As secure as your bikes can be in a shed without a ground anchor
Weight: 2260g Contact: www.torc-anchors.com
Ground anchors like the Torc are fantastic if you've got a bit of hard standing to drill into, but what if your shed's on decking or earth? Well, the Shed Shackle is the next best thing. You get a hardened, powder coated steel shackle and two long plates, plus a short one, and the bits go together to form just about the most secure option available to anyone without a proper floor.
The main shackle fits to a vertical beam of the shed, and the short plate can be used to bridge horizontally to the next beam to help resist twisting attacks. Pragmasis supply shear bolts that break at a certain torque to leave a smooth conical surface, and all the bolts are threadlocked at the factory to make them even harder to remove. The shear bolts can dig into the wood a bit if it's soft but the nut does eventually come off, so perservere...
Once fitted it’s impossible to remove without removing the section of shed wall that it's anchored to. I'm on my second shed shackle, the first still being firmly attached to the shed wall at my old house! Unlike a ground anchor the shackle fits at frame height which makes it a bit easier to use, and the array of pieces means that you can fit it pretty much anywhere that's convenient. When not in use it's unobtrusive and only juts out a couple of inches from the shed wall.
It’s hard to imagine how a shed-mounted anchor could be more secure, or more versatile, and if you can't fit an anchored lock point then this is a great next bet.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Pragmasis Shed Shackle
Size tested: n/a
Did you enjoy using the product? yes
Would you consider buying the product? I have in the past and would again
Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes
About the tester
I usually ride: Schwinn Moab, urbanised with 700cs My best bike is: Trek 1.5 with upgrades
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling