i'm trying to order a mini kryptonite u lock. for $30, you can get the kryptonite series 2 mini u lock. for $45, you can get the kryptonite evolution whatever mini lock.
.. is there much of a difference in security with these two locks?
and the series 2 lock doesn't show pic's of the key it uses.. they recalled all the one's you could hack with a bic pen right???
also, what site would you trust most when ordering these locks?
thanks, and sorry again if this thread has already been posted to death.
Patric - they are one in the same. There is only one Evolution Mini. Some sites or shops may have it listed as a couple of different things, but it isn't in the 'series 4' family. We left it just as it was - it's pretty darn good as it is! Just make sure this isn't old, old, old stock with the $30 with a tubular key. Confirm that it has a disc cylinder and you are good to go! Thanks for choosing Kryptonite!
Last summer when I bought my new Bianchi, I also bought a Kryptonite New York U-Lock. With shipping, I paid a little over $70. I got the mid-size [4 " x 8 "] and it works great. Though it weighs 4 lbs., I don't complain. I need the excercise.
ok so I don't know of you bought a lock since this is an oldish thread, but I think you're asking about the grey vs. orange locks? If you are there is a huge difference - the materials that make up the orange lock are much harder, and they keyway is a lot more complex, with a deadbolt system. Baiscally this makes the orange lock a lot more resistant to car jack type things, and takes longer to cut through. Personally, another reason I'd go for the orange is that it's smaller. Less space to destroy the lock without destroying the bike.