Knog is an Australian company that’s know for innovation and bright flashy colors. That’s not to say that their products are fashion over form though. They launched in 2003 with their classic silicone lights, that came in a bunch of sick colors.
Knog is now expanding their product line to include cycling clothing, locks, bags, tools and their bread and butter lights. They only started producing locks within the past few years, but the offerings they have available are all you need to keep your bike safe with peace of mind.
The lock i’m going to be talking about today is the Kabana. Now what does this lock do best besides giving your girlfriend a few lashings? Or putting it down your pants and pretending you have a big….nevermind. But in all seriousness this lock does what it’s supposed to and does it very well. This isn’t the traditional cable lock that you need a separate padlock, it’s a cable and padlock all in 1. It’s 17mm in diameter and has a 10mm steel cable inside.
I would use this lock by itself a in a low crime area, it’s 50 out of 100 on their scale. If you pair this lock with one of their U locks, that’s basically as secure as your bikes going to get. I’ve been using this lock to make quick runs into the store to grab drinks and other stuff and it’s been holding up great. I pull it out of my bag or unwrap it from my bike tubes and lock up my bike in under 10 seconds, super easy.
This lock fits very easily into a bag, it’s not too heavy, at a little over 1 pound. They sell an additional accessory called the strap on. It basically connects the Kabana or Kransky to your bicycles tubes and keeps it out of the way. If I didn’t have my bag with me, I would just unlock it, figure 8 it when it was unlocked and wrap it around the front of my toptubes. It stayed there and out of the way the whole ride.
I don’t do a rating system or anything like that. I just get a product use it, and give my opinion. Yeah it’s not as secure as a U lock but it’s not supposed to be. Research and know what your buying. If you live in a bad area buy a knog u lock and cable lock and your set. Props to knog!