Category: Products in Depth

Tailfin Mini Pannier

Do Pannier Bags have any place in ‘modern’ bikepacking?

According to the ‘rules’ of bikepacking, pannier bags have no place on a modern setup. But why is that? Is it a fair assumption that you should never consider this form of load-carrying if you are planning on riding on anything other than tarmac? Common opinion is that pannier bags are simply not ‘cool’ and their popularity has waned. For many they are intrinsically linked with the old world image of bicycle touring alongside the Dawes Galaxy, SPD sandals and…

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Tailfin mounting options

A guide to the different mounting options for your Tailfin System

One of the standout features of any Tailfin Rack or AeroPack system is the variety of ways you can mount it to your bike. Unlike traditional racks or seatpacks that rely on a single fixing option, Tailfin systems can be mounted in three distinct ways. This makes it incredibly easy to find a way that works perfectly with your bike. Introducing choice should be a positive but we are aware that it can make things a little more confusing when…

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Tailfin thru axle

Tailfin Tech: Axle Deep Dive

One of the distinctive features of a Tailfin Rack or AeroPack is how we use the wheel axle to secure the system to the bike. Whilst it’s true that you can also mount a Tailfin system using frame mounts, it’s when using the axle that the full strength and security of our design reaches its peak. Before we focus on the design and construction of the Tailfin Axles it’s good to get a little bit of background as to the…

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Rack or aeropack

Rack or AeroPack – Which one is right for me?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Tailfin is which of our systems would work best for an individual rider. It’s not surprising that the initial answer we give is almost guaranteed to be the same for every inquirer, ‘it depends on many factors but mainly what you use your bike for’. While this might seem like a blanket, vague and all-inclusive ‘answer’, it is meant to get you thinking as to what it is you…

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Introducing the new Tailfin Axle Finder

As part of our strive to improve your experience choosing the perfect Tailfin setup we have developed a new Axle Finder tool to make picking the right axle for your bike a far simpler task. Why do we recommend using a new axle for fitting our racks and AeroPacks? To maximise the carrying capacity and versatility of our rack and AeroPack systems we developed dedicated axles that replace the existing axle used to fix your rear wheel in place. This…

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Tailfin Cargo Cage

The rise of the cargo cage

As cyclists, bikepackers and tourers we are always on the lookout for the simplest and most versatile ways to strap kit to our bikes. Maybe it’s to stash some extra clothes and a sleeping bag for a quick overnighter or a way to carry enough food and water to see you through a few days in the wilderness until the next resupply point. Sure you can go basic and just use some straps, hanging things from your frame but if…

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