Specialized Wedlock Locks

DESCRIPTION

Innovative design for convenience, light weight, and the ultimate in security. 2.0 lbs., hardened steel links and stainless orbital rivets, weatherproof carrying case, durable chrome plated finish.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 02, 2018]
Marty Johncox


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

I've had mine for more than 20 years. It looks unusual and very strong, so it's intimidating. I've never had anyone try to steal my bike with it. It has some of the flexibility of a chain, so it's better than a U-Lock in that regard. The links are squirrelly - if a thief tried to pry the lock apart, it will shift on them. You can't accidentally leave it unlocked, because the key won't come out unless it is locked. It could make a good self-defense weapon! Given its security and flexibility, it's not particularly heavy and it is extremely compact. The rubber carrying case is very secure and mounts to any water bottle holder. The lock is integrated into the device, so it's all one-piece.

Weakness:

It rattles in the holster. I've tried fuzzy Velcro in the holder and between the links and it still rattles a lot. It isn't as flexible as a chain so there are a lot of situations where you can't use it, but that's an acceptable tradeoff for its compactness. It would be nice if it were rubber-coated, because it can mar the bike finish, but that would add to the bulk and weight. Also, I wish there were a combination-lock version, so I wouldn't have to carry a key, but that would also make it bulkier.

Price Paid:
$80
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1998
[Apr 06, 2007]
TEE
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Strong Compact, psuedo weapon if you ride late at night.

Weakness:

Heavy and weighed down the bike.
Got a little stiff if you didnt Wd 40 it every so often.

Loved this thing, it was compact folded into a small 4 inch shape.
But i lost the Key when my keys were lost!
Still looking for way to get a new key or new one.

Similar Products Used:

Kryptoniter u lock Boring.

[Feb 04, 2005]
Latrick
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Collapses to small size, comes with a nice case, quality lock. The key can't be removed while the lock is open, which prevents leaving it unlocked.

Weakness:

Tends to rattle (jingle) when you ride, somewhat heavy.

I bought this lock at the same time as i got my Cannondale T2000. I wanted a lock that would keep my bike safe regardless of where i was. I'm a big fan of Specialized products, the are (nearly) always well engineered and tested. Though this lock is a bit pricy i decided it was worth the money. I have used it very little thus far, but have been very satisfied when i have. It is very compact and comes with a rubber case that mounts with velcro straps to wherever you want. Though it is kind of heavy, it's not unnecessary heft. The lock is one of those cylindrical locks (not a bic-picking lock). Apparently Specialized has discontinued this lock for 2005 though, a shame.

Similar Products Used:

Schwinn cable lock.

[Mar 09, 2003]
gonesh mcdonald
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

strong, folds up

Weakness:

more compact than a u-lock, but it would be nice if it had a rubbery shell like the u-locks, so as to not scratch your bike.

I like the lock-- don't recall how much i paid for it-- it's design allows for it to fold up pretty compactly, while still being a fairly heavy-duty lock. -everytime i hear of a bike getting stolen, i can't help but to think of the karma coming the way of the thief.

Similar Products Used:

-u-locks -putting voodoo hex on bike to ward off thieves.

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