IB16: Kryptonite puts security on lock down with new true double deadbolt U-locks

2017 Kryptonite Kryptolock new u-lock double deadbolt bicycle lock

The all-new Kryptonite Kryptolok is their “new U”, which is a true double deadbolt design rather than the bent foot design they’ve used for years. And that’s not the only update – the shackle’s ends have deeper pass-through of the lock cylinder, so it’s stronger, and the cylinder is longer so there’s more space inside. Lock in all the details and other new products below…

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The locks have anti-rotation thanks to the scalloped shape at the ends of the shackle. This means a thief can’t just cut one side and twist the shackle to create an opening. They’d have to cut both sides of the shackle…or the lock core cylinder. With deeper shackle penetration, it’s even stronger against prying attacks, too.

The “new U” locks come out March 2017 and almost all u-locks get the upgrade. The Evolution Lite Mini 6 and Messenger Mini keep a bent foot design, but still gain the double deadbolt notch.

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The Keeper debuted earlier this year and is their take on the folding lock. Rather than folding in a single plane, it uses double jointed connections to make it more malleable so it’s easier to fit around the bike and whatever you’re locking it to.

Kryptonite has also upped the ante on their theft protection guarantee. The optional Anti-Theft Protection Offer has increased to $3,000 for the Evolution Standard and Long Shackle and $5,000 for the New York Fahgettaboudit Mini.

KryptoniteLock.com

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atlbikeshop
6 years ago

What common household item easily opens this generation lock? 🙂

notabikeshopbutiactuallyknowwhatimtalkingabout
notabikeshopbutiactuallyknowwhatimtalkingabout
6 years ago
Reply to  atlbikeshop

If you were going to say a BIC pen, you’re wrong. These are disc tumbler locks, not tubular pin tumbler locks.

Gabriel Frazee
6 years ago

I remember when that “hack” first came out, and while every other manufacturer using the tubular tumbler turned a blind eye, Kryptonite immediately replaced everyone’s locks. They’ve had by business (and my recommendation on the sales floor) ever since.

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

New! Kryptonite now employs NEW technology!!! OnGuard, Abus, have this on $30 MSRP locks for years.

Mo
Mo
6 years ago

I don’t know how this improves security. Don’t thieves just cut the shackle?

joe
joe
6 years ago
Reply to  Mo

previously only 1 cut on the shackle had to be made to open the lock.

now 2 cuts are required.

Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford
6 years ago

@ Mo- It requires the thief to cut each side of the shackle in order to steal the bike.

toolittletoolate
toolittletoolate
6 years ago

looks like competition is FINALLY making krypto get their sh*t together. only reason i still sell them is due to their brand name recognition laurels they have been resting on. about time.

straws
straws
6 years ago

They did this because there was a new trick to break off a small piece of metal keeping in the hooked end. Freeze it, break it off with a hammer and you can open the lock easily.

But as someone else said, abus and onguard have been doing this for years and at half the price.

chubs
chubs
5 years ago

Any news/updates? Will packaging indicate the updated version?