Over the past 3 months, we have been testing out the Rocky Mounts Shackleton bike lock. As you may have read, we have a lot of opinions on locks and were interested to see if a combo bike lock would meet our requirements. Learn more about this combo u-lock and whether it satisfied our locking needs below!
Rocky Mounts Shackleton Bike Lock Details
Security Level: 6/10
Details: 4 Digit combination lock for easy use and an included mounting bracket.
Setting Up the Shackleton
The Shackleton is VERY easy to setup. You simply set the lock to the current locking combo (0000 out of the box) and move the switch on the bottom of the lock over. Set the combo to whatever you would like and then move the switch back.
To unlock, turn the combo to your set digits and push the large button to unlock. Keep the digits in place and lock your bike to a secure rack, turn the combo and do a tap test by pulling on the lock.
Using the Mount
The lock has a pre-installed mount on the shackle. The mount for the bike comes with plastic shims to help install it on various size bike tubes.
The mount is really where the lock was lacking for us. The mount is bulky and the screws can poke out depending on how large your mounting point is. The bracket on the lock gets in the way when locking and catches spokes making it close to impossible to thread the “u” through a wheel. For this reason, our favorite u-lock bracket is the Kryptonite.
We REALLY like the combo function of this lock. No longer do you need to bring your keys and you can easily lend out the lock. We are waiting for this winter to try it out in freezing rain and snow to see how the combo works under these conditions. Our ONLY concern is how the combo holds up over time. Does it wear out or does it get notchy? Only time will tell.
For $35 this is a solid choice of u-lock. We don’t recommend using the mount but maybe it will work better for your bike!
Learn more or buy online at Rocky Mounts
Disclaimer: This lock was provided at no charge for review. We were not paid or bribed for this review.