KRYPTONITE

NEW YORK M18

Urban Cyclist - - On Test - £ 99.99 www.madi­son.co.uk

The New York M18, from the most fa­mous lock man­u­fac­turer in cy­cling, is a beast at over 2.5kg. Throw in a mas­sive 18mm di­am­e­ter shackle and it’s clear that this is built of sturdy stuff. The dou­ble dead­bolt mech­a­nism is cen­tred in­side the ovalised cross­bar us­ing a pick-re­sis­tant disc cylin­der mech­a­nism, which works rather im­pres­sively. The New York scores well when it comes to its re­sis­tance to bolt crop­ping, saw­ing (best on test), ten­sile strength (best on test) and tor­sional re­sis­tance (run­ner up). With only its mid­dling per­for­mance against the an­gle grinder go­ing against it, the New York is a tough U-lock built the clas­sic Kryptonite way. It may not be as clever as an Abus in its de­sign but the re­sults are much the same.

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