Heavy-duty security in a small package that fits in your back pocket.
The Evolution Mini-7 U-Lock offers tough security in a compact design. A new 7 inch (17.8 cm) shackle length offers a bit more room than the original mini, making it easier to loop the included 4-foot KryptoFlex cable and keep all your accessories safe.
The 1/2 inch (13 mm) thick, hardened Kryptonium TM Steel shackle resists bolt cutters and leverage attacks. New & improved high-security disc style cylinder can't be opened with a pen. Includes 3 keys - one lighted for nighttime use, versatile EZ Mount transportation bracket that reduces rattle in transport, and a 4-foot (1.21 m) braided steel KryptoFlex cable.
3.25 x 7 in (8.3 x 17.8 cm).
$2000 (USD) Anti-Theft Protection Offer (USA & Canada) when registered with Kryptonite. Passed the following tests: Sold Secure Silver Bicycle, ART 2 Star and VdS Klasse AFree Lifetime Key Registration. Replacement keys available.
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Mfg PartNum: 002079
I bought this lock to secure my bike both while it's on my Thule hitch rack, and to secure it when I'm on bike rides where I am getting off the bike to explore or eat. I haven't yet installed the bracket to my bicycle, and even after I do, I will only be using it when I'm pretty sure I will need it. The lock isn't big enough to secure the bike to my car rack unfortunately. I believe this lock will ultimately do what I bought it for, but I am a little disappointed that it won't fit on my car rack.
I've been using this lock and cable for about two months to secure my cruiser in various urban environments, from downtown to more residential. Perfect for the Sheldon Brown locking method! Lock is a bit heavy, but both pieces feel sturdy and durable. I've had no trouble with the lock mechanism. I expect to continue successfully using this combo for quite a while to come!
This was a little expensive, but as long as my bike doesn't get stolen it'll be worth it. It's pretty heavy, but I'm able to leave it attached to the bike cages where I work. I wouldn't want to haul it around everywhere I go. I was concerned that it would be too short, but the lock and cable are the perfect length to secure my frame to the stand, then run the cable through both wheels. My one significant complaint One of the keys includes a small flashlight, but it didn't work. It wasn't worth the hassle of trying to replace it, though, so I just don't use it.
I really don't think there's a better option for the average bike commuter with average bike geometry. The shape of this lock works on all three of my bikes, the 20 year-old commuter, the new carbon cyclocross and the all-mountain suspension bike. Any robust lock will come with some heft, but this one is noticeably lighter than the Fahgettaboudit Mini while still providing a nearly comparable amount of security.
So far my bike has not been stolen while using this lock. It is the exact size I needed and all of the moving parts operate with the feel of quality and good design. Materials are sturdy and features are great!