Sold Secure Silver Bike Locks

By the end of this short article not only will you know about Sold Secure, but also the extensive range of Sold Secure Silver bike locks available on the market.

Towards the bottom of the page I have assembled a table displaying all of the Sold Secure Silver bike locks. If that’s what your looking for, feel free to scroll down and take a look!

 

Who Are Sold Secure and What Do They Do?

In case you didn’t already know, Sold Secure are the leading organisation for testing and distributing ratings for security products. Manufacturers send their bike locks and other security devices to Sold Secure, who then carry out a series of different tests on them to determine their security level. 

We will be focussing on the Sold Secure Bicycle ratings.Sold Secure Silver Bicycle Rating

By completing this process, consumers are able to compare the security of bike locks and other security products, produced by different manufacturers. This allows the public to find a product that offers the security levels they require

Sold Secure is a non-profit business. Their only source of income is from the fees charged to companies when testing their security products. All surplus income from Sold Secure is reinvested in crime prevention.

The video below explains a bit more about Sold Secure. The video shows a few of the tests that Sold Secure carry out on different security products, this is an older video, so bear in mind tests may now be carried out differently.

 

The Different Sold Secure Bicycle Ratings

Sold Secure have a very simple rating system for bike locks; Bronze, Silver and Gold.

  • Sold Secure Bronze Rating – These bike locks offer “defence against the opportunist thief”
  • Sold Secure Silver Rating – These bike locks offer “a compromise between security and cost”
  • Sold Secure Gold Rating – These bike locks offer “the highest level of security”
 

What Do The Different Sold Secure Ratings Mean?

As stated above, Bronze Sold Secure rated locks only offer protection against “the opportunist thief”. I never advise any of my readers to use anything less than a Sold Secure Silver bike lock, simply because they do not provide adequate protection.

Bronze Sold Secure locks are only really suitable for café stops, where you will be sat down next to your bike. This will prevent a chancer from being able to quickly ride off on it. Sadly, that’s about as much as you can get from one of these bronze rated bike locks. 

The video below shows the Hiplok Lite in action against a pair of bolt cutters. Have a watch and see why I don’t recommend and Sold Secure Bronze bike locks

 

Silver-rated locks are a good option if you don’t have a huge budget. Although there are many reasonably priced Sold Secure Gold bike locks available.

You could use a Sold Secure Silver rated bike lock in a small town or village, where human traffic is low and the risk of theft is less. You could also use a silver-rated bike lock for short term lock-ups in high-risk areas.

Sold Secure Bike Ratings Bronze Silver Gold
Bronze, Silver and Gold are the three ratings given by sold secure for bicycle security. Silver and Gold are the Sold Secure markings you should look out for when purchasing a new bike lock!

 

Thieves tend to stick to busier areas where there are more bikes around. If your bike is an attractive looking one, that catches looks from passers-by, you’ll probably need to get yourself a Sold Secure Gold rated bike lock. I would also recommend that you opt for a Sold Secure Gold rated bike lock if you are going to be leaving your bike unattended for longer periods of time (1 hour+).

Gold Sold Secure rated bike locks are suitable for all situations. They offer the best security for your bike. Within each security category there are many different types of locks, that all perform and function in different ways.

 

Kryptonite fahgettaboudit mini

I use the Sold Secure Gold rated Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini to secure my bike. It’s the best D lock money can buy.

It’s important to take your time choosing a bike lock. D locks, chain locks & folding bike locks are the three main bike lock types. Every lock has different features, and although two locks may fall under the same security rating, this doesn’t mean they are equally secure.

There are also some bike locks which do not fall into these three main categories but still provide Sold Secure Silver protection for your bike. It’s important to remember, all a thief needs is time and the right tools. This is why I wouldn’t recommend using a lock rated lower than Sold Secure Silver. 

Most Sold Secure Bronze and non Sold Secure rated locks can be defeated in a number of seconds with the right tooling. It’s just not worth your money!

 

Which Bike Lock Should I Buy?

As previously stated, there is a huge range of bike locks on the market. All of these offer different features and Sold Secure ratings. 

The characteristics of each type of lock are explained below, so that you are able to understand which works best for you and your bike. 

