Chain lock Comparison

Here’s a list of some of the most popular chain locks available today. You can order by weight, length and security rating. I find the weights difficult to imagine so I have added a “number of cans of coke” weight to make it a bit easier! You can also filter which locks are shown by using the search field. For example if you just want to see Sold Secure Silver rated locks, enter “Silver” into the search field.

There’s a similar table that compares U-locks here. If you’re still unsure about what type of lock you need, check out my bike lock buying guide. And if you need more specific recommendations, read our chain lock buying guide.

Most of the information comes from the websites of the brands themselves. However, the weights of the OnGuard locks are not provided on their website, so I had to hunt around a bit and they may not be 100% accurate. If you see any mistakes please let me know and I will correct them!

Any data that needs further explanation is annotated with * and further details are provided at the foot of the table.

I hope you find the table useful. I’ll be adding more locks as I find them and if you have any locks you would like added please let me know below.

And if you do find it useful please share…

ModelThicknessWeightWeight in cans of cokeLengthLockIn house scoreSold Secure scoreART score
Kryptonite New York Legend Chain 159015 mm9.50 lb
(4.31 kg)
1135.5"
(90 cm)
Padlock10/10-5/5
Kryptonite New York Legend Chain 151515 mm15.95 lb
(7.23 kg)
18.560.0"
(150 cm)
Padlock10/10-5/5
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 141014 mm10.80 lb
(4.90 kg)
12.539.0"
(100 cm)
Padlock10/10Gold & Motorcycle Gold-
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 141514 mm15.25 lb
(6.92 kg)
17.560.0"
(150 cm)
Padlock10/10Gold & Motorcycle Gold-
Kryptonite New York Chain 121012 mm8.65 lb
(3.92 kg)
1039.0"
(100 cm)
Padlock9/10Gold4/5
Kryptonite New York Chain 121712 mm13.15 lb
(5.96 kg)
15.567.0"
(170 cm)
Padlock9/10Gold4/5
Kryptonite New York Noose 127512 mm6.95 lb
(3.15 kg)
830.0"
(75 cm)
Padlock9/10Gold4/5
Kryptonite New York Noose 121312 mm10.55 lb
(4.79 kg)
12.551.0"
(130 cm)
Padlock9/10Gold4/5
Kryptonite Evolution series 4 1055 Mini Integrated Chain10 mm4.40 lbs
(2.00 kg)
521.5"
(55cm)
Integrated8/10Gold-
Kryptonite Evolution series 4 1090 Integrated Chain10 mm6.10 lb
(2.77 kg)
735.5"
(90 cm)
Integrated8/10Gold-
Kryptonite Evolution series 4 1016 Integrated Chain10 mm9.70 lb
(4.40 kg)
11.563.0"
(160 cm)
Integrated8/10Gold-
Kryptonite Messenger Chain & Moly9.5 mm6.26 lb
(2.84 kg)
7.539.0"
(100 cm)
Padlock7/10--
Kryptonite KryptoLok series 2 955 Mini Integrated Chain9 mm3.90 lb
(1.77 kg)
4.521.5"
(55 cm)
Integrated6/10Silver-
Kryptonite KryptoLok series 2 995 Integrated Chain9 mm5.55 lb
(2.52 kg)
6.537.5"
(95 cm)
Integrated6/10--
Kryptonite KryptoLok series 2 915 Integrated Chain9 mm8.10 lb
(3.67 kg)
9.560.0"
(150 cm)
Integrated6/10Silver-
Kryptonite Keeper 755 Mini Integrated Chain7 mm2.06 lb
(0.93 kg)
2.521.5"
(55 cm)
Integrated5/10Bronze-
Kryptonite Keeper 785 Integrated Chain Color Series7 mm3.50 lb
(1.59 kg)
433.5"
(85 cm)
Integrated5/10--
Kryptonite Keeper 785 Integrated Chain7 mm3.50 lb
(1.59 kg)
433.5"
(85 cm)
Integrated5/10Bronze-
OnGuard Beast 801614 mm12.13 lb
(5.5 kg)
1443.0"
(110 cm)
Padlock99--
OnGuard Beast 8016L14 mm22.0 lb
(9.98 kg)
25.572.0"
(183 cm)
Padlock99--
OnGuard Beast 801712 mm9.5 lbs
(4.4 kg)
1143.0"
(110 cm)
Padlock95--
OnGuard Beast 801812 mm13.7 lb
(6.2 kg)
1672.0"
(183 cm)
Padlock95--
OnGuard Mastiff 801910 mm6.7 lb
(3.04 kg)
843.0"
(110 cm)
Padlock92Gold-
OnGuard Mastiff 8019L10 mm10.5 lb
(4.76 kg)
1272.0"
(183 cm)
Padlock92Gold-
OnGuard Mastiff 802010 mm6.28 lb
(2.85 kg)
7.543.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated78Bronze-
OnGuard Mastiff 802110 mm9.84 lb
(4.46 kg)
1172.0"
(183 cm)
Integrated78Bronze-
OnGuard Mastiff 8022D8 mm3.38 lb
(1.53 kg)
431.0"
(80 cm)
Padlock60--
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 8510 mm4.63 lb
(2.1 kg)
5.533.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated15/15Gold3/5
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 11010 mm5.84 lb
(2.65 kg)
743.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated15/15Gold3/5
