Reddit Reddit reviews Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Mini-7 Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock Bike Lock, 3.25 x 7-Inch

We found 12 Reddit comments about Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Mini-7 Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock Bike Lock, 3.25 x 7-Inch. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Mini-7 Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock Bike Lock, 3.25 x 7-Inch
13mm hardened MAX-PERFORMANCE STEEL SHACKLE resists cutting and leverage attacksReinforced hardened CROSS BAR DESIGN provides increased protectionHIGH SECURITY DISC-STYLE CYLINDERANTI-RATTLE BUMPERS reduce noise during transportROTATING DUSTCOVER protects cylinderIncludes NEW TRANSIT FLEXFRAME-U transportation system which allows for versatile carryingProtective vinyl coating2 STAINLESS STEEL KEYSKey Safe ProgramProduct dimensions: 3.25” x 7” (8.2cm x 17.8cm)13mm hardened Performance steel shackle resists cutting and leverage attacksReinforced hardened cross bar design provides increased protectionHigh security, disc-style cylinderAnti-rattle bumpers reduce noise during transportRotating dustcover protects cylinderIncludes new Transit FlexFrame-U transportation system which allows for versatile carryingProtective vinyl coating2 stainless steel keysKey Safe Program
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12 Reddit comments about Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Mini-7 Heavy Duty Bicycle U Lock Bike Lock, 3.25 x 7-Inch:


I started out using a bike to get around campus, but quickly figured out that my classes weren't far enough apart to warrant moving it around throughout the day.

I'm a commuter student, so the best system for me was to park my car up on 4th Street, ride it down, lock it up somewhere highly visible (like outside the 18th Ave Library) only with a metal-bar lock, never with a crappy chain one... and go back for it at the end of the day.

Now after a few semesters, I'm 100% walking everywhere. Burns more calories, tones up the butt, makes playing Pokémon GO easier, etc.

There are some great reasons to bring a bike to Columbus, like the Olentangy Trail, and also avoiding parking nightmares during events like during Red, White, and Boom -- but as far as on-campus travel goes, you're not going to get as much utility out of it as you think.

u/harpuajim25 · 5 pointsr/NYCbike

Reminder to people that a cable lock is about as secure as a piece of rope in this City.

If/when your sibling finds their bike or gets a new one please purchase this for them as a gift.

u/raceman95 · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Water bottle cage:

Water bottle:


Optional cable:

Helmet: there's a lot out there, you really don't need to spend a ton, but don't buy used.

Just because this is what I use doesn't mean you have to. Look around and buy what you think is best for you

u/Jacob_The_Duck · 3 pointsr/bicycling

I totally second this shit. There is nothing worse then knowing you could have prevented your bike from getting stolen. I suggest this lock because it is not all that big and it can fit on your frame or on a bag.

u/ood_lambda · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

The chain...maybe.

> Hexagon shaped, triple heat treated chain withstands 11 tons of cutting force.

That's a meaningless description without knowing the alloy and link diameter, but it looks fairly beefy in the picture.

The weak point is the small U-lock that it also uses. It's 1/2" (12-13mm), which is the same as regular Bike U-locks. At that point I'd rather have the one designed for bikes, is significantly lighter, and can be frame mounted easily.

The only potential upside I see is "security through obscurity". It may be different enough from other bike locks that thieves skip it because they don't know how to attack it quickly.

The absolute best thing you can do is just get renter's insurance. Mine is $10 a month and covers everything I own, including my bike.

You can also upgrade to the "New York" Strength Kryptonite lock, which is far stronger, at the cost of being massive and hard to carry. Just ignore the Kryptonite warranty, it's pretty useless. It costs quite a bit for a low level of coverage and requires sending back the broken lock which usually gets taken with the bike.

u/heartbeats · 1 pointr/chicago

You probably had this one, right? Modern Kryptonite locks are very difficult to defeat with just a bolt cutter-- check out this video. The guy attempts to cut through one with 62" (5'2") cutters and barely leaves a scratch. Thieves generally use an angle grinder or a hack saw to defeat U locks, and a bolt cutter to defeat chain and cable locks.

BenedictKenny has good advice with the Kryptonite chain lock... that thing is pretty beastly and intimidating, it'd take a pretty brazen thief to try and get through that. This is another good option-- lighter overall without compromising too much security. The "mini" means that the length has been shortened for defense against leverage attacks (thieves sometimes wedge a jack into the lock and pop it open that way).

Also, lock your bike like this. Honestly, most people in the city are complete idiots when it comes to bicycle theft prevention... it's like they want their ride to be stolen. Makes me sad every time I see it. By being well-equipped and learning just a few simple methods and strategies, you'll put yourself miles ahead of everyone.

u/alburroni · 1 pointr/bicycling

I would go with this. I live in Boston and a lot of people I know have this lock. Never had a problem. You might want a cable for your wheels if you're leaving it outside overnight though.

u/pulwitzer · 1 pointr/bicycling

It is a >$1k bike but I was thinking maybe the NYC Kryptonite Series might not be needed. Could I get away with the Kryptonite Series 2 lock around the rear wheel + frame with the cable around the front wheel. I feel like that should deter most thieves. However, what lock should I get for the saddle? I'm thinking another cable around the saddle and onto the same lock might work but that seems a bit easy to steal. Would I need a chain lock to do the job?

Or should I opt for the Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Mini Bicycle U-Lock and purchase a cable seperately? Is it large enough to lock both the rear wheel and frame?

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/bicycling

I second what /u/watsonthesane said.

For helmets, just go to your local bike shop and try ones out. Find one that fits well and is comfortable. You'll also want a bike pump. At a minimum, you'll need to add air once a week, so it is good to have around. It is good to have one with a gauge so you don't over inflate the tire. To know how much air you need, look on the side of the wheel. You'll see XX-XX PSI. Just pump the tire in between those two numbers.

And lastly, security. This sort of depends on how prone your area is to bike theft. This could range between a low end [cable lock] (, to a solid u lock, to the "mega chain". If the wheels are [quick release] ( (looks like a level in the middle of the wheel), you might want to switch to an axle with a bolt, which requires a wrench to take off. I would recommend talking to someone at the bike shop in your area about what they think you'll need.

u/oehokie · 1 pointr/bikedc

Not true

Or you can spend $42 and get the one with the cable too.

u/_Imma_Fuken_Shelby_ · 1 pointr/bicycling

Is this bike lock too big?

I live in Chicago and just got a bike.

Size: (4-Inch x 11.5-Inch) U-Lock