfords.Bit heavier, and a …Bought the Series 4 (Gold rated) for £29 in Halfords.Bit heavier, and a couple of quid more, but I think worth it in the long run.Great lock so far btw. I read that the flex cable is completely worthless and doesn't protect anything, so if its cheaper without, then go for that


Flex cable is a cheap and easy deterrent for any saddos who might want to steal a quick release wheel or seat. Anyone interested in steeling a wheel or seat only would most likely be an opportunist and so not having any protection at all is a risk. With the cable they will have to carry around bolt cutters to do so.
Edited by: "Cameron92" 22nd Nov

Its a decent lock. Very solid. Bought it for my own bike Regularly see it around this price - but delivered its a good deal. The bracket it a little fiddly to attach but does hold it well. The lock "slides" into the bracket and remains securely attached. Can require a bit of strength releasing it back off to use though but don't let that put you off.

Only issue I had was finding a suitable mounting point for it on the bike as it is a big lock.

For my sons bike I went for a bwin lock/chain for the same price in Decathlon, (which is actually heavier). Found it more practical, can just put it in my backpack.

ClougherNut5 m ago

Only issue I had was finding a suitable mounting point for it on the bike …Only issue I had was finding a suitable mounting point for it on the bike as it is a big lock.


I found on my bike that underneath the seat and above the back wheel there was a triangle in the frame (near the brake mount) which I could slot the D lock in from above vertically and lock from underneath. It fits so snug and doesn't get in the way when cycling either. I couldn't believe I hadn't done this sooner as the bracket they supply is pretty loose.

ajdj1 h, 0 m ago

Worth checking for local subsidised schemes. In my area you can get a Gold …Worth checking for local subsidised schemes. In my area you can get a Gold Standard D Lock from railway stations for £10. British Transport Police sometimes run a similar scheme, as do universities.


How can I find more details about this? I'm keen to buy a box full if they're £10. All abput layered security.. can't have too many locks!

Cameron921 h, 39 m ago

Flex cable is a cheap and easy deterrent for any saddos who might want to …Flex cable is a cheap and easy deterrent for any saddos who might want to steal a quick release wheel or seat. Anyone interested in steeling a wheel or seat only would most likely be an opportunist and so not having any protection at all is a risk. With the cable they will have to carry around bolt cutters to do so.


How do you secure a seat???
And I take my wheel with me.

All I'm saying is your best off protecting your bike via other means and don't rely on the flex cable.

Original Poster

One extreme:
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Other extreme:32508079-se4h8.jpg
I am happy with this as it will deter 85% of the petty thieves:
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The other 15% thieves come around with like this so you have no chance at all:

gaz842 h, 45 m ago

How do you secure a seat???And I take my wheel with me.All I'm saying is …How do you secure a seat???And I take my wheel with me.All I'm saying is your best off protecting your bike via other means and don't rely on the flex cable.


You thread the cable through the undercarriage of the seat (not all seats will be built in a way that has something suitable to loop the cable through however)

You were suggesting people just get the D-lock on its own if its a bit cheaper. I was just suggesting that the cable is not wortheless when combined with a D-lock (used to secure frame and rear wheel to a secure bike hoop, railing etc) as it can secure the less valuable parts of your bike and act as a deterrent.

Using your advice someone with a quick release wheel may save a few £s to get just a d-lock but then find their front wheel is opportunistically taken. Something which may very well be deterred by using a bit of flex cable to secure the wheel to the dlock.

hotfinder22nd Nov

Never think that the flex cable will deter anyone in central London. Lost …Never think that the flex cable will deter anyone in central London. Lost 2 bikes locked in a gated area because of this. Only use D-locks for both wheels & frame. Learnt my lesson, please don't you learn the hard way


Spot on mate.

hotfinder22nd Nov

Never think that the flex cable will deter anyone in central London. Lost …Never think that the flex cable will deter anyone in central London. Lost 2 bikes locked in a gated area because of this. Only use D-locks for both wheels & frame. Learnt my lesson, please don't you learn the hard way


i lost my bike in ilford, essex, by using cable only. i used to think my bike is old so who is going to steal it but after sunset the thieves cant the difference between good or old bike- they snapped the cable and stole the bike, i learnt my lesson and have a Kryptonite. i am actually going to buy another one so both wheels are clamped--- this i am doing for complete peace of mind.

Original Poster

Guys, you should never just use the cable! The cable comes with a D-lock and the D-lock is the one that *must* be used for the bike.
The cable that comes along is only to be used in addition to the D-lock, to secure both the front and back wheels, especially if they are quick release.

The only direct and more secure replacement to above (D-lock+cable combination) is to have 2 or more d-locks to secure your front and back wheels along with the frame..... which is perfectly okay if your bike is of high value.
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