Xena XX-14 Disc Lock with Alarm
you'll be able to hear this alarm if anyone messes with your bike! it was a gift for our son, he loves it!
December 29, 2015
This is an overpriced piece of stainless steel with a very cheap design and brittle plastic alarm module which should have not been sold.
1.) After about four months of use the unit begins to set off false alarms at any given time day or night in use or not in use.
2.) Upon inspecting the brittle plastic alarm module located inside the housing the clip that retains the module inside the house broke off therefore it is no longer able to stay inside the housing.
3.) The module cover is removed by a long flat metal key which moves a pin assembly back allowing the cover to be removed. The pin assembly is not properly designed with a spring to keep tension on this pin assembly and therefore under vibration while riding it is merely a short period of time before the module cover simply falls apart.
a. There are no adhesives which retain the assembly of the module cover and therefore the pin simply falls out and can be lost very easily.
b. There are no replacements should any of the pin, alarm module housing clip, and steel cover for the pin assembly which holds the pin in place.
4.) The lithium CR2 battery listed as XBP4 is with little speculation a very cheap battery which could be replaced at the local Duracell battery display at the local hardware store.
5.) In summary due to vibration when not in use yet stored on the bike this product will literally fall apart after four months of normal use. Therefore this is worthless as there is no durability.
As a person whom uses my bike daily to run errands and then uses it for long distance riding I need to trust that the bike is secure when not in use. I will not recommend this product to anyone at any time due to the fact the product falls apart in addition to sending false alarms in the day time or the middle of the night.
Simply purchase a kryptonite lock and you will have the durability you seek as this is a bit of a rip off due to very poor design and no engineering skills used in the design process.
The sensation of being ripped off has taken place
December 30, 2015
Great product that doesn't last
I was able to use it daily on my motorcycle for about a month until it broke. Any movement would set the alarm off, even when it is unlocked. It was great up until that point.
November 11, 2015
Worth every penny!!!
This product is worth every penny!!! Gives me a peace of mind while I'm working or out and about. LOUD and VERY sensitive!!! LOVE IT!!!
November 2, 2015
Good Lock - Alarm is Bonus
This lock seems to be solid and well-made. I am glad to have opted for a model that includes an alarm, as in addition to the anti-theft benefits it reduces the chance of accidentally starting to ride off with the lock still hooked to the disc. Installing the batter was a bit tricky, but otherwise it is easy to use. I would recommend this to anyone as a theft-deterrent. Obviously it won't stop a thief who is dead-set on taking your bike.
October 19, 2015
Very nice security lock
The easy installation and the quality of the product matches the price. Also the loudness of the sound that it lets out is crazy... I totally would recommend this product...
I love it
October 19, 2015
This lock is the BEAST!
After reading the reviews here, I was wary of this product; especially the comments about the alarm constantly going off in their bag. But I needed something, so I pulled the trigger.
So far, I've been very pleased with this disc lock and I've had ZERO issues with it. If it's not in use, it's in my backpack which I lug around with me everywhere. I've never had a false trigger on the alarm. I think the folks that are having trouble with it may be arming the lock before carrying it in their bag, and that's why they get the alarm going off. When I pull mine off my bike, I leave it unlocked and throw it in my bag. Never an issue. Maybe pointing this out will help out some folks having issues?
Regarding the build quality, like I said this thing is the beast. It's easy to use, does what it claims, and gives me what I wanted. Would I recommend it if you're shopping for a disc lock, heII yeah.
October 15, 2015
Surprisingly Simple and Straightforward
I agonized over the decision between disc locks. I decided on the Xena XX-14 because it seemed like the most durable, most reliable and because I thought overall the alarm feature was probably a great theft deterrent. However, I was concerned that it would go off in my pack/pocket while I was riding, or at other unscheduled times. I am happy to report that I have had none of those problems. It's really straightforward to use. My only major issue is, when I turn the key the wrong direction, which I'm still doing sometimes, the sound is so piercing it emanates through my earplugs and helmet. But it's bearable in there, so I suggest installing it for the first few times with your helmet still on. It is a LOUD beep and awful. Oh so awful. Suffice to say my first installation at the gym was an embarrassing process.
No one has messed with my bike, so that's great. Also, I forgot and placed my helmet on my bike one day before removing the lock, and I payed the price. First a few warning beeps, followed by that obnoxious car-alarm sound. If anyone touches your bike, they will regret it.
I also suggest getting a disc lock reminder. The thing is dinky but I find it helps to have something bright orange letting you know you will destroy your brakes if you don't remove that pesky lock first.
October 12, 2015