Almax chains, anchors and locks – as good as they say or just clever marketing?

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  • GaryLake
    Member

    Plenty of videos of some bloke cropping all the big make bike chains in seconds and then practically having a heart attack and failing to cut their own – anybody bought their stuff, does anyone believe their marketing?

    http://www.almax-security-chains.co.uk/

    Premier Icon Stoner
    Subscriber

    Looks impressive. If I lived in Bristol, Id seriously consider the £150 for a short chain, top notch padlock and a good ground anchor.
    Not sure Id carry the chain and lock around with me.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I reckon “going equipped” means a portable angle grinder these days

    pantsonfire
    Member

    Almax chains have done very well in tests in motorbike mags but it all comes down to how well equipped the thief is no chain is going to stand up to a cordless angle grinder or a set of hydraulic bolt cutters.

    All you can do is deter the oportunistic thieving git.

    GaryLake
    Member

    Well this is garage security only so weight isn’t an issue – garage will also be alarmed and I’d hope to hear the angle grinder LOL.

    sv
    Member

    Baby monitor and a good lock/ground anchor. Rotalok have some good ground anchors.

    Anthony
    Member

    I’ve had one and they are indeed one of the best locks on the UK market, mine sold second-hand for about 85% of it’s rrp.

    The chains are huge, so a suitable ground anchor must also be purchased that will fit the hand sized links.

    As said though, a battery grinder will still cut through in under a minute.

    tonycorner
    Member

    best chains available are the new protectors, no one has cut them and you wont see any video anywhere of them doing so, also they have a very high resistance to angle grinders unlike others.
    All the range on the protector chains can be found here: http://www.elitesecuritysupplies.com/

    sq225917
    Member

    owt over 16mm will do, can’t be cropped with standard cutters, they don’t open that far.

    Of course you can just carry two sets and have one set up with slightly wider spacing on the strops.

    tonycorner
    Member

    Just to keep everyone up to date, the new largest chain is the “untouchable” which is 19.85mm and a short link chain to. Comes with a choice of three locks and the untouchable lock being the best option (not the most expensive option which is a nice suprise)

    http://www.elitesecuritysupplies.com
    http://security-chains.com

    z1ppy
    Member

    I love this post, can’t substantiate it, but do like it a lot.

    Northwind – Member
    It needs to be right high off the ground, 2 foot or more, for that to work if it’s being attacked with a big cutter… I had a wee go at this on the Almax stand at the NEC bike show a few years back (before Motrax and Oxford told the organisers that if Almax were allowed to exhibit again they’d pull their stands) and cut a link off a sold-secure gold, thatcham, top-end Oxford with the tip of the handle on the ground but the blades in the air…

    source

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