Sold Secure Gold Bike Locks: The List

Last Updated on January 12, 2024 136 Comments

At the bottom of this page, you’ll find a long list of Sold Secure Gold bike locks. U-locks, chains folding locks and more, they’re all here (updated January 2024)!

But first, just in case you don’t know who Sold Secure are, or what they do…

Sold Secure is an independent, non-profit organization based in the UK. They test and certify locks to make it easier to compare the security levels between different types and brands.

The Sold Secure Lab

No lock gets out of here alive: the Sold Secure workshop!

Manufacturers can submit their locks to Sold Secure, who will try to defeat them using a wide range of different tools and techniques.

Afterward, they classify each lock according to the amount of time they took to defeat it, with four available classifications: Bronze (least secure), Silver, Gold and Diamond (most secure).

Sold Secure bike lock ratings

Sold Secure now rate locks from Bronze to Diamond

More specifically:

  • Diamond rated locks offer “the highest level of security” (tests include angle grinders)
  • Gold rated locks offer “a high level of resistance against a dedicated thief”
  • Silver rated locks offer “a compromise between security and cost”
  • Bronze rated locks offer “defense against the opportunist thief”

However, these classifications are complicated by a further distinction between Pedal Cycles (regular bicycles) and Powered Cycles (ebikes and motorbikes), for the Gold and Diamond ratings.

Note: Pedal Cycle Gold was formerly referred to as Bicycle Gold, and Powered Cycle Gold was formerly referred to as Motorcycle Gold. They changed the terminology to include ebikes in the Motorcycle Gold category.

So in reality, there are 5 different levels of security, spread across 6 classifications:

  1. Powered Cycle Diamond
  2. Powered Cycle Gold & Pedal Cycle Diamond
  3. Pedal Cycle Gold
  4. Pedal Cycle Silver
  5. Pedal Cycle Bronze

Yes, it’s a bit confusing!

But, the most important thing to note is that the Powered Cycle Gold & Pedal Cycle Diamond ratings are the same. The tests for Powered Gold and Pedal Diamond are exactly the same, so the ratings are equal, too.

The idea of the different ratings is that the specific design of some locks may be more suited to either Pedal (bicycles) or Powered (ebikes and motorbikes). So the manufacturers can submit locks designed for motorbikes for a Powered Gold rating, and locks designed for bicycles for a Pedal Diamond rating.

A good example might be a disc locks, which are designed for motorbikes and won’t work with bicycles.

But in reality, most locks can be used on bicycles and motorbikes, so the manufacturers submit their locks for testing under both ratings, and we end up with a load of locks that are rated both Powered Gold and Bicycle Diamond!

It’s a bit confusing, but as long as you remember that the Pedal Diamond and Powered Gold ratings are the same, you’ll be OK!

While there has been some criticism of their testing techniques and the resulting classifications, there are a number of very good reasons that we should use the Sold Secure ratings when trying to find the best lock for our bikes:

  1. Their tools and methods are standardized. So you can compare the ratings of different locks with confidence
  2. They use inside information from the police and insurers to keep their tools and methods up to date
  3. Many insurance policies specify that you must use a Sold Secure rated lock
  4. Of all the independent testers, they classify by far the widest range of locks
  5. The purpose of the organization is to test locks. They know what they’re doing.

All this means that the Sold Secure rating system is the easiest and most accurate way to judge the security of a bike lock.

Do you need a Sold Secure Gold bike lock?

But how do you know which rating you need? It depends on your own risk level. And this can be difficult to judge. However, I recommend you answer the 3 quick questions in the quiz below:

So the quiz above will recommend either a Sold Secure Gold or Diamond rated lock if your circumstances are high risk. Or a Sold Secure Silver lock if your circumstances are lower risk.

I don’t recommend Bronze rated locks at all because they just don't provide enough protection.

Finding Gold rated Bike Locks

So how can you find locks with a Sold Secure Gold rating?

You can find a complete list of Sold Secure locks (and other security items) on their website. But it’s not very user-friendly.

So I provide a list of all the Sold Secure Gold bike locks here. If you click on the names of the locks in the table, you’ll be taken to Amazon or other websites, where you can further compare prices and reviews. Some of these are affiliate links.

The "Cans of Coke" column refers to the approximate weight of the lock in, yes, cans of Coke! I think it helps people think about how heavy they really are!

