Solid lock, that even looks great. It's easy to use, although I now must carry another key on my chain. Length is great for one bike, but challenging for our two bikes. We have to position them just so to weave the chain into the typical bike rack. For now, the Kryptonite serves as an excellent repellent for would-be thieves and we bolster it with another longer cable lock, giving rise to yet another key on my chain. Having had our bikes fall victim to downtown bike thieves, we are glad to have the benefit of Kryptonite.
I like this lock a lot. It's not as cumbersome as the NYC big lock
- It's not as long not as heavy
- The lock is integrated so there's no separate padlock
- It's cheaper!
Due to the shorter length, you're not able to lock both wheels to frame without taking one of the wheels off. This seems like a worthy compromise to save on weight and size from the NYC lock.
I appreciate that the fabric cover protects from scratching the frame.
The security rating is technically lower than the NYC chain BUT to the common criminal, I would have to guess that just the looks alone say, Don't even try it scum bag.
I bought this lock to replace my old cable key lock.
For the price, this is a great lock. Less expensive than U-lock with the same safety, and more length to use on your bike I have found this to work great.
The outer 'housing' on the chain will not scratch paint, the track bike I use it on I custom painted myself and is one of my gems.
Down side I have heard from others using this lock, it is heavy, but I have never minded.