Tell potential thieves to "Forget about it" in your best Brooklyn intonation when securing your wheels with this lock. The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini is an all muscle little guy. In our tests, it proved impossible for us to compromise the lock with hand tools. It earned our highest security rating, tying with two other locks from Kryptonite. It's straightforward and easy to use, too. The mini is for cyclists who are seeking the most security from the smallest package. Small doesn't mean lightweight, though. This puppy weighs over four pounds, second-most of all contenders reviewed. It also doesn't come with a mounting bracket for on-frame portability. For extended lockups in high-risk areas, though, this lock rocks.
We don't argue with the security of the Mini, yet a few other models performed better across the board. The larger Kryptonite New York Standard U-lock beat out the Mini due to its greater versatility and included frame mount while offering comparable security. For regular commuters who don't leave their bikes in the riskiest neighborhoods, consider our favorite model for commuting, the Hiplok Original: Superbright. Being able to wear this lock makes transporting the weight much easier than carrying it in a backpack.