The Kryptonite Kryptolok New York U-Lock Review

A mountain bike lover would want his bike to be top of the shelf with all the features he can get his hands on. Without top drawer features, mountain biking is no fun. However, securing the bike from thefts is also necessary.

That is where Kryptonite comes in. The company is manufacturing bike locks from 1973 and is good at it to say the least. The locks designed by Kryptonite are sturdy and tough to break.

The newest edition is the Kryptonite Kryptolok New York Standard U-Lock, which is the first American U lock adhering to NY City Standards. In our test, this locks secured its’ position in one of the best mountain bike lock list.

If you are looking to know the details how effective the bike lock is, keep continue reading my review.

Design and the Security

 Kryptonite Kryptolok Ney York U-Lock is nothing complicated. It has a U-Shaped steel area and the cable. The steel is 16mm thick and is hardened.

With the design, you can lock your tires or the frame or both if you so choose. The weight is just under 4.0 lbs. (3.97 lbs. to be exact). I’d say it is on the heavier side.

The design and the material are so tough that it took 43 seconds for me to cut through Kryptonite New York U-Lock Standard edition. I’d rate the design and the sturdiness 8.5/10 which is pretty high by my standards.

The Versatility of the Lock

This lock is four inches in length and eight inches in width. This means that you can lock your frames, the front, and rear tires or even all of them at once.

This clearly sets this Kryptonite Kryptolok New York U-Lock from the others. Other companies would tell you to use two locks in place of one.

Super Easy To Operate

The lock is really easy to operate. It works on the dual locking mechanism. Just slide in the crossbar inside the U-lock bar evenly and you are done. You should hear an audible “Click”. It means the lock is in place.

The Most Popular Lock In NYC?

According to Gothamist 592 thefts of bikes or bike parts have been reported in New York during the first quarter of 2015. This is alarming to say the least. Experts commented the bike as the best bike locks to use in NYC.

Yes, already this lock is most popular in the town.


  • Sturdy design lets your bikes be tied to it easily.
  • It doesn’t get cut by theft equipment that easy.
  • Ready for suburban use.


  • Bulky and a bit heavy lock.


Final Verdict

The Kryptonite Kryptolok Ney York U-Lock is a thief’s nightmare. It takes quite a work to bypass this tool and cut through it to steal your bike. The lock may be bulky and expensive than its counterparts but then again, the design and the performance it provides is worth the penny.

Buying this can literally mean one locking mechanism for the rest of your cycling life. It hardly disappoints you!

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Last update on 2023-07-30 at 10:07 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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