Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Review

The Kryptonite New York Fagettaboudit Mini is the smaller, tougher brother of the New York 3000, with a 12 rating versus the 3000’s 11 on Kryptonite’s own security rating system (UPDATE: this lock is Sold Secure Gold rated).

Armed with a double deadbolt locking mechanism and an 18mm hardened Kryptonium Steel shackle, this lock will frustrate even the most hardened bike thief.

Coming in at just 22.9 x 15.2 x 5.1 cm, the lock revels in its ‘mini’ guise, but with a sturdy weight of 2kg, it’s a serious player armed with the latest anti-theft technology. The 18 mm Kryptonium steel shackle will resist bolt cutters and leverage attacks, whilst the oversize crossbar features a steel sleeve for additional security. The Faghettaboudit Mini also houses a double deadbolt locking mechanism for extensive holding power, meaning one cut isn’t enough.

The Kryptonite New York Fagettaboudit Mini is relatively expensive (prices start at about £55) and comes with £2450 anti-theft protection, but the reality of ever seeing that being paid is pretty slim considering the hoops you have to jump through to make a claim.

Whilst the small size could be off-putting for some, the fact it leaves very little room inside the D shape of the lock is a great way to protect against a would-be thief getting tools in there to pop it open.

BikeRadar.com tried their upmost to break this lock in testing and had this to say:

In test one we couldn’t make it budge at all – no amount of hammer, axe or lever even made a dent. At one point we used our 4.5ft lever in the shackle and two people (25st+) hung off the bar and it still didn’t budge.

LOCK YOUR BIKE score: 5/5

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