Proper Bike Lock-Up Video with a U-Lock

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


TheToshiba86 says:

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.

Vertical Alignment says:

Why in a well-lit area?

Anton van der Merwe says:

I use two U locks. One locks frame and back wheel to stationary object. Other locks frame and front wheel to stationary object.

Kristy Curtis says:

This video is great. – Thanks!

Илия Петров says:

Amazing video ! Really helpfull. Thanks !

MrSafetyForever says:

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!

CorkyMcButterpants says:

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 🙁

Brandon Sergent says:

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.

Steven Lee says:

Thank you. Now I will not lose my bike again.

Michał Włodarski says:

Should I buy larger or smaller U-lock?

povelitel3d says:

At last… I’m glad that bike-locking company explains how to use their product )

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