Sold Secure Pedal Cycle Gold Locks (formerly Bicycle)

Model Thickness Weight Cans of Coke Width Length Lock Type Features
Abus GRANIT Plus 470 230 Abus GRANIT Plus 470 230 12 mm 1.19 kg
(2.62 lb)
3 4.29 "
(10.9 cm)
9.0 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Abus GRANIT Plus 470 300 Abus GRANIT Plus 470 300 12 mm 1.29 kg
(2.83 lb)
3.5 4.29 "
(10.9 cm)
12.0 "
(30 cm)
U-lock
Squire Hammerhead Combi 230 Squire Hammerhead
Combi 230
13 mm 1.73 kg
(3.81 lb)
4.5 4.13 "
(10.5 cm)
9.06 "
(23 cm)
U-lock Combination
Squire Hammerhead Combi 290 Squire Hammerhead
Combi 290
13 mm 1.85 kg
(4.08 lb)
5 4.13 "
(10.5 cm)
11.42 "
(29 cm)
U-lock Combination
Oxford Alarm D Maxi Oxford Alarm D Maxi 14 mm 1.8 kg
(3.97 lb)
5 6.81 "
(17.3 cm)
12.6 "
(32 cm)
U-lock Alarm
Oxford Alarm D Max Duo Oxford Alarm D Max Duo 14 mm 2.13 kg
(4.69 lb)
5.5 6.81 "
(17.3 cm)
12.6 "
(32 cm)
U-lock Alarm,Includes cable
Oxford Alarm D Midi Oxford Alarm D Midi 14 mm 1.6 kg
(3.53 lb)
4.5 6.81 "
(17.3 cm)
10.24 "
(26 cm)
U-lock Alarm
Yale YUL2 Yale YUL2 13 mm 1.2 kg
(2.65 lb)
3 4.5 "
(11.5 cm)
9.06 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Yale YUL2 C Yale YUL2 C 13 mm 1.56 kg
(3.44 lb)
4 4.5 "
(11.5 cm)
9.06 "
(23 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Kryptonite New York Lock Standard Kryptonite New York Lock Standard 16 mm 1.97 kg
(4.35 lb)
5.5 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
8.0 "
(20.3 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New York Lock LS Kryptonite New York Lock LS 16 mm 2.06 kg
(4.55 lb)
5.5 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
10.25 "
(26 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New-U Evolution Standard Kryptonite New-U Evolution Standard 14 mm 1.59 kg
(3.5 lb)
4.5 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
9.0 "
(22.9 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New-U Evolution LS Kryptonite New-U Evolution LS 14 mm 1.75 kg
(3.85 lb)
4.5 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
11.5 "
(29.2 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-5 Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-5 13 mm 1.20 kg
(2.65 lb)
3 3.25 "
(8.3 cm)
5.5 "
(14 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-7 with Flex Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-7 with Flex 13 mm 1.61 kg
(3.55 lb)
4.5 3.25 "
(8.3 cm)
7 "
(17.8 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-9 Kryptonite New-U Evolution Mini-9 13 mm 1.43 kg
(3.15 lb)
4 3.25 "
(8.3 cm)
9.5 "
(24.1 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U Standard Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U Standard 12.7 mm 1.32 kg
(2.9 lb)
3.5 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
9.0 "
(22.9 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite KryptoLok Combo Kryptonite KryptoLok Combo 12 mm 1.04 kg
(2.3 lb)
3 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
8.0 "
(20.3 cm)
U-lock Combination
Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U LS Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U LS 12.7 mm 1.36 kg
(2.99 lb)
3.5 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
11.5 "
(29.2 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U ATB Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U ATB 12.7 mm 1.45 kg
(3.2 lb)
4 5.0 "
(12.7 cm)
9.0 "
(22.9 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U Mini-7 Kryptonite KryptoLok New-U Mini-7 12.7 mm 1.13 kg
