Masterlock Quantum Armoured£24.99

A 2m long armoured cable with a 30mm diameter for £25 sounds good value; almost too good to be true. Sadly that’s exactly how it proved to be.

BikeRadar score1.5/5

A 2m long armoured cable with a 30mm diameter for £25 sounds good value; almost too good to be true. Sadly that's exactly how it proved to be.

If a cable is armoured, the links in that armour need to be folded together or deeply overlapped; unfortunately this has neither interlocking nor overlapping.

In test one we simply placed the croppers between the links and snipped, and in under five seconds we'd destroyed the lock. This simply isn't good enough.

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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