Oxford Alpha XD14 Disc Lock
Customer Product Reviews
Nice solid lock
Big and bright enough to be a good visual deterrent, and with the 14mm pin and sold secure rating, it should be a decent physical deterrent as well. The fact you can't look it without the key means you won't get accidentally stranded if you've left the key at home - nice touch! Only improvement would be if it came with a pouch or carrier to stop it banging around in the top box.
Does what it says on the tin
Seems very well made and when fitted to my front disc looks as if it would be very hard to easily grind off. Comes with a handy reminder lanyard too for looping over the handle bar end to prevent accidentally moving the bike without removing the lock.
There is no point in security that doesn't pose a serious challenge to modern bike thieves. This disk lock is a proper lock that will put most thieves off and be very difficult to cut through if they try. Versatile too giving the option of going through a whole in the disk or all the way around it.
Fit for purpose
Strong, robust and simple to use, and comes with a very useful 3 keys. Highly visible on the disc and an added deterrent when left in public places. All disc locks are easily bypassed within 40 seconds by the well tooled and determined thief so don't think they're bomb proof. Always leave the bike in places of visibility whenever possible. My bike has it's own alarm so I didn't need an alarmed version.
Quality design and manufacture
This disc lock is perfect. It combines quality of manufacture with brilliant design and is excellent in that it gives the comfort of knowing your bike is safe without the heavy bulk of other locks, it's the best disc lock I've ever used. I also like the colour choice, I selected the black one.