Ok guys. I'm still in the middle of figuing out which locks to send back to Kryptonite! Anyone out there own this little (big actually) gem of a lock? When I bought it, it was the biggest, baddest, toughest U-lock on the market. And I'm not convinced that it can be Bic Pic'd anyway. (I've rekeyed the older Kryptonite K4's - jamming a Bic Pen in there, first won't fit, and second won't magically make the pins align.)
I had special "Bad Bones" custom made for the lock and even a special "cuff" from a massive pipe T-joint form the hardware store. When it's outfitted with all that junk, it's one bad-ass lock! And it's my "high-crime area" lock.
Krypt. wants to send an Evo 2000 Mini LS in replacement. I don't think I'd trust that lock as much as my trusty old heavy Rock Lock.
Anyone own the Rock and have any advice*? I'd really like Krypt. to send a New York lock as a replacement (I also have a NY chain). I'm not trying to be pushy or whine, I just want the biggest, baddest, toughest lock to replace it. I'm a little twisted when it comes to locks anyway, and I told Krypt. that too!
-Muchas Gracias, Merci Boucoup, Vielen Dank!
*Hey, maybe The Rock owns a Rock?!!!! (If not, he should.)
Kryptonite makes ONE U-lock that may be the best lock on the U.S. market: the New York 3000. Correctly installed around your rear wheel and around a hefty steel locking post, it can not be broken with leverage tools, and it will take over ten minutes to cut using portable power tools.
In a neighborhood where the crooks do not use power tools, an equally strong lock is the OnGuard Bulldog Mini ($24 at REI). Correctly installed, it can not be broken by leverage attacks.
The key to foiling a leverage attack is to use the smallest lock that fits around your rear wheel, plus a parking meter or sturdy post. Overly large locks leave enough empty space for crooks to insert their "breaking" tools.
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