Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Review ~ August 2020

Angelena Iglesia

Just like the Kryptonite Evolution mini, the Fahgettaboudit Mini also stands out as one of the more well known U Lock choices from Kryptonite’s New York range, and for pretty good reason. At four and a half pounds, the heavy duty bike lock isn’t really light weight, and also doesn’t […]

Just like the Kryptonite Evolution mini, the Fahgettaboudit Mini also stands out as one of the more well known U Lock choices from Kryptonite’s New York range, and for pretty good reason. At four and a half pounds, the heavy duty bike lock isn’t really light weight, and also doesn’t include a loop cable. It’s steel shackle is made out of max performance steel, and is thicker than most at 18 mm. This makes it and its high security disc resistant to bolt cutters and leverage attacks. The Fahgettaboudit Mini scores a clean 10/10 on Kryptonite’s security rating, making it the ultimate lock to guarantee all round theft protection. Take a minute or two to read through this review and help us decide whether or not it’s better than the bike locks or cable locks that we have on our best bike lock list.

Why We Like It – Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-7 Review

Buying the New York Fahgettaboudit bike lock is a no brainer for the cyclist that doesn’t take any chances when dealing with bike security. It comes with a disc style cylinder that is immune to lock picking, and a sliding dust cover to shield it from dust and debris.

Pros

  • Up to $5000 for reimbursement
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Durable

Cons

  • Quite heavy
  • No mounting bracket included

Performance

This formidable Kryptonite bike lock is built with a double deadbolt locking mechanism that gives it the cutting edge when it comes to anti theft protection. The locking mechanism means anyone seeking to open the lock without a key will have to cut both sides of the steel shackle, and this will definitely take a long, long while. Speaking of keys, this high security bike lock comes with a set of three stainless steel keys (1 more than the Via Velo Bike U Lock with cable), and we recommend that you sign up with Kryptonite’s key safe program immediately after you receive your set. Why? Because this way, if you happen to lose all three, the company will be able to replicate and send you replacement keys through the info you submitted when you registered for the safe program. If you’re not too enthusiastic about dealing with keys though, the keyless Sportneer 5-Digit Combination Chain Cable Bike Lock is a great alternative to consider.

Design

There’s nothing special about the Faghettaboudit’s design, but what you might appreciate is that it’s sturdy enough to lock around your bike frame, and still leave some space to hold it up to a pole – a feat that would make a lot of other u locks pop open due to the bike’s weight. Also, unlike most cable locks that also feature a combination lock, both the lock Kryptonite Faghettaboudit mini and the Kryptonite New York Standard Heavy-Duty Bicycle U Lock come with a PVC coating that protects them from scratches. This not only makes it more durable, but also keeps it looking good over long term use.

Value

As mentioned before, the Fahgettaboudit Mini maintains a 10/10 sold secure rating, meaning it meets the highest standards as far as bicycle security is concerned. It’s therefore better than any cable lock or chain lock that you might otherwise consider. It’s high security disc style cylinder is both drill and pick resistant, but on the flipside, you’re probably going to get a third party double loop cable to use to secure your front wheel. This Kryptonite bicycle U lock also doesn’t come with a frame mount, so you’ll have to get that separately as well. The Fahgettaboudit mini also steps up to after-sale offers such as the 100% money back guarantee that you get with the Sigtuna Bike Locks Heavy Duty U Lock with Shackle by offering a lifetime warranty, and a reimbursement policy that stretches up to $5000, or the value of your bike, if you can prove that their lock didn’t hold back a thief from stealing it.

Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-7 Review Wrap Up

The main reason why the Fahgettaboudit mini anti theft bike lock is sold at almost double the price of the Evolution Mini is because at 18 mm, it’s high performance steel shackle is a lot thicker, meaning it would be more difficult to cut through. Other than that, the Kryptonite Evolution mini remains a good alternative to the Faghettaboudit, especially if you don’t have the cash to match its price.

Performance9.3

Design8.9

Value9.7

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