Installing your brand new hooks

DIY Pannier Hook Installation Guide:

Hello fellow cyclist!

Are you reading this to know more about our DIY pannier hooks, or possibly it's time to install? Either way, you're in the right place.
(For Bird of Prey, jump to our video here.)

Let's begin!

- The Kirk -

Tools needed:

  1. Phillips screwdriver
  2. Drill
  3. 3/16 drill bit
  4. Mechanical pencil

Step One:

Pannier hooks on backpack

Your personal preference in placement is key. If installing on a backpack, a good choice is the space above the shoulder straps, if space allows. Otherwise, on the straps works great too. You could even install them on the front, side or any spot that works just right for your setup.

Once you've picked the perfect location, measure the distance between the hooks, and confirm they'll attach properly to your bike rack rail.

Step Two:

Test installation of pannier bolt

Using a mechanical pencil, mark your bag through the hardware hole for both hooks. Double check that the hooks look even. You know, all that good aesthetics stuff.

Use a 3/16 drill bit and create hole where each of the markings are. Double check that the drill hole size is good by partially screwing in the machine screws.

Step Three:

Installing pannier clip on bag

Time to wrap it up! Reverse the machine screws out of your bag. Place each hook back in position, aligning the pannier hook and the drilled holes. Grab your screwdriver and hand-turn the hardware through the pannier hook, the bag and lastly into the fastener/washer on the other side. Once things are nice and snug, boom, you're done!

Custom pannier hooks on bag
DIY pannier hooks on bike rack
do-it-yourself cycle pannier hooks
Inside bag with diy panner hooks installed

- Bird of Prey -

Thanks so much for taking the time to read through the instructions! If you have any questions concerning installation, or about our products, please don't hesitate to shoot us an email