ABUS Granit X-Plus 540 U-Lock
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Pros Very secure, mounts to bike, convenient size for locking upWearable design, solid security, easy to useCompact, extremely secure, heavy-dutyLarge and strong U-lock, relatively lightweight, beefy mountWearable, lightweight, security, very convenient
Cons Heavy, bulky to transportNot lightweight, uncomfortable with some backpacks, priceyHeavy, limited versatility, expensiveNot the highest security possible, expensiveNot confidently secure around waist, not adjustable fit
Bottom Line This is the best lock for urban bike lifeWear this chain lock around your waist to bring solid security with you whenever you cycleThis lock is a petite beastHigh price meets high qualityOne of the lightest locks for the price, we almost love this lock. A few design changes, and this could be a stunner
Rating Categories New York Standard U-... Original Superbright New York Fahgettabou... Granit X-Plus 540 U-... Litelok Gold Wearable
Security (40%)
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Ease Of Transport (25%)
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Specs New York Standard... Original Superbright New York... Granit X-Plus 540... Litelok Gold...
Measured weight (lbs) 4.5 lbs 4.3 lbs 4.7 lbs 3.3 lbs 2.4 lbs
Type of lock U-lock Wearable chain U-Lock U-lock Wearable belt
Lock dimensions 4" x 8" (16 mm thick U) 33.5" circumference, 2" width 3.3” x 6.3” (18mm thick) 9" x 4.3" (13mm thick U) Size Medium: 37.9" circumference, 1.9" strap width
# of keys included 3 keys (one with HID light) 3 keys 3 keys (one with LED light) 2 keys (one with LED light) 3 keys
Primary materials 16mm Hardened Steel 8mm hardened steel chain, 600D polyester sleeve 18mm Hardened Steel 13mm hardened steel Boaflexicore
Warranty/Manufacturer programs $4,000 Theft Protection, Limited Lifetime Warranty, Key Safe Program 1-year manufacturer warranty $5,000 Theft Protection, Limited Lifetime Warranty; Key Safe Program None $13,500 Theft Protection available for purchase separately
Unique Features Keyhole cover, LED light on one key; dust cover over keyhole Reflective sheath, curve key Small and super burly, LED light on one key; dust cover over keyhole Automatic keyhole cover, LED light on one key Wearable design
Tin Snips No No No No No
Hammer No No No No No
Hacksaw No No No No Yes, but unrealistic
Bolt Cutters, 36" No No No No No
Angle Grinder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of cuts required to free lock 2 cuts 1 cut 2 cuts 2 cuts 1 cut
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