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OnGuard Pitbull LS U-Lock - Gold Sold Secure Rating

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Gold Sold Secure Rating

The OnGuard Pitbull LS U-Lock is designed for use in medium to high crime areas. It has the highest security rating a bike lock can receive - Gold Sold Secure. To achieve this the bike lock must pass advanced tests so you can be sure your bike is safe and secure when you’re away. Gold Sold Secure is insurance friendly.

X4P Quattro locking mechanism offers four-sided protection against a range of attacks from sawing, cutting and leverage. A hefty 14mm hardened steel TriRadius shackle offers more internal space for locking versatility without sacrificing strength and resistance.

To stop your paintwork getting scratched the OnGuard Pitbull bike locks has a new crossbar and shackle coating.

The Pitbull also comes with 5 laser cut keys, including one with an LED for night time locking. The bright white beam makes commuting in the dark less hassle.

Key Features

  • Gold Sold Secure rating
  • X4P Quattro Locking Mechanism for four-sided protection.
  • Hefty 14mm (0.55) hardened steel TriRadius shackle resists cutting, prying and jacking while offering more internal space for locking versatility.
  • New crossbar and shackle coatings protect finishes offers increased locking versatility for securing bicycles and scooters. Shackle Dimensions: 115mm x 292mm (W x H x Diam) (4.53 x 11.50) x 14mm (0.55) D

Additional Features

  • Snap Lock Quick Release multi-position mounting bracket
  • 5 laser cut keys (1 micro-light and 4 extra grip keys)
  • Micro-light key projects a bright white beam


OnGuard Pitbull LS U-Lock - Gold Sold Secure Rating Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.7
out of 5
4.70
Build Quality
4.7
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.65

Customer Reviews (10)

5
Heavy heavy secure lock

Ok came ok,as per normal. Looks secure and solid but it’s heavyweight. Yes it’s secure gold so you get what you see a lock that’s looks as heavy as it is

Ok came ok,as per normal. Looks secure and solid but it’s heavyweight. Yes it’s secure gold so you get what you see a lock that’s looks as heavy as it is

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Super lock

Excellent (heavy) lock, but it would have been better if it was better lubricated. It was all quite stiff to actuate until I oiled it, and then it was much smoother and nicer to use. Should do the job of securing my daughter's bike!

Excellent (heavy) lock, but it would have been better if it was better lubricated. It was all quite stiff to actuate until I oiled it, and then it was much smoother and nicer to use. Should do the job of securing my daughter's bike!

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4.8 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Great service!

The lock is great, but too big for my bike. I sent them a message with the photos of the slightly damaged packaging. They called me back first thing in the morning and arranged for me the return of the item. Great service - highly recommended!

The lock is great, but too big for my bike. I sent them a message with the photos of the slightly damaged packaging. They called me back first thing in the morning and arranged for me the return of the item. Great service - highly recommended!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
OnGuard Pitbull L S U-Lock

An exellent cycle lock & I like the fame clip for attaching it to the my Trike. I'm sorry that the blurb about registration of keyes , etc turns out to apply only to USA purchasers. Still, with 5 keys supplied, I wouldn't expect to need further replacements!

An exellent cycle lock & I like the fame clip for attaching it to the my Trike. I'm sorry that the blurb about registration of keyes , etc turns out to apply only to USA purchasers. Still, with 5 keys supplied, I wouldn't expect to need further replacements!

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Onguard Pitbull LS U-Lock

Have been using for 2 weeks already, so far it does its job of securing the bike. However I was hoping it would be as sturdy as my Abus Super Ultimate D Lock which I think is more superior in quality. I don't really like the yellow plastic at the u shape part of the lock, it feels cheap and I think sometimes the lock is quite flimsy. But considering the lock is currently the lowest price in the market with gold sold secure ratings, I think this is a great lock overall. I do love the mounting bracket and the complete fittings included with the lock. My bike has irregular frame shape (not the usual circular shape), yet the bracket was able to fit to the frame. Now I am able to attach my lock using the braket firmly on my bike since it has a lock-release-rotating system which secure the lock to the bracket.

Have been using for 2 weeks already, so far it does its job of securing the bike. However I was hoping it would be as sturdy as my Abus Super Ultimate D Lock which I think is more superior in quality. I don't really like the yellow plastic at the u shape part of the lock, it feels cheap and I think sometimes the lock is quite flimsy. But considering the lock is currently the lowest price in the market with gold sold secure ratings, I think this is a great lock overall. I do love the mounting bracket and the complete fittings included with the lock. My bike has irregular frame shape (not the usual circular shape), yet the bracket was able to fit to the frame. Now I am able to attach my lock using the braket firmly on my bike since it has a lock-release-rotating system which secure the lock to the bracket.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Quality

A quality lock at a great price. It's quite heavy but all strong locks are. This is the best value gold secure lock, a must if you want your bike to be where you left it.

A quality lock at a great price. It's quite heavy but all strong locks are. This is the best value gold secure lock, a must if you want your bike to be where you left it.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Lock rattles

Good lock, but the cycle attachment needs improvement as I find it cannot be attached to my bike without constantly rattling because of the design of the locking mechanism. Consequently, I usually carry it in my backpack, even though it is heavy!

Good lock, but the cycle attachment needs improvement as I find it cannot be attached to my bike without constantly rattling because of the design of the locking mechanism. Consequently, I usually carry it in my backpack, even though it is heavy!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Quality, sturdy lock

Bought this for my mountain bike to lock in the garage. Very good build quality and seems very strong and reliable. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't want their pride and joy stolen!

