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Squire Mako Plus Cable Lock - Sold Secure Bronze

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Product Description

Squire Mako Sold Secure Bronze cable lock.
  • Octagonal cable design
  • Hardened steel lock
  • 5 pin tumbler locking mechanism
  • Sold Secure Bronze
  • Security rating 12

Squire Mako Plus Cable Lock - Sold Secure Bronze Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4
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4.00
Build Quality
4.50
Performance
4
Value For Money
3.50

Customer Reviews (2)

3
18/1800 Weighty Cable Lock

Bought the Mako Plus 18/1800. This is some weighty kit, weighing 1.380 Kg (3lb). Length of cable on this particular model does allow versatility in looping through frame and wheel(s). Does come with a downtube bracket so that it can be carried on the bike frame rather than in any luggage. Website states security level 12, but lock packaging states only security level 7; Both agree that Sold Secure Bronze.

Bought the Mako Plus 18/1800. This is some weighty kit, weighing 1.380 Kg (3lb). Length of cable on this particular model does allow versatility in looping through frame and wheel(s). Does come with a downtube bracket so that it can be carried on the bike frame rather than in any luggage. Website states security level 12, but lock packaging states only security level 7; Both agree that Sold Secure Bronze.

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3.3 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Solid portable lock

As my last bike was nicked, hence my visit to Tredz, needed a new lock and this does the job.

As my last bike was nicked, hence my visit to Tredz, needed a new lock and this does the job.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Cable Lock Guide

 

Overview

For use in low to medium crime areas

Cable locks are a lightweight, flexible deterrent while you nip to the shops, or relax in the café. These affordable locks are best used in rural and low crime areas to make thieves think twice about lifting your bike. They’re not for locking your bike in high crime areas or for overnight storage.

Many cyclists use cable locks as a secondary locking system to secure components like the front wheel or saddle. A common setup is a D-lock around the bike frame and rear wheels then a cable lock to secure the front wheel to the frame. A cable lock is also a lightweight option for securing your bike to your car bike rack.


Construction

Cable Material

The cable itself is usually made from twisted steel. It’s a lightweight and sturdy material for its size, making it a good choice for portable security. More premium locks use high tensile hardened steel which is less flexible but stronger.

Some brands will also use a layer of steel rollers or toughened steel shells covering the steel cable. This will reduce flexibility and add weight, but they’ll be much harder to cut through.

Close up view of a hybrid bike locked up with a Combination cable lock

Cable Diameter

Cables will vary from lock to lock. They can be as thin as 3mm, for a super portable and lightweight design. The sturdiest cables can be 20mm thick. The thicker the cable, the tougher it will be to cut.

A purple bike frame locked up to a post using a combination cable lock

Cable Length

Cable locks can range from under 1 metre up to 2 metres. The length you chose should depend on how and where you’re likely to be securing your bike.

If you’re fixing your bike to a bike rack, then a length under 1 metre will be OK. If you are locking your bike to an obscure object, or you’re locking multiple bikes together, then you’ll want a cable between 1.5 metres and 2 metres.

Foreshortened view of a cable bike lock shown from the lock up

Locking Mechanism

Illustrated image showing a key to represent a key to the cable lock

Key Lock

Keyed locks usually come with two or three spare keys. This is great in case you lose a key, as you will always have a spare.

Some brands like Kryptonite offer a KeySafe programme where they will ship spares to you once you have registered your bike lock.

Illustrated image showing a combination to represent a combination cable lock

Combination Lock

Instead of keys, there is usually a 4-digit combination to open the lock, meaning there are 9,999 different possible combinations.

A combination lock is a great choice for those who are forgetful or simply don’t want to carry around extra keys.


Weight

These bike locks are the lightest you can get. They’re much lighter than a chain lock and are lighter than most mini D-locks. The heavier the lock is, the thicker the steel is used within, and the more secure it will be. Cables can range from under 500g up to 1.5kg.

Lighter weight helmets tend to offer more comfort

Frame Protection

Most cable locks will come with some form of covering such as canvas or vinyl coating to help protect your frame from scratches and damage.

A key cable lock locking a bike throught the frame to a post

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

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Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

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We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.