Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini

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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.

Bottom line

The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini is widely considered to be the most secure portable bike lock available. Only the ABUS Granit series can give it a run for its money. With an 18 mm shackle, it must be cut twice – and only with an angle grinder. Expert lock-pickers did find flaws. However, folk like this are scarce, on the streets. Its small size limits frame and post-locking options, but does make it harder to lever open. It’s also fairly weighty. By itself, it best suits owners of bikes with narrow frames, rims and tires. But coupled with another U-lock or cable, its very hard to beat. Not a thrifty choice, for obvious reasons.
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Facts

Lock Type
Brand
Weight
4.55 lbs
Diameter / Thickness
18 mm
Width
3.25 Inches
Height
6 Inches
Material
Steel

Expert Reviews

79/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
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Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Review

The stiffest, toughest lock we’ve ever put to the sword. It resisted our cutting tool (destroying a cutting disc in the process) and it took close to three minutes to sever it. The size is limiting. It’s expensive, too.

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The Best Bike Lock

Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini: The Best Bike Lock Ever?

The most secure portable bike lock, period. This is indisputable! It’s the thickest. It’s (nearly) the heaviest. While it’s undoubtedly a fantastic bike lock, it’s certainly not for everyone. It’s not cheap.

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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.

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LockPickingLawyer

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.

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City of London Police

How Secure Is Your Bicycle Lock?

Two cuts needed. Time: 1 minute 10 seconds.

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User Ratings

92/100 based on 3670 ratings
  • 5 star
    77%
  • 4 star
    14%
  • 3 star
    4%
  • 2 star
    2%
  • 1 star
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