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Need help choosing a good bike lock? Answered

so I have this really nice 2010 specialized mountain bike, and I need a good bike lock for it. I have looked into making a chain lock, but I don't feel so good about it. right now I'm looking at both the Kryptonite evolution mini U lock and the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboutit mini U lock. both seem to have their ups and downs. the new york is considered the most secure lock in the world, but seems to be heavy and more expensive. the evolution is cheaper, but had been known to be able to break into with a pen. I can't really choose between the two. any suggestions? aslo I would like to hear of other good locks also. preferably sold secure gold. Thanks.

*sorry to be picky.


The TiGr lock is the one you should get I have heard alot of good things about it. It is really new and it has even been featured in popular science already. Also its a kickstarter project so you will be helping a new company! Just look at these link you will agree nothing better has been invented!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1051734209/tigr-titanium-lock-as-cool-as-your-bike and http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-04/ultra-light-flexible-titanium-bike-lock-requires-equally-gorgeous-bike

BY FAR the best bike locks are the upmarket D locks. Too big to get bolt cropper round and too hard to saw.


6 years ago

My personal preference is chain locks. I have been using the 3' 7" Onguard Beast with 14mm chain and padlock. It will set you back $60 to $70 U.S. but it is worth it if it will cost 700 to 800 dollars or more to replace your bike.

I have a standard Kryptonite that's seen over two decades of service and will probably see another 20-30 years of service and outlive me. When I need a bit more flexibility, I carry a sheathed cable extension on the handle bars or center rail for use with the Kryptonite (when I need to be able to anchor to something like a tree or another bike)