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Sold Secure Gold Bike Locks

Sold Secure Gold bicycle locks are the best of the best. But are some sold secure gold bike locks more secure than others? Also, what does Sold Secure mean?

If you’re looking for a top-quality Sold Secure Gold rated bike lock and want some budget-friendly recommendations, check out the best cheap bike locks.

Or if you want the best lock money can buy, read about the 8 best bike locks on the market.

Just below, you’ll find a table displaying all of the Sold Secure Gold rated bicycle locks. I’ve picked out three of the best Sold Secure Gold locks, they’re just beneath the table!

Otherwise, if you’re interested in uncuttable and unbreakable bike locks, have a read!

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    When purchasing a new bike lock, make sure to keep an eye out for the Sold Secure markings.

    Using a bike lock without one of this ratings may leave your bike more venerable to theft!

    I recommend you use a bike lock a rating of at least Sold Secure Silver. This is simply because Sold Secure Bronze bike locks only provide “protection from the opportunist thief”, which simply isn’t good enough!

    Sold Securing Bicycle Ratings 2020, bronze, silver, gold and diamond
    Bronze, Silver, Gold and Diamond are the three ratings awarded by Sold Secure for bicycle security products.

    Sold Secure Gold bike locks are some of the best on the market and cost slightly more than silver-rated locks. 

    If you’re on a tight budget, it might be worth looking at my article that covers the best Sold Secure Silver locks.

    Otherwise, a Sold Secure Gold or Dimaond-rated bike lock will provide a great level of security for your bike.

    Find the table comparing every gold-rated lock towards the bottom of this article.

    The Top 4 Sold Secure Gold Rated Bike Locks

    The four best Sold Secure Gold bike lock’s I’ve selected are displayed in this comparison table (plus one extra!).

    You’ll find more details on each Sold Secure Gold lock below this table.

    Preview
    Most Secure Gold Rated Lock
    Kryptonite New York FAHGETTABOUDIT Lock - Yellow, Mini
    LITELOK Unisex - Adult Gold Original Bike Lock Boagreen 736mm x 50mm
    ABUS Granit X-Plus 54 Mini D-Lock - Black
    Best Value
    ONGUARD Pitbull DT flexion slot, black, 115 mm x 230 mm x 14 mm + 120 cm x 10 mm
    Model
    Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini
    Litelok Gold
    ABUS Granit XPlus 54 Mini
    Onguard Pitbull 8005 DT
    Sold Secure Rating
    Gold & Motorcycle Gold
    Gold
    Gold & Motorcycle Gold
    Gold
    ART Rating
    4/5
    Not Rated
    3/5
    Not Rated
    Shackle Thickness
    18mm
    N/A
    13mm
    14mm
    Weight
    4.55lb (2.06kg)
    2.4lb (1.1kg)
    2.68lb (1.22kg)
    2.64lb (1.92kg)
    Lock Dimensions:
    3.24" x 6.3"
    (8.25cm x 16cm)
    28.9" (73.6cm) Circumference
    4.25" x 5.51"
    (10.8 x 14cm)
    4.53” x 9.06”
    (11.5cm x 23cm)
    Bolt Cutter Proof
    Most Secure Gold Rated Lock
    Preview
    Kryptonite New York FAHGETTABOUDIT Lock - Yellow, Mini
    Model
    Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini
    Sold Secure Rating
    Gold & Motorcycle Gold
    ART Rating
    4/5
    Shackle Thickness
    18mm
    Weight
    4.55lb (2.06kg)
    Lock Dimensions:
    3.24" x 6.3"
    (8.25cm x 16cm)
    Bolt Cutter Proof
    Preview
    LITELOK Unisex - Adult Gold Original Bike Lock Boagreen 736mm x 50mm
    Model
    Litelok Gold
    Sold Secure Rating
    Gold
    ART Rating
    Not Rated
    Shackle Thickness
    N/A
    Weight
    2.4lb (1.1kg)
    Lock Dimensions:
    28.9" (73.6cm) Circumference
    Bolt Cutter Proof
    Preview
    ABUS Granit X-Plus 54 Mini D-Lock - Black
    Model
    ABUS Granit XPlus 54 Mini
    Sold Secure Rating
    Gold & Motorcycle Gold
    ART Rating
    3/5
    Shackle Thickness
    13mm
    Weight
    2.68lb (1.22kg)
    Lock Dimensions:
    4.25" x 5.51"
    (10.8 x 14cm)
    Bolt Cutter Proof
    Best Value
    Preview
    ONGUARD Pitbull DT flexion slot, black, 115 mm x 230 mm x 14 mm + 120 cm x 10 mm
    Model
    Onguard Pitbull 8005 DT
    Sold Secure Rating
    Gold
    ART Rating
    Not Rated
    Shackle Thickness
    14mm
    Weight
    2.64lb (1.92kg)
    Lock Dimensions:
    4.53” x 9.06”
    (11.5cm x 23cm)
    Bolt Cutter Proof

