Squire Urban Paramount£44.99

The Urban Paramount is an old favourite of our testers. It’s solid, the lock mechanism is superb and very well protected, it’s not too heavy and comes with a good bracket.

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The Urban Paramount is an old favourite of our testers. It's solid, the lock mechanism is superb and very well protected, it's not too heavy and comes with a good bracket. Under handtool attack, it's very tough and super stiff, and gets through five minutes of brute force with ease.

In test two, it took a little longer than its cheaper cousin the Protector, but it did still require tools to lever it open once it was cut through. If this is your main lock you can be sure that only the most determined of thieves are going to break this one.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Writer, Tech Hub, UK
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.
  • Age: 43
  • Height: 188cm / 6'2''
  • Weight: 92kg / 203lb
  • Waist: 86cm / 34in
  • Chest: 112cm / 44in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Big, fast descents and rough surfaces like cobbles or strada bianca
  • Current Bikes: Decade Tripster ATR, Dedacciai Temarario, Cannondale Synapse, BMC Granfondo Disc Di2, Genesis Day One CX, Parlee Z Zero Custom, Storck Scenario Comp Custom, DMR Trailstar, Bianchi Pista, Cube SUV 29er e-bike
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Oltre Disc, Bianchi Specialissima, Cannondale Slate, Buffalo Bike
  • Beer of Choice: Brew Dog Punk IPA
  • Location: Wiltshire, UK
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