Kryptonite New York 3000 std NYL U-lock (Sold secure: gold rating) @ Tredz ebay outlet - £46.97
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Kryptonite New York 3000 std NYL U-lock (Sold secure: gold rating) @ Tredz ebay outlet - £46.97

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Found 2nd Aug 2013
With free delivery.

Decent lock for a decent price, £60-90 everywhere else:

evanscycles.com/pro…751 - £90 @ Evans

wiggle.co.uk/kry…et/ - £80.99 @ Wiggle

amazon.co.uk/Kry…UN8 - £64.95 @ Amazon

At Fatbirds, they've listed it under their top-end d-locks (£67.99): fatbirds.co.uk/131…spx

Good review here: road.cc/con…ock

Obviously no lock is a guarantee against theft, but a strong lock will give a would-be thief a lot more problems! Seems like a good investment to me.

And before anyone goes on about their vulnerability to being opened with a pen or whatever, that problem lies with their circular key system from the 90s-early 00s, was fixed years ago!

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Decent lock, though I don't know how much you pay for the name.

Check the Abus Granit-X for comparison.


Bare in the mind the golden rule, "Have a better lock than the bike next to you"

NitrousUK

Decent lock, though I don't know how much you pay for the name.Check the … Decent lock, though I don't know how much you pay for the name.Check the Abus Granit-X for comparison.Bare in the mind the golden rule, "Have a better lock than the bike next to you"



Failing that: "Have a worse bike than the one next to you"

This seems a good deal for the NY3000 so I vote hot.

I bought one of these. The thing that disappoints me about it is the little metal silver bit you can see bottom right. This is there to mount the bike to the plastic frame mount. However, it seems to provide a very good spot to put a crow bar between the U bar and lock end. Also, the lock is only as strong as the weakest point. It is sold as a 16mm thick U lock, but at that point it is much thinner to accommodate the silver bit over the top. I recon you could get an angle grinder through that bit quicker than any other part of the bar. Of course due to the lock design, you'd also need to angle grind/cut the other side too before you can free the bike (unless the thief is superman).

If you have quick release wheels and saddle don't forget to buy a secondary lock device too such as a kryptoflex cable lock. Make sure you put some thought in how you lock your bike.

For reference, ASDA sell a 16mm thick U lock that's about the same dimensions for around £12. As mentioned above have to wonder how much of the price is just for the brand (which in any case is poorly printed on the yellow case and comes off). A good price for the lock considering what you'll pay elsewhere though.

Also note that if you use the frame mount where suggested, you can't also use a bottle holder inside the frame. I've put mine at the front of the top bar for this reason. Abus sell a pannier rack U lock mount, though this is quite pricey.

Edited by: "anewman" 2nd Aug 2013

The silver brackets can be taken off the lock. It unattached with a grub screw.

jonny19802003

The silver brackets can be taken off the lock. It unattached with a grub … The silver brackets can be taken off the lock. It unattached with a grub screw.


Yes making the bar much thinner afterwards.

anewman

It is sold as a 16mm thick U lock, but at that point it is much thinner … It is sold as a 16mm thick U lock, but at that point it is much thinner to accommodate the silver bit over the top. I recon you could get an angle grinder through that bit quicker than any other part of the bar. Of course due to the lock design, you'd also need to angle grind/cut the other side too before you can free the bike (unless the thief is superman).



I thought it was thinner at the silver bit just due to the absence of the plastic cover, although I never looked too closely at mine :).

I'd guess it is probably quicker to grind through the tube of the lock body. Also soft metals like aluminium, which I assume the silver bit is, can clog up a grinding disc making it cut a bit slower until it wears away.

Apparently some thieves prefer to use a short bottle jack placed parallel to the lock body to snap the hardened steel U-section of D-locks in a matter of seconds.
Edited by: "melted" 2nd Aug 2013

Good price, good lock. Hot deal!

wouldn't touch kryptonite locks since being able to open them with a plastic pen lid, you could just jam a plastic bic lid in the lock and turn.

stevvie

wouldn't touch kryptonite locks since being able to open them with a … wouldn't touch kryptonite locks since being able to open them with a plastic pen lid, you could just jam a plastic bic lid in the lock and turn.



They switched to disc locks which aren't vulnerable to pens.

And they weren't the only bike lock manufacture to use tubular locks at the time :- youtube.com/wat…etU

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melted

Same price on Amazon by the way - … Same price on Amazon by the way - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kryptonite-York-Standard-Flexframe-Bracket/dp/B005YPK9SY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375478601&sr=8-1&keywords=kryptonite+lock+new+york



Ah didn't notice that! Still the cheapest around.

Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for yours?

£34.35 ! hotukdeals.com/dea…888

But I've not seen it that price before or since.

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melted

£34.35 ! … £34.35 ! http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/kryptonite-new-york-3000-lock-34-35-amazon-1288888But I've not seen it that price before or since.



Woah, that was a bar-gain!

Don't know how Evans get away with charging 90 quid..

I am a retired bike theif and I want to give my advice, only buy metal chains to lock your bike.

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MR1123

I am a retired bike theif and I want to give my advice, only buy metal … I am a retired bike theif and I want to give my advice, only buy metal chains to lock your bike.



Like one of those super-chunky motorcycle ones? They look like such a paint to carry around though

Thanks for the advice! Got any other general tips?

Pakman

Like one of those super-chunky motorcycle ones? They look like such a … Like one of those super-chunky motorcycle ones? They look like such a paint to carry around though :/Thanks for the advice! Got any other general tips?



Yes the motorcycle type but you can use smaller ones. And if your popping into the shops whilst leaving your bike in front of the store without it being locked, leave it on the highest gear.

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MR1123

Yes the motorcycle type but you can use smaller ones. And if your popping … Yes the motorcycle type but you can use smaller ones. And if your popping into the shops whilst leaving your bike in front of the store without it being locked, leave it on the highest gear.



Would you still recommend a smaller chain over a chunky D-lock like this one? Is the main reason that D-locks are susceptible to leverage attacks?

Pakman

Would you still recommend a smaller chain over a chunky D-lock like this … Would you still recommend a smaller chain over a chunky D-lock like this one? Is the main reason that D-locks are susceptible to leverage attacks?



If you get a D-Lock (more convenient, lighter), you need a good one. As they are vulnerable to attack by getting a mini-jack inside it. But good ones will resist 9+ tonnes of force.
Chains are the best, but they are fiddly, and you might end up not using it as it's a pain compared to a D-Lock.
I have a £100 pragmasis chain (8mm) and a £40 CEN Grade 4 lock (basically need 6 foot bolt cutters or angle grinder and 5+ mins to break it), but I find I use by Abus d-lock most frequently, as the chain+lock weighs over 5 kg.
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