Hiplok Z Lok
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Pros Lightweight, flexible, easy to useVery 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 mount
Cons Too small, minimal securityHeavy, bulky to transportNot lightweight, uncomfortable with some backpacks, priceyHeavy, limited versatility, expensiveNot the highest security possible, expensive
Bottom Line Not recommended for your sole source of security, this lock can be used in a variety of waysThis 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 quality
Rating Categories Hiplok Z Lok New York Standard U-Lock Hiplok Original: Superbright New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lo... ABUS Granit X-Plus 540 U-Lock
Security (40%)
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Ease Of Transport (25%)
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Specs Hiplok Z Lok New York Standard... Hiplok Original:... New York... ABUS Granit X-Plus...
Measured weight (lbs) 0.1 lbs 4.5 lbs 4.3 lbs 4.7 lbs 3.3 lbs
Type of lock Cable/ Key Lock U-lock Wearable chain U-Lock U-lock
Lock dimensions 16.5" x 0.4" (0.125" thick) 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)
# of keys included 1 key 3 keys (one with HID light) 3 keys 3 keys (one with LED light) 2 keys (one with LED light)
Primary materials Steel cable 16mm Hardened Steel 8mm hardened steel chain, 600D polyester sleeve 18mm Hardened Steel 13mm hardened steel
Warranty/Manufacturer programs Lifetime Warranty $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
Unique Features Zip-tie style design 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
Tin Snips Yes No No No No
Hammer Yes No No No No
Hacksaw Yes, quick No No No No
Bolt Cutters, 36" Yes No No No No
Angle Grinder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of cuts required to free lock 1 cut 2 cuts 1 cut 2 cuts 2 cuts
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