Masterlock Criterion Review 2019

​Review of : Masterlock Criterion

Category : U- Lock

​Superior Resistance

​The bike lock has a 16mm shackle that is resistant to bolt cutters, hence provides strong security.

​Steel Chain

​A 3’ long hard steel square linked chain acts as a lock that is highly durable.

​Dual Lock Mechanism

​The lock has a dual locking system which makes it harder for thieves to break it by prying and pulling.

​Anti Drilling Plate

​There’s an anti-drilling plate on the disc cylinder which gives it extra security and resists against drilling and picking.

​We Like


  • ​The steel is covered with nylon covering to prevent the steel chain from sustaining damages.
  • ​Key dust cover to protect the slot from dirt, damage, and debris.
  • ​The disc cylinder can’t be drilled into thanks to the durable material.
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    ​The chain is flexible and can be locked in various angles.

​We Don't Like


  • ​The steel chain is only 3’ long.
  • ​Looks a little cheap.
  • ​The body and shackle do not go together well.

​SUMMARY

​If you are in search of a tough bike lock to protect your bike from being stolen then Master lock is the answer. This bike lock is composed of high-grade material that is very difficult to drill into or cut from bolt cutters.

The hard shackle body with dimensions 10mm x 1mm along with the 3’ long steel chain doubles the security of your lock. You can lock your bike in any place and have complete peace of mind.

This bike lock doesn’t compromise on quality and is one of the best in the price range.

​​MasterLock CRITERION High Security Chain with Mini U Bar 900mm x 10mm

INTRODUCTION TO THE PRODUCT

​According to reports, about 1,500,000 million bikes are stolen in the US every year. While the number is high in some states, it would be safe to say that no state is 100% safe since thieves are everywhere.

A major reason for such a high number of bike thefts is usage of poor bike locks or none at all. Plus, bikes are easy to steal if they are not properly secured. You can just hop on one and ride away.

Studies have shown that a majority of bike locks have been penetrated and broken with the help of bolt cutters or other such tools. Low grade bike locks are easily broken with sharp tools.

So, if you do not want to lose your bike to creeps then Master lock is the right choice because its highly resistant to cutting tools and is also scratch resistant. Plus, it is an affordable lock that can provide you with the safety that you need.

In this review, we are going to understand what this product is all about and how good or bad it is is

​​MasterLock CRITERION High Security Chain with Mini U Bar 900mm x 10mm

Who this product is for

​Bikes are a common ride for teenagers. They love to roam around the town, spend time riding their bike on Sundays, and even ride them to the school. However, people of all ages ride bikes as they have health benefits as well.

All in all, this lock is for everyone who has a bike. It doesn't matter where you live, you need a bike lock because - as stated earlier - no place is safe.

Bikes are expensive. You would not want to lose yours. Therefore, you need Master Lock Criterion to provide your bike with the safety that it needs.  

This lock is very easy to use, has amazing resistance to breaking, picking and drilling, and is also very affordable as well.

The steel chain is enclosed in a black nylon cover while the lock body is black silver in color. So, bike lovers who prefer durability, should go for this bike lock.

It features a double locking system, a steel chain, a dust cover and an octagonal shackle that's almost impenetrable.

What’s included out of the box

​When you buy the product, you get the Master lock bike lock, a 3’ steel chain which is covered with a nylon cloth, a framemount and keys.

Features Overview

Steel Chain: Things are changing and most locks on the market today do not come with a steel chain since many people consider them to be a nuisance due to the added weight which makes it hard to carry the lock, but this only results in the lock being less secure.

However, there are no such concerns with this beauty as it comes with a hardened steel chain that can be used to lock your bike easily and only weights 1.3 kg. This is a great perk because the length of the chain allows you to lock it in places that are otherwise difficult to lock your bike to.

Dual Locking Mechanism: The bike lock has a dual locking system, meaning, that are locks on either side of the cylinder. This means double protection. Thieves will have to cut both the locks to open the bike free, which is obviously more difficult.

Durable Disc Cylinder: The lock cylinder is made up of durable materials and on top of that, it has an anti-drilling plate installed which makes it nearly impossible to drill into the lock.  

Frame Mount: The unit comes with a frame mount but due to its lightweight you can also keep it in the backpack.

Dust Cover: Locks can sometimes malfunction because dirt, water and debris can accumulate into the key lock and tamper with its functionality. To avoid that from happening, Master lock Criterion has a key dust cover to prevent such elements from destroying the keyhole.

MasterLock CRITERION High Security Chain with Mini U Bar 900mm x 10mm

CONCLUSION

​Master Lock Criterion is a great choice when it comes to securing your bike and sleeping with peace of mind that you will find your bike exactly where you parked and locked it. It’s affordable and durable at the same time.

​SUMMARY

​​If you are in search of a tough bike lock to protect your bike from being stolen then Master lock is the answer. This bike lock is composed of high-grade material that is very difficult to drill into or cut from bolt cutters.

The hard shackle body with dimensions 10mm x 1mm along with the 3’ long steel chain doubles the security of your lock. You can lock your bike in any place and have complete peace of mind.

This bike lock doesn’t compromise on quality and is one of the best in the price range.