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Kryptonite Modulus Noose lock



£35 will buy you a U-lock that'll easily survive five minutes of torture with barely a scratch, but this unit rolled over in 20 seconds.

Kryptonite's Modulus Noose lock is an interesting piece of kit that allows you to lock two bits of you bike at once and fits neatly on the frame. It's a pity it doesn't lock them very well though, and it's only useful for super short term nips to the shops.

The system comprises a rather plasticky locking unit and two cables, which mounts via a quick release to the frame of your bike. You get two 1m spiral loops as standard but there's other lengths available too as options. the braided cable offers 'superior cut resistance' to twisted cables, goes the blurb, and it's marketed as a solution for commuters and students, among others.

So to testing. My first thought was, "I reckon those cables will snip", and 20 seconds later the lock was history with both cables neatly cut. We used our big 30in bolt croppers but you'd get through this with a pair that'd fit in your pocket. It's just not tough enough. The actual lock unit was hardier than I gave it credit for, but that's scant consolation really since there's no requirement to break it.


£35 will buy you a U-lock that'll easily survive five minutes of torture with barely a scratch, and this unit rolled over in 20 seconds. 

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Make and model: Kryptonite Modulus Noose lock

Size tested: n/a

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Did you enjoy using the product? No

Would you consider buying the product? No

Would you recommend the product to a friend? No

Overall rating: 2/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 190cm  Weight: 96kg

I usually ride: whatever I'm testing...  My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium with Ultegra 6700

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, cyclo cross, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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