Trimax Gladiator Series Armored cables are flexible for easy transport. The plastic covered braided stainless steel covers with hardened armor-plated steel cups that repel cuts. The cables feature indestructible maximum motorcycle security armored plated cable locks. The ballistic grade polymer lock housing cover resists hammer strikes and protects the lock mechanism. Key cover resists dirt and moisture.
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IT'S ONLY 26mm OD--32mm OD is a typo.
By The Motorcycle Lady
from San Antonio, TX
Comments about Trimax Gladiator Series Armored Cable Locks:
[...]I gave this lock a star off because the description given on this site that the lock is 48 inch by 32mm lock is incorrect. Actual packaging upon receipt says 48in by 26mm--and that is the outer diameter of the whole enchilada including the cable, the armor links, the braided outer cover, & the clear vinyl coating. The actual braided cable at the core at best probably only has an outer diamerter of 5/8in. It may even only be 1/2in. That's important to me because I once had a scooter stolen that was secured with an armoured cable that was cut that was 3/8in dia inside the larger dia. armour. A locksmith said that a very thick braided cable would not saw well, if at all, and would take forever to try to cut with bolt cutters. The total package of this cable is good, but the cable part is not as thick as I wanted. I bought this cable because, with the incorrect description of 32mm, I thought the cable at its core would be at least 25 mm thick. Well, as it really is with a total exterior dia of 26mm including all layers, it probably is a reasonable deterrent, but probably not to an experienced motorcycle thief if he thinks he can afford extra time. Therefore, I will use this in combination with my NYC-type chain to increase the amount of time it would take to get at my bike, which is the real deterrent: upping the opportunity cost by increasing the time necessary to accomplish the theft. The one big thing that a thief has against him is the amount of time involved--the greater the time, the greater his chances of getting caught. However, what this cable has going for it is that it is fairly light weight compared to a chain of comparable length, and could be taken along on a tour as an emergency lock-up devince in case of break-down or overnight lock in a lower theft area. Although, I think I'd probably want to use a couple of other devices in conjunction with it if I were leaving the bike outside at a motel overnight. It would probably work as a way to help lock a drum-brake rear wheel by working the lock through the spokes around the sway bar in front of the shocks. The vinyl covering would protect well from getting marks on the bike parts. The lock is one of the new ones that has the long narrow keys and is pick and drill resistant, so it appears. So, would I recommend it to a friend? Well, yes, if he lives in a lower to moderate crime area, or if he uses it in conjuction with other deterrents. Also, given the light weight, this cable could be rolled up and used to secure the bike when one is scooting around town. Probably work well for that with moderate to larger motor scooters as well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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