Emily’s Kryptonite Keeper Lock Review

December 26, 2014

Posted in: Bike Blog, Staff

Kryptonite’s Keeper lock is their least expensive option available at Varsity Bike Shop. It has a 12mm hardened steel shackle that measures about 9 inches in length, and 4 inches in width. This makes it possible to lock my bike up to any street sign or bike rack, through both the front wheel and frame. It also fits in an outside pocket of my backpack, but if you prefer not to carry it in a bag, it does come with a mounting bracket that can attach to most bicycles.

Kryptonite Keeper Lock

The Keeper is a great no frills high value lock option.

The Keeper has a safety rating of 5 out of 10. According to Kryptonite’s website that means it’s ideal for quicker stops in metropolitan areas. I have left my bike locked up outside of many locations around Minneapolis, day and night, for a couple of hours at a time,  and have not had any issues. If you are planning on using your bike around a college campus, getting to and from class, I think the Keeper is a great option for the price. It does not have a rotating dust cover, which a lot of their other models offer. The advantage of those is extra protection from the elements. With the Keeper I have found that if you lock it with the keyhole facing towards the ground, snow and rain don’t seem to damage it. I believe that this lock is durable, dependable and affordable. AND, it comes with the keysafe program. Register your keys with Kryptonite (each lock comes with 2) and if you lose both of them, they will send you a replacement set for free!