Magnum Plus 110cm Armoured Cable review£29.99

Out of the box the Magnum Plus cable looked to be a winner. With a Sold Secure Gold-rated armoured cable, a decent length and 25mm thickness, five keys included and backed up with a £1,200 anti-theft guarantee, we fully expected to have our work cut out for us.

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Out of the box the Magnum Plus cable looked to be a winner. With a Sold Secure Gold-rated armoured cable, a decent length and 25mm thickness, five keys included and backed up with a £1,200 anti-theft guarantee, we fully expected to have our work cut out for us.

Out came the trusty bolt croppers for the first test and as soon as we'd clamped them on things didn't look quite so rosy. The armour on the cable is overlapped, but with a little pressure we could get in the gaps in the armour links and simply crush the ends down through the cable, which despite the outside diameter was just 8mm thick. This is very disappointing - we can only assume the usually very reliable Sold Secure had an off day on this one.

 

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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