    Last update on 2022-10-03 at 05:33 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini

    The Smallest, Strongest Gold Rated Bike Lock

    Kryptonite New York Fahgettadboudit Mini Bike D Lock

    Pros

    Cons

    Kryptonite sure do know how to make a secure bike lock. The Fahgettaboudit Mini is one of the most secure D locks on the market and is featured in my review of the best bike locks.

    The general rule of thumb you can follow is: The thicker the shackle, the higher Sold Secure the rating.

    This rule doesn’t apply to all locks, so make sure you do your research and find out the security rating and features of the lock you’re after.

    The Fahgettaboudit D lock has an 18mm hardened max-performance steel shackle. I’m unaware of any other D lock that has an 18mm shackle, so you’d be hard pushed to find one more secure than this!

    To be considered bolt cutter proof, a bike lock’s shackle or links need to be 16mm thick. This means, whilst securing your bike with this lock, thieves using bolt cutters won’t stand a chance of stealing your ride!

    Only the best bike D locks receive the Sold Secure Gold Bicycle & Motorcycle ratings!

    Kryptonite drastically increased this lock’s security by implementing their Double-Deadbolt locking system.

    Unlike cheaper locks that lock on one side of the shackle, the Fahgettaboudit secures both ends, providing much more security when you lock your bike. 

    The video below shows the LockPickingLawyer attempting to cut through the Fahgettaboudit Mini with hydraulic cutters. Have a watch to see how this incredible Sold Secure Gold bike lock performs!

    The Fahgettaboudit is labelled ‘mini’ due to its smaller shackle size. The main advantage of using a smaller shackle is its resistance to twist or hydraulic attacks.

    Once you’ve secured your bike with the Fahgettaboudit, there’s very little space left inside the shackle. This prevents thieves inserting objects such as crowbars or car jacks, that could be used to force your lock open.

    A smaller shackle does provide you with less locking options. The Fahgettaboudit’s shackle measures 3.24″ x 6.3″ (8.25cm x 16cm) which is on the smaller side, compared to other D locks.

    For the last two years, I’ve been using the Fahgettaboudit as my primary bike lock and haven’t had an issue.

    Knowledge of the local area can come in handy, as this Sold Secure Gold lock is designed for use on standard bike racks.

    Even though it's 'mini' I'm able to secure my frame and both wheels using the Fahgettaboudit and an ABUS cable extension. Easy!

    This is probably all sounding too good to be true, and it almost is. Due to the thick 18mm shackle, the Fahgettaboudit is slightly heavier than other D locks.

    Don’t let its weight put you off though, this lock will easily fit into your backpack or can be used with Kryptonite’s Transit H-Bar carrier.

    If you want the strongest portable bike lock a small increase in weight is a sacrifice you’ll have to make. A worthy sacrifice in my opinion.

    Preview
    Kryptonite New York FAHGETTABOUDIT Lock - Yellow, Mini
    Model
    Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini
    Shackle Thickness
    Shackle Diameter: 18mm
    Shackle Width:
    Shackle Width: 3.25" (8.3cm)
    Shackle Height
    Shackle Length: 6" (15.3 cm)
    Weight
    Weight: 4.55lb (2.06kg)
    Security Ratings
    Preview
    Kryptonite New York FAHGETTABOUDIT Lock - Yellow, Mini
    Model
    Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini
    Shackle Thickness
    Shackle Diameter: 18mm
    Shackle Width:
    Shackle Width: 3.25" (8.3cm)
    Shackle Height
    Shackle Length: 6" (15.3 cm)
    Weight
    Weight: 4.55lb (2.06kg)
    Security Ratings

    Last update on 2022-10-03 at 05:33 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    LiteLok Gold – The Lightest Sold Secure Gold Rated Bike Lock

    LiteLok weighs in at just 2.4lb (1.1kg), making it one of the lightest Sold Secure Gold rated bike locks in the world.

    The team behind the LiteLok Gold did an incredible job and made use of LiteLok’s patented material that goes by the name of Boaflexicore.

    The LiteLok Gold has a locking circumference of 28.9″ (73.6cm). Which means that you won’t struggle to fit this lock around larger objects such as lampposts or thicker bike racks.

    You’re also able to secure more than one bike with the Litelok Gold, which makes it suitable for bike rides and family holidays.

