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    any advice on locks, and how to carry them, on a Luna X1

    I just got my new Luna X1, and I'm loving it. But I dont want to to get stolen, and I'm wondering what type of lock folks are using, and how they carry it around when riding.

    I'm thinking of getting something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T858RZF/, but I'm not keen on having a 7.5 lb lock in my backpack when I ride.
    I think it would fit in some of the larger seat bags, but I'm not sure. What are other folks are doing for this?

    Thanks.


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    Originally posted by Brian Tierney View Post
    I just got my new Luna X1, and I'm loving it. But I dont want to to get stolen, and I'm wondering what type of lock folks are using, and how they carry it around when riding.

    I'm thinking of getting something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08T858RZF/, but I'm not keen on having a 7.5 lb lock in my backpack when I ride.
    I think it would fit in some of the larger seat bags, but I'm not sure. What are other folks are doing for this?

    Thanks.
    In the UK, my insurance company specify the grade of lock and I require a “Sold Secure Gold” lock. To meet this requirement, I use the ABUS 6500/110 SH Bordo Granit X-Plus Big Bicycle Lock 110 cm Black, which has a holder and can be fitted to the frame, or use a “U Lock” that comes with a holder.

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      #3
      When asking about a lock where and for how long do you expect to be locking your bike? 5 minutes in front of a busy store has very different requirements than all day in a parking garage or multiple days.

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        #4
        My main use case is when I use the bike to ride to a trailhead, and then head out on a 6-8 hr hike with the bike locked to a tree. I agree that 5-10 min in front of a store should not need such a beefy lock.

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          #5
          Buy a reputable name brand chain lock. Abus, Kryptonite etc. Their most secure. Sure its heavy but you'll be leaving it unattended. Locks only keep the honest people out. And if you frequent the same places it becomes more of an issue. All it takes is for the right shady person to see your bike locked up in the same area a few times and they may start to bring the right tool along. No bike lock is theft proof, better stronger locks just make it more effort and more obvious. But if no one is around then nobody can see them cut the lock.

          There is a YouTube channel called The Lock Picking Lawyer, he tests locks of all types to see how easily they can be defeated. Picking, cutting, smashing, melting, he's done it all. His bicycle lock choice is a Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U lock, and a bike that won't ruin you financially to replace when it's stolen.

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