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ABUS Granit X-Plus 540 U-Lock
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Pros Lightweight, easy-to-use, versatile and easy to carry aroundVery 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 Less secure than U-locks, not quite long enough, heaviest folding lock testedHeavy, bulky to transportNot lightweight, uncomfortable with some backpacks, priceyHeavy, limited versatility, expensiveNot the highest security possible, expensive
Bottom Line Fine for low-risk areas when you need something to deter opportunistsThis 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 Seatylock Foldylock Compact New York Standard U-Lock Hiplok Original: Superbright New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lo... ABUS Granit X-Plus 540 U-Lock
Security (40%)
5
9
6
10
8
Ease Of Transport (25%)
7
4
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4
Ease Of Use (20%)
7
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Versatility (15%)
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Specs Seatylock... New York Standard... Hiplok Original:... New York... ABUS Granit X-Plus...
Measured weight (lbs) 2.8 lbs 4.5 lbs 4.3 lbs 4.7 lbs 3.3 lbs
Type of lock Folding U-lock Wearable chain U-Lock U-lock
Lock dimensions 7.5" x 1.6" x 2.35" (folded); 33" long (unfolded) 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 3 keys (one with HID light) 3 keys 3 keys (one with LED light) 2 keys (one with LED light)
Primary materials Hardened steel 16mm Hardened Steel 8mm hardened steel chain, 600D polyester sleeve 18mm Hardened Steel 13mm hardened steel
Warranty/Manufacturer programs One year 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 Rotating locking mechanism; color options 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 No No No No No
Hammer No No No No No
Hacksaw No No No No No
Bolt Cutters, 36" No 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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