Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock Review

Kryptonite is one brand you can trust with your eyes closed. The U-Lock was first introduced by them back in 1970’s. Since then, it has been this company’s premiere product.

Kryptonite has kept the promise alive with Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock. It comes with a lot of helpful features that matter in the security of the bike.

Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock Review

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This Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock Review will talk about some of the features and how this lock contributes to the safety of your bike.

How the Design Came About?

Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock is nothing fancy. It is basically the famous Kryptolok that uses U-Lock feature. The added advantage is the 4-foot wire that comes along.

It is made of 13mm braided steel. This offers extra protection to your bikes. You can now place the whole bike (the frame, seat and the wheels) under lockdown.

The design will catch your eyes immediately. Kryptolok Standard Bicycle lock provides top notch protection for the braided steel and the cylinder is tough to penetrate. It all comes at a cheap cost that you’ll have no problem to afford.

The Type of Security it Provides

It is a solid lock when it comes to providing security. “Solid Secure,” a lock testing company granted it the “Silver” ranking regarding the toughness and protection it provides.

The Gold ranking belongs to the New York Standard lock of the same company. Kryptonite has its own security lock testing mechanisms. Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock received 8 of the possible 13.

The cable itself can be used as a separate lock beside the main U-Lock.

While this lock has enjoyed a high rating in security, the cable can be fragile. When I tested it, the cable didn’t last very long.

Also, I was able to cut the cable using various tools I used for testing it with. But fortunately, you can detach the cable from the lock which is super tough.

The Lock is Very Easy to Travel With

You can take this Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock anywhere. The Flex Frame is included in the package. It is a bracket to mount the lock on. This frame lets you transport this lock to anywhere you would like.

Just install the frame on your bike, strap the lock and you are ready. The company could have arranged for more sturdy mount and bracket but if anything happens to the bracket, you can, of course, replace it with a new one.

How Would You Use It?

Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock is simple device and is easy to use. There is a hinge. You need to put your U-Shaped shackle in the crossbar below using the hinge.

While the conventional U-Locks require to be locked from both sides, Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Lock’s “Bent Foot” technology allows it to secure only one side by bending the lock over like a “U”.

It is less expensive that way and more secure as most of its mid-ranged competitions fail to attain the sturdiness and thus sustainability in security. You will be glad to know that, this lock prefect for all mountain bike.

Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock is Versatile

It is a perfect tool to keep the thieves at bay. With the long cable, you can lock wheels and frames with anything you’d like. You can thread the cables through trailers panniers or even seats.

People will not have to take the front wheel off when parking their bikes. With this lock, tire skewers aren’t necessary. This way, thieves will not have it easy with your bike.

Pros

  • Simple design.
  • Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock opens and shuts with a single clicking sound.
  • You can attach the cable, the U-Lock or both of them combined to anything you like.
  • Locks down multiple bicycles.
  • Opens only with the keys that come with the lock.
  • Weatherproof lock.
  • Various sizes and shapes are available.

Cons

  • It doesn’t withstand bolt cutters.
  • It is a bit heavy when compared to the locks of its price-range.
  • Looks odd when used with only one Mountain Bike.

FAQ( Frequently asked questions)

Q. I am confused between product length of amazon.com and the site. 11 inches or 9, which is correct?

A. You can go with both of them. The standard length of the lock is 9 inches. But it becomes 11 inches when it is closed.

Q. I see the cable can be locked as well, same as the U-Lock. What’s going on?

A. That’s just great! You can use the cable separately as a lock too. The U-Lock can be used as a separate lock itself besides the wire. So, you’ve got two locks.

Final Verdict

The lock is actually two-in-one. It surprisingly compiles two locks while being simplistic in design. Just think about it, the U-bar and the cable can be used separately as locks.

Also, the lock is a “Single-Click” lock. It will not jam anytime soon. Provided the price and advantage comparison, the Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 Standard Bicycle Lock is definitely a winner in my book.

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About the Author Matthew R. Duncan

I am proud to be the go-to guy among my circle for bike advice. I take it personally when someone I know buys a new bike without consulting me first!

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