Last year we put 24 different locks to the test, exposing them to extreme temperatures, cropping, cutting and hammering. That’s how we came up with our list of the best bike locks, and the Kryptonite New York M18 D-lock scored very highly.
It’s a bit of a beast at 2.5kg with a shackle that’s 18mm in diameter. It features a pick-resistant disc cylinder mechanism and stands up extremely well to bolt cropping, sawing, tensile and torsional resistance.
It usually retails for £120, but right now it can be yours for just £67.99.
Mildred’s a utilitarian cyclist at heart, determined to do everything on two wheels, whether it’s shopping, commuting or moving house. She’s spent the past three years volunteering as a mechanic and workshop coordinator at the Bristol Bike Project, and now sits on its board of directors. Her expertise in bikes — and what people want out of them — comes from working in real-world bike shops and learning the ins and outs of the industry. At home on slicks and knobblies alike, Mildred’s ideal ride covers long distances through remote countryside, on mixed terrain that offers a bit of crunch. She’s easily won over by steel frames coupled with a 650B/plus-tyre combo, and is currently riding a Surly Bridge Club, while training for a 600km audax on a Triban Women’s RC 520.