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OnGuard Pitbull Mini DT Shackle Lock with Cable

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Product Description

The OnGuard Pitbull lock and cable gives you the tough resistance of a D-lock with the versatility of a cable. This means you can secure your bike frame with the Pitbull and use the cable for high value quick release components.

Onguard’s Pitbull bike lock comes with a chunky 14mm hardened ultra steel shackle which is excellent against cutting style attacks. The Quattro Bolt Locking mechanism is pick and drill resistant.

Protective vinyl coating keeps your bike frame scratch free.

Features

  • U-Lock 90 x 140 x 14mm
  • Chunky 14mm Hardened Ultra Steel Shackle Provides Maximum Cut Resistance
  • Protective Vinyl Coating
  • Quattro Bolt Locking Mechanism
  • 5 Laser Cut Key
  • Integrated Dust Cover
  • Anti-Theft Guarantee
  • Cable 120cm x 10mm Braided Steel

OnGuard Pitbull Mini DT Shackle Lock with Cable Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.8
out of 5
4.78
Build Quality
4.94
Performance
5
Value For Money
4.78

Customer Reviews (9)

5
Using for over 3 years

I bought this lock in November 2014 from Tredz and have used it ever since. It's a fantastic lock. Though I leave my bike outside every night, it has never been tampered with. I can't attest to how well it would resist an attempt but I think it certainly puts off any would-be thieves. The length is perfect, and only very very seldom I struggle to attach it to something secure. The shorted the lock - such as this - the better it's able to withstand attacks. The bracket is very secure once properly attached and the means by which you attach and release the lock from the bracket is very quick and easy. The keys fit into the barrel in either direction for convenience and the action is nice and smooth. After about 2 years of being left out every night, the locking mechanism began to get a little stiff but was quickly remedied by using some graphite powder. The bracket also showed signs of stress when I went to transfer it to a new bike after 3 years but Onguard quickly sent me out a new bracket totally free of charge. I can't recommend this lock enough and the company that produces it. Excellent all around. I can't comment on the cable element as I've never had to use it but if it's anything like the actual lock then it'll fantastic.

I bought this lock in November 2014 from Tredz and have used it ever since. It's a fantastic lock. Though I leave my bike outside every night, it has never been tampered with. I can't attest to how well it would resist an attempt but I think it certainly puts off any would-be thieves. The length is perfect, and only very very seldom I struggle to attach it to something secure. The shorted the lock - such as this - the better it's able to withstand attacks. The bracket is very secure once properly attached and the means by which you attach and release the lock from the bracket is very quick and easy. The keys fit into the barrel in either direction for convenience and the action is nice and smooth. After about 2 years of being left out every night, the locking mechanism began to get a little stiff but was quickly remedied by using some graphite powder. The bracket also showed signs of stress when I went to transfer it to a new bike after 3 years but Onguard quickly sent me out a new bracket totally free of charge. I can't recommend this lock enough and the company that produces it. Excellent all around. I can't comment on the cable element as I've never had to use it but if it's anything like the actual lock then it'll fantastic.

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

Very sturdy and excellent quality. Light-up key very useful as are the 4 spares. Too heavy to carry on bike but ideal for garage security and motorcycles.

Very sturdy and excellent quality. Light-up key very useful as are the 4 spares. Too heavy to carry on bike but ideal for garage security and motorcycles.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
Awesome lock

Good value, good lock, good buy. I bought this lock in combination with another Abus to ensure I can secure the front and back. This is for the front, and represents good value - particularly in combination with a heavy Abus lock for the rear

Good value, good lock, good buy. I bought this lock in combination with another Abus to ensure I can secure the front and back. This is for the front, and represents good value - particularly in combination with a heavy Abus lock for the rear

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Excellent Lock!

Really pleased with this lock. It is well built and comes with 4 spare keys, the main key even has a light which is handy for dark mornings. The Gold Secure standard is reassuring and anti-theft guarantee good for insurance purposes. The only negative I would have is that it is quite heavy.

Really pleased with this lock. It is well built and comes with 4 spare keys, the main key even has a light which is handy for dark mornings. The Gold Secure standard is reassuring and anti-theft guarantee good for insurance purposes. The only negative I would have is that it is quite heavy.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Built like a brick ****house

Really pleased with this lock as others have said the cable could be longer BUT I can loop it back on its self through one wheel round the frame and through the other wheel to get to the main shackle noo problem. The cable wraps tight around the shackle for transportation a bonus as mine came with a frame mount which is where it lives to and from the train station cable wrapped as well. Buy with confidence I'm buying another.

Really pleased with this lock as others have said the cable could be longer BUT I can loop it back on its self through one wheel round the frame and through the other wheel to get to the main shackle noo problem. The cable wraps tight around the shackle for transportation a bonus as mine came with a frame mount which is where it lives to and from the train station cable wrapped as well. Buy with confidence I'm buying another.

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

A fantastic lock solid even better than expected especially for the price. I will be spreading the word.

A fantastic lock solid even better than expected especially for the price. I will be spreading the word.

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

I was suprised at how solid this lock is and bigger than I thought it would be. Good build quality and excellent value for money.

I was suprised at how solid this lock is and bigger than I thought it would be. Good build quality and excellent value for money.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Solid as you can get

Onguard pitbull lock & cable.As a mechanical engineer this is about as secure as you can make.

Onguard pitbull lock & cable.As a mechanical engineer this is about as secure as you can make.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
4
Well built short cable

A good Dlock slightly on the short side for my liking but should do for most occasions. The cable is a bit of a let down though as it only just gets from front wheel to back wheel. Leaving little slack for going around any obstacles or having to only secure one wheel if you cant get the Dlock in optimum position.

A good Dlock slightly on the short side for my liking but should do for most occasions. The cable is a bit of a let down though as it only just gets from front wheel to back wheel. Leaving little slack for going around any obstacles or having to only secure one wheel if you cant get the Dlock in optimum position.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 3/5
Value For Money: 4/5

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.