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Kryptonite New York 3000 Review

The Kryptonite New York 3000 D lock is a beast of a lock, and forms part of the Kryptonite New York range – their strongest, highest rated locks.

The 3000 is the big brother of the New York Fahgettaboudit Mini, with a shackle measuring 207mm x 102mm, allowing for the lock to be filled with the frame and back wheel and an immovable object, meaning the front wheel would still need to be secured (see our guide – How to lock your bike) with another lock.

The 3000 is Gold Sold Secure rated, and offers 11 out of 15 protection on Kryptonite’s own scale.  Kryptonite also offer £2000 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.  It also has a double deadbolt locking mechanism (the Kryptonite Evolution series has a single deadbolt), meaning if someone was to try and get through it, they would have to cut the ‘D’ in two places (a single deadbolt requires just one cut).

All of this security has it drawbacks, the price (anywhere from £55-£75 depending on the retailer) and weight (approx. 1.9Kg) but this lock is really worth it.  The general rule of thumb is that you should spend 10%-15% of the value of your bike on a lock, so if your bike is worth over £500, this lock is for you.  I don’t want to take any risks, so I use this lock as my primary (for the back wheel and frame attached to an immovable object) and the Kryptonite Evolution 4 Mini for the front wheel (attached to the immovable object if it fits). tested this lock by trying to break it, and gave it 10/10 for performance:

We attacked our New York with our standard armoury: 3ft persuader, big bolt croppers, hammer, cold chisel, screwdriver and hacksaw but even before the five minutes had elapsed it was pretty obvious I wasn’t going to be stealing anything: the full force of my (substantial) weight on the persuader barely elicitied a noticeable bend in the shackle. Attacks with the hammer, cold chisel and screwdriver did some cosmetic damage but the cylinder mechanism is well protected. The hacksaw might as well have been made out of cheese for all the damage it did. Nothing short of some quality power tools would make a dent in this lock.

Have any questions or comments about this lock? Let me know in the comments.


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Last Updated on January 24, 2023 by Sammy

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