This lock is the highest security Kryptonite U-lock available, featuring a 16mm Kryptonium steel with double deadbolt design.
Includes three stainless steel keys - two standard "I" keys and one LED lighted key
Oversized hardened steel sleeve over cross bar for double security
Security Rating: 10 out of 10
Patent-pendingHARDENED DOUBLE DEADBOLTdesign gives additional protection against twist and cut attacks
HIGHEST SECURITY DISC-STYLE CYLINDERis pick and drill resistant
Sliding dustcover toPROTECT FROM DIRT AND DEBRIS
Key Safe Program
Protective vinyl coating
Product dimensions: 3.25” x 6” (8.3cm x 15.3cm)
Product weight: 4.55 lbs (2.06 kgs)
In 1971, with $1500, some ingenuity, creative security ideas, and a Volkswagen van, Michael Zane was able to invent the first U-Lock and travel around the US spreading the message of need for bicycle security. Thus, Kryptonite was born.
A legendary test for Kryptonite's new bicycle locks came in 1972. The Second Avenue Bicycle Shop in New York City locked a three-speed bicycle to a signpost in Greenwich Village under Kryptonite founder Michael Zane's direction. Although all of the removable parts were immediately stripped by thieves, the bicycle itself remained for thirty days and thirty nights. The Kryptonite lock and the bike frame were still in place, even though the lock had been attacked numerous times. Publicity from this event gave Kryptonite the boost it needed, forever changing the face of bicycle security.