Knog Locks All KNOG Locks are graded against each other using our own 10 to 100 security rating system (100 being the highest). Accompanying the numerical ratings are fictional places that range in safety. These aim to purely support the number system and are not intended to be taken literally.
Which Lock is right for you? When choosing a KNOG lock consider: – Where you will be leaving your bike – How long you will leave your bike for – How much your bike means to you and how much that puppy costs! – The size of your frame and be sure to buy a lock that will fit the dimensions
How to lock your bike KNOG suggests using the Sausage locks to lock around the frame and front/rear wheel (which wheel will depend on the size/type of bike). In areas deemed more high risk or where users are likely to leave the bike unattended for longer periods, it is recommended that the sausage locks are used as frame-to-wheel security, whilst a stronger lock secures the frame to a fixed object.
As with the Sausage Locks, KNOG suggests locking your Whiplock around the frame and front/ rear wheel (which wheel will depend on the size/type of bike). In areas deemed more high risk or where users are likely to leave the bike unattended for longer periods,it is recommended that the cable locks are used as frame-to-wheel security, whilst a stronger lock secures the frame to a fixed object.
KNOG suggests utilising the length of the Ringmaster Cables and Fisticuff by locking it around your frame AND both wheels. In higher risk areas or for longer unattended periods, these cables should not be used on their own. Higher security locks such as the Strongman are recommended in order to reduce opportunity for theft. Be sure to always lock the high security ULock around the frame (and wheel if possible).
KNOG suggests using the Chain locks to lock around the frame and front/rear wheel (which wheel will depend on the size/type of bike). In higher risk areas the Chain lock can also be used as an additional lock to fasten the spare wheel whilst a stronger lock secures the frame.
The Strongman can be used in multiple ways. The following diagrams outline various ways of using your Strongman â€“ all with varying degrees of security.
Do’s & Don’ts
DO lock your bike in a well lit area
DO keep your bike locked at all times when unattended
DO lock your bike to an object that is securely bolted or cemented to the ground with something fixed to the top to stop thieves from easily lifting the bike or lock over the top of the object DO position your lock with the key mechanism facing down DO create a tight fit with wheels and frame when locking your bike so that there is little room for thieves to use tools and gain leverage DO use a secondary lock if in a high risk area, preferably two different types of locks eg: a ULock and a cable lock. Professional thieves tend to specialise in one type of lock.
DON’T forget to lock your lock (seriously)
DON’T lock your bike to itself or to objects that can be easily cut or removed
DON’T position the lock near the ground so as to minimise attempts to leverage or crush the lock
DON’T lock your bike in the same area all the time
Knog says... If you are leaving your bike in a high risk area then two locks are ALWAYS better than one! And three locks are easily better than two, you get the drift... If you spent a shitload of money pimping out your ride then fork out some cash for a serious high security KNOG lock â€“ no one likes a tight arse
A guide to the 2011 KNOG Locks Range