There is a bewildering choice of locks on the market each with their own advantages, or disadvantages. Some of these are seriously secure and seriously bulky, heavy and awkward – and just what any weight conscious roadie doesn’t need.
I have one of these. Jolly useful if not the most exciting of cycling accessories but nevertheless here’s my view:
- Lightweight at only 86g
- Compact and easily fits in a pocket, the cable retracts into the body
- Wiggle reviews are fairly positive as well
- Can lock two bikes together, or one bike to a pole, or a railing etc. Not long enough to go through both wheels unless you start dismantling the bike
- Arguably a bit pricey at around £17.99
- You can select your own four digit number and make it easier to remember but probably best to avoid your bank card’s PIN
- Perfectly okay for locking your bike up in a “low risk” area (i.e. a public place where someone might get rumbled if they were cutting a bike lock off. Not so hot in a higher risk area such as a railway station. The cable itself is if like a brake cable with a plastic coating. With the right tool you could probably cut the cable in a couple of seconds.
- So, worth having in certain circumstances for sure but don’t come complaining to me if your bike has been nicked. But it’s not bad.