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

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 planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q…ght 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!

amazon.co.uk/Kry…8-2

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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..


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?

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.

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Edited by: "vinnyk" 3rd Aug 2012

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.

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" 3rd Aug 2012

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.

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

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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.

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.....

Anyone know if these are made from real Kryptonite??

Grrrrrrrrrrr

There are various videos on the internet, showing how some bike locks … 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.

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...

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.

> I've used a £5 Wilkinsons cable and lock on my £2500 Felt Virtue One

Liar.

knobbly

Locks are a psychological block. For the last 4 years I've used a £5 … 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" 3rd Aug 2012

hotukbeard

I've used a £5 Wilkinsons cable and lock on my £2500 Felt Virtue O … > I've used a £5 Wilkinsons cable and lock on my £2500 Felt Virtue OneLiar.



No. Seriously!
Same lock on my BH Full carbon bike.

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.

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.

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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

Nad_84

Good price for this lock, but if you have an expensive (£300+) bike you … 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.

Finally something to stop that damned Superman from stealing my bike.
Dammnnn you Supermaaaan!

*waves fist in the air*

FTOdude170

one thing that has made me wonder tho.. and ive read how to lock using D … 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?



I use the lock around my back wheel and frame with the cable running looping through the front wheel. much easier for someone to steal my front wheel as they only need to cut the cable, but the front wheel is worth a lot less to me and most people than the rest of the bike.

Quasso

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



Mine's barely worth a fraction of that, but I would still pay another tenner for a stronger, gold rated lock just to increase the chances of my bike still being their when I get back. Although, a "gold" rating doesn't necessarily mean much:-

ctc.org.uk/res…pdf

youtube.com/wat…i24

melted

Mine's barely worth a fraction of that, but I would still pay another … Mine's barely worth a fraction of that, but I would still pay another tenner for a stronger, gold rated lock just to increase the chances of my bike still being their when I get back. Although, a "gold" rating doesn't necessarily mean much:- http://www.ctc.org.uk/resources/Magazine/200803042.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AdugFzCi24



it means they need 42" cutters or a lot of time!

knobbly

No. Seriously!Same lock on my BH Full carbon bike.


If you're serious, then you are one lucky fool!

melted

Mine's barely worth a fraction of that, but I would still pay another … Mine's barely worth a fraction of that, but I would still pay another tenner for a stronger, gold rated lock just to increase the chances of my bike still being their when I get back. Although, a "gold" rating doesn't necessarily mean much:- http://www.ctc.org.uk/resources/Magazine/200803042.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AdugFzCi24


Hmm. Fair enough I suppose, for me this lock is perfectly adequate and meets insurance requirements, will stave off 99.9% of thieves if placed responsibly and is (for the most part) much lighter than Gold rated locks in a similar price bracket.

Quasso

Hmm. Fair enough I suppose, for me this lock is perfectly adequate and … Hmm. Fair enough I suppose, for me this lock is perfectly adequate and meets insurance requirements, will stave off 99.9% of thieves if placed responsibly and is (for the most part) much lighter than Gold rated locks in a similar price bracket.



Weight, probably not much difference (I bought a higher-rated Kryptonite lock that was a tenner more and a few hundred grams heavier). In many areas and for many bikes, the lock discussed here will be fine though.

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I still have my 2 bikes RRP of around £600 each and have been using this lock for over a year. As I said earlier in the thread I have no QR parts any more.

I am careful where I lock it up. I even left it overnight in an area with a lot of pubs and was very relieved and quite surprised that it was still there with all parts and in tact. Not something I make a habit of though!

Ironically the last 3 bikes I have had nicked were from my garage and inside the house when I was burgled!

None of them were locked up and have since learnt from that and installed a wall anchor in the garage and additional bolts.

I think it might be advisable, if you have any concerns about the area you lock your bike up in, to take a photo on your phone when locked up. That may help an insurance claim?

The police are absolutely useless IMO.

Great been looking for a new lock for my new road bike! Can attack this to a wall anchor too in my garage, no more bikes of mine for the shed and garage lurkers in my area! ¬_¬
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