(2.5 lb)
3 3.25 "
(8.2 cm)
7.0 "
(17.8 cm)
U-lock
Abus Granit 53 London Abus Granit 53 London 13 mm 1.15 kg
(2.53 lb)
3 4.25 "
(10.8 cm)
9.05 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Abus Ultimate 420 140 Abus Ultimate 420 140 13 mm 0.90 kg
(1.98 lb)
2.5 3.15 "
(8 cm)
5.51 "
(14 cm)
U-lock
Abus Ultimate 420 230 Abus Ultimate 420 230 13 mm 1.1 kg
(2.43 lb)
3 3.94 "
(10 cm)
9.0 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Abus Ultimate 420 300 Abus Ultimate 420 300 13 mm 1.3 kg
(2.87 lb)
3.5 3.94 "
(10 cm)
12.0 "
(30 cm)
U-lock
Abus Super Ultimate 430 230 Abus Super Ultimate 430 230 14 mm 1.5 kg
(3.3 lb)
4 4.65 "
(11.8 cm)
9.05 "
(23.0 cm)
U-lock
Abus Super Ultimate 430 300 Abus Super Ultimate 430 300 14 mm 1.8 kg
(3.97 lb)
5 4.65 "
(11.8 cm)
11.81 "
(30.0 cm)
U-lock
Master Lock 8195 Master Lock 8195 13 mm 1.42 kg
(3.13 lb)
4 4.33 "
(11 cm)
8.27 "
(21 cm)
U-lock
Master Lock 8285 Master Lock 8285 13 mm 1.60 kg
(3.53 lb)
4.5 4.3 "
(11 cm)
11 "
(28 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Master Lock 8274 Master Lock 8274 16 mm 1.45 kg
(3.2 lb)
4 4.3 "
(11 cm)
8.27 "
(21 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Master Lock Street Fortum Master Lock Street Fortum 13 mm 1.26 kg
(2.78 lb)
3.5 4.3 "
(11 cm)
8.27 "
(21 cm)
U-lock
Tex-Lock X-lock Tex-Lock X-lock 12 mm 0.64 kg
(1.41 lb)
1.5 1.93 "
(4.9 cm)
5.0 "
(12.7 cm)
U-lock
Tex-Lock Eyelet and X-lock S Tex-Lock Eyelet and X-lock S 6 mm 1.42 kg
(3.13 lb)
4 31.5 "
(80 cm)
U-lock
Tex-Lock Eyelet and X-lock M Tex-Lock Eyelet and X-lock M 6 mm 1.69 kg
(3.73 lb)
4.5 47.2 "
(120 cm)
U-lock
Tex-Lock Eyelet and X-lock L Tex-Lock Eyelet and X-lock L 6 mm 1.94 kg
(4.28 lb)
5 63.0 "
(160 cm)
U-lock
Trelock U6 Trelock U6 14 mm
16 mm
1.43 kg
(3.15 lb)
4 4.25 "
(10.8 cm)
9.06 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Trelock U6L Trelock U6L 14 mm
16 mm
1.58 kg
(3.47 lb)
4 4.25 "
(10.8 cm)
11.8 "
(30 cm)
U-lock
Trelock U5 Mini Trelock U5 Mini 13 mm
15 mm
0.9 kg
(1.98 lb)
2.5 3.27 "
(8.3 cm)
5.51 "
(14 cm)
U-lock
Trelock U5 Mini Flex Trelock U5 Mini Flex 13 mm
15 mm
1.1 kg
(2.43 lb)
3 3.27 "
(8.3 cm)
5.51 "
(14 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Axa Newton Pro Axa Newton Pro 13 mm
17 mm
1.48 kg
(3.26 lb)
4 5.51 "
(14 cm)
7.48 "
(19 cm)
U-lock
Zefal K-Traz U17 Zefal K-Traz U17 14 mm 1.47 kg
(3.24 lb)
4 4.5 "
(11.5 cm)
9.1 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Bontrager Pro Bontrager Pro 13 mm 1.5 kg
(3.3 lb)
4 4.25 "
(10.8 cm)
9.1 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
ETOOK 600 ETOOK 600 13 mm 1.28 kg
(2.82 lb)
3.5 4.13 "
(10.5 cm)
9.45 "
(24 cm)
U-lock
Burg Wachter 1580 Burg Wachter 1580 12 mm
13.8 mm
1.07 kg
(2.35 lb)
3 4.17 "
(10.6 cm)
8.27 "
(21 cm)
U-lock
Burg Wachter 1600 Burg Wachter 1600 16 mm 1.5 kg
(3.31 lb)
4 4.17 "
(10.6 cm)
8.27 "
(21 cm)
U-lock
ULAC Stockholm BX1 ULAC Stockholm BX1 14 mm 1.11 kg
(2.45 lb)
3 3.07 "
(7.8 cm)
5.12 "
(13 cm)
U-lock
Ulockmi Twofold Ulockmi Twofold 12 mm
14 mm
1.3 kg
(2.87 lb)
3.5 3.38 "
(8.6 cm)
7.64 "
(19.4 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Oxford Sentinel Pro 260 Oxford Sentinel Pro 260 14 mm 1.36 kg
(3 lb)
3.5 3.94 "
(10 cm)
7.48 "
(19 cm)
U-lock
Oxford Sentinel Pro 320 Oxford Sentinel Pro 320 14 mm 2 kg
(4.4 lb)
5.5 3.94 "
(10 cm)
9.84 "
(25 cm)
U-lock
Oxford Alarm-D Pro 260 Oxford Alarm-D Pro 260 14 mm 1.48 kg
(3.26 lb)
4 3.89 "
(9.88 cm)
7.87 "
(20 cm)
U-lock Alarm
