Altor really has created the strongest bike lock currently available with the SAF. A bit different to what they have normally built, with lightweight locks. This one really does take physical security to the extreme.
Notes on the build
If you are looking for a bike u-lock to carry around with you then this is not the lock you are looking for.
Weighing in at 13.7 lbs or 6.25 kg this bike lock is much too heavy to be a portable option.
It is also very expensive, being more than twice the price of Kryptonite New York Lock Fahgettaboutit Mini, one of the other best bike U-locks currently on the market.
The lock is a disc-detainer similar to the Abloy profile cylinder that requires unique tools to be able to pick.
Who is it for?
So this is for someone that has a very expensive bike that must stay in a high theft risk area. Keeping an expensive road bike in a public place for a long period of time or securing an electric bike in the public area of an apartment building.
Or for a high-security lock for you to leave your bike in a dangerous public area at work.
- Specifically designed to resist an angle grinder
- 14mm hardened steel core shackle inside 78mm aluminum shell
- Lock Body
- 8 disc, obscure disc detainer lock for good pick resistance
- Weight 13.7 lbs or 6.25 kg
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This lock really is unique, there is nothing else like it around and it is for sure one of the most secure locks that you will find for keeping your bike safe.
Only experienced pickers with specific equipment will be able to get it open reliably.
The Altor SAF seriously is one of the strongest bike u-locks locks you will come across. This is definitely the kind of lock that you would want for a high-quality road bike, mountain bike or electric bike or even a scooter or motorbike. Apart from its impressive appearance this really is a beast. There are many videos on youtube of people trying to get into this lock with angle grinders. Rest assured that it will be easier to cut what your bike is attached to than go toe to toe with this beast of a lock.
Altor SAF Bike U-Lock
PICK RESISTANCE - LOCKPICKING DIFICULTY9.5/10
PHYSICAL RESISTANCE - CUTTING, TWISTING OR BREAKING9.9/10
LOCK BYPASS RESISTANCE - DESIGN OR PRODUCTION FLAWS9.5/10
- Extremely good physical strength and physical attack resistance
- Very good pick resistance
- Perfect for very expensive bikes
- Second to none security all around
- Very expensive
- Very Bulky – Limited attachement points
- Very Heavy 13.7 lbs or 6.25 kg
- Not very portable