Theft is one common thing that almost all the bike lovers remain concerned of. Besides looking for the best bike with the most attractive features, you may also want to buy a reliable bike lock. The New York based company Kryptonite is there for you to meet up your need in this regard.
Born in 1971, this company has been manufacturing tremendous quality U-locks. They are so much sure about the no breakage of their lock that they offer $3,000 in US and Canada bicycle protection to back them up. The Kryptonite Kryptolok New York Standard U-Lock, the first US U-lock standing by New York City archetype, is one of their most impressive editions.
Our research team consisting of experts, engineers and riders have tested this immensely popular product. Here, we have come up with a review of the Kryptonite Kryptolok New York U-Lock based on our research.
The Kryptonite Kryptolock New York Standard is rated as Gold by Sold Secure. It is a liberal European security product testing organization. They rate the accepted products as Bronze, Silver or Gold based on their respective qualities. This surely indicates the reliability of this product. Our security testing team found that it took 43 seconds to cut through this U-lock with a grinder.
This lock has been manufactured with bulky dual locking structure in the crossbar. This makes it impossible to pull the “U” aside enough to get the bike frame out by just cutting through the “U” loop.back to menu ↑
This lock has a U-Shaped steel area and the cable. The unbending steel is 16mm in thickness. The design enables this lock system to lock both wheels and the frame, if you take off the front wheel and place it next to the rear one. This special feature makes it a unique one.back to menu ↑
Ease of Transport
If we talk about the predicament between security and transportability, the more secure the lock,, the more bulky heavier and the transportation becomes. The Kryptonite New York Standard is quite heavy, about 3.97 lbs. But the good news is that it comes with a mounting bracket (the ,Flexframe U Bracket). You can easily attach the almost 4 lbs lock to the frame of your bike.
The addition of the New York Standard U-lock raises your snug tawny bike’s weight by around 10 percent, which is not something really significant. If the mounting to the frame system was unavailable and you took the 4 lbs in your backpack, you would presumably feel the weight after a few miles.back to menu ↑
The versatility factor of the Kryptonite Kryptolok New York Standard U-Lock is another important sector to be considered. While most of the other bike locks available in the market need an additional lock with a view to including both wheels, the New York Standard’s 4 inches width and 8 inches length allows the lock at a time to handle the frame, rear wheel, bike rack and disconnected front wheel.
- Perfect for suburban use.
- The bracket is really flexible.
- The extra length gives more leniency.
- Cannot be opened with conventional tricks.
- It does not get easily cut by theft equipment.
- Solid design lets your bikes be tied to it with ease.
- Beefy and a bit heavy lock.
- Sometimes it gets difficult to unlock it.
- The lock may stick in below freezing temperature.
- Rust may occur due to non-protection from the rain.
Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars (197 reviews)
Ease of Use
The New York Standard is commendably better than other U-locks in the ease of operation department. In this dual locking mechanism, you have to slide the crossbar uniformly onto the “U” part of the lock. Right after you put the lock on the perfect place, you should hear a resounding click.back to menu ↑
The quality of lock you get by purchasing this New York Standard for just round eighty bucks is well worth it. Even if you do not have a high priced bike, the cost and effort needed for replacing bike and lock after bike and lock (in cases of theft due to uses of ordinary locks) will pay for this one time investment in high quality product.back to menu ↑
The Last Words
The Kryptonite Kryptolok New York Standard U-Lock is undoubtedly one of the most horrifying things for a thief. It takes quite tough work to cut through it in order to embezzle your bike. A thief would certainly require power tools to get through the heavy metal and solid locking mechanism.
The lock is huge in size and a bit expensive than its counterparts available, but the design and the accomplishment it contributes is worth the penny. We do not think you will end up being disappointed with the service. Happy biking!