Abus Granit Detecto X-Plus 8077 Alarm Disc Lock
Strong & Noisy
This is the perfect lock for me. Although it will only attach to my front rotor, it is pretty easy to put on and take off. I got the yellow one so that it's easily noticed, but I wouldn't worry about driving off with it still on because of the audible alarm. I wanted an alarm that wouldn't go off with the slightest breeze or cat, yet still let me know if someone tries to move or tilt my bike. I can hear it easily inside my house. Thankfully, along with other layers of security it hasn't been tested yet on my carport. I am careful to keep this lock dry but I'm curious if it will fail after being exposed to rain.
June 4, 2015
Heavy duty disc lock // False alarms.
So this disc lock is the king of its kind.
I take this lock with me everywhere and use it every time I leave the seat for more than 5 minutes.
For how much it's worth, it's compact size, and what it prevents itd be a waste not to.
I got the yellow model and it's oh so visible from a distance PLUS! It also gives a red LED blip every couple of seconds which is a good reminder and deterrent.
It's super heavy duty and weather proof as its been cought in some of the rains this season and still has full functionality.
The complaints (not so much the "bad")
This alarm has been set off from gusts of wind rocking my bike. I can only imagine this happens because the bike will always have a cover on it if I park it outside. The cover probably creates drag and rocks the bike.
Just a warning for those who do the same and hear the alarm but see no one about.
The alarm is loud, but if you're wearing headphones inside or have loud music playing it may be hard to hear from inside your house.(obvious)
Compared to all other sonic/audible disc locks, this is the one to purchase.
The wind setting it off is obviously unavoidable, but the other brands are super sensitive and will alarm at the drop of a hat.
"The disc locks who cried wolf" not a good thing.
May 18, 2015
If someone tries to tilt your motorcycle while this alarm is on, the alarm will get set off and make them think twice before trying it again.
April 6, 2015
product,peace of mind,works great,alarm works well.highly recommended
January 19, 2015
Good product - maybe wrong size for my bike?
Works exactly as advertised. Once it is locked if you move the front wheel even a little bit the alarm will sound and it's pretty loud. My only complaint is I have to put the lock on in a way that feels backwards. The side with the key is closer to the center of the wheel instead of the outside of the wheel. More than once I accidentally set off the alarm trying to get the key into the hole. I think this may just be because of the size of my wheels, and the more I use it the less of a problem it is.
November 10, 2014
Good added security
I bought this mainly because I work in a shady area of Los Angeles. I park my bike where I can see it from work, but that isn't always the case. I got the bright yellow one so I know it is there when I walk towards it. Although I do forget it is there when I get on it from home. I do wish it came with a lanyard to remind me. I paid $160! It should of came with one. I bought one for $8 off ebay. I do like that whenever I turn on my bike, the alarm goes off. It is sensitive but not too sensitive. I can gotten on top of my bike carefully and it didn't go off but if I rock it, it goes off immediately. I feel very secure with this thing on so overall I am happy with the purchase, but for an easy concept I wish it was cheaper. But was is +$160 compared to losing your bike.
November 6, 2014
piece of mind!
order your lock as soon as you get the email that they have it in stock.. these locks go out fast! the lock is beefy and the sensitivity of the motion sensors work really well.
November 5, 2013
Bulletproof but not without it's failings!
Okay, first let me start the review by stating that this is probably the most heavy duty disc lock out on the market!
The unit has a hefty weight and extremely solid feel to it-Abus have done a great job with the construction of this disc lock and the large size alone would deter most would-be thieves.
The bad side is the actual audio alarm isn't that loud-I personally think it's underpowered and should be much louder. It is, however, mechanically stable and unlike the Xena (which I've been told will activate inadvertently in high winds) mine has yet to go off for anything less than a gentle rocking motion of my bike.
Also of note is the colour-black is probably the worst colour they could have come up with as it's hard to see not only by thieves (and it could be mistaken as being a brake component at a casual glance) but also yourself so there is a good chance you might forget about it and drive off!... On that subject no lanyard is included which should be standard with any Abus premium product so you would want to invest in one of those as well as looking into painting it a bright Hi-Vis colour. I have emailed Abus concerning painting the unit and they have said that it won't void the warranty as long the locking arm/inner workings are not painted.
Overall it's a great unit despite the weak audio and colour/no lanyard and if you key it alike with an Abus chain or other product you'll have one key for all the units and several spares!
November 1, 2013