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5.0 out of 5 stars Every cyclist needs this, 14 Jan. 2012
This review is from: ABUS Bicycle Lock 4850 LH/SP (NKR), 8.5 mm, Black (Sports)
This lock design is stronger than typical D-Locks for reasons I'll not go into but you can find on the web.

And better than the Defender and Type 7 models (both of which I've got) since some Dutch thieves may have discovered how to pick the older locks.

All of them are extra secure because the bad guys only carry pocket bolt-croppers. The smaller sizes of lock-breakers require them to stamp on the arms - they can only do this with locks/chains near the ground.

While these horseshoe locks are superb for shopping type security, they are not a complete solution. If someone might carry off your pride and joy, then you also need the plug in chain to attach to a fixed object. One key for 2 defenses, both of them easier/faster locking than any other system. And much lighter/easier to carry than any alternative.

I have no connection to Abus other than being a fan for over 25 years.

Added - horse-shoe locks are fitted to the bicycle cheaply, quickly and very effectively with self-tapping screws driven into the seat-stays. If you don't wish to do this (aluminium frame maybe?) then cable ties are perfectly acceptable. Abus also do two kinds of after-market fitting kits. The "claw" type is good but the worm driven strap type is a bit iffy.
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Initial post: 10 Dec 2014 21:51:46 GMT
duncan says:
Why will an aluminum frame be unsuitable? I think mine is an alu alloy.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2014 05:28:52 GMT
Andy Dyer says:
My information may be out of date ... but traditionally aluminium would always fail in fatigue. Driving self tappers into the stays might slash the life from 100k to 10k or less. Steel not have the same problem.
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