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Customer reviews for Kryptonite Evolution 4 1090 Chain Integrated Chain Lock

Kryptonite Evolution 4 1090 Chain Integrated Chain Lock

Overall rating:
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4.7
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer reviews for Kryptonite Evolution 4 1090 Chain Integrated Chain Lock
Review 1 for Kryptonite Evolution 4 1090 Chain Integrated Chain Lock
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
AlKim
Country:Finland
Age:18-24
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Good value

PostedApril 4, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Not long ago I swapped my hybrid for a proper mountain bike and found out that my old U-lock, combined with the fat tyres, was prohibitively tricky to secure around many fixed objects. The sloping top tube also meant that the lock could not be put into its mounting bracket for transportation, forcing me to take a bag with me wherever I went or to hang the lock awkwardly from a belt loop.
I gave the U-lock to a friend and started seeking alternatives that would work well with my new bike. So far the Kryptonite chain has been a perfect solution: it's long enough to secure the frame and rear wheel even to some objects too wide to wrap a U-lock around (such as traffic lights and lamp posts) and I can simply lock it around my waist when I'm on the move. It's a reasonably heavy and confidence-inspiring thing, but I don't really notice it when I'm wearing it, so I'm not going to give it flak for its weight.
The lock comes with three keys: two of them are just regular keys, the third one has got a tiny integrated light which I think is a nice but entirely unnecessary touch.
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Review 2 for Kryptonite Evolution 4 1090 Chain Integrated Chain Lock
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4 / 5
4 / 5
fritsthegirl

Heavy, but what good lock isn't?

PostedJanuary 30, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Cons: Heavy, cumbersome
I bought this chain to use in combination with a Kryptonite D-Lock for parking my bike in central London. Overall, it's of good quality, my only gripe is that the lock/key turn is a bit sensitive and needs a bit of jiggling to release sometimes. Not so bad I can't live with it though and I expect I'll get used to it. With a lock you get what you pay for and you should always expect to pay a bit extra for quality. This is probably one of the best value for money bike locks you can get, especially when used in combination with another type of lock. Its heavy, but it's worth it.
If your bike is worth more than £700 I would consider a lock from the Kryptonite New York Range.
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Review 3 for Kryptonite Evolution 4 1090 Chain Integrated Chain Lock
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
TonyS
Country:Switzerland
Age:45-54
Style:Mountain Biking
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Don't expect the bikes to be stolen with this lock

PostedNovember 10, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good quality, Looks great
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, Uncomfortable
I guess the weight goes with wanting the security. Bought to secure the kids new mountain bikes at school after losing two bikes at a nearby supermarket.
My 11 year old son rode to the school to try them out, carrying this heavier chain lock in his backpack. Not a lock you would take on steep climbs, although it's only approaching the weight of 2 litres of water which I sometimes have in the backpack bladder for long rides. Good for town use and my kids will probably leave it at school during the week, along with the other high security heavy locks we see left on the school bike rack.
As my son noted, there sill be easier pickings then taking on this lock.
Like the fact you can register the keys for replacement if needed.
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