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First of all, do NOT use this lock on its own.
It is not designed to be used without a D Lock.

However, it does a great job in going around my whole bike, securing my front and back wheels to my D lock.
This is useful for just giving you that extra added protection for your bike.
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This is meant to be the best quality 1cm security flex that you can buy, and as this hasn't been tested as yet, I have no reason to disbelieve it. It certainly looks the business & is good value for money & is perfect for locking front wheels & removable seats to an existing lock.

Having said that, (and I apologise here in advance if the following advice is teaching grandma's to suck eggs...):

I do urge people looking for security for their bike to understand that any thief worth his salt can still get through this cable with just decent quality snips in only a very short time.
You therefore need to anchor the bike to an immovable (eg steel post) object via a decent heavy duty lock & chain or shackle lock (google "Sheldon Brown" online, but preferably secure through rear wheel & frame together if possible). Try not to leave room for a thief to get a small "bottle" jack in the "D" of a shackle lock if using this mode of security (try to buy the shackle that fits your bike snugly & just has room for a post).
I suggest that for evey £10 you spend on bike, you spend at least £1 on lock... (and start at no less than £20).
The Sold Secure Silver Kryptonite Kryptolok is a decentish sub £25 shackle for anything up to around £200 new, for example. Their Evolution lock is just a few quid more and is Sold Secure Gold (see my other review, as I have one).
Please however remember that if a thief good at what he does wants your bike, he will have it... The trick (unfortunately for others) is to move up the ladder by getting him to move onto easier pickings.

Other tips:
1) Lock bike outside cafe's, pubs, places here plenty of people are visible just inside (the thief does not wish to be disturbed by an irrate owner/punter).
2) Park where monitored by CCTV (although most thieves would not be massively deterred)
3) Make sure the post/fixing you attach to does not allow your bike to be simply lifted up & over it!
4) The item you attach your lock to must not be construed to be actually much weaker than your lock (although attaching to anything immovable offers another layer of security).
5) A good independant reviewer of all bike locks (attack tested independantly) is "Bike Radar" (just google it). Be wary, as the odd sold secure gold lock does not rate particularly well in their practical testing.

I hope thats of help to some (sorry if you read that lot & knew it already)...
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on 18 September 2012
This was used to protect my husband's cycle (as it was full of quick release clips) at the local train station and had been fine since I purchased it in March of this year. Great length, no kinks, weatherproof, a deterrant (or so we thought!). However, my husband came home to find it had been cut through and his saddle was stolen (didn't realise the saddle was such a good one???!). They kindly left both quick release wheels in place! So it does work but if some person is dead set on taking something, or the whole bike, it seems it's easily cut (didn't seem to be multiple cuts; it was just the one all the way through).

Not one for leaving negative comments, but just thought you might like to know. The D-Lock probably helped to ensure the bike frame and rear wheel remained at the bike stand :)
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on 19 February 2010
Having all or part of a bike stolen is heartbreaking. Even when the one stolen is as cheap as chips. Take it from experience. Anything that can help is worth its weight in gold and this is a device that will get your average bike thief to move on to one that doesn't involve quite as much work. Unless, naturally, your bike is a Rolls Royce. Then all bets are off!

For those that don't know, this fits in various ways. Through the seat if you want, but in my case through both wheels and around a solid D lock and through a cheaper cable lock too. In other words, stops either wheel being taken. However - to be clear - if the main lock is broken this is broken too.

Don't cheat yourself on length. Shorter might leave you struggling. This will - in my case anyway - warp around the seat pole and could even be used to secure shopping to the front handlebars. The advantage of a sturdy bike.

No complaints at all - should be standard issue in today's world.
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on 9 October 2010
This is a great length, goes through both wheels of my cycle and around whatever I want to lock my bike to. Very thick so will deter some thieves. Combined with a good lock, what more can you ask for.
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on 9 June 2010
Easy to carry and attach to your bike using a D-lock or preferred item. I went with the 7ft as i have allot of quick release items on the bike and with this you can go round the wheels and seat if done correctly. Easy to carry and secures your bike enough to make the quick steal difficult.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 12 August 2016
Fantastic cable. Buy one. One of the better cables on the market!

If you are looking for a great cable, this is a good one to go for. Get it. It is as simple as that.

MORE ABOUT BIKE LOCKS:
I spent hours researching bike security. It is agreed and does not seem to be debated anywhere, that:
- D locks (or U Locks) are the most secure
- Thick chain locks are the second best security element
- Fixed locks and cables are the weakest

This cable is best used around your tires and in through your centre frame, securing the bike to a post for example.

But it is wise to remember that there is no bicycle lock on the market which cannot be cut with angle grinders.
There is also no cable (on Amazon) that cannot be snipped with bolt cutters.
The 4 foot long bolt cutters will I am afraid snip through one of these. But fortunately, thieves rarely carry the biggest bolt cutters.

Angle grinders, due to the noise they make, are the least common tool thieves use for stealing bikes.

I now use my D lock to secure my bike for the ultimate in security, but the added advantage of a cable around the wheels ensures no one walks off with those (if you have quick release wheels).

So, unless you are spending more money on a better D lock, this is a great deterrent, adds wheel security, plus the cable itself is a good one.

After doing that large lot of reading/research, I went for an ABUS granite X-Plus 540 but also bought one of these cables.
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on 5 March 2017
Great Cable - better than I expected pairs to both my U-locks a treat. These cables are as good as they come, I have the 4 foot cable that was supplied with my Kryptonite U-Lock a longer cable is sometimes required depending on which bike is in use...
This is just as well made as the 4 foot cable they coil easily and can be carried attached to the lock using the Velcro strap and loops. The extra length of the 7 foot cable should make running the cable through both wheels around a post etc a good deal easier. Also the plastic coating gives protection to paint work is robust and the whole cable is well made all round adding a good level of add-on security. Much needed if you have QR (quick release) wheels etc.
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on 1 August 2015
This has it's pro's and con's.

By bad, my bike was stolen. It must have taken them a matter of seconds to cut through the cable. As a primary cable to secure your bike, no way. you need something else to add to it.

I'm surprised at how easy they've cut through it with a hand tool.
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on 27 July 2014
Easy way to lock bike along with a u lock. U lock to be used to lock bike to stationary item and cable to secure the front will to the u lock. However in cases were the u lock is not big enough to lock to a lamp post you can use the cable. (Not advised however as the cable is easier to cut)
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