Abus Granit XPlus 540 D-Lock review

The flagship ABUS D-Lock is loaded with anti-thieving features. We take a closer look to see how it fares

Abus Granit XPlus 540 lock
(Image: © Guy Kesteven)

Cyclingnews Verdict

Not cheap but outstanding defence and deterrent against even determined attackers


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    Excellent multi-faceted security

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    Super smart sealed key

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    Relatively light

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    Quality frame mount


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    There are Gold rated locks a lot cheaper

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    Only two keys

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Abus does 11 different shackle/D/U locks (whatever you want to call them) with some of them in seven variants, so there’s no shortage of choice in the German brand's range. However, if you want the best bike lock and utmost security for your bike, and you're prepared to pay for it, then the Granit XPlus 540 lock is the way to go. 


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