Users' questions

How much should a bike lock weigh?

How much should a bike lock weigh?

So keep reading and I’ll introduce you to seven bike locks that don’t weigh a ton and will actually keep your bike safe. But before we start, a quick clarification….3. Litelok Silver: Lightest Sold Secure Silver Bike Lock.

Litelok SIlver
Shackle width: 1.4″ (3.5 cm)
Weight: 1.6 lb (0.73 kg)
Length: 27.6″ (70 cm)

What is the best light weight bike lock?

The best lightweight bike locks available today

  • Hiplok Z-Lok. Super light and convenient protection against opportunist bike snatchers.
  • Abus Bordo Lite 6055 85cm lock.
  • Hiplok DX.
  • Kryptonite Messenger Mini.
  • Giant Surelock Air Loop.
  • Hiplock Lite.
  • LiteLok Silver Flexi-U Regular.
  • LiteLok Gold Original.

How thick should a bike lock be?

And if you want to be absolutely sure your bike lock can’t be defeated by bolt cutters, you normally need a chain or a u-lock shackle that is at least 16 mm thick. Because at 16 mm, good quality, properly hardened steel is too thick to be cropped by any manual bolt cutters.

Is there a bike lock that Cannot be picked?

The venerable Fahgettaboudit U-lock, by Kryptonite, is one of the most unbreakable & best bike locks you’re going to come across. The lock has a double deadbolt / shackle design (it has to cut through both sides to compromise it). It uses a disc cylinder that’s difficult to pick. This heavy lock weighs over 4 pounds.

What chain Cannot be cut with bolt cutters?

Hexagonal links (or square or trapezoidal) make it impossible for bolt cutters to get a grip. Chain sold by the foot at the local hardware store performs lifting and towing well, but not theft resistance.

Do bike thieves pick locks?

A lot of people think bike or motorcycle thieves pick locks. In most cases, it’s faster and easier to cut directly through the surrounding mechanism while avoiding the actual lock. Hand-held cable cutters will do the job quickly on cable locks, and hacksaws take care of chains, cheap U-locks, and cable locks.

How do you unlock a bike lock without a key?

A pair of wire cutters or a pair of bolt croppers/cutters should do the trick. This is one of the safest and easiest ways to remove a bike lock without keys. Using an angle grinder, you’ll be able to cut through any bike lock. If you have an angle grinder or other similar power tools, you may decide to use these.

What is the hardest bike lock to break?

1. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit: Strongest U Lock

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini
Weight: 4.55 lb (2.06 kg)
Size (internal): 3.25 x 6″ (8.3 x 15.3 cm)
Kryptonite rating: 10/10
Other Security Ratings:

How do you unlock a Kryptonite bike lock without a key?

If you want to learn how to unlock a kryptonite bike lock, the pen trick can do the job for you. It involves using a plastic pen to bypass the lock. All you have to do is remove the tip of the pen and press the cylinder into the keyway and then do a slight turn. This will open the lock if done correctly.

What is the strongest chain that Cannot be cut?

By being the toughest chain, we mean the Pewag chain is the hardest chain to cut with bolt cutters. The biggest reason is the hardened steel chain is squared, so it will not allow bolt cutters to cut through it.

What is the hardest bolt to cut?

Grade-8 bolts are difficult to cut, but can be done with the use of a high-speed cutoff wheel. Clamp the bolt by the head into a bench vice.