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What is Cable Lock Support Arm For Kuat Transfer 1 Made of

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The lock appears to mount/attach to the support arm with a smalll nut and bolt. So, is the support arm made of metal or plastic? In other words, can’t a thief simply and quietly break the lock off of the support arm, quickly, i.e. with a grip wrench or other hand tool? I don’t expect it to protect against most thieves, but, it appears to simple. For the price, there are more beefier alternatives.

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The top support portion of the Cable Lock and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 1 Bike Rack # ATSCLK11011 is indeed made of plastic. I can't say definitively if a thief can quickly break it off with a hand tool as that's not something we try, but it is indeed mostly a deterrent.

For something that doesn't have the same type of lock that can be broken off, RockyMounts has a cable lock that can't be removed with a hand tool, and would be difficult to cut due to its hardened steel, 5/16" width construction, the RockyMounts Hooligan Chain Lock # RKY3802.

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