Major points to consider when locking up:
1. Always lock in a well-lit area
2. Always lock to a stationary object that can’t be cut
3. Always lock according to value: First priority is the frame, then the rear wheel and the front wheel
4. Keep the lock up off the ground with the key-way facing down
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard U-Lock:
Product dimensions: 4” x 9” (10.2cm x 22.9cm)
Product weight: 3.75 lbs (1.70 kgs)
14mm hardened MAX-Performance steel shackle resists bolt cutters and leverage attacks
Patented*, hardened oval crossbar design is stronger than typical round tube
Hardened double deadbolt design gives additional protection against twist attacks
High security disc-style cylinder
Includes new Transit FlexFrame-U transportation system which allows for versatile carrying
Protective vinyl coating
Sliding dustcover protects and extends cylinder life
3 stainless steel keys – one lighted with high intensity LED bulb & replaceable battery
Key Safe Program
At last… I’m glad that bike-locking company explains how to use their product )
I have a fat tire bike and this shackle won’t go around the real wheel nor is it long enough to secure to anything if going through it. What a pain.
Hmm. Would it be possible to order a longer shackle for a kryptolock series 2?
I know you guys make a longer shackle lock, it’s on Amazon.
If not, could I exchange the lock I have towards the longer model?
Chain links are too narrow for a 1500$ electric bike, wouldn’t you say?
Sorry, we don’t do product exchanges. If you just purchased it, would Amazon exchange it for you? The KryptoLok Series 2 and Evolution Series 4 Integrated Chains are rated similar to their U-Lock counterparts, security-wise.
I don’t need an entirely new lock just the series 2 LS shackle.
I can’t order one from you guys? O.o
As in Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 LS U-Lock
+Brandon “Innomen” Sergent high security chain such as EV series 4 10160 integrated chain is 160 cm with 10mm links… for expensive ebike I would recommend ultimate security NY Chain (12mm links) or NY Fahgettaboudit (14mm links)
+Brandon “Innomen” Sergent unfortunately no – you can’t order just a shackle from us
Why in a well-lit area?
Bad guys are more likely to stay away from well-lit areas to avoid being seen.
+KryptoniteLocks Oh, that makes sense.
Sadly in NYC does wont discourage bike thief since they can get away with it often. Well lit or not. This video is still very common in 2016 http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000001423494/bike-thief.html
It’s called Common Sense.
Well-lit area because thieves are less-likely to strike a target where many people can clearly observe their theft. Thieves prefer to do their dirty work in the dark where no one can see them.
Do not use a U lock because after a week or so they start to refuse to lock and unlock. I bought a U lock and used it for about a week and then it would would not lock and hoa to force it to lock. When I came to unlock my bike it would not unlock. I had pull it against the frame if my bike to get it to come apart…I ended up scratcjing the frame of my bike. I’m not happy these locks are unpredictable. I’m going to invest in a good quality chain lock inatead.
sorry about spelling mistakes….using an annoying mobile phone keyboard.
+TheToshiba86 So sorry to hear that you’ve had a problem with your U-Lock. Please submit a Request Ticket with your information and details. We would like to help! Please attach a photo of your lock.
This video is great. – Thanks!
God Damn It! 30+ years… I’ve been doing it all wrong – I remove front wheel and lock everything securely with one single U-Lock!!
I feel so foolish 🙁
Here are some other lock up options: http://www.kryptonitelock.com/en/proper-lock-up/bicycle-lock-up.html.
That’s not wrong, it’s just another way of doing it – and it only requires a single lock instead of two. That’s the way I’ve been doing it for years.
Removing the front wheel seems extra effective, to me. But, that’s a lot of time and effort, especially for short stops.
I use two U locks. One locks frame and back wheel to stationary object. Other locks frame and front wheel to stationary object.
That is the best of all worlds!
Should I buy larger or smaller U-lock?
We recommend that you use a lock with the smallest „U“ that can accommodate your frame and wheel locked to a stationary object.
+KryptoniteLocks cool, thamks for quick replay! I should have noticed – I got this bike http://dartmoor-bikes.com/hardware/bikes/hornet-black-pearl
and it’s quite bike (size L) – what do you think?
Nice! Choose the lock that makes the most sense for you, size-wise.
Hi Michal – with your Dartmoor you are best to use a standard size u-lock – either the NY Lock Standard or the Evolution Series 4 Standard
our standard u locks would be called Standard or STD – there is no „S“ – by „L“ you might be referring to long shackle – I recommended „STD“ – either NY Lock or Evolution series 4
Thank you very much just installed my kryptonite U409. Had some what of an idea how to utilize. Now definitely able to do so properly!
Thank you for sharing! It’s always great to hear that our videos are helping.
Amazing video ! Really helpfull. Thanks !
Thank you. Now I will not lose my bike again.
Excellent, and concise.. Great tutorial
Glad I watched, I’ve been locking front wheel to frame and rack, and using a cable lock for the back tire
Great video guys!
😀 This was filmed at Canon Junction!
Good advice, thanks?Help deter the numerous thieving bastards out there?
Plain and simple explanation… thank you!
Thanks for the information!! I recently got a bike and got a level 5 u lock and we didn’t know how to use it. But thank you for the tutorial!!