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Pros Versatile, light (for a U-Lock), easy to use, valueVery 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 Slightly less secure than other U-Lock models, bulkyHeavy, bulky to transportNot lightweight, uncomfortable with some backpacks, priceyHeavy, limited versatility, expensiveNot the highest security possible, expensive
Bottom Line The combination of a U-Lock and a cable is great, and at this price, it's our steal-of-a-deal recommendationThis 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 Evolution Mini-7 U-Lock New York Standard U-Lock Hiplok Original: Superbright New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lo... ABUS Granit X-Plus 540 U-Lock
Security (40%)
7
9
6
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8
Ease Of Transport (25%)
5
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Ease Of Use (20%)
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Versatility (15%)
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Specs Evolution Mini-7... New York Standard... Hiplok Original:... New York... ABUS Granit X-Plus...
Measured weight (lbs) 3.5 lbs 4.5 lbs 4.3 lbs 4.7 lbs 3.3 lbs
Type of lock U-Lock + cable U-lock Wearable chain U-Lock U-lock
Lock dimensions U-lock: 9.4"x 5.6" (13mm thick U), 4' cable 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 3 keys (one with HID light) 3 keys (one with HID light) 3 keys 3 keys (one with LED light) 2 keys (one with LED light)
Primary materials 13mm hardened "max-performance" steel with braided steel cable 16mm Hardened Steel 8mm hardened steel chain, 600D polyester sleeve 18mm Hardened Steel 13mm hardened steel
Warranty/Manufacturer programs $2,500 Theft Protection (does not cover cable), Limited Lifetime Warranty; Key Safe Program $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 LED light on one key; cable in addition to U-Lock; dust cover on keyhole 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 Cable: Yes; U-lock: No No No No No
Hammer No No No No No
Hacksaw No No No No No
Bolt Cutters, 36" Cable: Yes, U-lock: No No No No No
Angle Grinder Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Number of cuts required to free lock 2 cuts 2 cuts 1 cut 2 cuts 2 cuts
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