Specialized Rapper Slim Lock Locks

DESCRIPTION

This is the lock for commuters, shoppers, and students who want the carrying convenience and security of a cable lock system. 6ft. Length but coiled for compact storage using universal mounting bracket.

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 28, 2006]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light/neat/easy to use/nice mounting bracket
- And relativly secure for a cable lock

Weakness:

Can be compromised with a decent bolt cutter.

I know four people who have these locks, and use them to lock our bikes reguarly.
- There not thick/strong enough safe long term or in a high crime area, but for just nipping into the shop they make a great anti-theft deterent.
- The quick and easy to use, light, and can be put several bikes and/or distanct objects.


I also use this on campus to wrap around my forks, frontwheel, frame, and back to the post. With an addiational D-lock around the frame and rear wheel.
- And a POS combo lock on the saddle.

My insurence company rates this lock as safe upto £250. (my bike is £500, hence the additional d-lock when on campus)

Similar Products Used:

Onguard "Brute" D-lock, and cheap POS combo-lock

[Jul 07, 2003]
Carl Filipowicz
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

It appears to be a very strong lock but what good is it if I can't open it?

Weakness:

See above

I have used the Specialized Bike Lock very infrequently but this year I cannot unlock it with the key provided. I have even gone to a locksmith and he could not open it.

Similar Products Used:

None

[Jun 28, 2003]
jrockit19
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Convienient to carry around on handlebars or with holder that it comes with. Does the job delaying theft with the multiple steel cables. The lock housing was in tact after it was chewed into.

Weakness:

Not a very intimidating lock, a little on the thin side. It could use more layers of protection.

Well, this lock did it's job for me opposed to the previous reviewer. I discovered my bike lock was in a different position where the thieves tried to hide their efforts. My bike was still tied to my porch railing, but it is disturbing that people walked up and tried to mangle with it at night. If they had more time, they could have chewed through easily enough; there are only 6 or 7 individual steel cables(made of a few dozen steel wires each) in the braid inside of the lock. I'd recommend it only for short trips, where you know you'll be back to the bike in an hour, or wherever you can still see the bike every couple hours, even at night. Definitely put it in a well lit area at night... my porch wasn't lit at the time.

Similar Products Used:

None, i've had it for about 8 years.

[Jan 27, 2003]
Nathan
Commuter

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1

Don't buy this lock if you like your bike. My bike was stolen while locked with the Rapper Slim Lock, and the lock was left behind, cut through it like butter. Might be good for around the house, i.e. keeping a gun cabinet locked or something, but definitely not something you want protecting anything of value.

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