Kryptonite Locks

by Bea | September 6th, 2011 | Biking

Rather than driving to where you need to be, take your bike out for a ride. You’ll be exercising, as well as saving costs; however, it is important to keep your bike safe and secure. I doubt you want to be walking 5 miles to get home with your groceries, or after a workout at the gym!

There are many different types of locks available, but not all are as good as you need them to be. It really depends on where you are going to be using your bike. If you are going to get a lock, I would highly suggest getting a Kryptonite brand lock. Masterlock and other brands are okay, but I have yet to find a Kryptonite locked bike, that was properly locked, stolen.

I live on Northeastern University’s campus, and it is completely open. Anyone can walk around freely. We are also in the Roxbury area, so it can get dangerous at night. According to the Northeastern University Police Department, they too have never had a stolen bike report that dealt with a bike that was properly locked with a Kryptonite lock.

If you register your bike properly with Kryptonite, you can get a lot of perks out of the whole deal. For instance, you can obtain replacement keys for a minimal fee, and if you have a code on your lock, they will give you your code for free! Also, if your bike is stolen, they will not only give you a new lock, but they will also replace your bike.

Kryptonite puts out a lot of different types of locks. They have U-locks, chains, modules, and more. Depending on where you will put your bike, the type of security that you are looking for changes. You could get a minimal security lock, or you could go as high as a New York lock .

As you may have assumed, it is better to be safe than sorry. If you have to put in an extra ten dollars to get the better lock, do it! Kryptonite makes a really good lock, I have had mine for the last 5 years, and it’s still holding up strong. There are some slash marks in it from people who have tried to steal my bike, but I have yet to have a bike stolen from me.

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