 

D Locks

D locks (also referred to as U locks) are essentially a padlock, that separates into two parts when unlocked. Unsurprisingly, they get their name from their shape. 

The first D lock was produced by a company that went on to become Kryptonite, the well-known security brand.

Best Bike D Lock
D locks from various manufacturers do look similar but it's important to remember they all have their own features. Find out what works best for you!

 

D locks can be an excellent choice when it comes to bike security. They tend to be reasonably compact, whilst providing good levels of security for your bike. 

If you only plan on purchasing one lock for your bike (whilst I would recommend using two or using a cable extension), a D lock is probably your best bet. This is simply because a good quality D lock will provide a great level of security, whilst being practical to use on the move and affordable too!

D locks come in all different sizes, so it’s important you do your research and find out which works best for you.

One of the most important aspects to consider when purchasing a D lock is the thickness of its shackle. The thicker the shackle, the more secure the lock. Obviously, pay attention to it’s Sold Secure rating and don’t consider anything less than Sold Secure Silver!

 

Chain Locks

Using a chain lock is one of the original ways to secure your bike. Before D locks and folding locks existed, chain locks were the go-to for bicycle security.

Don’t be fooled by chains such as the one below. If the item you’re securing has any value at all, avoid “chains” like these. Dollar store locks will only end in disappointment.

Whilst you may consider a chain lock to be a thing of the past, the best chain locks do rival many of the best D locks!

Chains can provide much larger locking areas than D locks and folding locks, without comprising their security. This means that by using a longer bike chain lock, you can secure your bike’s wheels and frame, one of the most secure locking options.

The well known, LockPickingLawyer uses the Kryptonite Evolution chain lock for one of his bikes. If you know how to properly lock your bike a chain like this can provide excellent security. 

Kryptonite Unisex's Evolution Chain Lock, Black/Orange, 10mm x 90cm
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Chain
Link Thickness: 10mm
Weight: 6.1lb (2.77kg)
35.4" (90cm)
Kryptonite Unisex's Evolution Chain Lock, Black/Orange, 10mm x 90cm
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Chain
Link Thickness: 10mm
Weight: 6.1lb (2.77kg)
35.4" (90cm)

Last update on 2020-07-07 at 07:25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Whilst the Evolution Series 4 chain is a Sold Secure Gold rated bike lock, it provides superior levels of protection and retails at a cheaper price than many Sold Secure Silver bike locks.

Worth a look.

Even though chain locks struggle with their portability, there are several that could be considered portable. I would recommend using a top quality stationary chain lock as your main bike lock, for when you are locking up at home.

Chain locks are made from a series of connected metal links. Most of the time a chain lock will come supplied with a padlock or a similar locking device. 

Reputable manufacturers will get their chain lock’s security rated by Sold Secure, so it’s important to look out for their seal of approval.

The Hiplok Original can be worn around the waist whilst cycling, for comfortable, practical transportation.

 

Folding Bike Locks

Folding bike locks are a relatively new addition to the market and are proving to be very popular. Their sleek design and practical storage options have propelled their popularity, folding locks can now be found in the majority of cycling stores.

Folding locks tend to be more versatile than you standard D lock. Their folding links allow them to have a large locking area, which is helpful. This means they are able to fit around and secure your bike to objects that a D lock wouldn’t be able to such as a lamppost or a larger bike rack.

Bike Secure WIth Abus Bordo Granit X-Plus 6500 Sold Secure Gold Folding Bike Lock
I was able to use the Abus Bordo Granit X-Plus 6500 folding bike lock to secure both of my wheels and the frame of my bike to a bike rack. This is possibly the best folding bike lock avalible.

 

You may be thinking, why would anyone buy a D lock over a folding bike lock? There is a much smaller variety of folding locks to choose from, so this could answer that question. Also, as folding locks are still new to the market, the decent (Sold Secure Gold) folding bike locks tend to be more expensive than a top-quality D lock that has the same security rating.

If it’s versatility and convenience that you’re after, a folding bike lock is probably the one for you.

 

Other Bike Locks

There are a few other locks which do not fall into the three main bike lock categories. Many of these are new to the market, so make sure to look out for their Sold Secure Ratings. 

