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Old 12-14-14, 12:33 AM
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Best lock under 700 grams?

Looking for a lightweight backup lock. This lock will be used as a rear wheel lock, and a quick stop lock in low-risk areas. Don't really care about price. Under 700 grams, or roughly 1.5 pounds.
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TiGr lock
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I think the TiGr locks would do the trick for you. Pretty sure at least the shorter ones are under 700g.

Also, you could get a rear wheel lock if that's all you want.
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An underutilized lock here in the US are the wheel locks.

ABUS Frame Lock 4960 LH NKR bl (11260)
ABUS Frame Lock 496 LH NKR bl (11258)

They are "permanently" attached to the brake bridge, and stop a thief from jumping on your bike and riding off with it.
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Best lock under 700 grams?

Here in Europe framelocks are very popular.
My favourite is the danish BASTA CLICK but they can be hard to get hold of. The ABUS is good too.

Framelocks are hard to cut as there is so little room between them and the frame and wheel.
Incredibly easy to use, just push the bolt into place to lock, no need to hang them or carry them.

I am surprised that they are so uncommon in the USA. When I've been there touring, people have on occasion shown interest in my lock.

Combined with a cheap cable through the front wheel and frame they really do deter thieves.

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The TiGR lock was fairly easily cut at the lock. I would go with Pitlocks for the wheels, headset, brakes... and then a smaller U-lock for the frame or if you are in a truly low risk area maybe one of those thicker but still relatively easily cut cables.
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Nothing is low risk for the right bike.
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I like Axa's Ring lock , https://www.axa-stenman.com/en/bicycl...ocks/defender/
+ the accompanying chain, is made 1.4M long. it secures the front wheel and the bike to something secure ..
The Defender Ring lock includes a mounting band set to secure it to frames not made to fit them (via brazeons/Riv-Nuts, on the seat stays) ..

another favorite Abus Folding link Bordo locks ABUS Bike Locks - Bike Safety and Security / Recreational Security


Site says its 1.43 pounds .. Is weight so important, you are willing to gamble the whole bike?

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