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Good, but the Kryptonite Messenger lock is better in everyway
on 11 November 2016
Bought, used twice, then replaced with a smaller lighter Kryptonite Messenger lock, which has a higher security rating, and is half the weight. Not to say this is a bad lock, there’s just better option around that are more suitable. Just took some real life usage to realise that I could easily get away with a much smaller lock.
With bike locks the smaller you can get away with the better as it allows thief’s less room to work with to remove the lock. Also your bike will move around less if it gets knocked when secured. I sign up to the "Lock Strategy - Sheldon Brown" method, which I think someone else here has mentioned. Locking it around the rear wheel, in the rear triangle of the frame, and around other bikes where possible; safety in numbers.
Matched with some security skewers and my bike is safe and secure around Southampton. I will use this as a backup lock, or to secure my bike somewhere in addition to my other lock if I plan on leaving it anywhere for any significant time. The cable I found pretty useless, and left it at home after the 1st use. Therefore I would recommend the Messenger lock over this in every way, for little to no-more money, and more piece of mind.