Who is the Kryptonite New York Noose Chain and Evolution Lock Combination for?
A lightweight lock, providing maximum protection for your bike….
In the past the best option for locking a bike in a high risk area, like a city center or train station, has been the classic U-Lock. That represented the maximum security you could offer your bike.
The drawback is that these locks are heavy, and limit you to locking against narrow bars like railings. The New York Noose Chain allows much greater freedom of choice as to where you can secure your bike.
Key Features of the Noose and Chain Lock:
The lock comes in two parts, a strong steel chain, covered with a nylon sheath to prevent scratches to your bike, and a tough Kryptonite Lock.
Each link is 12mm steel, there are six of these beasts, and a round clincher chain.
The Lock is like the New York Fahgettaboudit Lock featured here, from the Evolution series of locks, except much smaller. You still have the well designed lock, three keys (two standard and one with a handy built in LED – perfect for night use).
The shackle is 14mm, and is capable of resisting twist attacks, and infamous “pen attacks”.
With all this hardened steel, the lock is not light at 6lb. That said, its still a lot lighter than some of the full sized U-Locks, and crucially provide the same level of protection.
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Don’t worry, Kryptonite have a very keen interest in you keeping your bike. They back this lock with a whopping $3500 (for one year with registration) insurance policy.
Whats the advantage of the chain?
The chain is what makes this lock so versatile. Its easy to slip into the pocket of a pack, and yet it allows the bike to be fitted to a wider range of things on the street, such as thick lamposts. With the noose you can wrap the chain around the bollard, then clip the u-lock round a thin – yet critical part of the bike such as a rear frame.
What are others saying?
“It’s likely to be the lightest/least cumbersome chain lock offered by Kryptonite”
“The noose design also allows for a number of different ways to lock up your ride.”
“a little on the heavy side, but it’s worth it for a little extra peace of mind”
Not really, Amazon customers have given this a massive 4.8 out of 5.0 stars, its weight is the main drawback.
A reassuringly heavy and strong lock that will have the thieves passing by your pride and joy to look for weaker targets. If you love your bike you should buy this lock.