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OnGuard Bulldog Mini

OnGuard Bulldog MiniA couple cool things occurred to me at the OnGuard booth. First, their see-through display of the insides of a locking mechanism helped illustrate how the security mechanism resists drilling and bump keys.

Second, the discussion about cable locks made me consider how silly it is that I often leave my u-lock at home and travel with a lightweight cable lock. Sure, I’ve been lucky for quite a few years, but I’m just tempting fate. A much better option would be the Bulldog Mini TC, which comes with a cable to help protect both wheels as well as the frame. Look for a test in the near future.

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  1. SebastianSeptember 27, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I live in Milwaukee and find the TC to be a really good setup. U-lock through the rear wheel and cable through the front and you’re done; to transport it you can simply tie the cable around your waist (it has a velcro strap on it) and not worry about hurting yourself with it in a fall like a NY chain.

    I might still want a full chain in a more a theft-heavy city, but it’s perfect for where I live.

  2. PDXbikerSeptember 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Chains are just too heavy to lug around. A quality u-lock from OnGuard or Kryptonite plus a cable especially if you have a QR skewer on the front. Some people still don’t want to pay the extra for a good u-lock but thieves with a bolt cutter will always home in on a cable only locked bike.

  3. MattSeptember 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    We are also seeing some cyclists using the Mini TC’s in tandem, instead of a cable.

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