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 14010 mm7.19 lb
(3.26 kg)
8.555.0"
(140 cm)
Integrated15/15Gold3/5
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 17010 mm8.27 lb
(3.75 kg)
9.567.0"
(170 cm)
Integrated15/15Gold3/5
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 8510 mm5.4 lb
(2.45 kg)
6.533.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated13/15Gold3/5
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 11010 mm6.4 lb
(2.9 kg)
7.543.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated13/15Gold3/5
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 14010 mm8.49 lb
(3.85 kg)
1055.0"
(140 cm)
Integrated13/15Gold3/5
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 17010 mm10.69 lb
(4.85 kg)
12.567.0"
(170 cm)
Integrated13/15Gold3/5
Abus CityChain 1010 859 mm4.3 lb
(1.95 kg)
533.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated12/15Gold-
Abus CityChain 1010 1109 mm5.29 lb
(2.4 kg)
643.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated12/15Gold-
Abus CityChain 1010 1409 mm6.04 lb
(2.74 kg)
755.0"
(140 cm)
Integrated12/15Gold-
Abus CityChain 1010 1709 mm7.45 lb
(3.38 kg)
8.567.0"
(170 cm)
Integrated12/15Gold-
Abus Iven Chain 8210 858 mm4.26 lb
(1.934 kg)
533.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated10/15Silver2/5
Abus Iven Chain 8210 1108 mm5.5 lb
(2.497 kg)
6.543.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated10/15Silver2/5
Abus Steel-O-Chain 810 858 mm3.75 lb
(1.7 kg)
4.533.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated9/15--
Abus Ivera Chain 7210 857 mm2.82 lb
(1.28 kg)
3.533.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated8/15--
Abus Ivera Chain 7210 1107 mm3.7 lb
(1.68 kg)
4.543.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated8/15--
Abus Steel-O-Chain 880 857 mm3.53 lb
(1.6 kg)
433.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated8/15-
Abus Steel-O-Chain 880 1107 mm4.19 lb
(1.9 kg)
543.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated8/15--
Abus Winner Chain 92/W65 8KS 858 mm4.08 lb
(1.85 kg)
4.533.0"
(85 cm)
Padlock8/15-2/5
Abus Winner Chain 92/W65 8KS 1108 mm5.07 lb
(2.3 kg)
643.0"
(110 cm)
Padlock8/15-2/5
Abus Winner Chain 92/W65 8KS 1408 mm5.95 lb
(2.7 kg)
755.0"
(140 cm)
Padlock8/15-2/5
Abus Key Combo 1610 857 mm2.43 lb
(1.1 kg)
333.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated Combination7/15--
Abus Combination Tresor 1385 757 mm2.31 lb
(1.05 kg)
2.530.0"
(75 cm)
Integrated Combination7/15--
Abus Combination Tresor 1385 857 mm2.49 lb
(1.13 kg)
333.0"
(85 cm)
Integrated Combination7/15--
Abus Combination Tresor 1385 1107 mm3.04 lb
(1.38 kg)
3.543.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated Combination7/15--
Abus Expedition-Chain 70/45/6 KS 656 mm1.59 lb
(0.72 kg)
226.0"
(65 cm)
Padlock6/15--
Abus Expedition-Chain 70/45/6 KS 856 mm1.94 lb
(0.88 kg)
2.533.0"
(85 cm)
Padlock6/15--
Abus Expedition-Chain 70/45/6 KS 1106 mm2.4 lb
(1.09 kg)
343.0"
(110 cm)
Padlock6/15--
Abus Catena 680 756 mm1.87 lb
(0.85 kg)
230.0"
(75 cm)
Integrated6/15--
Abus Catena 685 Shadow 756 mm1.87 lb
(0.85 kg)
230.0"
(75 cm)
Integrated6/15--
Abus uGrip Chain 585 755 mm1.43 lb
(0.65 kg)
1.530.0"
(75 cm)
Integrated5/15--
Abus uGrip Chain 585 1005 mm1.65 lb
(0.75 kg)
239.0"
(100 cm)
Integrated5/15--
Abus 1500 Web 604 mm0.31 lb
(0.14 kg)
0.524.0"
(60 cm)
Integrated3/15--
Abus 1500 Web 1104 mm0.6 lb
(0.27 kg)
0.543.0"
(110 cm)
Integrated3/15--
Abus 1500 604 mm0.31 lb
(0.14 kg)
0.524.0"
(60 cm)
Integrated3/15--
Hiplok GOLD10 mm5.3 lb
(2.4 kg)
633.5"
(85 cm)
Integrated-Gold-
Hiplok v1.508 mm4.0 lb
(1.8 kg)
4.535.4"
(90 cm)
Integrated-Silver-
Hiplok Lite6 mm2.2 lb
(1 kg)
2.529.5"
(75 cm)
Integrated-Bronze-

15 thoughts on “Chain lock Comparison

  • March 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm
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    My just want to correct the in house score on the abus web chains. I don’t think they’re 5/15

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      • May 18, 2017 at 2:24 am
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        Nice site, lots covered. Thanks. I believe the kryptonite 785 integrated chain is in fact a silver rated chain at soldsecure.com. Just felt I should pass that on for an edit.

