Squire Mako Conger bike lock review

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

Squire Mako Conger bike lock
Squire Mako Conger bike lock
Cycling Weekly Verdict

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

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Good locking system

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    Good length

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    The finish could be improved

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