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The Best Locks for Cycles

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There are many different types and makes of bike locks so here we look at the best locks for cycles.  The same lock will not be the best for different situations.  Some of the locks featured here are very big, they are secure, but hard to carry around.  If you're just popping out for a coffee you may want a lighter lock while you sit with your bike in full view.   The best in a range of different styles are highlighted including folding locks and high security locks.

The Kyrptonite New York.

 

The Kryptonite New York Lock 3000 came out top in the when the Independed reviewed locks. This is an extra chunky D-Lock that weighs 1.9kg and will give you peace of mind.

16mm hardened Kyrptonium steel shackle

Centre keyway location deters leverage attacks FROM EITHER SIDE

Anti rattle bumpers keeps the shackle snug against the crossbar.

1 of the 3 keys is lighted.  Great for unlocking during those dark winter nights.

Sold Secure Gold.

We do not stock this lock but it is available direct from Amzozon, just click the link Kryptonite New York Lock 3000 to read reviews.

Abus Granit X Plus 54 D Lock and Bracket

The Abus Granit-54 X-Plus - Black, 23cm

Twice Winner of "What Mountain Bikes" lock review.

The number 1 choice in UK bike theft high risk areas.

The square section locks into the D-section creating a double lock mechanism.

230mm shackle length

The 13mm square section shackle is made from hardened steel, making it very resistant to cropping and twisting.  It is securly held in place by the "Powercell" double locking mechanism.

Sold Secure Gold

Buy directly from Amazon Abus Granit-54 X-Plus - Black, 23cm or read customer reviews.

 

The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U- Lock.

 

 

This is one big lock.  To resist bolt cutters and leverage attacks it has 18mm hardened MAX-Performance steel shackle.

Double deadbolt locking for extensive holding power.

Centre keyway to to defend against leverage attacks.

One of the keys is lighted.

Thick vinyl coating to protect the bike whilest locked up.

Sold Secure Gold

Amazon has loads of reviews for the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini D U Cycle Lock - 720018997986

Abus Bordo Granit X Plus

 

If you want a folding lock the Abus Bordo Granit X Plus - Black, 85cm is the one to get.

D-locks are great but their shape often makes them hard to carry around with you.

This 85cm long concertina-style folding lock comes complete with a sleek rubberised pouch with velcro strap to help it attach anywhere on your frame.

It wont be as secure as some of the other locks on this page, but sometimes you need a folding lock.

Amozon stock this very handy lock, click on the link to read customer reviews Abus Bordo Granit X Plus - Black, 85cm

Masterlock Street Fortum. 

 

If budget is an issue you could buy the Master Lock Street Fortum Gold Sold Secure D Lock 280x110mm:  However in our opinion it doesn't compete with some of the other locks on this page. 

It is worth investing more to put a thief off - there is then more chance a thief will move to another target.

But any lock is better than no lock and if your budget doesn't stretch to some of the other featured locks then this lock could be the 'budget solution.'

Click on the link to read customer reviews of the Master Lock Street Fortum Gold Sold Secure D Lock 280x110mm

There are of course many, many other bike locks available, here is a selection of the dozens of bike locks available

 

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