For a long time I was a happy owner of an Abus Catena chain lock. However, last night someone tried to steal my bike. Luckily, they either didn't have enough time, or the lock was too tough for them so they abandoned it after cutting through 0.5mm from two sides.
Now I am looking for a better, more secure and more deterrent-looking lock. These are my current options:
Abus Granit Plus 51: U lock, security rating 13/15, 13mm thinckness, 23cm height, costs 46€
Abus Bordo 6000: folding lock, security rating 10/15, 5mm thickness, 90cm length, costs 55€
With the first one, I like the better security. However U locks are sometimes pain in the ass to set, especially because I usually lock front wheel and frame to a stationary object. I am not sure if this is even possible with this U lock, as the distance from the inside of the rim to the inside of the frame is a little more than 20cm.
I like the folding lock, because it is more versatile. I can lock my bike to a variety of stationary objects, but it is less secure for sure. Also, it is a bit more expensive.
I will keep my old chain lock, as it is not damaged too much and change the outer skirt so that nobody knows it was damaged. I thing it should be OK as a secondary lock when I leave my bike overnight in a communal room. Any ideas what could be a smart choice?