how to carry a U-lock bicycle bike lock
October 30, 2012

The best way to carry your U-lock

The U-Lock Holster is the solution to every cyclist’s biggest biking conundrum: where to stash your bike lock? Tucked away behind your saddle, of course! This leather accessory allows your lock to hang securely behind you. It’s out of the way, it doesn't make noise, and you don’t have to bend over every time you want to get it. If you’d prefer, the holster can also attach to a front basket or a rear pannier rack. A simple tool which makes the cycling lifestyle a whole lot easier.

Since the invention of the bicycle wine rack, I’ve been asking people what other problems they wanted solved in the cycling industry. The consensus was that people needed a way to carry their U-Locks. You really shouldn't have to stick your lock down your pants or wear it as a belt… and it’s just plain dangerous to have it hang from your handlebars. 

I personally stopped using a U-Lock for years because there is no great way to carry it, but I’ve been using the holster all summer and I love it! The response from my friends has been great, but some of them don’t have saddles with tabs. Through experimentation, we found that it could fit on a front pannier or on even on a rear rack. I love that it’s multifunctional!

The material I used is a vegetable tanned leather, so it will only look better as it ages. It’s also riveted together and handmade in Montreal, so it will go the distance. Best of all, it makes it harder for people to steal your Brooks saddle.

So, it’s ready to share. And now I don’t have to worry about people mistaking my lock for my being happy to see them.


  • Fits most U-Locks (ex: Kryptonite)
  • This tool only attaches to saddles with tabs (ex: Brooks)
  • There needs to be enough space for your lock to fit
  • The maximum distance between attachment points is 37cm
  • It also fits front baskets or back pannier racks

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