Bought this for my mountain bike to lock in the garage. Very good build quality and seems very strong and reliable. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't want their pride and joy stolen!

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Seems solid and good price

The build seems solid and well made. Hopefully it will never get tested, but good to know it has the Gold standard secuirt rating. Excellent value money at the Tredz cuurent price of £24.99 and the cheapest gold standard lock I could find on the internet. Also good it comes with 5 spare keys, one of which has a mini light built in.

The build seems solid and well made. Hopefully it will never get tested, but good to know it has the Gold standard secuirt rating. Excellent value money at the Tredz cuurent price of £24.99 and the cheapest gold standard lock I could find on the internet. Also good it comes with 5 spare keys, one of which has a mini light built in.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 4/5
Value For Money: 4.5/5
5
Super super strong

When this lock arrived I was shocked at the weight of this lock but shocked in a good way. It feels super strong and secure and is sold secure rated which is fab. Peace of mind when I lock my bike that this is not going to be cutbroken. The locking mechanism feels very smooth and comes with 5 keys!

When this lock arrived I was shocked at the weight of this lock but shocked in a good way. It feels super strong and secure and is sold secure rated which is fab. Peace of mind when I lock my bike that this is not going to be cutbroken. The locking mechanism feels very smooth and comes with 5 keys!

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5

D-Lock Guide

 

Overview

For use in medium to high crime areas

A D-Lock (also known as a U-Lock) is the most practical bike lock you can get for peace of mind when you’re at the shops or in work all day.

D-Locks are ideal for bike security as they offer strong protection against a range of attacks. While some of these locks will be heavy, they are much more portable than a chain lock and far tougher than a cable lock. D Locks are very stiff meaning they’re easy to fit around your bike and a stationary object.

Most D-Locks come in two parts. You have the shackle made of steel or hardened steel with a diameter up to 18mm. The crossbar contains the locking mechanism and you slide the shackle into the bar and turn the key to fix it in place.


Size

D-Lock Size

A standard D-Lock will easily fit around your bike and normal bike racks. If you have a particularly wide framed bike you can get wider and longer shackles. Alternatively, there is also a range of mini D-Locks are that specifically for use just with a standard bike rack. You won’t be able to fit your bike around a lamppost with a mini.

For security, it is best to get a D-Lock which will fit your frame and stationary object without leaving too much internal space. A common way for thieves to defeat your D-Lock is by slipping another object like a crowbar inside the shackle and leveraging with enough force to break it open.

D-lock attached to a lamp post

Shackle Diameter

When choosing a D-Lock, the thicker the shackle diameter is, the more secure it is (especially against bolt cutters). However, the trade off is weight. Some very sturdy D-Locks can weigh over 2.5kg. One tip is to lock your bike high on the frame and off the ground to make it harder to use bolt cutters.

Small diameter d-lock

13mm & Under:

Under 13mm shackles can be cropped with most standard bolt cutters while some determination.

The quality of steel used in the shackle can increase the time this takes. Ideal for quick visits to the shops.

Medium diameter d-lock

13mm – 16mm:

At this diameter it becomes much harder to crop a D-Lock with a standard bolt cutter.

Good for locking to the bike rack outside the office.

Large diameter d-lock

16mm & Over:

With a shackle this burly only the largest bolt cutter jaws with sustained effort with crack through.

It’s unlikely a thief will have the time or tools to cut through. Great for locking your bike overnight.


Locking Mechanism

Deadbolt Locking

Most D-Locks will now use a deadbolt locking mechanism. A deadbolt cannot be moved to the open position except by rotating the key.

Look for a double deadbolt for enhanced security. This means there is a locking bolt on both sides of the crossbar. Locking the shackle on both entry points greatly improves twisting and cutting resistance. Even if a thief cuts through one end of the shackle, it’ll be much harder to twist the shackle out of position.

Some brands even offer quadruple deadbolt systems which lock the shackle to the crossbar in four places for maximum resistance.

D-lock being carried in a back pocket

Construction

Lock Material

Almost all D Lock shackles and locking mechanisms are built out of steel. However, some locks will be constructed from hardened steel. By tempering steel if becomes harder and less brittle making it much tougher to cut through.

Some locks use tempered steel for improved strength

Sold Secure Rated

A great way to determine the quality of a bike lock is to see if it is Sold Secure Rated. This is a third party, UK independent rating system for bike locks.

Lock illustration showing the 3rd highest security rating of Bronze

Sold Secure Bronze

Coverage: Up to £500

Lock illustration showing the 2nd highest security rating of Silver

Sold Secure Silver

Coverage: Up to £1,000

Lock illustration showing the highest security rating of Gold

Sold Secure Gold

Coverage: Over £1,000

An approved lock is graded as Gold, Silver or Bronze. The rating is chosen by how long it takes to break the lock and the tools needed to break it. If you're planning on insuring your bike, many insurers will state you need a Sold Secure rated lock to make a successful claim.

These values vary between insurance providers so check the terms and conditions of your provider.


Mounts

If you commute to work or use your bike daily, then having a mount to fix your lock to your bike frame is a great way to improve portability. Many brands will include easy to use frame mounts with their D-Locks but check the product description first.


Frame Protection

D-Locks with vinyl covers, moulded end caps and rubber coatings all ensure that your bike frame is safe from scratches and damage to your paintwork.

Vinyl-coated Kryptonite lock

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE to mainland UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

Click here for more UK and international delivery information.

Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns.

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.

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