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        • May 18, 2017 at 4:45 am
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          Thanks Cam! I can’t find anything about the Kryptonite 785 on the Sold Secure website. And it’s not listed as rated on the Kryptonite website. Are you sure it’s Silver?

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          • May 18, 2017 at 9:04 am
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            It appears when using the “approved products search” and scrolling to the bottom of the page. Use the search box there, it should read classified as “bicycle silver.”

            I searched using: Keeper 785

            Best,
            Cam

          • May 18, 2017 at 11:08 am
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            Yes you’re right! They received a whole load of new ratings in June 2016. I need to update my listings!

      • May 18, 2017 at 2:32 am
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        The abus ionus 6800 looks like a nice chain also, perhaps that could be covered. It’s only around 750g, and in my country, is only about $20 more than the before mentioned kryptonite 785 chain.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 1:36 am
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    Are you gonna rate the hiplok gold chain any day? It would be interesting to know how good it is

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    • March 16, 2017 at 7:08 am
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      Hi Gonzalo,

      Yes I need to add them! I think they’re pretty good as chains go. HipLok Gold is 10 mm and Sold Secure Gold. Hiplok v1.50 is 8 mm and Sold Secure Silver.

      I would say the v1.50 chain is too thin to offer enough protection personally. It’s too easily defeated by bolt cutters. The Gold chain will be more difficult to beat (but still possible) and if you’re risk level is reasonably low you should be OK with this one.

      I hope that helps!
      Carl

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      • March 16, 2017 at 9:48 am
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        Thank you for the information. I recently (and unfortunately) got my bike stolen, and I’m looking for a new lock that was portable and secure. I’m deciding between the hiplok gold or the Abus bordo granit X plus 6500. Which one would you recommend most?
        Thank you again for your help.

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        • March 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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          I would say the Bordo. Why? I think it’s probably a little bit more secure. And it’s easier to carry than the Hiplok.

          I’m not a big fan of carrying a chain round my waist. It’s likely to be dirty and it might even be dangerous in an accident.

          Bear in mind though that both these locks, although Sold Secure Gold, are at the bottom end of that rating.

          For example, the Bordo is the only Gold rated lock with only 2 stars from ART. And the Hiplok, (like all 10 mm chains) can be cropped by bolt cutters under certain circumstances.

          That’s not to say you shouldn’t buy either of them. They’re both pretty secure. Just not top level.

          Have a good think about your risk level using my guide. As long as you’re not “Higher risk” for all 3 answers, you should be OK.

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  • May 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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    How do the smaller Abus 7mm chain locks rate? The Abus U-locks and thicker chain locks are always out of stock and the local distributor keeps recommending the 7mm (in-house scores of 7/15 and 8/15)… Are they still a much better alternative to a cable lock, or are they roughly the same?

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    • May 14, 2017 at 9:02 am
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      Hi Lisa,

      I think 7 mm is a bit thin to be honest.

      The 7 mm Abus chains are still better than a cable lock. In this video for example you can see someone struggling to crop a 6 mm Abus chain with bolt cutters.

      But these chains certainly can be cut by bolt cutters if the thief knows what they’re doing and can get the chain in a favorable position.

      My advice would be to get a thicker chain (Sold Secure Silver or above) from another source. Abus Iven and Hiplok v1.50 are 8 mm Sold Secure Silver chains.

      But whether you use a 7, 8 or 9 mm chain make sure you keep it as far from the ground as possible. In fact I would only use chain like this wrapped very tightly around the top tube. So you use something else to secure the wheels.

      This way even a 7 mm chain might be strong enough to protect your bike as it would be so far from the ground it would very difficult to crop.

      I hope that helps!

      Carl

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  • July 12, 2017 at 8:41 am
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    Hello,
    Thanks for the table.

    What ART score means?

    Greetings

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    • July 12, 2017 at 8:53 am
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      Hi May,

      ART is a Dutch lock testing organization. They rate locks from 1 to 5 stars according to how secure they are.

      They tend to be a bit more demanding than Sold Secure. 2/5 stars is roughly equivalent to Sold Secure Silver. 3/5 stars is more like Sold Secure Gold.

      You can read more on their website.

      Thanks
      Carl

      Reply

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