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  1. aaronhamlin

    U-Lock solution for SuperDelite

    The Xena lock looks interesting. Do you have any information on its total angle grinder cut time? I like that it requires two cuts as well. Also, any cut time info on the Pragmasis? Thanks for writing up your findings!
  2. aaronhamlin

    U-Lock solution for SuperDelite

    I'd have serious reservations here. The OnGuard Pitbull is not even the highest grade U-lock by that company. Even their highest grade U-lock, the Onguard Brute only lasts 2 1/2 minutes against an angle grinder. That's not appropriate for an e-bike in the $10K range. The recommendations here are...
  3. aaronhamlin

    Abus Granit Xplus 540 U-lock experiences?

    I've already set up an order for it. I think it's a nice compromise of angle grinder resistance and weight. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/airlok/hiplok-d1000-anti-angle-grinder-bike-lock/
  4. aaronhamlin

    Abus Granit Xplus 540 U-lock experiences?

    Yikes! I feel like a made a good faith attempt to reply here. Your attacks here set a bad tone for the forum and detract from the positive experience of others. Please be more considerate if you wish for others to engage with you in a positive way.
  5. aaronhamlin

    Abus Granit Xplus 540 U-lock experiences?

    We definitely don't want folks forced to drive in those metal killboxes that ruin our environment and quality of life. We can minimize the risk, and we shouldn't give up so easily.
  6. aaronhamlin

    Abus Granit Xplus 540 U-lock experiences?

    Easy there, guy. I hope your day gets better if you're having a bad one. Yes, I did look at the article before responding. The only Abus lock I saw that they reviewed in the article was the folding one. Yes, there were other Kryptonite locks, but the initial reference was to the Abus 540, which...
  7. aaronhamlin

    Bike lock for a city that's not very bike friendly

    I couldn't agree with you more. Because everything is after the fact, you're also taking up tube space with the Boomerang. And it's obvious that it's there, so it's a clearer target for removal (although some may argue that it's a deterrent). Riese and Muller at least includes a cafe lock and...
  8. aaronhamlin

    Bike lock for a city that's not very bike friendly

    Super helpful. But they're on version two now with the Boomerang system, right? https://shop.boomerangbike.com/collections/products/products/boomerang-cyclotrac-v2
  9. aaronhamlin

    Abus Granit Xplus 540 U-lock experiences?

    They only reviewed the Abus folding lock, which is not as good as solid U-locks. Their results should definitely not be generalized to all Abus products. This summary is the most comprehensive look on cut times that I've seen. I go into in quite a deep depth that I'll spare you here.
  10. aaronhamlin

    Bike lock for a city that's not very bike friendly

    Nice first-hand insight on the audible alarm systems. I think my own attraction to accelerometer systems is less about audible alarms (not sure how I feel about accidental triggers and adding to noise pollution). What I really like is the phone notification. I'm curious how you've found the...
  11. aaronhamlin

    Bike lock for a city that's not very bike friendly

    If you still find yourself pondering over your lock problem, here's a resource that I put together for bike security.
  12. aaronhamlin

    Which is the better lock?

    If you're going out, it may make sense to get a good U-lock like a Granite 59 Extreme. That'll be lighter overall. An Onguard Brute U-lock is a good value with reasonable angle-grinder resistance (close to 3 minutes of attack time). If instead you're looking at your situation as the weight not...
  13. aaronhamlin

    HipLok AirLok

    When I looked at it, it seemed pretty solid. Other options may include a ground anchor with a chain or an anchored bike rack. I wrote an essay on bike security that covers home storage, but I think you're starting in a good place.
  14. aaronhamlin

    Is my locking plan good enough?

    I've written this comprehensive essay on bike security just for you. It comes with all kinds of recommendations to make things simple.
  15. aaronhamlin

    Is this a good lock?

    As others said, this is unlikely to be a good lock and is certainly not worth relying on as a standalone. Here's a resource for bike security in the future.
  16. aaronhamlin

    Abus Granit Xplus 540 U-lock experiences?

    The Abus 540 lock will stand around 4 minutes against an angle grinder—which is quite good as far as U-locks go. Depending on your situation with the cost of the bike and how risk averse you are to theft, this may be just enough lock or not enough. Still, it's worth considering a more systemic...
  17. aaronhamlin

    Completist's Guide To Bike Security

    So, a chain lock can have the chain and lock built into the same unit, or it can be separate where the lock itself is loose. The portable ones I recommended are within the same unit. I make an exception for very heavy chains used for home storage. Your idea of using a rigging supply company for...
  18. aaronhamlin

    Completist's Guide To Bike Security

    The thought of a bike jacking sounds terrifying. I'm glad you made it out of there. Sabre pepper spray is still the only thing I can think of there (I went down a real wormhole there to research that part). In the situation you describe on the trail, it sounds like your issue is not having...
  19. aaronhamlin

    U-Lock solution for SuperDelite

    I'd recommend a more systemic approach. I too am getting ready to buy either an SD or SC from R&M so had to research this same issue. I agree with you that the foldable lock is inappropriate. Here's a resource with lock references, insurance, and other useful info (better late than never).
  20. aaronhamlin

    Completist's Guide To Bike Security

    I think the problem is much more complicated than that, though I don't think it's completely inaccurate. Yes, you want your bike to look harder to steal than the next one. But ebikes are expensive, and your more expensive ebike may be worth the effort to a thief. And most bike shop owners do not...