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    Chain vs U lock

    Hey all!

    I know there are loads of threads on here about bike security, but couldnt find anything about this.

    I want the very best security for my beloved bike as it is left outside work everyday.

    I plan to get a Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit lock, but which is the most secure? the U lock or the chain? (Theyre both level 12 on Kryptonites site).

    I dont care about weight or practicality etc.

    Just want the lock that is more secure.

    Cheers in advance,

    mike

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    A properly used U-lock is more secure as there are far fewer places to attack it.

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^agree, the U lock generally is less versatile, but is harder to kill. Both chain and u-lock would be outstanding protection, if you really are serious about keeping your bike locked out and safe.
    Not too much to say here

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeweeks View Post
    I dont care about weight or practicality etc.

    Just want the lock that is more secure.
    U-Lock.

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    You need two different sets of tools to defeat each kind. The tools thieves use on a chain aren't effective on a u-lock, the reverse is true. Taking both ensures that anyone packing only one flavour probably won't be able to beat both locks.

    If I were to choose just one out of the two, for whatever reason, it would be the U-lock. Power tools and jacks are not inconspicuous. Chains are easier to cut with more discretion.

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    As a side note, are you using any really valuable components (peddles, seat, etc.)? If so, a small lock for each one might be in order if your leaving you bike out for more then a couple hours. It pretty easy to steal a nice carbon seat.

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    Get both.
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    In before "just buying time"!

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    Utilize both since the enemy of thieves is time-at-the-crime-scene.
    As mentioned, they're likely not hauling around all the tools they need to steal a bicycle with two types of security. Good luck!

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