✅ TOP 5: Best Bike Lock 2019

✅ TOP 5: Best Bike Lock 2019


Whether you live out in the country or in
a major metropolitan area, there is no bike lock system that will stop a well-equipped
thief. However, there are a number of locks that
will either slow down or completely discourage a criminal. Before we get started with our video detailing
the best bike locks, we have included links in the description for each product mentioned,
so make sure you check those out to see which is in your budget range. Starting off with the best overall bike lock
we have the Kryptonite New York U-Lock. Kryptonite is the top name in the bike lock
industry. That’s why we’ve included three of its
locks in our guide. One of the factors that set Kryptonite apart
is its Anti-Theft Protection Offer. Basically, when you get your lock, you must
register it with the company right away. Then, if your bike is stolen while it is covered
by the anti-theft protection, the company will pay to replace your bike. For the Fahgettaboudit Mini, the first year
of registration is free. After that, it is $24.99 for five years of
coverage. The New York Fahgettaboudit Mini offers the
highest level of security of any of Kryptonite’s locks according to the company. The shackle is made of 18-millimeter hardened
“MAX-Performance” steel. For extra security, the crossbar has an oversized
hardened steel sleeve. The lock comes with three keys, which disengage
the lock using a high-security disk-style cylinder. The cylinder is protected by a sliding dust
cover. And, the center keyway is designed to make
leverage attacks difficult. Many industry experts state that the New York
Fahgettaboudit bike lock is one of the best options on the market. The only reason The Sweethome rated this model
as its second pick is that it is so heavy at 4.55 pounds. Other than that, the reviewers liked that
the shackle is thick and would require a thief to make two time-consuming cuts to steal a
bike. Consumer Search found this to be the top option
for the above reasons as well as the location of the keyway in the center instead of the
side, where most locks locate it. The Best Bike Lock ranked this Kryptonite
model the most secure U-lock. Around 84% of the reviewers on Amazon give
the Fahgettaboudit Mini either four or five stars. Buyers are impressed with how heavy duty and
secure the lock appears. The biggest complaint is that the U-lock is
fairly small. This is helpful for security, but it does
make it hard for you to lock up all of the elements of your bike, including your seat
post and seat. Users recommend that you buy multiple U-locks
or a cable to lock to the U-lock. Also, one verified purchaser pointed out that
Kryptonite does not honor any guarantees if you do not register your lock. Next up we have the best standard size U-lock
bike lock which goes to the Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock. Whereas the Fahgettaboudit Mini features 18mm
hardened MAX-Performance steel, the shackle for the Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle
U-Lock is slightly thinner at 16mm. The other major difference is that the New
York Standard is larger at 4 x 8 inches versus 3.25 x 6 inches. This gives you more options for locking your
bike up, but it also makes it easier for criminals to get bolt cutters and other devices around
it. Other than these two differences, the two
models are essentially the same, including the center keyway, double deadbolt, and high-security
disk-style cylinder. Outdoor Gear Lab tested out the best locks
on the market, including the Fahgettaboudit Mini, and the New York Standard got the highest
score. The reviewer said it is the best lock for
biking in urban areas. The Best Bike Lock included this Kryptonite
lock in its short list of the best standard size U-locks because of the anti-theft protection
as well as the double deadbolt locking and 16-millimeter-thick shackle. The Bike Tool Box recommended the New York
Standard to anyone who wants to protect their bike in cities with high crime rates. Of the users who reviewed the New York Standard
bike lock on Amazon, 62% gave it five stars. Buyers comment that this Kryptonite lock is
heavy (it weighs about 4.45 pounds), which makes them feel more secure. They also like that it’s easy to install
the lock mount on your bike, and the lock can even be mounted on the side so the space
inside your bike frame can be reserved for a water bottle or other accessories. One user did have trouble keeping the mounting
assembly on tight. Up next we have the best bike lock on a budget
which goes to the UShake Bike Lock Cable. The UShake Bike Lock Cable is made of flexible
steel cables that measure about a quarter of an inch (6.5 millimeters) in diameter. The cable is covered with PVC coating for
an overall thickness of 12 millimeters. The cable is four feet long and recoils back
into its original shape. The four-digit combination lock has 10,000
possible passcodes. This lock is the lightest option in this guide
