Abus Trigger 345 / 350 Alarm Disc Lock
Effective, visible, mostly reliable.
I bought this for the very obvious reason of security and it's done just fine helping keep my bike safe. The lock has a nice weight to it that gives me ease knowing someone has some work cut out for them if they are going to try and hack it off.
My only gripe with the lock is that after a while it will have its moments where it will refuse to open. You'll have to take the key out and flip the key around after about three or four times it will give way. (Think of a stubborn USB)
May 2, 2015
The product is pretty good but not excellent. I use this one on the back tire just to have a little extra security.
April 6, 2015
What is going on with this shoddy key?
I'll reiterate what everyone else says, it takes a lot to get the alarm to ring. I've only heard the alarm ring once, I've tried to intentionally set it off a few times. But this doesn't bother me. What bothers me is the freaking key.
There is something really wrong with the key for this thing. I'm not sure if mine was cut improperly or this occurs across all of the same model, but first of all, it takes a few tries to even get the key into the key hole. Even breaking the threshold doesn't happen smoothly every time, you have to make sure the slit is fully horizontal and not turned a bit. The key also seems to want to catch onto something so it is hard to insert fully at times. And when I do successfully insert it, sometimes it doesn't even turn until I wiggle the key around and/or just pull it out completely and reinsert it to try again.
Based on this one experience with their key problems, I will probably not buy anything from this company again.
January 12, 2015
Works well as lock, alarm is not sensitive.
Works fine as a disc lock, but as others have noted, the alarm is very insenstive. Someone could definitely sit on the bike or move the wheel quite a bit before it goes off.
Here's a video of me setting off the alarm:
November 24, 2014
The unit comes with a case and warning lanyard, is conveniently easy to activate or not activate the alarm feature...
September 16, 2014
Like all the other reviews say, it is not very sensitive, if someone really tried to move the bike, it would go off. But it will not go off from just a neighborhood kid touching bike. It is also not very loud, but enough to provide annoyance to the bad-guy for sure.
I was looking for something not over sensitive, so this is okay with me, got what I bought. I may be having a little buyers remorse as I watch the kids playing on the street...
It does seem hefty, would probably take a while to knock off the disk, bad-guy would be better off taking the assembly off. Provides effective crime-of-opportunity deterrence, but will not stop a professional, nothing will really...
The locked but no alarm position is a good feature and great for transport. The reminder cable is pretty flimsy looking and feeling I am sure will break in no time.
Came out of the box with scuff marks all over it, not one to care too much, so I did not do anything about it, but it colored my opinion of the overall product.
September 2, 2014
Hard to activate the alarm
Have read the reviews and knew this alarm is not very sensitive. That was what I want because I dont want it goes off because of a cat or wind. You really need a big impact to the lock otherwise it wont give you any alarm. I was glad I pick until 2 weeks ago someone rode on my bike to feel how is it like and dropped the brand new bike on ground!! I never dropped it!!!
If the lock is more sensitive, I think when those people touch my bike, the alarm would scare them out. Now I consider replacing the lock.
August 3, 2014
Priced right but the alarm doesn't seem to be very sensitive... Or very loud
Comes with a little bag and "reminder" lanyard tho so that's cool.
Other than that just a standard disk lock
June 30, 2014