Abus Detecto 7000 RS2 disc lock, £120
Time tested: Three years
What’s good? As long as I have a little bit of room available in a bag, pannier, under the seat or in a topbox this disc lock goes with me as a visible and audible deterrent to scumbag thieves. It’s got great build quality, the key is small but sturdy and the storage bag means it doesn’t bash the bike if stored under the seat. The alarm is 110dB and there is a flashing LED light and a stretchy cable to attach to the handlebars so I don’t ride off with it the lock still in place. It can also be carried in the locked position without the movement sensor triggering and the alarm going off.
What’s not? It’s not cheap but then it’s cheaper than an insurance claim excess and the resulting rise in premium if my bike gets stolen.
Quality rating: 5/5
Value rating: 5/5
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