OnGuard 5000 U-Lock Brute LS review

Good value shackle

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £45.00 RRP | USD $73.46
OnGuard 5000 U-Lock Brute LS

Our review

The U-Lock Brute LS is a good value, tough long shackle lock
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The latest full-suspension bike designs are a diverse bunch, but they have one thing in common – standard length shackle U-locks can be difficult to fit, so you’ll be in the market for a long shackle version.

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Usually these come with a compromise – the longer the shackle, the more leverage you can apply and the easier they are to twist and pop.

Luckily, the Brute LS is made from ultra-stiff hardened steel so it resists twisting well. Our hammer, chisel and axe were all thwarted too, and after the first test the Brute was intact – even the thick rubberised sleeve was looking in pretty reasonable nick despite the abuse it’d suffered, so we can see that this would protect the paintwork of your bike.

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We cut through the shackle in a little over a minute in our power tool test, which is fairly good for a lock that costs £45. This is one of the best long shackle designs on the market, for a reasonable price.

Product Specifications

Product

Name 5000 U-Lock Brute LS
Brand OnGuard

Features Keys: 5 keys, 1 w/light Rating: Sold Secure Silver, OnGuard Rated 5+ , Dimensions: 111x260mm internal diam
Weight (kg) 2.14
Lock Type D-Lock