    Litelok are the creators of and the only security company that use Boaflexicore in their bike locks. The Litelok Gold has a Boaflexicore layer inside it, which acts as a ‘self-healing’ system for the lock.

    If a cut is made into the outer layer of the Litelok Gold, the Boaflexicore expands and fills the space where the cut has been made. Watch an Ironman athlete attempt to defeat the Litelok with a range of different tools in the video below.

    The Litelok Gold utilises over 2,000 strands of high-tensile steel. These strengthened steel strands allow the Litelok Gold to be both flexible and exceptionally robust.

    Litelok offer anti-theft protection cover to those that use their locks and register online. Essentially whilst you are part of this scheme, if your bike was stolen whilst secured with a Litelok, you should be eligible for compensation. 

    This is definitely a great backup to have available, especially if you are living or commuting into cities or other high-risk areas. However, this service shouldn’t be used as and alternative to bicycle insurance.

    Litelok also produced a wearable model, the Litelok Gold Wearable. This model is still Sold Secure Gold rated, but is slightly larger, so can be transported by wearing around the waist like a belt.

    The Litelok Gold Wearable comes in three sizes (small – 36.4″ (92.5cm), medium – 3.28′ (100cm) and large – 3.53′ (107.5cm)), all of which are larger than the standard Litelok Gold. This not only gives you more locking space but allows you to wear the lock around your waist or across your shoulder.

    A convenient and comfortable way to store your lock whilst cycling, and saves the lock from taking up space in your backpack. All versions of the Litelok do come with frame mounts so that you can attach it to your bike, so bear this in mind before making a purchase.

    LITELOK Unisex - Adult Gold Original Bike Lock Boagreen 736mm x 50mm
    Litelok Gold Original
    Sold Secure Gold
    Weight: 2.41lb (1.1kg)
    Locking Circumference: 28.9" (73.6cm)
    LITELOK Unisex - Adult Gold Original Bike Lock Boagreen 736mm x 50mm
    Litelok Gold Original
    Sold Secure Gold
    Weight: 2.41lb (1.1kg)
    Locking Circumference: 28.9" (73.6cm)

    Last update on 2022-10-03 at 03:22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    LITELOK Gold Wearable Bike Lock Limited Edition (Boa Green) (Medium)
    Litelok Gold Wearable
    Sold Secure Gold
    Weight: 3.0lb (1.40kg)
    Locking Circumference: 37.9" (96.5cm)
    Length: 39.4" (100cm)
    LITELOK Gold Wearable Bike Lock Limited Edition (Boa Green) (Medium)
    Litelok Gold Wearable
    Sold Secure Gold
    Weight: 3.0lb (1.40kg)
    Locking Circumference: 37.9" (96.5cm)
    Length: 39.4" (100cm)

    Last update on 2022-10-03 at 03:22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    ABUS Granit X Plus 54 Mini – ABUS’ Lighter Substitute for the Fahgettaboudit

    The ABUS XPlus 54 Mini is the final lock in the list of the best Gold Sold Secure bike locks. ABUS are Kryptonite’s main competitor in the bike security market and have been producing incredibly secure locks for a number of years.

    The Granit X 54 Mini is one of ABUS’ strongest locks, which they rate at 15/15 on their own security scale. The 54 Mini also earned its place amongst the best bike locks on the market.

    The Mini 54 also gained the Gold Sold Secure rating, which puts it up there with the best bike locks on the market.

    This robust D lock features a 13mm square hardened steel parabolic shackle, which puts up a strong fight against bolt cutters. The X-Plus 54 Mini also utilises a double deadbolt system.

    This means that if someone was able to cut through the shackle, they would have to make another cut before it could be removed from your bike.

    The Best Lightweight Bike Lock - ABUS 54 Mini

    Weighing in at a tiny 2.68 lb (1.22kg), the ABUS 54 Mini is almost half the weight of the Fahgettaboudit, which may be the reason why it’s so popular, and also why it was featured in this review of the best lightweight bike locks.

    Its hardened steel shackle measures 4.25″ x 5.51″ (10.8 x 14cm) which gives you similar locking room to the Fahgettaboudit.

    This lock doesn’t currently come with a bicycle mount, but the Huldit Bike Lock Mount provides an excellent way to transport this high-security bike lock.

    The Granit X 54 Mini also features an automatic keyhole cover. This fantastic feature helps to prolong the life of the lock, by preventing dust and debris from entering the mechanism.

    the best bike lock Mini 54

    The X-Plus key cylinder offers unrivalled protection against lock picking. Although lock picking isn’t the most common method used to defeat bike locks these days, this feature definitely adds to the Mini 54’s overall security.

