- Abus Granit X Plus 54 23cm Bike D Lock
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Abus Granit X Plus 54 23cm Bike D Lock
The Granit X-Plus 54 borrows many of the features of it's mega tough brother, the Granit Extreme 59. The parabolic 13mm square section shackle is produced from hardened steel, making it massively resistant to cropping and twisting.
Top Features of the Abus Granit X Plus 54 23cm Bike D Lock
- 13 mm square parabolic shackle (patented)
- Double bolted shackle in the lock body
- ABUS power cell technology (patented) offers highest protection against hitting and pulling attacks
- The shackle, the case as well as supporting elements of the locking mechanism are made of special hardened steel
- ABUS X-Plus cylinder for highest protection against manipulations, e.g. picking
- Two keys are supplied with the lock, one LED-lighted
- Automatic keyhole cover against dirt and corrosion
- ABUS Code Card for additional or replacement key
- 230mm shackle length
- Sold secure gold
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It is securely held in place by the "Powercell" double locking mechanism offers highest protection against hitting and pulling attacks with the reassurance and ease of use of the ABUS X-Plus cylinder for highest protection against picking. Supplied with the ABUS Code Card make it easy for you if you to obtain additional or replacement keys. Now firmly established as the number 1 choice in high theft areas of the UK.
The D-lock is classics when it comes to securing bikes, and for good reason. Solid materials and no moving parts outside the lock mechanism are an excellent starting point for the strongest resistance possible. Decades of experience with the D-lock have made Adus experts in combining the most resistant materials with unique technology, and consequently one of the leading D-locks manufacturers. By the way: the police and insurance companies
About the Abus brand
When August Bremicker und Söhne KG (ABUS for short) started making traditional padlocks in 1924, they were already setting standards. The founders’ strategy was simple and timeless: 'Security calls for quality!’. It is that principle that successive generations have carried on and developed. The list of ABUS innovations that make life difficult for would be bike thieves is a long one. Their inventive spirit makes sure the list gets longer and longer!
The ABUSLevel System
The ABUS Level System serves as a guide to help you choose the right lock for your purpose.
The evaluation of each lock is based on three different factors.
75% Security and resistance to attacks: Features such as shackle diameter and materials, locking and cylinder technology.
20% Ease-of-use: Features such as flexible universal carriers, automatic locking systems or user-friendly shapes.
5% Design: Aspects underlining the special value of the ABUS products.
The ABUS Level System - The ultimate, user-friendly selling-aid.
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Magazine reviews for Abus Granit X Plus 54 23cm Bike D Lock
Review from Cycling Plus
The Granit X Plus is a long time favourite in Cycling Plus tests. It has a very usable size and a reasonable weight, and a simple but clever bracket is included too. Under our first test(use of an extending bar for leverage to twist locks, a hammer, pliers, mole grips, wire cutters, chisel, axe and large bolt croppers), the Abus is simply brilliant the clever design of the shackle(square profile) means it simply will not twist or turn under leverage. The lock mechanism is protected with hardened steel, which blunts a hand hacksaw and the shackle resists this type of cutting just as well; it sailed through the five minute attack with a bit of cosmetic damage.
Under test two(use of a quality battery drill rated to 12000rpm with a 30 minute battery life on max output - drill bit and metal cutting disc)the power tool took about a minute and a quarter to get through one side, but again due to the clever design and the double-bolt lock we still couldn't free the bike. This meant we had to cut through the other side too, leading to a very impressive time of over two and a half minutes. If you lock your bike with this lock, cleverly keeping one side of the shackle out of the way, this wouldn't be possible. Simply put, this is the best design available, and backed up by Abus's quality control makes the Granit X Plus the best U-lock you can buy.
Only the most equipped, professional theives would stand a chance.
Review from Bikeradar
An old favourite, the Xplus has many superb features - a parabolic shackle shape, and a square section shackle and double bolt lock mechanism that eliminates any chance of twisting. Clever ideas implemented with the best available materials.
In test one, using the armoury of your average thief, our bolt croppers were not only beaten by the Granit, they were broken too! After ï¬ve minutes of hammering and attacks the Xplus still worked perfectly.
The lock mechanism is protected with hardened steel, which blunts a hand hacksaw, and the shackle resists this type of cutting just as well.
Moving onto the power tools, our angle grinder did cut through the Xplus in 59.8 seconds, but under attack from the regular bike thief the Xplus is more than enough. It's a very usable size and a reasonable weight, and a simple but clever bracket is included too.
The Granit lives up to its name - as good as it gets in something portable
Product Q & A
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Lock weight, see link below.
No idea about the weight - seemed quite light to me.
it weighs about a kilo or two and comes with 2 keys one of which has an LED light
(like Lockitt in the US: http://lockitt.com/Lockitt/product/ULAB5409.html)
The lock has a rubberish coating on the U part of the lock which will protect your bike from scratches. The actual lock part has some plastic on the top (the black bit) that won't scratch your bike either
This is a great lock and has successfully defeated a car jack attack on my bike - actually broke the car jack first! I would heartily recommend.
Contacting Abus would be best - if not, a decent locksmith may be able to copy an original key for you but be prepared to have it re-cut as the locks are designed to be tight and drill proof in some models.
See pictures here: http://www.abus.de/us/main.asp?ScreenLang=us&sid=51736086608223826072010863114114&select=0104b01&artikel=4003318229756
The USH – holder with easy mounting on round frames, with a diameter of 15-35 mm. (I mounted it on my frame which is actually ~35.7 mm diameter.
It's an interesting mount. You need two hands, because you actually lock the D lock through the holder, rather than sliding it or clamping it onto something. Works well.
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