Sold Secure Diamond Bike Locks: The List

Sold Secure have added a fourth level to their bicycle lock security ratings: Sold Secure Diamond! And it now becomes the highest security rating for bike locks. From their 2020 catalogue:

  1. Diamond locks: "provide the highest level of security ... aimed at very high value bicycles and e-bikes."
  2. Gold locks: "offer the next highest level of security, aimed at mid-to-high value bicycles."
  3. Silver locks: "offer a compromise between security and cost."
  4. Bronze locks: "typically offer defence against the opportunist thief."

At the bottom of this page you'll find a full list of all the Sold Secure Diamond locks currently available (updated November 2020).

Sold Secure bike lock ratings

Sold Secure rate the security of bike locks from Bronze to Diamond

Why introduce a Sold Secure Diamond range?

It seems easier than ever for a lock to achieve a Gold rating, and as a consequence there are more and more Sold Secure Gold locks every year. Which dilutes the value and confuses the customers.

Certainly there is wide range of different security levels included in the Sold Secure Gold rating.

For example the 16 mm Kryptonite New York Standard and the 12.7 mm Kryptonite Kryptolok are very different locks, offering very different levels of protection. But they're both rated Sold Secure Gold!

So a new, higher level (Diamond) is definitely a step in the right direction.

Which Sold Secure Rating do you need?

This will depend on your risk level. And the easiest way to work out your risk level is to answer the questions in the table below...

Questions

High Risk

Lower Risk

Where do you live?

Big town, city or university campus

Small town or village

Does your bike attract second looks?

Yes

No

How long do you leave your bike unattended?

More than 1 hour

Less than 1 hour

Cell
Cell
Cell

Your lock should be:

Sold Secure Gold and Diamond
Sold Secure Silver

If all three of your answers are in the "High Risk" column, then you should probably choose a Sold Secure Diamond lock.

If two of your answers are in the "High Risk" column, then you can probably get away with a Sold Secure Gold lock.

Whereas if two or more of your answers are in the "Lower Risk" column, then you may be OK with a Sold Secure Silver lock.

Sold Secure Diamond vs Gold

Bear in mind that locks can't be rated Diamond until they're submitted for testing. So for a while, the picture will be confusing as locks that should be Diamond remain Gold!

Also, you may buy a lock that's now rated Diamond but is still labelled as Gold on the packaging when you receive it, as it will take some time for new (Diamond) stock to get into the market.

Yes, I know it's confusing and it will remain so for some time! If you have any doubts about the rating of any lock, leave a comment below and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Finding Diamond rated Bike Locks

You can search for all the Diamond rated bike locks on the Sold Secure website. But it's not very easy to compare different locks there.

So I've compiled a complete list of all the Sold Secure Diamond locks below. If you click on the names you'll go to Amazon or other websites where you can compare prices and reviews. Some of these are affiliate links.

The "Cans of Coke" column lists the approximate weight of each lock in cans of Coke! I think this will help you imagine how heavy the locks really are.

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Model

Metal

Thickness

Weight

Cans of Coke

Height

Width

Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini

18 mm

4.55 lb
(2.06 kg)

5.5

6.0 "
(15.3 cm)

3.25 "
(8.3 cm)

Kryptonite New York M18 WL

18 mm

6.1 lb
(2.76 kg)

7.5

10.3 "
(26.1 cm)

3.9 "
(10.3 cm)

Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415

14 mm

10.80 lb
(4.90 kg)

13

39.0 "
(100 cm)

Cell
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415

14 mm

15.25 lb
(6.92 kg)

18.5

60.0 "
(150 cm)

Cell
OnGuard Brute STD 8001

16.8 mm

4.67 lb
(2.12 kg)

5.5

7.96"
(20.2 cm)

4.53"
(11.5 cm)

OnGuard Pitbull STD 8003

14 mm

3.97 lb
(1.80 kg)

5

9.0"
(22.9 cm)

4.53"
(11.5 cm)

OnGuard Pitbull LS 8002

14 mm

4.18 lb
(1.90 kg)

5

11.5"
(29.2 cm)

4.53"
(11.5 cm)

OnGuard Pitbull STD DT 8005

14 mm

3.97 lb
(1.80 kg)

5

9.0"
(22.9 cm)

4.53"
(11.5 cm)

OnGuard X Series Pitbull Standard

OnGuard X Series

Pitbull Standard

14 mm

3.97 lb
(1.80 kg)

5

9.0"
(22.9 cm)

4.53"
(11.5 cm)

Abus Granit Extreme 59

16 mm

5.95 lb
(2.70 kg)

7

10.2"
(26 cm)

4.4"
(11.1 cm)

Abus Granit X-Plus 540 230

13 mm

3.20 lb
(1.45 kg)

3.5

9.0"
(23 cm)

4.25"
(10.8 cm)

Abus Granit X-Plus 540 300

13 mm

3.65 lb
(1.656 kg)

4

12.0"
(30 cm)

4.25"
(10.8 cm)

Oxford Shackle 14  260

14 mm

Cell
Cell

7.8"
(19.8 cm)

4.0"
(10.2 cm)

Oxford Shackle 14  320

14 mm

Cell
Cell

10.1"
(25.6 cm)

4.0"
(10.2 cm)

Oxford Sentinel Plus 14 260

14 mm

Cell
Cell

7.8"
(19.8 cm)

4.0"
(10.2 cm)

Oxford Sentinel Plus 14 320

14 mm

Cell
Cell

10.1"
(25.6 cm)

4.0"
(10.2 cm)

Pragmasis DIB 130

16 mm

3.30 lb
(1.5 kg)

4

5.12"
(13.0 cm)

3.43"
(8.7 cm)

Pragmasis DIB 190

16 mm

3.75 lb
(1.7 kg)

4.5

7.48"
(19.0 cm)

3.43"
(8.7 cm)

Pragmasis DIB 260

16 mm

4.23 lb
(1.92 kg)

5

10.24"
(26.0 cm)

3.43"
(8.7 cm)

Pragmasis DIB 300

16 mm


Cell

11.2"
(30.0 cm)

3.43"
(8.7 cm)

Halfords Advance 23

14 mm

Cell
Cell

9.0"
(23 cm)

4.33"
(11.1 cm)

Oxford Monster 12

12 mm

Cell
Cell

1.2 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m

Cell
Oxford Patriot

Oxford Patriot

12 mm

Cell
Cell

1.2 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m

Cell
Oxford Hardcore XC13

Oxford Hardcore XC13

13 mm

Cell
Cell

1.2 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m

Cell
Oxford Hardcore XL13

13 mm

Cell
Cell

1.2 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m

Cell
Pragmasis Protector 13 mm

13 mm

Cell
Cell

0.8 - 6 m

Cell
Pragmasis Protector 16 mm

16 mm

Cell
Cell

0.8 - 6 m

Cell
Pragmasis Protector 19 mm

19 mm

Cell
Cell

1 - 6 m

Cell
Pragmasis Protector 22 mm Titan

22 mm

Cell
Cell

1.2 m, 1.8 m

Cell

I hope you find this list useful. If you have any questions about the Sold Secure ratings or which locks are more secure than others, leave a comment below and I'll get back to you very quickly.

And if you're still not sure which lock to choose check out my three step guide to help you find the best bike lock for you!

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Last Updated on November 21, 2020 by Carl Ellis