Oxford Alarm-D Pro 320 Oxford Alarm-D Pro 320 14 mm 1.53 kg
(3.37 lb)
4 3.89 "
(9.88 cm)
10.17 "
(25.85 cm)
U-lock Alarm
BBB BBL-78 BBB BBL-78 16 mm 1.5 kg
(3.31 lb)
4 5.55 "
(14.1 cm)
11.61 "
(29.5 cm)
U-lock
Giant Protector 1 STD Giant Protector 1 STD 13 mm 1.5 kg
(3.3 lb)
3.5 4.53 "
(11.5 cm)
9.05 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Giant Protector 1 DT Giant Protector 1 DT 13 mm 1.75 kg
(3.86 lb)
4.5 4.53 "
(11.5 cm)
9.05 "
(23 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Giant Protector 1 LS Giant Protector 1 LS 13 mm 1.35 kg
(2.98 lb)
3.5 4.53 "
(11.5 cm)
11.5 "
(29.2 cm)
U-lock
Halfords 23 Halfords 23 13 mm 1.5 kg
(3.3 lb)
4 4.33 "
(11 cm)
9.05 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Halfords 23 Cable Halfords 23 Cable 13 mm 1.55 kg
(3.42 lb)
4 4.33 "
(11 cm)
9.05 "
(23 cm)
U-lock Includes cable
Sinox WL3001 Sinox WL3001 14 mm 1.20 kg
(2.65 lb)
3 2.91 "
(7.4 cm)
9.13 "
(23.19 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New York<br/>Chain 1210 Kryptonite New York Chain 1210 12 mm 3.92 kg
(8.65 lb)
10.5 39.0 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite New York<br/>Chain 1217 Kryptonite New York Chain 1217 12 mm 5.96 kg
(13.15 lb)
16 67.0 "
(170 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite New York<br/>Noose 1275 Kryptonite New York Noose 1275 12 mm 3.15 kg
(6.95 lb)
8.5 30.0 "
(75 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite New York<br/>Noose 1213 Kryptonite New York Noose 1213 12 mm 4.79 kg
(10.55 lb)
13 51.0 "
(130 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1055 Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1055 10 mm 2 kg
(4.4 lb)
5.5 21.5 "
(55 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1090 Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1090 10 mm 2.77 kg
(6.10 lb)
7.5 35.5 "
(90 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1016 Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 1016 10 mm 4.40 kg
(9.70 lb)
12 63.0 "
(160 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 990 Combo Chain Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 990 Combo Chain 9 mm 2.65 kg
(5.85 lb)
7 35.5 "
(90 cm)
Chain Combination
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 912 Combo Chain Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 912 Combo Chain 9 mm 3.33 kg
(7.35 lb)
9 47.3 "
(120 cm)
Chain Combination
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 955 Mini Integrated Chain Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 955 Mini Integrated Chain 9 mm 1.77 kg
(3.90 lb)
4.5 21.5 "
(55 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 995 Integrated Chain Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 995 Integrated Chain 9 mm 2.52 kg
(5.55 lb)
7 37.5 "
(95 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 912 Integrated Chain Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 912 Integrated Chain 9 mm 3.04 kg
(6.7 lb)
8 47.3 "
(120 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 915 Integrated Chain Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 915 Integrated Chain 9 mm 3.67 kg
(8.10 lb)
10 60.0 "
(150 cm)
Chain
OnGuard Mastiff 8019 OnGuard Mastiff 8019 10 mm 3.04 kg
(6.7 lb)
8 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Chain
OnGuard Mastiff 8019L OnGuard Mastiff 8019L 10 mm 4.76 kg
(10.5 lb)
13 72.0 "
(183 cm)
Chain
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 85 Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 85 10 mm 2.1 kg
(4.63 lb)
5.5 33.0 "
(85 cm)
Chain
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 110 Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 110 10 mm 2.65 kg
(5.84 lb)
7 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 140 Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 140 10 mm 3.26 kg
(7.19 lb)
8.5 55.0 "
(140 cm)
Chain
Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 170 Abus Granit CityChain X-Plus 1060 170 10 mm 3.75 kg
(8.27 lb)
10 67.0 "
(170 cm)
Chain
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 85 Abus Ivy Chain 9100 85 10 mm 2.45 kg
(5.4 lb)
6.5 33.0 "
(85 cm)
Chain
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 110 Abus Ivy Chain 9100 110 10 mm 2.9 kg
(6.4 lb)
8 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 140 Abus Ivy Chain 9100 140 10 mm 3.85 kg
(8.49 lb)
10.5 55.0 "
(140 cm)
Chain
Abus Ivy Chain 9100 170 Abus Ivy Chain 9100 170 10 mm 4.85 kg
(10.69 lb)
13 67.0 "
(170 cm)
Chain
Abus CityChain 1010 85 Abus CityChain 1010 85 9 mm 1.95 kg
(4.3 lb)
5 33.0 "
(85 cm)
Chain
Abus CityChain 1010 110 Abus CityChain 1010 110 9 mm 2.4 kg
(5.29 lb)
6.5 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Abus CityChain 1010 140 Abus CityChain 1010 140 9 mm 2.74 kg
(6.04 lb)
7.5 55.0 "
(140 cm)
Chain
Abus CityChain 1010 170 Abus CityChain 1010 170 9 mm 3.38 kg
(7.45 lb)
9 67.0 "
(170 cm)
Chain
Hiplok Gold Hiplok Gold 10 mm 2.4 kg
(5.3 lb)
6.5 33.5 "
(85 cm)
Chain Wearable
Hiplok Homie Hiplok Homie 10 mm 4.6 kg
(10.14 lb)
12.5 59 "
(150 cm)
Chain
Hiplok EDX Hiplok EDX 10 mm 3.5 kg
(7.72 lb)
9.5 39.37 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Oxford HD Loop Chain Lock Oxford HD Loop Chain Lock 10 mm 2.81 kg
(6.19 lb)
7.5 47.2 "
(120 cm)
Chain
Oxford HD Max Chain 120 Oxford HD Max Chain 120 12 mm 2.54 kg
(5.60 lb)
7 47.2 "
(120 cm)
Chain
Oxford HD Max Chain 150 Oxford HD Max Chain 150 12 mm 3.58 kg
(7.89 lb)
9.5 59.1 "
(150 cm)
Chain
Oxford HD Max Chain 200 Oxford HD Max Chain 200 12 mm 4.77 kg
(10.52 lb)
13 78.7 "
(200 cm)
Chain
Seatylock Viking 90 Seatylock Viking 90 10 mm 2.4 kg
(5.3 lb)
6.5 35.4 "
(90 cm)
Chain
Seatylock Viking 110 Seatylock Viking 110 10 mm 2.8 kg
(6.2 lb)
7.5 43.3 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Seatylock Viking 140 Seatylock Viking 140 10 mm 3.40 kg
(7.5 lb)
9 55.1 "
(140 cm)
Chain
Zefal K-Traz M18 Zefal K-Traz M18 10 mm 3.25 kg
(7.17 lb)
8.5 43.3 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Axa Cherto 95 Axa Cherto 95 9 mm 2.16 kg
(4.76 lb)
6 37.4 "
(95 cm)
Chain
AXA Absolute 9-90 AXA Absolute 9-90 9 mm 2.24 kg
(4.94 lb)
6 35.4 "
(90 cm)
Chain
AXA Absolute 9-110 AXA Absolute 9-110 9 mm 2.73 kg
(6.02 lb)
7.5 43.3 "
(110 cm)
Chain
AXA Newton ProMOTO-2 AXA Newton ProMOTO-2 9 mm 2.35 kg
(5.18 lb)
6.5 39.37 "
(100 cm)
Chain
AXA Linq AXA Linq 9.5 mm 2.65 kg
(5.84 lb)
7 39.37 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Milenco Coleraine Chain Lock 100 Milenco Coleraine Chain Lock 100 9 mm 2.4 kg
(5.29 lb)
5 39.37 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Milenco Coleraine Chain Lock 140 Milenco Coleraine Chain Lock 140 9 mm 2.98 kg
(6.57 lb)
8 55.1 "
(140 cm)
Chain
Milenco Coleraine Chain Lock 180 Milenco Coleraine Chain Lock 180 9 mm 3.90 kg
(8.6 lb)
10.5 70.87 "
(180 cm)
Chain
Yale YCL3 Chain Lock 110 Yale YCL3 Chain Lock 110 10 mm 3.15 kg
(6.94 lb)
