Abus Granit X-Plus 54 Mini Lock
Abus Granit X-Plus 54 Mini U-Lock
The Sold Secure Gold rated Granit X-Plus 54 Mini borrows many of the features of its mega tough brother and top choice for motorbike security, the Granit Extreme 59. The parabolic 13mm square section shackle is massively resistant to cropping and twisting. It is securely held in place by the Powercell double locking mechanism with the ease of use of the X-Plus locking system (with illuminated key provided). Due to its compact 15cm long shackle it fits in a bag or back pocket easily and it comes without a frame bracket.
KeithBeing smaller it is lighter in weight than other D-locks but still offers a substantial deterrent.
FortuñoThis is a compact and solid bike lock with an impressive Gold/15 rating. This also means it is as heavy as a typical full size U-lock. The operation of the key is very smooth. It is worth knowing that the grey parts on the lock are made of plastic and that the key has some sharp edges on it. When the key is put in a trouser pocket, there is a risk it will slice through the fabric. The LED light in the key is a nice feature.
GGGI bought this after doing extensive amounts of research.,as bike thefts are common in my area. This is my very first bike lock and I wanted something top in class and yet relatively lightweight. It is easy to use and the lock mechanism is smooth as butter. This was important to me as I don't ever want to deal with my lock getting stuck. Now I went with the mini version as I wanted to save some weight. However, the downside is that on my city bike I can only get the lock around a Sheffield rack and my rear wheel, Sheldon-style. With the full size version of this lock, I would have been able to get both the frame and rear wheel locked to a rack. This would be at the expense of the added weight of course so you'll need to choose based on what your needs are. Still all in all this a great lock.
Mr von RohrOpens and closes smoothly. small enough to have it with you, big enough to lock safe to different objects around town.
CDBVery good lock. Secure, without being too heavy.