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dave1653ukdave1653uk Posts: 259
edited December 2008 in MTB general
Hi, I bought a couple of new locks over the weekend, mainly because they were in the CRC floodsale. On recieving these lock they have a security rating of 7. Is that good or bad?
the lock in question is below ... elID=19434



  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    Well, it can be cut with big manual bolt croppers (all 10mm chains can, apart from the really overhardened ones which can be shattered effortlessly), which all professional thieves will probably have. So it'll deter opportunists and amateurs, and most pros will barely notice it's there. But to be honest the same is true of most locks I'm afraid. A D-lock or one of the Almax bike locks are the way to go for real security, but the Almaxes are so impractical. Quality D lock offers a good balance of convenience, security and practicality.

    TBH Sold Secure, Thatcham etc have all been completely discredited these days, it couldn't be more obvious that they're industry vehicles not real security assessors. The farce over motorbike locks proves this (they don't test with bolt cutters, which are the #1 attack method, instead they attack with angle grinders, which almost no thieves use, then say "This lock stands up for 3 minutes! Well worth paying £150 for". Their reaction over the barrel lock thing was terrible too, they were still rating products gold long after the biro-pick trick was public.
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  • No way-- just looked at biro pick on youtube! Think I'll be throwing my old d-lock in the bin! :shock: :shock: :shock:
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  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 14,675
    It was good news for me, I've lost my keys :wink:
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