Kryptonite New York MC lock review£79.99

Ultra tough U-lock

BikeRadar score5/5

The New York is the daddy of tough U-locks, seemingly having been around forever and continuing to win test after test. But what makes it so good? Strength, pure and simple.

The shackle is stiff and very hard, so twisting and cropping are all but impossible. It’s a clever lock, too. A dual bolt central locking mechanism armoured with two steel sleeves prevents the lock being drilled and makes it extremely resilient to both hammer blows and other striking attacks.

The New York flew through our five-minute attack with barely a mark on it. In test two, with power tools, the shackle needed two cuts – because of that dual bolt mechanism – which meant four minutes of cutting time.

That’s a lot of sparks and a long period of noisy cutting, all of which makes it more probable that a thief is going to get noticed. The New York comes with three keys, a frame mounting bracket and a US$3,000 guarantee.

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

Related Articles

Back to top