8.5 43.3 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Yale YCL3 Chain Lock 180 Yale YCL3 Chain Lock 180 10 mm 4.63 kg
(10.2 lb)
12.5 70.8 "
(180 cm)
Chain
Trelock BC 580 Trelock BC 580 9 mm 2.2 kg
(4.85 lb)
6 43.3 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Trelock BC 680 Trelock BC 680 9.5 mm 2.9 kg
(6.39 lb)
8 43.3 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Pragmasis Protector Pragmasis Protector 11 mm 2.1 kg / metre
(4.63 lb)
5.5 0.8 m - 6 m Chain
Pewag VKK10x35 Chain Pewag VKK10x35 Chain 10 mm 2.93 kg
(6.46 lb)
8 39.97 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Burg Wachter 1010S Burg Wachter 1010S 10 mm 2.02 kg
(4.45 lb)
5.5 39.97 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Burg Wachter 1015S Burg Wachter 1015S 10 mm 2.94 kg
(6.48 lb)
8 59.6 "
(150 cm)
Chain
Burg Wachter 1020S Burg Wachter 1020S 10 mm 3.96 kg
(8.73 lb)
10.5 78.74 "
(200 cm)
Chain
OKG Noose Chain Lock 80 OKG Noose Chain Lock 80 12 mm 3.9 kg
(8.6 lb)
10.5 31.5 "
(80 cm)
Chain
OKG Noose Chain Lock 120 OKG Noose Chain Lock 120 12 mm 5.12 kg
(11 lb)
13.5 47.28 "
(120 cm)
Chain
OKG Noose Chain OKG Noose Chain 12 mm 3.4 kg / metre
(7.5 lb)
9 0.8 m, 1.0 m, 1.2 m, 1.5 m Chain
Magnum Plus Goliath HLKM102 Magnum Plus Goliath HLKM102 12 mm 2 kg
(4.4 lb)
5.5 43.3 "
(110 cm)
Chain
Kohlburg Helsinki Kohlburg Helsinki 8.3 mm 2.50 kg
(5.51 lb)
6.5 47.28 "
(120 cm)
Chain
Squire Warrior 55CS Chain 1200 Squire Warrior 55CS Chain 1200 10 mm 4.05 kg
(8.93 lb)
11 47.28 "
(120 cm)
Chain
Squire Warrior Combi 55CS 1200 Squire Warrior Combi 55CS 1200 10 mm 4.07 kg
(8.97 lb)
11 47.28 "
(120 cm)
Chain
Foldylock Forever Foldylock Forever 6.5 mm 1.76 kg
(3.88 lb)
4.5 35.4 "
(90 cm)
Folding
Abus Bordo Granit X Plus 6500 85 Abus Bordo Granit X Plus 6500 85 5.5 mm 1.76 kg
(3.88 lb)
4.5 33.5 "
(85 cm)
Folding
Abus Bordo Granit X Plus 6500 110 Abus Bordo Granit X Plus 6500 110 5.5 mm 2.16 kg
(4.76 lb)
6 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Folding
Abus Bordo 6500a SmartX Abus Bordo 6500a SmartX 5.5 mm 2.3 kg
(5.07 lb)
6 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Folding Smart lock, Alarm
Abus Bordo 6500a SmartX RC Abus Bordo 6500a SmartX RC 5.5 mm 2.32 kg
(5.11 lb)
6 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Folding Smart lock, Alarm
Abus Bordo 6405 85 Abus Bordo 6405 85 5.5 mm 1.7 kg
(3.75 lb)
4.5 33.5 "
(85 cm)
Folding
Abus Bordo 6405 110 Abus Bordo 6405 110 5.5 mm 1.95 kg
(4.29 lb)
5 43.0 "
(110 cm)
Folding
Trelock FS 580 Toro Trelock FS 580 Toro 5.5 mm 1.58 kg
(3.48 lb)
4 35.4 "
(90 cm)
Folding
Kryptonite Evolution 790 Kryptonite Evolution 790 5.4 mm 1.5 kg
(3.3 lb)
4 35.4 "
(90 cm)
Folding
AXA Fold Ultra AXA Fold Ultra ? 1.44 kg
(3.17 lb)
4 35.4 "
(90 cm)
Folding
Litelok Core Flex Litelok Core Flex 1.7 kg
(3.7 lb)
4.5 29 "
(75 cm)
Cable Wearable
Oxford Chain 10 Oxford Chain 10 10 mm 3.3 kg
(7.28 lb)
9 55.11 "
(140 cm)
Chain
Oxford HD Chain Oxford HD Chain 10 mm 3.37 kg
(7.43 lb)
9 59 "
(150 cm)
Chain
Squire Stronghold FL/850 Squire Stronghold FL/850 5 mm 2.04 kg
(4.5 lb)
5.5 33.46 "
(85 cm)
Folding
OnGuard Mastiff 8019LP OnGuard Mastiff 8019LP 10 mm 3.67 kg
(8.1 lb)
10 51.18 "
(130 cm)
Chain
Via Velo Mini U Lock Via Velo Mini U Lock 14 mm 1.12 kg
(2.48 lb)
3 3.5 "
(9 cm)
5.7 "
(14.5 cm)
U-lock
Via Velo LS U Lock Via Velo LS U Lock 14 mm 1.48 kg
(3.26 lb)
4 3.5 "
(9 cm)
9.6 "
(24.5 cm)
U-lock
Hiplok DXF Hiplok DXF 14 mm 1.16 kg
(2.56 lb)
3 3.5 "
(8.5 cm)
6.0 "
(15.0 cm)
U-lock
Lock Type Features

