How secure is a disc lock?

How secure is a disc lock?

All disc locks have the same vulnerability – the bike can be picked up and put in a van. However, particularly in busy cities, a more likely attack is the ‘push-away’ and a disc lock will help reduce the chances of this happening. Our data shows that a disc lock can make your bike three times less likely to be stolen.

Are disc locks better?

A disc lock is stainless steel vs. most pad locks are laminated steel; and because the disc lock has a shorter shank it can not be cut with a bolt cutter like most pad locks can; thus it is more secure.

How do disc detainers work?

Disc-detainer keys have angled bitting cuts that rotate discs. When rotated properly, a sidebar will fall into a gate on the discs allowing the key to turn further and actuate the locking bolt to lock or unlock the lock.

Are XENA disc locks good?

The Xena Disc Lock Alarm is a very well made and solid-feeling disk lock. It’s the most secure disk lock I’ve encountered.

Can bolt cutters cut a disc lock?

Disc locks cannot be removed with bolt cutters because the hasp (or the U-shaped part of a padlock) cannot be reached. A disc lock cannot be broken apart with a hammer, either, as a padlock or keyless lock could be.

Are Disc-detainer locks more secure?

Disc Detainers (Abloy) This is a disc detainer lock, one of the most secure and pick resistant locks made today. This simple (and cheap to manufacture) design contains discs that must be rotated to a precise angle (every 11-16 degrees is a possible gate cut). If a single disc is misaligned, the lock will not open.

What is the longest Kryptonite lock?

The New York Legend [Amazon] is the thickest, heaviest and most secure bike chain lock that Kryptonite offer. It’s definitely not a portable lock….

Kryptonite New York Legend 1515 Specs
Weight: 15.95 lb (7.23 kg)
Length 60″ (150 cm)
Kryptonite rating: 10/10
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