Urban Cyclist - - On Test -

GRANIT EX­TREME 59 £229.99 www.abus-uk.com The Ex­treme 59 is like con­sum­ing a more af­ford­able Abus X-Plus and put­ting it on a high-pro­tein diet. In short, this is the tough­est U-lock you’ll find on the mar­ket – and that ap­plies to mo­tor­bikes as well as pedal-pow­ered cy­cles. With a tor­sional re­sis­tance that’s 1000Nm higher than its near­est ri­val, and ten­sile re­sis­tance that would han­dle a cou­ple of vans pulling on each end, it’s truly im­pres­sive. Weather re­sis­tance is im­pec­ca­ble as is its re­silience against lock pick­ing. Un­der bolt crop­ping it’s in the top three of all the locks tested. If you prize your bike and have some­where to store your lock when not us­ing it or want some­thing tough for home use, then the Ex­treme is per­fect. The high price holds it back from a per­fect 10.

A high price but ar­guably the tough­est lock on the mar­ket

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