Kryptonite New York Standard lock review£64.99

Secure shackle

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If we were describing our ideal shackle lock, it would be something like this: tough construction, protected lock mechanism, plenty of keys and a clever bracket. The New York has all this and a £1,200 anti-theft scheme.

Hammer attacks are nulled by the dual layer of steel protecting the cross bar, and the shackle is so solid we had two blokes hanging off a leverage bar and it still didn’t move. 

We managed to cut through the shackle in the end, but that took two cuts, as the New York has a double locking mechanism. This lock has always been top of the tree, and that’s still the case.

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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