at 0.7 pounds, and it mounts to your bike with the provided bracket. UShake stands behind this product with a six-month
warranty. TBPR Reviews has the UShake Bike Lock Cable
as number two on its list of the best bike locks. The reviewers like it because of the hard-to-crack
lock, six-month warranty, and flexible braided steel construction. A Secure Life ranked this model as the best
cable lock because you don’t have to carry around a key, and it comes with a mounting
bracket. However, it lost points because the lock isn’t
durable and isn’t ideal for high-crime areas. Folding Bike List also rated this UShake product
as the best cable lock because of the toughened steel cables and the 10,000 combination possibilities. The UShake Bike Lock Cable has more than 1,600
five-star reviews on Amazon. Users like that you can set the combination
yourself so that you can remember it. The mounting bracket appears to remain stable
even after plenty of jostling. Many buyers have used a couple of these locks
in tandem to create a longer cable or for added security. Yet, reviewers comment that they are sure
crooks could cut through the cable easily with the right tools. Next we have the best U-lock and cable bike
lock combo which goes to the Kryptonite Kryptolok Standard Bicycle U-Lock with 4-foot Flex Cable. The design of the Kryptolok Standard Bicycle
U-Lock is fairly similar to the Kryptonite locks we covered in previous slides. It has a center keyway, high-security disc-style
cylinder, reinforced hardened crossbar, and a hardened MAX-Performance steel shackle. However, there are some key differences. The shackle is 13 millimeters thick, the U-lock
is 4 x 9 inches, and there is not a double locking mechanism. Kryptonite rates the security of the Kryptolok
as 6 out of 10 (versus 9 for the New York Standard and 10 for the Fahgettaboudit Mini). The company states that it should be secure
enough in rural areas, in the suburbs, and when traveling with your bike on a car rack. The Best Bike Lock rated the Kryptolok as
the “best mid-security lock” because it is strong enough to dissuade criminals without
being too expensive or heavy. However, the reviewers didn’t like that
the U-lock isn’t double locked so it only takes one cut of the shackle to remove it. Outdoor Gear Lab ranked this model as the
best lock that you can get for less than $50. It got high praise because of its ease of
use and versatility. The reviewers recommend this U-lock if you
will mainly be locking your bike up overnight in rural areas or during the day in college
towns or urban areas. The Kryptolok U-Lock has more than 1,700 five-
and four-star reviews on Amazon. Buyers like that it works well in areas with
little crime, the mounting mechanism is easy to install, and the lock is lightweight compared
to other U-locks (3.3 pounds). However, there are several users that have
had their bicycles stolen while using this lock for long periods of time in metropolitan
areas. They also report that they didn’t have much
luck getting Kryptonite to cover the cost of replacing their bike. Remember to register your bike lock with them
immediately after you purchase it to take advantage of their theft protection program. For our last pick we have the best heavy-duty
U-lock bike lock on a budget which goes to the Sigtuna Heavy Duty Bicycle U-Lock with
Cable. The Sigtuna Heavy Duty Bicycle U-Lock is thick
at 16 millimeters and comes with a braided steel flex cable, mounting bracket, two keys,
and an ebook, plus, it costs less than $40. One of the reasons we did not rate this as
our best overall lock is that it does not come with any sort of warranty or guarantee. The lock does feature a double bolt mechanism
that requires a thief to make two cuts to free the bike, which increases the likelihood
they will be caught in the act. And, the cable allows for flexibility in how
you lock up your ride. ApexBikes ranked this Sigtuna as the best
U-lock because of how convenient it is to use along with how resilient the thick shackle
is. AmaPerfect included this model in its list
of the best bike locks. The reviewers liked the convenience and reliability
of it. They were also impressed with the 1200 mm
(slightly less than four feet) braided steel cable. The Z9 found nothing wrong with the Heavy
Duty Bicycle U-Lock and listed the price, quality, and ease of use as the main benefits
of this unit. Around 67% of the buyers who reviewed the
Sigtuna U-lock on Amazon gave it five stars. Users like how durable and thick the U-lock
is and that the cable is long enough to lock up several bikes. One verified purchaser mentioned that a thief
tried to use bolt cutters and a drill on their U-lock and was thwarted in their attempt to
steal the bike. Some reviewers found the U-lock to be a bit
heavy (3.1 pounds), but that was generally considered a benefit. So that sums up our best bike locks. We hope you enjoyed. If you did please leave a like on the video
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