    All in all, the Granit X Mini 54 from ABUS is a super strong and reliable lock, that will serve any cyclist well.

    ABUS Granit X-Plus 54 Mini D-Lock - Black
    ABUS Granit X-Plus 54 Mini
    Shackle Diameter: 13mm
    Weight: 2.64lb (1.2kg)
    Shackle Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.51" (10.8cm x 14cm)
    ABUS Granit X-Plus 54 Mini D-Lock - Black
    ABUS Granit X-Plus 54 Mini
    Shackle Diameter: 13mm
    Weight: 2.64lb (1.2kg)
    Shackle Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.51" (10.8cm x 14cm)

    Last update on 2022-10-03 at 04:30 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

    Should I Use a Gold Sold Secure Bike Lock?

    To put it simply, yes. I would strongly recommend that anyone who frequently leaves their bike secured in public areas, to use a Gold Sold Secure rated bike lock.

    This is not only because of the obvious security benefits that it will provide, but also the peace of mind that a good quality locking system will give you.

    If you’ve been stuck trying to decide which bike lock works for you, have a read of my bike lock buying guide or check out these unbreakable locks for some top-rated suggestions.

    If you have invested a reasonable amount of money in your bike or it is of particular value to you, then you should make sure you keep it secured with the best bike lock possible and might consider locking it with two locks!

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    After all, it wouldn’t make sense to secure a top-of-the-range bike with a cheap and nasty bike lock! Not only will the cheap lock jam on you, but it will also leave your bike venerable to theft.

    One of the most important things to consider when purchasing any bike lock, regardless of its Sold Secure rating, is how thick its shackle is and what materials it’s made from.

    The sight of a thick (16mm+) hardened steel shackle is enough to deter most thieves.

    The M18 on the left provides more shackle space than the Fahgettaboudit Mini on the right. It has the same 18mm Max-Performance steel shackle.

    One of our favourite bike locks is the Kryptonite New York D Lock M18-WL. This bike D lock boasts an 18mm hardened steel shackle, along with weatherproofing, LED lights on the keys and all of the other features you’d expect to find on a Sold Secure Gold bike D lock.

    Kryptonite take great pride in manufacturing and delivering some of the world’s best bike locks, at the most affordable prices.

    If you are struggling to find a suitable bike lock, there’s no doubt kryptonite will have one that suits your needs.

    List of Sold Secure Bike Locks

    The table below displays every Sold Secure Gold rated bike lock along with their specs and other information.

    This is the most up to date and detailed table available, I update this each month to make sure any new releases are included.

    By clicking the names of each lock below, you’ll be taken to Amazon or other sites where you can view the most up to date price for each lock.

    Some of these links are affiliate links, this means I may earn a small amount if you decide to make a purchase. You won’t pay any more than normal.

