Kryptonite New York U Lock Standard Review

Kryptonite New York U Lock

Kryptonite New York U Lock Standard Review

Introduction: Brand History

As far as bike security is concerned, Kryptonite is without a doubt one of the leading brands on the market. a young man with a passion for bike locks and security started this company.

He was working on developing a lock that would offer New York bike owners the perfect solution to the increasing incidents of bike thefts.

And after all his hard work, it is safe to say that his brainchild changed the world of bike security forever.


The Kryptonite New York U Lock Standard is one of their finest creations to date and with all its amazing features it is not so hard to see why it is so popular.

Below is a comprehensive review of the bike lock in terms of what we like about it and a few snags here and there that you might have to deal with if you buy it.

Kryptonite New York U Lock

Our Favorite Features From The New York Lock Standard Model

  • · U lock design

While considering the security of your bike, it is safe to say that you can never go wrong with a U bike lock. This design meant to make it difficult for thieves to defeat the lock and steal your bike.

The Kryptonite New York U Lock Standard lock has a 16 mm thick shackle which makes it resilient against attacks by bolt cutters and most other cutting tools used by bike thieves.

· Weight and dimensions

The Kryptonite New York U Lock Standard is, as the name suggests, a standard sized U bike locks. It measures 4 inches in width by 8 inches in length.

These dimensions are beneficial in two ways. The first is that they offer enough space for you as the bike owner to have a variety of objects to choose from around which to fasten your bike.

This can be anything from a standard bike rack to the rails on the staircase next to your office. The space within the shackle bend is also sufficient for fastening around some street light poles.

The second advantage provided by these dimensions is the protection from attack by bold cutters. As a standard sized lock, you get to enjoy more space.

The Kryptonite New York Lock Standard bike lock weighs 4.35 pounds which makes it one of the heavier options on the market. The weight is because of the high quality materials used in this lock, making the extra pounds more than worth the trouble.

· Hardened steel sleeve over the shackle

The 16mm shackle have patented hardened steel sleeve all over the shackle. This sleeve serves the purpose of providing additional security by protecting the shackle from attack by any cutting tool

· Double deadbolt locking

This lock is one of the few on the market that is currently available with this revolutionary locking mechanism.

The double locking deadbolt features means that both ends of the U shaped shackle are bolted leaving the thief with no choice but having to cut both shafts.

Considering all the other security measures in place, it is safe to say that cutting through just one shaft is difficult if not impossible and the double lock mechanism will frustrate all the thief’s efforts.

· Centered keyway

A centered keyway is one of the most effective ways of protecting the lock from attack by leveraging. This is exactly what you can expect from the Kryptonite New York U Lock. The position of the lock also makes it difficult for thieves to gain easy access for attack using picking tools.

· Vinyl coating

This feature is unique to Kryptonite brand locks and exists as an additional protective measure. This feature in particular seeks to protect the lock itself from corrosion and other forms of damage due to exposure to natural elements.

The result after long term us is a lock that not only functions optimally but that also looks pretty good.

  • – The cylinder have sliding dust cover for weather resistant.
  • – It is durable.
  • – It is resistant to almost all forms of attack thus very secure.
  • – As a U lock, it is easy to use.
  • – It is compatible with carrier systems and frame brackets for transport.
  • – It features 3 keys; one of which has an LED light for easy night vision.
  • – It is very heavy thus difficult and inconvenient to carry around.
  • – Some faulty units experience lock jamming with prolonged use.
Final verdict

There is no denying the fact that the Kryptonite New York Lock Standard bike lock reflects the high quality and great performance that we have learnt to expect from Kryptonite.

The amazing features above make it a piece definitely worth considering whether you are a first time bike owner or you are a bicycle veteran looking to upgrade your bike’s security.

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