Raleigh Flex 200 coil cable lock review

Lots of length, lack of strength

BikeRadar score0.5/5

What does the Flex 200 have to offer? Well, it’s long at 185cm, so you’ll be able to wrap plenty of your bike with it – but that’s of no use when you can cut through it in less than two seconds without even getting the power tools up and running. 

It comes with a cheap mounting bracket which is awkward to fit. Cable locks may be lighter and more convenient than a chain or  shackle lock – but they may not be quite so convenient when some light-fingered lowlife has nabbed your bike and you’ve got to walk home. 

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
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  • 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
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