Top positive review
on 19 November 2017
This thing is the bees knees. Its a very good price for a Gold rated secure standard lock and the fact that it has been 'gold rated' by these standards speaks volumes really. It's a pretty heavy thing which is both a positive and a negative. Obviously on a bike you want to minimise the weight, but at the same time you don't want a flimsy lock and this certainly feels sturdy.
It comes with three keys, one of which has a light in it. It has a nice rubber casing too and that helps to reduce/prevent damage to your bike frame when locking it up.Also included is the Kryptonite 'warranty', although this is a massive faff to claim and you are supposed to take a picture of your bike every time you lock it as proof, which I think is not really going to happen.
The only thing stopping me giving this 5 stars is the mounting bracket. It works fine, is slightly fiddly to put on but nothing too hard - but it just seems like a very strange piece of engineering to me. I much prefer the mounting method used by other D-Locks, such as Abus, where you simply slot the lock into a holster. The way that this lock mounts means you really have to think about where you are putting it and also will mean that it won't work on bikes with smaller frames.