Sold Secure Powered Cycle Gold Locks (formerly Motorcycle)

Remember: the locks in the table below are more secure than the locks in the table above, but the same as the Pedal Cycle Diamond locks.

Model Thickness Weight Cans of Coke Width Length Lock Type Features
Litelok Core Flex Litelok Core Flex 1.7 kg
(3.7 lb)
4.5 29 "
(75 cm)
Cable Wearable
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini 18 mm 2.06 kg
(4.55 lb)
5.5 3.25 "
(8.3 cm)
6.0 "
(15.3 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New York Lock M18-WL Kryptonite New York Lock M18-WL 18 mm 2.76 kg
(6.1 lb)
7.5 3.9 "
(10.3 cm)
10.3 "
(26.1 cm)
U-lock
Abus Granit X Plus 54 Mini Abus Granit X Plus 54 Mini 13 mm 1.20 kg
(2.65 lb)
3 4.25 "
(10.8 cm)
5.51 "
(14 cm)
U-lock
Abus Granit X Plus 540 230 Abus Granit X Plus 540 230 13 mm 1.45 kg
(3.2 lb)
4 4.25 "
(10.8 cm)
9.0 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Abus Granit X Plus 540 300 Abus Granit X Plus 540 300 13 mm 1.66 kg
(3.65 lb)
4.5 4.25 "
(10.8 cm)
12.0 "
(30 cm)
U-lock
Hiplok DX Hiplok DX 14 mm 1.25 kg
(2.76 lb)
3.5 3.5 "
(8.5 cm)
6.0 "
(15.0 cm)
U-lock Wearable
Hiplok DXC Hiplok DXC 14 mm 1.35 kg
(2.98 lb)
3.5 3.5 "
(8.5 cm)
6.0 "
(15.0 cm)
U-lock Wearable,Includes cable
Oxford Magnum 270 Oxford Magnum 270 16 mm 1.68 kg
(3.7 lb)
4.5 4.0 "
(10.2 cm)
10.16 "
(25.8 cm)
U-lock
Yale YUL3 Yale YUL3 14 mm 1.46 kg
(3.22 lb)
4 4.53 "
(11.5 cm)
9.06 "
(23 cm)
U-lock
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1410 Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1410 14 mm 4.90 kg
(10.80 lb)
13 39.0 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415 Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Chain 1415 14 mm 6.92 kg
(15.25 lb)
18.5 60.0 "
(150 cm)
Chain
Oxford Monster XL Oxford Monster XL 14.5 mm 6.65 kg
(14.7 lb)
18 59 "
(150 cm)
Chain
Milenco Dundrod Chain Lock Milenco Dundrod Chain Lock 14 mm 5.6 kg
(12.35 lb)
15 39.37 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Litelok Core Moto Litelok Core Moto 12 mm 1.46 kg
(3.21 lb)
4 40.7 "
(103.5 cm)
Cable
Litelok Core Plus 75 Litelok Core Plus 75 1.9 kg
(4.1 lb)
5 29 "
(75 cm)
Cable Wearable
Litelok Core Plus 100 Litelok Core Plus 100 2.25 kg
(4.96 lb)
6 39 "
(100 cm)
Cable Wearable
Artago Stone 68T100 Artago Stone 68T100 15 mm 3.39 kg
(7.48 lb)
9 39.0 "
(100 cm)
Chain
Oxford Nemesis Oxford Nemesis 16 mm 6.76 kg
(14.9 lb)
18 59 "
(150 cm)
Chain
Oxford Nemesis Oxford Nemesis 16 mm 8.55 kg
(18.8 lb)
23 78.7 "
(200 cm)
Chain
Lock Type Features

