Abus Granit X-Plus 54 300 lock review

Near unbreakable

BikeRadar score5/5

The Granit X-Plus is one of our firm favourites. It’s superbly designed, even down to the mount bracket, which will fit most bikes thanks to its ratchet web design – a nice change from the cheap plastic and shim mounts we usually see.

The parabolic shackle makes it impossible to burst the lock with a bottle jack, the material is bolt crop resistant and the square shackle and double bolt mechanism means if you cut through one side of the shackle it still won’t open, so two cuts need to be made to get through this one.

In our first round of tests we tried cropping, which barely left a mark. Setting the hammer and chisel on the lock just caused cosmetic damage to the barrel and twisting the shackle didn’t open the treasure chest either – a confident pass for the Granit’s first five minutes.

Our portable angle grinder took a whole 4min 43sec to get through both sides of the shackle – that’s just 17 seconds away from a complete pass, and for a portable lock it’s a superb result.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
  • Age: 44
  • Height: 188cm / 6'2''
  • Weight: 92kg / 203lb
  • Waist: 86cm / 34in
  • Chest: 112cm / 44in
  • Discipline: Road
  • Preferred Terrain: Big, fast descents and rough surfaces like cobbles or strada bianca
  • Current Bikes: Decade Tripster ATR, Dedacciai Temarario, Cannondale Synapse, BMC Granfondo Disc Di2, Genesis Day One CX, Parlee Z Zero Custom, Storck Scenario Comp Custom, DMR Trailstar, Bianchi Pista, Cube SUV 29er e-bike
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Oltre Disc, Bianchi Specialissima, Cannondale Slate, Buffalo Bike
  • Beer of Choice: Brew Dog Punk IPA
  • Location: Wiltshire, UK

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