I was looking to get a cable to protect my new investment of a tri-cycle. After spending almost $350, I didn't want someone coming by a snipping the pinky-thin cable that I was using to lock it up to a bike rack. this thing is freaking awesome! a braided cable with metal collars? Yeah, I'll take that any day of the week. It's long enough, but barely. If I had another 6"... If you are looking to have something that can lock up your wheel and frame to a secure location, this is it. Love it!