Oxford Docking Station Ground / Wall Anchor
Customer Product Reviews
Looks good, strong, nice deterrent
Installation was a task and had to rebuild the plugs, I would recommend taping them with narrow length of stretch electrical tape to save swearing. Once its in its mot going anywhere. Locking mechanism is smooth.
What a piece of kit
Whilst this might well be an expensive item it certainly is a fantastic product the weight of it alone tells you it is a quality item all the fixings are included however I did end up going out to buy a better set of rawbolts as the ones supplied for some reason would not fit in the 16mm holes you need to drill to accommodate them the new ones slipped right in. Not needing a padlock negates some of the cost of it. Very happy with my purchase this is a great addition to my bikes security
Worth The Money
Great solid piece of kit, very weighty and not surprising when this is entirely made from hardened steel. This build to last the tests of time and attacks. This has the versatility of being able to fit up to 16mm chains. Also you could have one or two chain configuration locked into this with extra padlocks The key operation is very smooth and the retaining cap is great for stopping rust or dirt seizing the operation of the lock. There is also an Allen Key bolt (Allen Key Provided) stopping the locking cylinder sliding over even when you have unlocked it making it extra annoying for anyone trying to get at this. (make sure you use WD40 on it every now and then) The most ideal ground for this is flat but I fitted it on wavy concrete. The point is to make sure its secure to the ground and you can't get underneath it so I sealed all around it so you can't. The Anchor bolts for me were intact on arrival but I did have to pull one out of the ground as I didn't drill far down enough, that was tricky so try to measure twice and fit once. I didn't fit the ball-bearings as want to remove it at later date. If you aren't going to move any-time soon fit the ball-bearings. I just used wood glue in hex thread and then fitted the caps on top, so you could remove it but it would be time consuming for anyone trying to steal in a hurry.
Oxford docking station
Once installed, great and im sure it will do the job. The build quality of the bolt plugs are extremely poor, I had to purchase additional bolt plugs to ensure sufficient installation. The issue is the grips are spring loaded and the butterfly effect the plugs have don't work as the finish on the plug is smooth and on drilled hole brick or concrete as there's is nothing to grip to....Hence down the builders merchant £15 later on proper grips Then the silver bolt caps, the finish is poor there is no direction of what way round to insert these two of the caps were way over sized and I had to file down to install. For the cost of this product I did expect better, on the whole the station its self is of good build quality, just make sure you install sufficiently
Nice solid anchor
As usual with Sportsbikeshop the item arrived quickly. The anchor works smoothly. It was easy to bolt down with the supplied fittings. A 16mm masonry drill is required to make the holes in the wall or floor for the bolts. Locks down my bikes with the Oxford monster chain I already had.
Good visible deterrent
I fitted this to a wall, I did struggle a bit but it does seem fairly solid. It only came with instructions for fitting to the floor but the instructions with for a wall too. I really struggled hammering the ball bearings into the heads of the bolts and only managed to get two in but not far enough for me to hammer the metal discs over the top. The other two bolts I just hammered the discs over the heads. I think it will still discourage people. If they look at it and are still trying to steal the bike I would have thought they would have the tools so it wouldn't matter anyway.
Good wall anchor
This is the third Oxford ground anchor I have bought over several years. All good solid items easy to fit. Only grumble is that with the last two, an anchor bolt has dis-assembled itself because of poor retaining wire. Trying to re-assemble these bolts with the expansion sheaths is not easy!
Well made and strong
I purchased this because I wanted something I could use to stop bike being lifted away and this fits the bill. Well made and strong, make sure the surface your fixing it to is flat. Its not a cheap option but cheaper than replacing your pride & joy.
Sturdy Ground Anchor
A good ground anchor that I would recommend. Built with heavy construction and weighs a substantial amount. Not going to be easily removed and would be difficult to cut out. Only 3 stars due to no instructions in the box which would've helped with installation. Best to mount with the key hole the other side of where you chain your bike as this tends to get in the way of the key hole and makes it hard to lock and unlock.