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KRYPTONITE KryptoFlex 7 ft. Cable
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- 3/8 inch (10 millimeter) braided steel cable has greater cut resistance than twisted cables
- 7 foot (220 centimeter) length
- Thick vinyl coating protects against scratching
- Looped ends make for easy locking to anchor points with all Kryptonite locks or virtually any padlock or disc lock
- Hook-n-loop strap for easy carrying
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|Item Dimensions||1 x 2 x 41 inches|
|Item Display Weight||1.05 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.15 pounds|
|Material Type||braided steel cable; vinyl|
|Shipping Weight||1.15 pounds|
|Size||7' (220cm) x 10mm|
Top Customer Reviews
Okay, so now to actually review the cable. It's amazing. You cannot top Kryptonite's quality, and it is very useful. It is also just as resistant to cutting as any other cable you'll find. Top-notch durability
Now, there's no doubt that when people walk past your bike, with cables snaking through it like some kind of evil invasive weed, and a five-pound U-Lock hanging off the side, they'll be thinking "Man, this guy (or girl) is really obsessed with bike security." But, hey, isn't that the point?
Amazon seems to apply reviews of any of those products to all three products. So, be careful to understand which product a review applies to. For example, the 525 is a nice leash to keep your seat from walking away (while you step into a convenience store). But, it would take small wire cutters for a thief to cut. (Not a cable to use to keep your front wheel secure to a u-lock.).
The 1004 and 1007 models, at 3/8" diameter, is thinner than Avenir's 1/2" (12mm) x 7' cable. And, more expensive than the Avenir. Obviously, a little lighter to carry. But, perhaps less of a deterrent. Even though we're only talking about 1/8" difference, 3/8" tends to be the limit of smaller (concealable/affordable) wire-rope cutters. Having a 1/2" diameter cable could slow down a thief using smaller wire-rope cutters. Or, make a thief using the correctly-sized cutters draw more attention to himself (cutters to cute 1/2" wire rope are pretty large.).
I see people rate cables low because their bike was stolen. Everyone needs to realize that a cable is not adequate security except in low-theft areas. And even then: only for a quick trip inside a convenience store (to prevent the bike from being picked up and carried away). For everything else, you should use a U-lock. (Use that to lock the rear wheel through the chainstay/seatstay tubes to a bike rack). The cable should be loopped through the front wheel, seat and rear rack. Most thieves won't go to the trouble of cutting a cable just for a seat or front wheel. (More expensive front wheels have quick release axles and you're better off putting the front tire next to the rear tire and through the U Lock if you want more security than a cable.).Read more ›
Also, I thought the cable would be inconvenient to carry, but it is not.. It can store easily in most bags that you would bike with, or around the handlebars or other parts of the bike. It has a little Velco strip that you can use to keep it looped up.
I definitely think that a longer cable like this 7 footer is a good idea (as opposed to one of the shorter cables). Once you loop it up for storage, it doesn't take a lot of space, and it offers more flexibility when you lock your bike.
You can buy a Kryptonite fuggetaboutit 1/2 inch chain or make your own for literally a fraction of the price by googling ""campbell" "maxx" or "ultimate" security chain"" and ordering online by the foot. Be advised the 1/2inch, not counting the lock weighs about 2.6lbs/ft and the 3/8th @1.65lbs/ft. I've got a 3ft 3/8th inch chain trading off a little impenetrability for weight since I rarely leave the bike out of sight for long and never in an out of the way place where there's little foot traffic.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This cable is great. It lets me sleep soundly every night because I know my bike is well defended.Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Works perfect with my Kryptonite ULock. I just need to find a good location to put it on my bike.Published 10 days ago by Christopher J Kiefel
It is so sturdy. I would most definitely buy this product again.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer