RoadBikeReview’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012

Holiday Gift Guide

Locks

Knog Milkman Lock

The Milkman lock from Knog is a relatively lightweight, small, and quick way to lock up your bike when you need to take a break from your ride for a quick refuel stop or pop into a restroom . The Milkman fits perfectly into a jersey pocket, so it’s likely you’ll carry it with you on most rides. Polycarbonate housing hides a three-foot long retractable, braided steel cable. While we don’t recommend this being a cyclists only lock, we believe it’s the perfect solution for the quick pit stops where sometimes we leave our bikes exposed to possible opportunistic bike thieves.

MSRP: $25
Website: http://www.knog.com.au

Kryptonite Mini 5 40th Anniversary

If more security is what you’re looking for, we’d recommend the Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Mini-5 40th Anniversary Lock. It’s a limited edition version of their most popular lock, the Mini-5. Full black chrome finish and clear dust cover, as well as a special 40th anniversary logo set this apart from those with the “normal” Mini-5.

MSRP: $60
Website: http://www.kryptonitelock.com

Onguard Mastiff Chain Bike Lock

Another alternative, albeit a little pricier, is the the Onguard Mastiff Chain Bike Lock. Ten millimeter hex link chains and square section bar links make it harder for saws and cutters to break this chain. Dual lock mechanisms and laser cut TorchKeys will also make it hard to pick this lock. The large steel shackles just scream don’t even try. Though this is the one of the most deterrent locks on the market, it’s also one of the heaviest.

MSRP: $80
Website: http://www.onguardlock.com

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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