Bike lock down. New locks from RockyMounts

Compton lockdown

Compton lockdown

RockyMounts, better known for their — wait for it — bike mounts is now coming into the bike lock category.

introduced at Interbike, these babies should be headed your way soon. We’ve highlighted the top three RockyMounts locks we think would do the best job with your high-end rig. Or that old Stumpjumper that’s loaded with sentimental value or that rusting Motobecane you converted to a fixie.

Ready to spend for serious protection in some godawful area of town where you have to lock up the road bike in search of an energy bar? The Compton is the call. As in Dr Dre, Compton L.A. shit going down. We like the RockyMounts description of “non-traditional lockup scenarios.” Yeah, that’s right. Snoop Dog knows all about that.

“The Compton Large U-lock is designed for nontraditional lockup scenarios in high-density urban areas and has a security rating of 10. This heavy duty lock features an 18mm shackle and base and measures 4.5 inches by 7.28 inches, making it the largest U-lock available. It is made of CNC-machined, non-corrosive 304 stainless steel and coated with clear rubber to prevent frame damage. MSRP is $149.95.”

Hendrix

Hendrix

Can't jimmy a Hendrix

Can’t jimmy a Hendrix

Looking for something more sleek and designer-cool that will go nicely with the Pinarello Dogma? Then you need to play solo with Hendrix.

“The Hendrix is a sleek ergonomically designed lock made of 5mm rubber-coated steel plates daisy chained into a 27-inch-long “cable style” lock. It has a security rating of 7, features push button, spring-loaded engagement for easy opening and locking, and folds to the size of a small water bottle when not in use. It comes with three keys and a water bottle cage mounting bracket for $69.95 MSRP.”

The Warrant

The Warrant

Finally, dropping down in price but still sporting a security rating of 8, theWarrant is what you serve up to potential bike thieves.

“Made of 16mm’s of hardened steel the Warrant is an extremely burly compact lock for tough neighborhoods. It’s coated in frame-protecting silicone and has a security rating of 8. Dimensions are 3.1 inches x 5.1 inches and it comes with three keys. MSRP: $59.95.”

While cyber-security is in the news everyday, we’re personally more worried about the safety of our custom carbon Calfee Manta with disc brakes, Shimano Di2 and Rolf Prima Ares 4 wheels. Maybe we’d use Compton and Hendrix together.

 

 

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