Blok Combination Coil Lock review£24.99

Another combination lock similar to the Masterlock above. It’s a similar length and somewhat heavier with a neat mount (superior to the Masterlock’s) and looks good due to its claimed 15mm thick cable. Unfortunately that’s where the good points end; the small bolt croppers went through this lock like it was made of string.

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Another combination lock similar to the Masterlock above. It's a similar length and somewhat heavier with a neat mount (superior to the Masterlock's) and looks good due to its claimed 15mm thick cable.

 

Unfortunately that's where the good points end; the small bolt croppers went through this lock like it was made of string.

 

We were so surprised at how easy it was to cut, we experimented with a Leatherman pocket knife (with a serrated-edge blade) and this made quick work of the cable too - under 30 seconds quick! Investigating the actual cable it's easy to see why - despite claiming 15mm thickness, the actual metal was just 7mm, thinner than the Masterlock which only claimed 12mm.

 

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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