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Kryptonite Evolution-Mini

by RL Policar

Overview:

Lock

Model: Evolution – Mini

Our toughest bicycle security for moderate to high crime areas.
$2000(USD)Anti-Theft Protection Offer (USA & Canada)
Anti-Theft Protection Offer also available in UK
Passed the following tests: Sold Secure Silver Bicycle, ART 2 Star and VdS Klasse A
1/2″ (13 mm) Through-hardened Kryptonium TM Steel shackle resists bolt cutters and leverage attacks
New & Improved high security disc style cylinder
Patented, high security Bent Foot TM design
Center keyway defends against leverage attacks
3 keys – one lighted for nighttime use
Anti-rattle bumpers reduce noise during transport
Rotating dustcover protects cylinder
Protective vinyl coating
Includes versatile EZ Mount transportation bracket
For increased security pair with a KryptoFlex Cable to lock your quick-release components and accessories
Free Lifetime Key Registration
Replacement keys available
Limited Lifetime Warranty

3.25″ x 5.5″ (8.3cm x 14cm)
Item #997931

SECURITY RATING: 9

Disclaimer:
As a product reviewer for the Crooked Cog Network, I am providing my unbiased opinion of any products provided to us by any company. I do not posses any type of relationship with the product’s company or parent companies. I am not compensated in any way by companies that send in their goods to be reviewed.
My background:
I am 5?7?, 180 lbs. Yes I have gained 6lbs since my last product review” I ride a Giant Warp DS 2 for trail riding and a Giant Cypress LE for my daily commute. I also own a 7 speed Gary Fisher Tarpon. I am mainly a XC rider that will occasionally have too much fun on my Warp. I am also a bike commuter traveling 10-20 miles each way.
Testing Grounds:
My current options for testing any products are at the following trails and streets of Southern California: Fullerton Loop, Panorama, Turnbull Canyon, Aliso Woods which consists of: Woods Canyon, Rockit, Cholla, Meadows, Lynx and Top of the World. When testing products for commuting, my route usually will take me through the following streets: Bastanchury, St. College, Chapman Ave, Main St. and Jamboree Rd.
In the past year I’ve participated in riding events such as the LA Bike Tour, 04 and 05, Southridge Spring Fling and the Mt. Sac Fat Tire Classic. I am planning on participating in more events when the opportunity comes.
Product Tested:
Kryptonite Evolution Mini.
First Impressions and Comments:
I thought this little lock was cute. It reminded me of the Heinken Keg Can. It also reminded me of Dr. Evil and Mini-Me.
Other than that, the lock, on first impression looked sturdy enough. The steel construction looked and felt solid. It wasn’t too heavy either.
Options:
No options at all other than the option mounting the lock on any part of your bike. I’ve mounted my on the rear triangle right below the left side of the V-brake.

Strengths:
-Strong
-Small
-Easy to Mount
-Vinyl Coating Protects my bike
-Multiple Keys (5 in total)

Weaknesses:
-Small, the U part only allows me to lock my frame.
-Rattles during transport (while mounted to my bike)

Summary:
I thought that his lock wasn’t too bad. It was a bit small, but then again you can always use an additional cable to wrap your tires around. I liked the mounting, you can put it on any part of your bike. I also liked the think vinyl coating to protect my paint job.
I was told that I needed to make sure that it passes the “Bic Pen” test before using it. But luckily this model is a new one where it uses a different key set and tumbler to prevent theft by Bic.

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