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Abus U-Mini 401 Lock Review

by Jamie on August 24, 2016

Abus U-Mini

Abus, alongside Kryptonite have long been the leaders in the field of bicycle security and Abus have continued to assert their authority with the release of the great looking Abus U-Mini.

Available in red and yellow, this is aimed directly at competing with the Kryptonite Evolution Mini which has been popular with hipster bike couriers (and myself) for a number of years now.

A superior locking mechanism

The Abus U-Mini boasts a double-bolted lock mechanism which means two cuts would be required to remove the lock. The Kryptonite Evolution Mini only has one bolt so the Abus U-Mini wins here.
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Abus Steel-O-Chain 810 Chain Lock Review

by Jamie on December 21, 2010

Abus Steel O Chain 810 85cm Chain Lock

Abus tout this chain lock as suitable for use in medium to high risk areas. Some serious thought has gone into this lock as the normally vulnerable lock barrel mechanism is armoured with 3mm plate to resist hammer and chisel attacks and the links constructed from hardened heavy duty 8mm steel. All this has resulted in a commendable Sold Secure Bronze rating and Level 8 protection.

This chain lock offers convenience, being more portable than a D lock which often requires a bag, but is also on the heavy side. It also locks without needing the key which is great for convenience.
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Abus Granit Extreme 59 U Lock Review

December 20, 2010
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The Abus Granit Extreme 59 D lock is touted by Abus as ‘probably the toughest D lock money can buy’ which is a big claim if you consider how well the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini performs. This lock is extreme in every sense, with a weight of nearly 3kg and costing over £120.  It […]

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Abus Granit Steel-O-Flex 1000 Cable Lock Review

December 16, 2010
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The Abus Granit Steel-O-Flex 1000 is one of the best-selling cable locks. Cable locks offer flexibility and portability where big D locks don’t, but they are also considered to offer lesser protection, despite a Sold Secure Gold rating. In fact, we don’t recommend any cable locks, but if we had to, this would be the […]

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Abus Bordo 90cm Folding Bike Lock Review

November 6, 2010
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The Abus Bordo folding lock is a lock with convenience in mind first, security second. It folds away nicely, but Bikeradar.com managed to pop a rivet in 46 seconds, giving it just a 3/5 score. If you don’t leave your bike in high-risk areas and can lock your bike somewhere within eyesight while you quickly […]

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Abus City Chain X Plus 1060 Review

October 12, 2010
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The Abus City Chain X Plus 1060 is a flexible lock that lends itself to most locking scenarios and with a “hard as granite” make up that wouldn’t look out of place on a top of the range motorcycle. It’s the city lock that leaves commuters confident their bicycle will be in the same place […]

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Abus Granit X-Plus 54 23cm Lock Review

September 2, 2010
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A proven favourite, the Abus Granit X-Plus 54 lock bills itself as the complete lock. Packed with clever ideas and the best materials available, it’s clear to see why this lock is held in such high esteem in the bicycle community and why owners are confident to leave their bike in any area. The X […]

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