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[Backorder] Abus Granit X-Plus 540 D Lock $123.73 + Delivery ($0 with Prime) @ Amazon UK via Amazon AU

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This lock has been extremely highly rated by multiple companies and locksmith channels on YouTube. It's right up there (if not superior to) with kryptonite's strongest offerings.

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  • +11 votes

    Lockpickinglawyer recommended.

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      Legit. I'm not sure of the difference of the D variant but LPL is the authority for sure.

  • +1 vote

    I've got 2 of these. If you have a decent bike I can highly recommend this lock, they're great.

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    note it's heavy 1.5kg

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      still lighter than my kryptonite evo4 mini chain at 2kg

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        ouch!

        • +2 votes

          had a few occasions where having that chain with me would've been nice….some ferals seem to think it's hilarious to jump out in front of you as you're riding along.

          just weighed my "slightly less" secure abus ultimate 420-230 and it's about the same weight as the granit.

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      Looking at this deal as an alternative to my 4.8kg Kryptonite 1213. This seems pretty light in comparison.

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        but that's not just a lock, its a sextoy

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    Damn amazon reviews aren't great though

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      Or so the Germans would have us believe

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    How does it go against a $99 cordless angle grinder?

    What I want is a lock with an explosive charge, rendering bike worthless if cut, and hopefully the thief too.

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      http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/qld/consol_act/cc189994/s327.html#:~:text=(1)%20Any%20person%20who%20sets,other%20person%20coming%20in%20contact

      Sorry chap…

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        The last part is very interesting. I can set a trap in my home?

        (3) This section does not make it unlawful … to set any spring gun, mantrap, or engine, at night in a dwelling house for the protection of the dwelling house.

        So in Queensland, one can legally set a spring-gun (shot-gun with string attached to trigger - you've seen them in movies) against burglars!?

        Bravo Queensland! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring-gun

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      and while we're at it, can we direct the shrapnel away from any innocent bystanders.

      • +2 votes

        Not a shrapnel weapon. The primary purpose is to discourage theft by destroying the bike frame. Any facial injuries to a nearby thief are entirely incidental.

        And also, in case I need to stress this, it is just a fantasy.

        • +2 votes

          don't worry, most of us would've fantasised about the same. thieves are scum.

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    Does anyone have suggestions for a great cable to use with this?

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      Don't use one.

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        Not worth locking up front/back wheel with a cable?

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          You can use an additional cable through the wheel etc. - but always use the D lock on its own (i.e. Lock it and your bike to a solid anchor point).

          Don't lock your D lock into a chain.

          I've seen some people use 2 or 3 of these. You could just buy a second one?

          • +1 vote

            @Wafflel:

            but always use the D lock on its own

            Why? Perhaps you misunderstand. The cable is additional, and cutting it does not affect the D-lock.
            Using them together simply means you don't need a separate padlock for the cable.
            If someone can cut the D-lock , surely a separate cable lock will be of no deterrence?

        • +2 votes

          cables are easily cut. if your wheels are especially valuable, get separate d-locks for them or take them off the bike and with you.

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      they're all pretty similar. whatever is thicker. the idea is it's a deterrent to casual theives. having to cut through 2 locks instead of one would usually make the them move on to someone elses.

      this would do nocely.
      https://www.bunnings.com.au/master-lock-1-8m-x-8mm-bike-keye...

      • +3 votes

        There is ABUS and then there are others. This bunnings lock wont save you from anything, Might as well not lock it.

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          not so much that it's from bunnings, more like masterlock have a terrible reputation for being easily picked, bypassed and just being generally inadequate at securing things.

          i have a small abus lock i bought in 2016 for our letterbox and it's weathered a few winters. there's only a small amount of surface rust, still works smoothly. (i do clean and relube it every year as well)

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            @tdw: apart from the lock picking lawyer, how many thieves in Australia carry tools to pick bike locks?

            people watch all theae YouTube vids from US, Europe & UK and stress. it's almost like you need armed private security guards. Look at London, professional theives drive around in vans and actually pull motor scooters/bikes into the back and drive off with them. I've mever heard of that here (it probably has, but it's rare).

            A lot of it comes down to where you park it, and is your bike actually desirable and is it the easiest one to steal? The best advice I've seen was to cover your bike after locking, because they can't see whats under there (the bike & the locks). quite clever

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          even for cable locks? they're all just a deterrent from a casual thief.

          remember it was to be used in conjunction with a u-lock. Abus cable lock are still cut with bolt cutters like any other cable lock…its the addition of a u-lock makes it a deterrent. As the thief will have to do twice much work.

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        Anything made by Masterlock isn't worth buying. The cable lock you linked can be removed in seconds without any power tools….as can all cable locks.

        If your bike is worth protecting the only options worth considering are D locks and hardened chains such as the Kryptonite brand. A cordless angle grinder will defeat both but not every opportunistic thief will be carrying one with them and it will take nearly a minute to cut through and make lots of noise and attract plenty of attention.