Tested: Abus Granit Power XS 67 Review

 

Date reviewed: July 2017 | Tested by: John Milbank | Price: £146.99 | Weight: 3.32kg | www.abus.com

 

The Abus Granit Power XS 67 (59715) is approved to Thatcham Category 3, and available in a length of 1.2m only. One end of the chain has a large round link that the rest of the chain passes through, making it longer than a typical device in use as both ends don’t need to be looped all the way back to the padlock – you can attach the U-lock style lock to your bike and pass the chain around the anchor.

The chain is covered with a fabric sleeve that’s riveted at both ends to protect your paint, though it can soak up moisture if left in the rain, so take a carrier bag if you’re going to put it in your luggage on the way home.

Two keys are supplied, one of which has a small LED torch built in. The lock, which can double as a disc lock, has a rotating cover over the keyway and silicone body wrap with rubber-coated shackle.

 

Abus Granit Power Chain XS67

 

Size and weight

The chain alone weighs 2.64kg (which equates to 2.2kg/m), while the padlock adds 0.68kg, making for a total of just 3.32kg.

When coiled up, the chain covers a diameter of only 18cm.

 

Resistance to attack: chain

Using 42” bolt croppers, we were able to cut the chain in 27 seconds. Using a sledge hammer – in ideal conditions with an anvil and plenty of room to work – the link cracked in 10 seconds, and broke in 20.

The chain’s links are square, with a typical thickness of 8.8-9.7mm, while the loop at one end is 11.9-12.2 mm.

 

Resistance to attack: padlock

The lock body easily outlasts the chain when under attack with a sledge hammer, while the 14mm thick shackle was cut in 16 seconds using an angle grinder, so the chain is still the weakest point.

To understand how best to use your lock, click here

 

 

 

BIKESOCIAL TEST RESULTS

Product: Abus Granit Power XS 67

Size tested: 1.2m

Weight as tested: 3.32kg

Rolled diameter: 18cm

Bolt cropper attack: 27 seconds – POOR

Sledge hammer attack: 20 seconds – POOR

Angle grinder attack: 14.3 seconds – AVERAGE

 

Conclusion

Keep the Granit Power XS off the ground and the poor sledge hammer attack result becomes irrelevant. While the angle grinder results were average, the poor result when attacked with bolt croppers spoils what is a fairly versatile package thanks to the long-reach chain and the lock that doubles as a disc lock.

To see the other chains and locks tested by BikeSocial, click here

 

Ratings explained

Bolt cropper

Up to one minute = Poor

Over one minute = Average

Unbroken = Good

Sledge hammer

Up to one minute = Poor

Broken in more than a minute = Average

Unbroken = Good

Angle grinder

Up to 12 seconds = Poor

Up to 20 seconds = Average

Over 20 seconds = Good

 

Find out how and why we did this test

Consumer editor John Milbank explains how you can get the best out of your chain and lock, and how this test was done

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