James Shrubsall gets to grips with the Squire Mako Conger bike lock

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 8

Squire Mako Conger bike lock

Pros:

  • Good locking system
  • Good length

Cons:

  • The finish could be improved

Product:

Squire Mako Conger bike lock

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£39.99
This product is featured in: Six best bike locks 2017: a buyer’s guide.

The Squire Mako Conger bike lock is the only combination/chain lock that we have tested recently, the rest using a key lock system.

The obvious advantage to a combination lock is the keyless use; never again will you have to turn around and go home because you can’t lock your bike up due to a lack of keys.

The chain is encased in a super-tough PVC outer, and the hardened steel links are visible through the sleeve — and they look beefy, as attested to by the Sold Secure Bronze rating.

The quality movement of the five-digit combination code barrel was particularly pleasing, and the 900mm length is pretty useful too. A satisfyingly user-friendly piece of kit.

The Mako Conger can’t quite match some of its rivals for quality of finish, though; it’s a bit plasticky in places and started to look a little tatty after a few uses.

The lock weighs in at 1.8kg.

Contact: raleigh.co.uk

Verdict

A lock that feels secure and is easy to use, but the finish could be better