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Old 11-21-04, 12:38 PM
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Onguard Brute Ulock Questions- Please! :)

I'm thinking about getting A Onguard Brute Ulock and I was wondering if anyone could anwser these questions...I searched everywhere on the internet and couldn't find these answers:

1). Can anyone tell me how much the 2003-2004(It has that yellowish orange vinyl coating on the lock) 5"x9" Brute Ulock weighs?

2). Is the bracket that comes with the lock to mount on the bike a good bracket? Does it do a good job keeping the lock secure?

3). I'm inquireing about the 2003-2004 Brute Ulock because it is the only Brute lock available on the internet.....I looked high and low for the 2005 Brute Lock and it is not available anywhere. Just out of curiousity, has anyone run across a 2005 Brute Ulock for sale online?

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Old 11-21-04, 04:40 PM
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You should try to buy from a bike shop - many LBS have the newest OnGuard models. When you factor in shipping, a bike shop may be cheaper. I have both the largest "Brute" and a "Mini" Brute. The larger version is a "leave on the rack at work model". It seems to weigh around five pounds. The "Mini" version is big enough to lock a rear tire directly to a standard rack (my preferred locking method) and weighs under three pounds. Both are as strong as any U-lock available.

The "best buy" OnGuard lock is the Bulldog Mini model 5013. Its 3 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch size is big enough to get around a road bike rear wheel and the post of a typical bike rack. The resulting "snug" fit leaves no empty space for a thief to insert prying tools. Under two pounds. Under $30 at your LBS.

Specs are available at www.onguardlock.com

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Old 11-21-04, 07:30 PM
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I think I might get the Mini-Brute then. Is the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 open space or is the open space smaller when takening in the thickness of the bars and the botom lock portion? Also, I notice alot of bike racks have tubes that are like 2 1/2 inches in diameter.....would the mini still beable to rap around that and the rear of the bike frame?

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