At this point, you may have a couple of questions:

1. Are all Sold Secure Gold locks as secure as each other?

No, not at all.

The first thing to remember is that Powered Gold (formerly Motorcycle Gold) bike locks are all more secure than Pedal Gold (formerly Bicycle Gold) bike locks. As discussed already, this is because the testing criteria for the two rating are different.

But within each Gold rating, there can also be some differences in security.

The easiest way to tell the difference is to look at the “Thickness” column in the table above. Generally, the thicker the lock, the more secure it will be. Of course, these locks will be heavier too.

Note: some lock brands include the plastic sheath when they measure the "thickness" of their u-lock shackles. This is misleading and should be called out. Where I find evidence of this, I add the correct value and strike out the claimed measurement. Please let me know if you find any more!

I have written specific pages on the strongest bike lock and the best lightweight bike lock (that still provides enough protection).

2. This list is missing some very secure locks. Why?

For a lock to be rated by Sold Secure, it must be submitted by the manufacturer. And there are plenty of really good locks that are either never submitted or have not been submitted yet.

It’s also possible that they were rated by Sold Secure, but have simply not been resubmitted for testing this year (since they must be retested every year to retain their rating).

But that doesn’t mean they’re not Sold Secure “standard”.

Off the top of my head:

  • OnGuard Brute Mini U-lock
  • Kryptonite New York Legend Chain
  • OnGuard Beast Chain

These are all Sold Secure Gold “standard” bike locks that don’t have a Sold Secure Gold rating at the moment.

If you want to see which locks would most likely be granted a Gold rating if they were submitted to Sold Secure, you can use the manufacturer's own ratings in the bike lock comparison table...

If a lock without Sold Secure certification has the same manufacturer rating as a lock with certification, it's most likely Sold Secure "standard".


If you need more help deciding, then you can also follow my simple 3 step guide that guarantees you’ll find the best bike lock for both you and your bicycle.

More questions? Let me know below…

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About the author 

Carl Ellis

I've had bikes stolen in London, New York and Barcelona. Yep, I was a serial, international, bike theft victim. In 2015 I decided to stop the rot. And not a single bike's been stolen since! Brakes, yes. Bells, yes. But they're another story. Everything I learn, I document on this website. More about my story. Contact me. LinkedIn.

  • Ciao Carlo ho recentemente subito il furto di una ebike che era legata con una catena kryptonite 1410 più lucchetto new york sempre di kryptonite. La mia assicurazione mi ha chiesto per risarcimento se il suddetto lucchetto fosse a prova di spray a freddo ma non riesco a trovare questa informazione. Potresti aiutarmi??? Grazie

      • Purtroppo sulla scatola non c’è. Ho provato a contattare kryptonite ma non ho avuto nessuna risposta. 150 euro di catena e nessuna risposta……pessimo!!!

  • Where there is a U-Lock with a cable (rather than a chain), is it only the U-lock that is rated or the cable too? Just thinking cables are not as resistant to cutting as a metal bar / chain link?

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