Found: Leather Holster for Your Banana

Biken leather bicycle banana holster

Bananas, the perennial threat to cartoon characters everywhere, are also a great source of natural energy. Their high potassium levels make them ideal for recovery, or so I’m told. But the voluminous and bruise-prone banana can be troublesome to portage. Leather goods specialist Biken presents a neat solution that should keep your mid-ride snack from giving you the slip. It’s handmade from genuine leather, and you can suspend it from all sorts of places: handlebars, seat rails, top-tube, belt, or possibly your bag. Keep your banana safe and let everyone know you have a sense of humor by snatching up this a-peel-ing accessory for $55 on Biken’s etsy store.


Chris - 03/18/14 - 10:02am

Thank goodness there’s a banana for scale

NASH - 03/18/14 - 10:09am

Should be called a codpiece in all fairness.

Bert - 03/18/14 - 10:16am

Nice. But vegan compliant version needed.

Jason - 03/18/14 - 10:20am

Now that we’ve solved that problem, maybe we can sack the grapes under the seat!

Reformed Roadie - 03/18/14 - 10:22am

For a second there, I thought I read they want $55 for this…

Fattylocks - 03/18/14 - 10:27am

At last. We got through an article with out reading the phrase ” Gravel Bike” .

Mick - 03/18/14 - 11:02am

Oh Please tell me it’s called a banana hammock

Mr. P - 03/18/14 - 11:03am

Banana hammock?


satisFACTORYrider - 03/18/14 - 11:14am

i bought one ten years ago. on hollywood boulevard. good times.

CtoF - 03/18/14 - 11:16am

I need to know, is it compatible with my carbon bar/stem combo?

Jak0zilla - 03/18/14 - 11:35am

Sure, but what if I want to ride with grapes? What are they doing to address my needs?

Craig - 03/18/14 - 11:40am

They couldn’t put a real banana in there??

satisFACTORYrider - 03/18/14 - 11:41am

^that is right over the plate..

sardinian rider - 03/18/14 - 12:18pm

just shoot me now…

patrik - 03/18/14 - 12:30pm

Was this invented at hipster capital, Trouble Coffee in San Francisco, home of the $5 toast?

ding - 03/18/14 - 12:32pm

are you serious? what’s next? an apple holder? please don’t waster materials.

AlanM - 03/18/14 - 12:36pm

I can’t believe this comment section hasn’t had to be shut down yet due to inappropriate banana comments. I’m not sure if I’m impressed or sad.

Keith - 03/18/14 - 12:50pm

Can I get one made out of carbon to save weight?

Brian - 03/18/14 - 12:53pm

I just emailed this to a friend and realized he probably wouldn’t click a “FOUND: LEATHER HOLSTER FOR YOUR BANANA” link with zero context. Should’ve added a “sfw” tag.

aApe - 03/18/14 - 1:33pm

any plans for a enduro version?

Greg - 03/18/14 - 1:43pm

I need something to hold my ashtray.

Mark - 03/18/14 - 1:47pm

Hopefully these are available in larger sizes. Pretty unpleasant to have your banana flopping out on those longer rides!

freehubfatty - 03/18/14 - 2:08pm

I’d have to call this grand exercise an un-solution.

What’s their next innovation? The pocket?

hogdog - 03/18/14 - 3:19pm

FFS people, lighten up, it’s a bit of fun. I reckon some of you have been wearing lycra that’s too tight.

Rico - 03/18/14 - 3:26pm

Did Durianrider invent this masterpiece?

The_D - 03/18/14 - 3:47pm

I ain’t fallin’ for no banana in my tailpipe.

Carl - 03/18/14 - 4:04pm

The D! You took me back there. But you still sound too white…
I love it. It’s good to remind cyclists almost none of us are going to win a World Champs, or the TdF, so why pretend with untold numbers of carbon wotsits? Just accept the leather banana-pouch is what we’re really all about, back here in the cheap seats. Nicely written too Andrey, but please return that plastic banana to my nanna’s fruit bowl when you’re done with it (that is not a euphemism – have some respect!)

Haya - 03/18/14 - 4:22pm

My banana sometimes falls down and gets stuck in the chain. It really hurts.

Will - 03/18/14 - 5:16pm

Will it hold corn dogs?

Jack - 03/18/14 - 5:58pm

FINALLY!!! The sport has crying out for this kind of product for years.

clizark - 03/18/14 - 6:41pm

anyone that spends $55 on this should have their head examined. great comments for this today!!!

Robb - 03/18/14 - 7:26pm

Hey! Is that your bike? Or are you just happy to see me?

Thank you–I’ll be here all week. Try the lasagne.

chasejj - 03/18/14 - 8:24pm

I am now certain that these guys target market is the Folsom St. Fair in SF. Google it.

Antipodean_G - 03/18/14 - 9:06pm

@chasejj Wooohahahahaha. I think yer right!

aaron - 03/19/14 - 8:42am

are color anodized snaps available to match my king parts?

Mattbyke - 03/19/14 - 10:39am

That’s gonna really kill my aero advantage on my new Zipp bars !!

Andrey Kobzar - 03/19/14 - 4:03pm

Wow, lots of fun in this comment thread! @Carl, thanks for you kind words. I just have to clarify that the picture comes from Biken, not me. I too am a bit puzzled by the plastic banana.

Hotep - 03/20/14 - 3:08pm

Wow…Better than late-night TV Excite enhancement pills. I have so much more male confidence. Why yes, MY banana does need it’s own holster, thank you very much.

Biken - 03/21/14 - 3:47pm

Thank you very much for having our banana holder on your website!

BruisedBanana - 03/22/14 - 6:13pm

Hopefully they make one that’s padded, I really hate it when my banana gets bruised.

Post a comment:

Comment sections can be a beautiful source of knowledge, conversation and comedy. They can also get pretty ugly, which is why we've updated our Comments Policy. If your comment isn't showing up or suddenly disappears, you might want to check it out.