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katycat 01-31-08 04:52 AM

OnGuard Rottweiler armored lock - safe?
 
I've just bought a recumbent trike and am looking for a really good lock. I am thinking about getting the OnGuard Rottweiler, because the trike is so wide, there's no U-lock long enough to lock this to a pole.

Every customer review I've read so far is extremely positive. But one customer said:

"Cons: The chain is easily cut apparently. It may DETER some thieves but by no means does it stop them. I woke up one night when my Scorpio alarm was going off, I find two guys outside trying to steal my bike. They take off and I find my chain has been cut. $75 down the drain."

Anyone else have any warnings about this lock?

Thanks!

katycat 01-31-08 09:55 PM

OK, maybe that was one isolated case. The specs say this is 30mm thick! (1.2 inches). I'm going to get one despite the customer comment I posted, but I am still very interested to hear any other stories about the OnGuard Rottweiler lock.

Ziemas 02-01-08 12:23 AM

Those locks are rubbish as all cable locks are. It's very easy to cut in between the plates of the 'armor'. If I were you I'd look at something like the Kryptonite NY Noose which can be wrapped around a pole and locked to your frame. Here's a thread with photos: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=327091

In the latest Cycling Plus lock test a 25mm OnGuard/Magnum Rottweiler armored cable lock (they are the same lock) was cut with manual tools in less than 19 seconds.

Allen 02-01-08 04:49 PM

My complaint with OnGuard Locks is I've had two stick on me. I'm not a thief so it was a real bear to cut them off my bike. The second time I had an OnGuard lock stick was the last time I was willing to buy another of their locks. Once is an anomaly, twice is a pattern.

I've had nothing but good experiences with Kryptonite products.

Ziemas 02-02-08 02:06 AM


Originally Posted by AllenG (Post 6092230)
My complaint with OnGuard Locks is I've had two stick on me. I'm not a thief so it was a real bear to cut them off my bike. The second time I had an OnGuard lock stick was the last time I was willing to buy another of their locks. Once is an anomaly, twice is a pattern.

I've had nothing but good experiences with Kryptonite products.

I've had three stick, and a buddy has had one. Urgh.

I've had no problems with either Kryptonite or Abus.


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