For bikers that want the best protection while still being somewhat portable, the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit is the bike u-lock for you. As far as bike u-locks go this is one of the best ones around that you will find.
Strength of the New York Fahgettaboudit Mini
With no known bypasses, this lock must either be cut or picked to defeat it. Either of these options is going to take a lot of work and skill to defeat the Fahgettaboudit Mini.
With the 18mm hardened steel shackle and the hardened dual-layer lock body, the Fahgettaboudit mini will put up to almost any type of manual cutting attack. It will also give decent resistance to an angle grinder for a short time.
While the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini will not put up to an angle grinder like the Altor SAF it is still one of the strongest bike locks on the market.
In our opinion, this is practically the strongest bike lock you can get. While technically not as strong as the Altor SAF this lock is still portable and that one is not.
Portability is an important property of a lock and this is as good as it gets while still being within the realms of practicality for moving it around.
The disc-detainer lock core incorporates several security measures to make it much harder to pick.
One of these is the fact that the core tensions from a random disc in the lock make it much harder to tension the lock to pick.
- 18mm hardened steel shackle
- Hardened steel lock body
- Disc-detainer Lock with good pick resistance
- Dustcovers for good weather protection
- Stainless steel keys for long life
- Weight 4.55 lbs / 2 kgs
LockPickingLawyer’s thoughts on the Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini
This bike U-lock is a great option and gives quite good resistance to picking. It has some smart security measures in the core that make it much more difficult to pick than a normal disc-detainer lock.
It also has a cast aluminum core meaning that heating attacks to melt the core out will most likely not work on this lock.
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini
PICK RESISTANCE - LOCKPICKING DIFICULTY8.0/10
PHYSICAL RESISTANCE - CUTTING, TWISTING OR BREAKING9.0/10
LOCK BYPASS RESISTANCE - DESIGN OR PRODUCTION FLAWS9.0/10
- Strong Physical Security
- Double locking on the shackle
- Moderate Weight 4.55 lbs / 2 kgs
- Good weather protection
- Anti-theft garantee from Kryptonite
- Limitiations of locking locations due to the u-lock design