Abus Granit Futura lock review£64.99

Convenient for short duration security

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Abus's Futura D-lock is an idea we really like. It’s long and thin enough to stow easily in a rucksack, it has the same technology as its more expensive brothers and the slim shackle is easy to fill, so if used carefully it offers a good level of security.

It resisted 30 seconds of bolt cropping, but under twisting forces it lasted only a further nine seconds – a surprise as Abus locks are usually excellent in this respect. 

To its credit, our dummy frame was heavily damaged. The Futura is a convenient, fairly light lock, not super high security but good for short use.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 52
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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