The Squire Retractable Cable Lock is a super-lightweight bike lock that seems to consistently be in the top sellers. The only reason I can think why is the convenience of such a lock – there is no need for a key due to the combination lock and measures just 50mm x 70mm. It also has 60cm of cable to secure your bike with. This extreme convenience is completely negated by it’s inability to offer resistance to a thief.
The lock looks and feels cheap (well, it does only cost £9!) which is suited to locking up for the quick coffee shop stop where you can keep an eye on it, but ultimately this is never going to be a serious bike lock. Check out the other bike lock reviews for something more substantial.
A reviewer over at Wiggle had this to say:
“This product seemed good at first, small and light enough for a jersey pocket and quick to use. But the 3rd time I used it I could not undo it even though I had put in the correct combination number. I was going to be late meeting someone and the only way I could get the lock undone was to stand on the cable and pull hard. This obviously badly damaged the lock and was then put in a bin.”
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