Pinhead locking skewers, etc for Evo Cross? Better alternative?

I've been thinking of putting these on my Evo Cross. I'm not expecting iron clad security, just something good enough (combined with a Kryptonite u-lock) in a not-high crime area while shopping or going to a restaurant. Anybody know which of these (locking skewers, headset lock, seat lock) will work on my Evo Cross? I've replaced the seat post with a BodyFloat (with shim), if that makes a difference.



There is also an add-on for a seat collar, not sure if it would be necessary:

If not Pinhead, is there a better alternative? I'm really hoping for a solution that will allow me to just u-lock, remove headlight & control panel, and go. Thanks for any tips!
 
Reporting back. Front skewer, headset cap, and seat post collar do work well on my Cross. Although the rear skewer is not usable or needed, it's cheaper to buy a set that includes it instead of buying a la carte. The set I bought here includes the seat post collar. With the extra key direct from Pinhead the total was about $85. I'm pleased, ready to hit the town.
 

pxpaulx

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I looked into these and decided an extra lock for the front wheel and small cable for the seat were enough. I know kryptonite has some skewers that only work if the bike is inverted, which is a good alternative to a locking skewer, but do like the seat and front handle bar locking parts you went with. Thanks for the report!
 
I looked into these and decided an extra lock for the front wheel and small cable for the seat were enough. I know kryptonite has some skewers that only work if the bike is inverted, which is a good alternative to a locking skewer, but do like the seat and front handle bar locking parts you went with. Thanks for the report!

The inversion locking skewer is a neat idea, as it eliminates the key. The good thing about the Pinhead setup is a single key works for all three devices. The seat post lock was essential to protect my BodyFloat. My saddle is still unsecure, but at least it's not a quick release. I'm thinking of adding some kind of discreet cable between the saddle undercarriage and bike frame that remains on the bike.
 
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pxpaulx

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If you employ something like the sheldon brown locking method (through the rear tire, inside the frame triangle, or rear tire and seat post down tube), like this (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/lock-strategy.html) then you could just use a simple cable like the Onguard Akita cable to secure your seat to the U-lock. Currently, I do that plus a second Abus Iven lock (super thick steel braided cable, big enough to sling over my shoulder) through the front wheel/frame. I would still prefer the seat post and headset locks like pinhead though!
 

Trinity

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I'm happy with my PINHEADLOCKS front axle pinhead and seatpost collar pinhead (to protect my Thudbuster/BrooksSaddle). I've suggested to local friends that if they choose to order PINHEADLOCKS, to get the same Keys. That way, if I lose a key, at least I know a friend has one nearby rather than waiting for a replacement to be shipped.
 

Trinity

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Forgot to mention in my last post ....

"Solid axle locks use a different key than quick release locks." - pinheadlocks.com