While familiar with (and frequent user of) ABUS‘ premium folding locks, it’s good to see they’re working to improve the ubiquitous U-lock (D-lock across the pond). With the release of the 410 Ultra the traditional lock style gets the ABUS treatment.
“This attractive and easy to use lock fills the gap in ABUS entry level u-lock security at an incredibly pocket-friendly price point and shines by offering an complete collection of locks: the mini; mini with cobra cable; long shackly mini; long shackly mini-u with cobra cable; standard size, standard with cobra cable; and a long shackly version. The new 410 Ultra line up is packed with technology and high quality materials that make it an unbelievable value in bicycle security.”
•Unique state of the art 12mm Solid Secure Silver rated, round shackly
•Security Level 8
•Innovative new 6-wafer key cylinder – provides high level of protection against picking
•Hardened lock body
•Ergonomic round lock body
•Double bolting shackle – protects against cutting and twisting attacks
•Simple to use, rattle-free SH34 bracket (fits 24-35mm frames)
•All models come with and without a loop cable option
Prices range from $35 for the Mini (sans cable) to $50 for the LS and 9″ with cable.