 

Litelok is a great example of a lock that doesn’t fit into these categories, but they have produced locks of Gold Sold Secure standard.

Have a watch of the two videos which shows the how practical the Litelok Silver is when combined with the wearable kit & the Litelok Gold in action against an Ironman athlete! 

 

Sold Secure Silver Bike Locks – The List

 
The table below displays the Sold Secure Silver rated bike locks available today. This information has been gathered from manufacturers websites. This means these measurements are as accurate as possible.
 
I’m always looking to provide the most up to date and accurate information possible. If you know of a lock that should be included in this list or see something that’s not correct, please don’t hesitate to get in contact!
 
I will then update this information so that this table is as accurate as possible for our community.
Bike Lock:Type of Lock:Weight:Dimensions:Shackle/Link Thickness:Price
ABUS 440A 230 AlarmAbus 440A 230 Alarm Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.10kg
(2.43lb)
8.5cm x 16cm
(3.35" x 6.30")
12mmCheck Price on Amazon
ABUS Bordo 6000
ABUS Bordo 6000 Sold Secure Silver Folding Bike LockFolding Lock1.03kg
(2.07lb)
75cm Length
(2.46')
5mmCheck Price on Amazon
ABUS 6000A Bordo Alarm 90Abus 6000A Bordo Alarm 90 Sold Secure Silver Folding Bike LockFolding Lock1.42kg
(3.13lb)
90cm Length
(2.95')
5mmCheck Price on Amazon
ABUS 6000A Bordo Alarm 120Folding Lock1.78kg
(3.92lb)
120cm Length
(3.94')
5mmCheck Price on Amazon
ABUS 9808 Black 85Abus 9808 Black 85 Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain Lock1.75kg
(3.86lb)
85cm Length
(2.79')
8mmCheck Price on Amazon
ABUS 9808 Black 110Abus 9808 Black 110 Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain Lock2.55kg
(5.62lb)
110cm Length
(3.61')
8mmCheck Price on Amazon
ABUS Granit Steel O Flex 1000ABUS Granit Steel O Flex 1000 Sold Secure Silver Bike LockHybrid Lock1.55kg
(3.42lb)
80cm Length
(2.62')
N/ACheck Price on Amazon
Litelok Silver 52LITELOK Silver 52 Sold Secure Silver Bike LockHybrid Lock0.63kg
(1.40lb)
52cm Length
(1.71')
N/ACheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite Evolution Lite Mini 6Kryptonite Evolution Lite Mini 6 Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock0.74kg
(1.65lb)
7cm x 15.2cm
(2.75" x 6.00")
11mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite Kryptolok 685Kryptonite Kryptolok 685 Sold Secure Silver Folding Bike LockFolding Lock1.06kg
(2.35lb)
85cm Length
(2.79')
5mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite Messenger Chain & Moly PadlockKryptonite Messenger Chain & Moly Padlock Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain Lock2.84kg
(6.26lb)
96cm Length
(3.15')
9.5mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite Messenger Mini Kryptonite Messenger Mini D Lock0.83kg
(1.83lb)
9.5cm x 16.5cm
(3.75" x 6.50")
11mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite Messenger Mini + Kryptonite Messenger Mini + Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.14kg
(1.83lb)
9.5cm x 16.5cm
(3.75" x 6.50")
11mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite Keeper Fold 810Kryptonite Keeper Fold 810 Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain Lock1.38kg
(3.05lb)
100cm Length
(3.28')
8mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptoniote New-U Keeper STD W FlexKryptoniote New-U Keeper STD W Flex Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.09kg
(2.40lbs)
10.2cm x 20.3cm
(4.00" x 8.00")
12mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite Keeper 785 Integrated ChainKryptonite Keeper 785 Integrated Chain Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain Lock1.59kg
(3.50lb)
85cm Length
(2.79')
7mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptolok Series 2 Mini 7Kryptolok Series 2 Mini 7 Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.11kg
(2.45lb)
8.2cm x 17.8cm
3.25" x 7.00"
13mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite New-U Keeper StandardKryptonite New-U Keeper Standard Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock0.93kg
(2.05lb)
10.2cm x 20.3cm
(4.00" x 8.00")
12mmCheck Price on Amazon
Kryptonite New-U Keeper Mini-6Kryptonite New-U Keeper Mini-6 Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock0.75kg
(1.65lb)
8.3cm x 15.2cm
(3.25" x 6.00")
12mmCheck Price on Amazon
Onguard BulldogOnguard Bulldog Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.44kg
(3.17lb)
11.5cm x 23cm
(4.53" x 9.06")
14mmCheck Price on Amazon
Hiplok DHiplok D Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.00kg
(2.20lb)
7cm x 13.5cm
(2.76" x 5.31")
13mmCheck Price on Amazon
Hiplok Original Hiplok Original Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockChain Lock1.80kg
(3.97lb)
85cm Length
(2.79')
8mmCheck Price on Amazon
Foldylock CompactFoldylock Compact Sold Secure Silver Folding Bike LockFolding Lock1.00kg
(2.20lb)
85cm Length
(2.79')
5mmCheck Price on Seatylock
Foldylock ClipsterFoldylock Clipster Sold Secure Silver Folding Bike LockFolding Lock1.00kg
(2.20lb)
85cm Length
(2.79')
5mmCheck Price on Seatylock
Squire Hammerhead Combi 230Squire Hammerhead Combi 230 Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.66kg
(3.67lb)
10.5cm x 23cm
(4.13" x 9.06")
13mmCheck Price on Amazon
Squire Hammerhead Combi 290Squire Hammerhead Combi 290 Sold Secure Silver Bike D LockD Lock1.88kg
(4.14lb)
10.5cm x 29cm
(4.13" x 11.42")
13mmCheck Price on Amazon
Squire MAKOCN8/600Squire MAKOCN8/600 Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain Lock1.34kg
(2.95lb)
60cm Length
(1.97')
8mmCheck Price on Amazon
Squire MAKOCN8/900Squire MAKOCN8/900 Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain Lock1.60kg
(3.53lb)
90cm Length
(2.95')
8mmCheck Price on Amazon
Squire Discus Cycling Chain

