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Excellent alternative to D locks.
on 27 February 2013
I do not know why these are not seen in Bike shops more as they are much more practical that D-Locks and the fact you can secure it to the frame far more tightly than a D lock makes it far more pleasant to carry around.
It can be easily fixed to the Water Bottle screws on the upright or slanting tube and weighs less than a D-Lock.
I do not think they are quite as secure as a top rated D lock, hence the reason I gave it 4 stars, not 5, but they still have the same Sold Secure Gold, or Abus Level 15, security rating.
In addition the movement of the metal bars would make leverage against itself very difficult, if anyone tried to pry it open. It is also easier to manipulate around posts etc. than a D Lock
It has a much bigger opening than a D-Lock and does not flap about on your bike when riding and although it feels heavier than a large D lock it is NOT.
It is simply because the weight is concentrated in a smaller area, that it feels heavier.
If you weigh this lock and then a large D lock you will more than likely find the D lock weighs more. I was very surprised by this, when I weighed them, as initially I thought that this lock was much heavier.
Dont bother with the latest Bordo version for £15 more. This is better than the latest version, as the newer version has a soft rubber covering, that tears. This has a harder plastic covering, but it still DOESNT scratch your paintwork.