Knog Bouncer bike lock

Made with your bike's paintwork in mind, James Shrubsall tested the Knog Bouncer bike lock

Score

7/10

Pros

  • Protects bicycle paint work
  • Small size could be viewed as good for moving around

Cons

  • Small size could be a disadvantage if there isn't room for the bike rack and frame to be locked together

Price as reviewed:

£39.99

This lock is small and well designed, but its strengths may also be its weaknesses.

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With Knog’s reputation for kookie designs, it comes as no surprise that the Knog Bouncer bike lock is far and away the cutest lock we’ve tested (who’d have thought that a shackle lock could be cute?). However, we’d draw the line at dangling it out of a handbag and showing it off at parties (as Knog suggests on its website).

By far the best feature of this bicycle lock is that it comes with a silicone coating, meaning the Sold Secure Bronze-rated shackle is designed to protect your paint.

For some, the small size will be a welcome feature when chucking it in a bag and pedalling off to the next destination,  and for these glass-half-full people its small size (and its low, 860g weight) does make it very portable. Even so, for some other cyclists the fact that there’s not a whole lot of room inside that 120mm ‘D’ could make locking to a wide post or around an aero frame difficult.

Contact: wiggle.co.uk

Verdict

A good looking lock, but the small size won't suit everyone