    Preview Model Weight Width Length Shackle Thickness Warranty Period
    ABUS Bordo Granit XPlus 6500 110 2.16kg (4.76lb) 110cm (43.3") 5.5mm 2 Years
    ABUS Bordo Granit XPlus 6500 85 1.76kg (3.88lb) 85cm (33.46") 5.5mm 2 Years
    ABUS BORDO 6405 85 1.7kg (3.75lb) 85cm (33.46") 5.5mm 2 Years
    ABUS BORDO 6405 110 110cm (43.3") 5.5mm 2 Years
    ABUS Bordo 6500a SmartX 2.3kg (5.07lb) 110cm (43.3") 5.5mm 2 Years
    ABUS Bordo 6500a SmartX RC 2.32kg (5.11kg) 110cm (43.3") 5.5mm 2 Years
    ABUS CityChain 1010 170 3.38kg (7.45lb) 170cm (66.9") 9mm 2 Years
    ABUS CityChain 1010 140 2.65kg (5.84lb) 140cm (55.1") 9mm 2 Years
    ABUS CityChain 1010 110 2.2kg (4.85lb) 110cm (43.3") 9mm 2 Years
    ABUS CityChain 1010 85 1.85kg (4.08lb) 85cm (33.5") 9mm 2 Years
    ABUS Granit 53 London 1.15kg (2.53lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 23cm (9.05") 13mm 2 Years
    ABUS Granit CityChain XPlus 1060 170 3.75kg (8.27lb) 170cm (66.9") 10mm 2 Years
    ABUS Granit CityChain XPlus 1060 140 3.26kg (7.19lb) 140cm (55.1") 10mm 2 Years
    Abus Granit CityChain XPlus 1060 110 2.65kg (5.84lb) 110cm (43.3") 10mm 2 Years
    ABUS Varedo Granit Plus 47-/150 HB 300 1.29kg (2.83lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 30cm (11.8") 12mm 2 Years
    ABUS Varedo Granit Plus 47-/150 HB 230 1.12kg (2.47lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 23cm (9.05") 12mm 2 Years
    ABUS Ivy Chain 9210 170 4.4kg (9.7lb) 170cm (66.9") 10mm 2 Years
    ABUS Ivy Chain 9210 140 3.65kg (8.05lb) 140cm (55.1") 10mm 2 Years
    ABUS Ivy Chain 9210 110 3kg (6.61lb) 110cm (43.3") 10mm 2 Years
    ABUS Ivy Chain 9210 85 2.44kg (5.38lb) 85cm (33.46") 10mm 2 Years
    ABUS Super Ultimate 430 11" 1.8kg (3.97lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 30cm (11.8") 14mm 2 Years
    ABUS Super Ultimate 430 9" 1.5kg (3.3lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 23cm (9.05") 14mm 2 Years
    ABUS Ultimate 420 11" 1.8kg (3.97lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 30cm (11.8") 13mm 2 Years
    ABUS Ultimate 420 9" 1.5kg (3.3lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 23cm (9.05") 13mm 2 Years
    AXA Absolute 9-110 2.73kg (6.02lb) 110cm (43.3") 9mm 2 Years
    AXA Absolute 9-90 2.23kg (4.92lb) 90cm (35.5") 9mm 2 Years
    AXA Fold Ultra 1.44kg (3.17lb) 90cm (35.5") 8mm 2 Years
    AXA Linq 2.65kg (5.84lb) 100cm (39.37") 9.5mm 2 Years
    Axa Newton Pro 1.48kg (3.26lb) 14cm (5.51") 19cm (7.48") 16mm 2 Years
    AXA Newton ProMOTO-2 2.35kg (5.18lb) 100cm (39.37") 9mm 2 Years
    BBB BBL-78 1.5kg (3.3lb) 14.1cm (5.55") 29.5cm (11.61") 16mm 2 Years
    Bontrager Pro 1.5kg (3.3lb) 10.8cm (4.25") 23cm (9.05lb) 13mm 2 Years
    Burg Wachter 1580 HB 165/200 1.07kg (2.35lb) 11.6cm (4.56") 19.8cm (7.8") 12.2mm 2 Years
    Burg Wachter 1600 HB 170/280 1.5kg (3.31lb) 10.2cm (4.17") 21cm (8.27") 16mm 2 Years
    Burg Wachter GKM 10mm Security Chain 2.02kg (4.45lb) 100cm (39.97") 10mm 2 Years
    Burg Wachter GKM 10mm Security Chain 2.94kg (6.48lb) 150cm (59.6") 10mm 2 Years
    Burg Wachter GKM 10mm Security Chain 3.96kg (8.73lb) 200cm (78.74") 10mm 2 Years
    ETOOK Combination Chain Lock 655 1.9kg (4.19lb) 85cm (33.46") 9mm 2 Years
    ETOOK Combination Chain Lock 655 2.3kg (5.07lb) 100cm (39.37") 9mm 2 Years
    ETOOK Combination Chain Lock 655 2.4kg (5.29lb) 110cm (43.3") 9mm 2 Years
    Foldylock Forever 90 1.64kg (3.64lb) 12.2cm (4.8") 25.2cm (9.9") 6.5mm 3 Years
    Giant Protector 1 STD 1.25kg (3.3lb) 11.5cm (4.53") 23cm (9.05") 14mm 2 Years
    Giant Protector 1 DT 1.75kg (3.86lb) 11.5cm (4.53") 23cm (9.05") 14mm 2 Years
    Giant Protector LS 1.35kg (2.98lb) 11.5cm (4.53") 29.2cm (11.5") 13mm 2 Years
    Halfords 23 11cm (4.33") 23cm (9.05") 13mm 2 Years
    Halfords 23 Cable 11cm (4.33") 23cm (9.05") 13mm 2 Years
    Hiplok EDX 3.5kg (7.72lb) 100cm (39.37") 10mm 2 Years
    Hiplok Gold 2.2kg (4.85lb) 85cm (33.46") 10mm 2 Years
    Hiplok Home Gold 4.3kg (9.48lb) 150cm (59") 10mm 2 Years
    Hiplok Superbright 2.2kg (4.85lb) 85cm (33.46") 10mm 2 Years
    Kryptonite Combo U Lock 1.04kg (2.3lb) 10.2cm (4") 20.3cm (8") 12mm Lifetime
    Kryptonite Evolution 790 Fold 1.5kg (3.3lb) 90cm (35.5") 5.4mm