Bike noob here. I am biking mainly to help rehab my knee. A friend of mine has lent a mtn bike so I can test out the sport and see if I would like to buy my own bike. I have been looking at bike locks and the Kryptonite brand seems to be very highly regarded, in particular the Fahgettaboudit with its 18mm diameter. But some of the reviews of the Fahgettaboudit fault its 6" tube, claiming it's just a bit to small and limits the ability of items to lock onto and the ability to lock qr front wheel with the rear and frame. Some sites have claimed that the 16mm thick tube of the NY STD is nearly as good as the Fahgettaboudit but the 8" tube makes it more versatile.
I live in Atlanta and have been told that bike crime is fairly bad around here. That being said the bike will be housed inside most of the time but I would like to ride to the gym and occasionally to restaurants. The bike would only be locked for 1hr at a time.
I have read, on this site and others, that two locks is really the way to go but I really don't want to have to carry all of that gear with me. If I only carry one lock I would need to secure the qr front wheel and that is my dilemma. Get the better Fahgettaboudit but not be able to lock the front wheel, or get the NY Standard which would.
what are your guys thoughts?