Top critical review
7 people found this helpful
Good alarm lock, but fitting is difficult.
on 7 January 2015
This alarm lock seems to be quite good. Very loud alarm, sensitive, but haven't yet had a false alarm. I like the fact that reseve batteries are provided. Lock has been in use for 6 weeks without need to change batteries.
Why only 3 stars, then? Well, the fitting mechanism leaves much room for improvement as it is very inflexible: The frame needs to have a precise diameter where this beast can be fitted at all. Too wide, and it won't fit, too narrow, and it won't fit either. There is no way the base can be adjusted to specific needs. This also means that there are only certain areas on your bike where you could fit it, if at all. The shackle is quite narrow, so doesn't usually fit over mudguards.
If there would be any better / more adjustment possibilities (eg different sized metal straps to fit the base, thicker rubber bands longer screws to fit the base, or other simple mechanisms to change the shape of the base bay), this would be a perfect alarm lock.