Kryptonite Evolution Series Mini LS Bicycle U-Lock with Bracket Bicycle U-Lock (3.25-Inch x 9.5-Inch)
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The Kryptonite Evolution is constructed of a 1/2" hardened steel design and a stout steel crossbar. 1/2" hardened high-grade carbon alloy steel shackle. Free $2,000 Anti Theft offer except LK4122 which is $500. Includes EZ-mount bracket and lighted keySecure disc style cylinder resist picking and drilling. Short crossbar and shackle create the closest, most compact fit providing better securityNew design key cylinder and stout steel crossbar. EV Disc: Smaller opening prevents use of jacks and prying tools
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Top Customer Reviews
The lock is big enough to lock two wheels together to a post, or one wheel and the frame to a post if you angle it correctly. It's hefty, but not prohibitively so; I carry it on my commutes in my bag without really noticing the extra weight (I don't trust the mounting bracket after reading the other reviews).
As others have noted, the key sometimes requires a little jiggling to get it to work properly, but otherwise I've had no problem with it. All in all, this is a worthwhile purchase.
The key is hard to use: have to push it in all the way. Sometimes it jams, requires fiddling.
The mounting bracket is absurd. It takes a good amount of force to remove it, which causes the lock to finally shoot out quickly. After smashing my knuckles a few times, I figured out to push the lock from underneath. Awkward. Not a good design!
The mounting bracket that came with this, however, is terrible. It took me a long time to finally get it mounted on my bike, and when I insterted the lock into it, I had to pull pretty hard to get it out, even though it had a release button. In the end, I just took off the bracket and decided to just carry the lock with me in my bag or locked to a part of my frame.
Overall, this lock is pretty solid and works fairly well. If you're careful with how you put the lock on and take it off, you'll be fine. It comes with 3 sturdy keys, so you don't have to worry about breaking them. Kyrptonite also offers to replace your keys in case you lose them (for a small fee).
It's weight, dimensions, price and level of security all hit the sweet spot IMHO.
The mount is descent, about as good as they get (unfortunately I've never seen an awesome U-lock bracket, and I look out for them and work in the bicycle industry).
As far as it's dimensions, you can get your front wheel, a pole and the downtube of your frame all inside the lock. Or if your friend forget's his, your frame, a pole and your friend's frame.
It doesn't have the high tech double locking cylinder (and associated weight, complexity and cost), but if you put enough bike parts and pole inside it, it shouldn't be vulnerable to twisting-lever attack and because it's narrow, which also gives good defense against a car-jack spread.
I'd suggest keeping the lock in the bracket and just chaining the bike to the lock---no one will ever get it out of the bracket to release the chain.
Kryptonite should send a written apology and a juice drink to every person who tried to used this bracket. The lock, I like. I can hardly wait for the bracket to break (it's doomed, I can just tell) so that I can carry it in my backpack or design a bracket that makes sense.
The bracket was terrible -- I choose to keep mine in the top pocket of my Topeak bag. It fits perfectly there; I can't imagine that a bracket would be better.
If you use saddlebags, I'd recommend this lock.