Top 10 Bike Locks for Commuter in 2014

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B005YPK8G2″ cloaking=”default” height=”488″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xCTYdCr3L.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”500″]Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (4-inch x 9-inch) with 4-Foot Flex Cable[/easyazon_image]When you need to secure your bike against theft (which is pretty much everywhere you go) there are quite a number of bike locks from which to choose.

Ranging from the very expensive, to entry level locks, we take a look at the best available on the market.

In some instances we included a YouTube video which may help you to make your final choice.

Kryptonite New York Legend Chain 1515 – 5 Ft.

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B0045SCQ5U” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41oMPZ2vAwL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Kryptonite New York Legend Chain 1515 – 5 Ft./Black/White/Yellow[/easyazon_image]This is a seriously heavy chain, weighing in at 20 lbs.

It is made of 15 mm 3t hardened steel and is sufficiently robust to put off all but the most determined thieves just by the look of it.

The lock itself has a cover over the keyhole which is designed to prevent water or insects getting into it and the chain is covered with a durable nylon cover.

The New York padlock has a 16mm steel shackle and double deadlock bolting to prevent twisting.

The outer shell is reinforced to protect against cut attacks.

The chain itself is 5’ long, but even if you do not chain the bike to anything it will prevent the wheel from maiking a full circle.

Possibly the only downside to this lock is the weight; at 20 lbs it is a heavy piece of kit to carry around. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Loc

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B001SMUB7G” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xzkge%2BhEL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”135″]Kryptonite 999492 Black 14mm x 60″ (1415) New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and New York Disc Lock[/easyazon_image]This has a 5’ chain made of 14 mm six sided links of 3t manganese steel and the lock comes with three keys, one of them lighted.

The New York Disc Lock has a 15 mm hardened steel shackle hardened steel crossbar together with a hardened double deadbolt for holding power. Again, a heavy lock at 15.5 lbs.

Should defeat most thieves though; cutting through this is not going to be easy. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and New York Disc Lock

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B001JPS200″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X3ky342wL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”158″]Kryptonite 999485 Black 14mm x 39″ (1410) New York Fahgettaboudit Chain and New York Disc Lock[/easyazon_image]This has 14 mm six sided links made of manganese steel and comes with three stainless steel keys.

The nylon cover prevents scratches.

The chain itself is only 39” (1 meter) long which may mean that it is not possible to secure the bike to some fixed objects.

At 11 lbs it is lighter than some, but still a heavy object to carry around.

A determined thief with an angle grinder CAN cut through the lock, but apparently it takes around two and a half minuntes work. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite 997986 Black 18mm New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B000OZ9VLU” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Jjbtrm9XL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”107″]Kryptonite 997986 Black 18mm New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock[/easyazon_image]This U-lock is made of 18 mm hardened maximum performance steel to resist bolt cutter attacks and prevent leverage.

It is designed to hold in place even if one side of the U is cut; in order to steal the bike, bioth sides would have to be cut.

Comes supplied with three keys, one of which has a light. The keyhole has a snap cover which prevents damp and rusting.

The unit weighs in at about 5.5 lbs. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Bracket ( 4-Inch x 8-Inch)

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000BS0D4Y” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518GBnoN1%2BL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Bracket ( 4-Inch x 8-Inch)[/easyazon_image]As the name suggests this lock is 4” x 8” so is not long enough to lock the bike to some fixed structures.

The high security anti-pick disc style cylinder has a double dead bolt lock and the unit is supplied with three keys.

It also has a clip for fixing to the bike frame which means that the center of gravity is not altered, but the trade-off is that some people like to keep their water bottle on the frame. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite 999515 Black 12mm x 39″ (1210) New York Chain and Evolution Series-4 Orange 14mm Disc Lock

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B001KQ5ZRG” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51iNARVTCmL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”131″]Kryptonite 999515 Black 12mm x 39″ (1210) New York Chain and Evolution Series-4 Orange 14mm Disc Lock[/easyazon_image]A 39” (1 meter) chain which has 12 mm hexagonal links means that this won’t attach to some fixtures, but of course the chain will prevent the wheel from turning full circle.

The chain is 3t hardened managanese steel.

The disc style cylinder lock has over 1 million key combinations and comes with three keys, one of which has a light, so it is easy to undo in the dark. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (4-Inch x 8-Inch)

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B005YPK9SY” cloaking=”default” height=”156″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/414K4J6HrsL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (4-Inch x 8-Inch)[/easyazon_image]This bike lock rates at 11 out of Kryptonite’s 1 – 12 security rating system, so is at the high end.

The steel shackle is of hardened 16 mm steel and resistant to bolt cutters and twisting.

It has a double deadlock bolt and also comes with the frame bracket for easy mounting to the bike frame. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite 180111 New York Black/Yellow 16mm Long Shackle U-Lock

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B001DWNK1A” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31NVhSUmS9L._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”90″]Kryptonite 180111 New York Black/Yellow 16mm Long Shackle U-Lock[/easyazon_image]This is very similar to the previous lock, the main difference being in the extra length of the shackle, so it is more versatile in that it can lock the bike to larger fixtures.

It does not come with the frame mount as the lock is really too large top mount on the bike frame. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite Evolution Mini Bike U-Lock

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B000AMPRG0″ cloaking=”default” height=”120″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31iVpxwRAdL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Kryptonite Evolution Mini Bike U-Lock[/easyazon_image]This mini U lock has a half inch hardened carbon alloy steel shackle and is small enough to be carried in the hip pocket of your jeans.

Resistant to picking and drilling.

There are three keys – one lighted – and the lock has the Kryptonite mount for fitting to the bike frame. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Bracket (4-Inch x 9-Inch)

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B000LPG3D2″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rVLE7IWAL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”99″]Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Bracket (4-Inch x 9-Inch)[/easyazon_image]This U lock is designed for moderate to high crime areas and is rate 9 on the Kryptonite scale.

The shackle is made of 14 mm hardened steel to resist leverage and cutting attacks.

As usual, there are three keys, one with a light for locating the keyhole in the dark. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (3.25-Inch x 7-Inch) with 4-Foot Flex Cable

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B005YPK9VQ” cloaking=”default” height=”106″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qp7xF1uuL._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (3.25-Inch x 7-Inch) with 4-Foot Flex Cable[/easyazon_image]The advantage of this U lock is that it can be supplied with the flex cable so that you can run it through one of the wheels.

However, the flex cable is not as strong as the hardened steel shackle, so the shackle itself should still be attached to an unmovable object. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (4-inch x 9-inch) with 4-Foot Flex Cable

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”right” asin=”B005YPK8G2″ cloaking=”default” height=”156″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xCTYdCr3L._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket (4-inch x 9-inch) with 4-Foot Flex Cable[/easyazon_image]This U lock has a 13 mm hardened steel shackle and comes supplied with the flex cable and two “T” keys.

It is rated as 8 on the Kryptonite scale, so is not suitable for very high crime areas. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

Kryptonite Keeper Integrated Chain Bicycle Lock (32-Inch)

[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B005YPK7V8″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41CFQ%2BdLb-L._SL160_.jpg” popups=”default” tag=”bestcommuterbike-20″ width=”160″]Kryptonite Keeper Integrated Chain Bicycle Lock (32-Inch)[/easyazon_image]This 32” chain is made of 7mm four sided links of hardened manganese steel.

The disc-type cylinder is resistant to drilling and picking.

The lock is light in weight and is low priced, but only recommended for low crime areas. >> You can CLICK HERE to check out the latest discount and user’s reviews of this lock on Amazon.

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