18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Abus Tough Lock - 15 security rating
The usual great Abus solidity. And it is the highest security rating - 15 - as I had hoped and expected but not (strangely) mentioned in the writeup. Especially effective with one through the frame and one through the front wheel. A good price and a very speedy delivery. Weight is the only drawback but that's the price you pay to keep the loathsome scumbags away (yes - I...
Published on 5 April 2011 by Hamnix Felix Toe
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Secure, but lock mechanism eventually seized
Very secure lock, bracket to attach to a bike worked quite well. However, after 18 months the lock mechanism started to seize. Lubrication with WD40 hasn't helped. Often very difficult or impossible to unlock the bike, or put the shackle back in the lock and remove the key. The bolts that extend to keep the shackle in place seem to be the problem as they get stuck...
Published 24 months ago by Matt Gloss
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life lesson,
I've just given one of these, together with a 7ft Kryptonite kryptoflex, my 19 year old son, who is off to university, telling him that one of the most important life lessons he'll learn is how to secure a bike. I sense that he thinks I've gone over the top: the D lock is too heavy, he complains, and the flex too long. 'It's too much hassle'. So I've tried to convey what a hassle it is to have your bike nicked, to find yourself transportless, to have to rearrange all your plans, to find out about public transport in a city you're not too familiar with, and, most of all, to make an insurance claim, (contact the police, give descriptions, wait and phone and phone again, and wait and argue etc etc). I still don't think it has sunk in. But I'm confident that I've done my best as a mum getting him this gear. Where did I first hear about it? I think it might have been via the Guardian cycle blog then London Cyclist. It's what I use and I wouldn't want any less for him.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top D-lock,
This is my second Abus Granit-54 X-Plus. I used a longer, 300 mm, for couple years already. It is very secure D-lock and pleasure to use. Easy to attach to the frame.
Having got 2 bikes stolen, both with cable locks snapped by bolt cutter, I will only use a top D-lock to secure my bike.
Don't ever buy cable locks. Yes, they are cheap, but they are useless. Thieves love them.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars very robust product,
i bought this lock because it is necessary to meet insurance specifications. it must be very close to thief proof. however it is very heavy so i do not plan to carry it on any rides. it would be ideal for securing bike at home or work.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars too short,
Due to stiff nature and short diameter, use is limited also broke after few uses . I'd say go for a flexible chain design.
1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars rubbish,
for a expensive lock that is supposed to protect your bike this needs a design rethink its flimsy casing is rubbish had it about six months and the lock cover fell apart now open to the element so anyone can easily open it. a disappointing product when its supposed to be one of the strongest locks cant recommend anyone purchasing this.
3 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for me, but i'm sure it's fine for others,
I purchased this bike lock because I wanted to insure my bike, and to do so, I needed a certain grade of lock. Firstly, I was shocked at how expensive a lock I needed to buy. When it arrived, I tried fixing the lock to my bike frame, but the frame was not the standard shape, and the lock was HUGE. It wouldn't have fitted anywhere. The other downsides are, it's super heavy and also, I could barely unlock it with the key. Really struggled several times, so I took the decision to return the lock. There was no technical fault with it, but i'm not the strongest of women and this was too beefy for me!
8 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I was thinking to buy this lock until I have seen this,
This review is from: Abus Granit-54 X-Plus (Sports)
I was thinking to buy this lock and having a look in internet I saw this video. There is a video specially made for this lock showing how to pick it. Too risky and expensive.
Just type the name of the lock in youtube and you will see.
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Abus Granit-54 X-Plus by Abus
£60.67 - £91.63