At first glance this lock appears to be the same as the Squire DCL1/J13 and, at £10 cheaper, we thought we were onto a potential bargain.
The padlock looks very similar – although visually the metal isn’t quite so bright, but that seemed to just be a matter of finish – and it’s a similar weight.
However, we were disappointed: we cropped through the BikeHut’s links in just 10 seconds with our short bolt croppers – a poor performance compared with the Squire version or other chain links of a similar size.
The material in the links seems to be the problem: it’s soft and compresses easily, like a steel alloy that hasn’t been hardened.
It has the look of a tough, high security product and is relatively cheap, but the sad truth is that it isn’t a bargain, as you’ve got the inconvenience of a heavy chain to lug around if you use it out and about, but without the strength of a quality chain.
|Name||90cm Chain and Padlock (10)|
|Description||Keys: 3 Key replace: No Rating: Sold Secure Silver,Dimensions: 90cm chain, 55x30mm, Test 1 score: 10sec Test 2: N/A|
|Features||* Super Cut Resistant hardened Steel Chain * Heavy Duty super secure Squire padlock * Sold Secure Rating - Silver * Protective material cover to prevent damage to your bike * The Bikehut Chain and Padlock Is a super heavy duty chain and padlock that will help keep your bike safe against the most equip of criminals|
|Protective Vinyl Cover||Yes|