Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
11 reasons to buy
- With a huge 18mm shackle, testers could not break through the Fahgettaboudit with hand tools.
- Both ends of the Fahgettaboudit’s shackle are locked into the crossbar. Thieves will have to cut it twice with an angle grinder, in order to remove it.
- Sold Secure gave the Fahgettaboudit their highest ‘Diamond’ security rating.
- ART security assessors gave the Fahgettaboudit a 4/5 security rating.
- Due to its compact size, the Fahgettaboudit is easy to fit in a backpack or pannier.
- Testers found that the Fahgettaboudit operated smoothly, even when assaulted with sand, water, mud, snow, and dust.
- A sliding dust cover protects the Fahgettaboudit’s keyhole.
- The Fahgettaboudit comes with 3x keys.
- Owners can register with Kryptonite for up to $5000 of stolen bike coverage.
- Kryptonite furnish the Fahgettaboudit with a lifetime warranty.
- The Fahgettaboudit is easily carried with aftermarket mounting brackets.
5 reasons not to buy
- With only 3.3” x 6.3” of locking space, your frame and location options are limited.
- At over 4.5 lb, this lock’s weight won’t let you Fahgettaboudit.
- The Fahgettaboudit does not come with a frame mount.
- You want peace-of-mind at a budget price? Fahgettaboudit!
- The Fahgettaboudit could be better protected against lock-picking.
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Expert Reviews79/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock Mini Review
Hands down one of the toughest bike locks we tested. The Mini U-Lock is for bike enthusiasts who seek the most security from the smallest package; however, small doesn’t mean lightweight. It’s not very versatile or portable.
Hydraulic Cutter EXPLODES vs. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Lock
OK. That was a… shattered blade. The hydraulic cutter barely scratched the surface of the shackle. I think this lock has lived up to its excellent reputation. One of the blade pieces shot up and broke one of my fluorescent lights.
NYT Wirecutter Says These Are The Best Bike Locks
They concluded that these locks were secure against lock picking. It’s a strange conclusion. They have the single most common disc detainer keyway. This pick is $45. Bosnian Bill and I designed it – and it will pick these all day long.
We Tested Kryptonite’s New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Bike Lock to See if It’s Worth the Hype
Hefty enough to stop all but the most determined thieves, it should offer plenty of protection for most bike commuters. The very sight of it should be enough to make crooks seek out a softer target. It’s pretty weighty.