posted on Apr, 28 2014 @ 04:01 AM
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer
I like the idea of that lock. The baffles preventing keyway and shackle bypass are very neat engineering solutions. My only reason for not wanting
one myself, is that if the slightest bit of engineering on one of those locks was done poorly, or if something got into that baffle mechanism, like
grit or dirt, I would expect to have a very posh looking paperweight, or worse, be unable to get at my property without breaking the lock.
The other issue would appear to be, that although the options for simply bypassing the keyway and shackle have been reduced to near enough zero on
this model, the fact is that locks like these, D-Locks, are more often attacked by way of cutting, usually to the point where the shackle meets the
body, at what I call the open end. That would be the one nearest the keyway.
Most bicycle thieves ( and lets face it, most people use a lock like this for bicycles ) are opportunistic, and do not actually have any real talent
for bypassing locks without damaging them. Most of them will come up with a way to break through the shackle, or a solution which involves causing
damage, purely because it is faster and requires little knowledge to achieve. Against that manner of assault, I cannot see this item being any better
than any other D-Lock on the market. That said, its design characteristics, the elegance of the keyway protection particularly, do make this product