Squire MAKOCN8/900 Sold Secure Silver Bike Chain LockChain LockN/A91.5cm Length
(3.00')
8mmCheck Price on Amazon

Do All Sold Secure Silver Bike Locks Provide the Same Level of Security?

Put simply, no. All of the locks in the table have differences, and these differences affect how secure they are. The general rule of thumb you can follow is, the thicker the shackle/link the better the lock.

 

Consider a More Secure Bike Lock

Whilst all of the bike locks in the table share the same security rating, they don’t all cost the same amount. If you’re looking at one of these Sold Secure Silver locks, make sure to check that you can’t get a similar Sold Secure Gold lock for the same price! 

A gold-rated lock will provide a better level of security for your bike, even if it costs slightly more, consider it a worthy investment. Security is key.

The video below shows the Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit (the lock I use), the strongest portable Sold Secure Gold bike on the market. It easily shrugs off hydraulic bolt cutters, which would make light work of most bike locks.

If you have an expensive bike, or your bike has sentimental value then take a look at my review of the strongest and best bike locks.  

Preview
Kryptonite New York FAHGETTABOUDIT Lock - Yellow, Mini
Model
Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini
Shackle Thickness
Shackle: 18mm
Weight
Weight: 4.55lb (2.06kg)
Security Ratings
Preview
Kryptonite New York FAHGETTABOUDIT Lock - Yellow, Mini
Model
Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini
Shackle Thickness
Shackle: 18mm
Weight
Weight: 4.55lb (2.06kg)
Security Ratings

Last update on 2020-07-07 at 07:25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

 

How to Lock Your Bike

So now that you’ve looked through the list of Sold Secure Silver bike locks, and read about the different options, you’ll need to know how to secure your bike with your chosen lock.

The most important thing to remember when securing your bike is: Lock in order of worth. If you have a lock that has a large lock area, make sure to take full advantage of this and secure as many of your bike’s components as possible.

However, if your bike lock is on the small side, make sure that you are securing the frame before anything else. This is because the frame is almost always the most expensive part of your bike.

How To Lock Your Bike Annotated Diagram

If you are looking for more information on how to lock your bike, these simple steps are guaranteed to increase your bicycle security skills!

 

 

Sources:

 https://www.soldsecure.com/search/ 

 

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