Category: Products in Depth

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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Tailfin Product Guide

New to Tailfin? This is the definitive guide and quickest way to get to know our products. Get an overview of how they work and what makes them truly unique….

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The Best Thing About Tailfin? It’s Not What You Think

The headlines are wrong You’ve read the headlines.  Super light. Carbon. Fits any bike on the road, and quick-release to boot. And yet, believe it or not, these attention-grabbing attributes actually tell you nothing about the Tailfin set-up’s most unique benefit.  That’s because the real, key attribute of our rack and bags, the USP (Unique Selling Point) that puts it out in front of all our competitors, is one you will only ever experience first-hand riding with it yourself. That…

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Built to Last – Trigger’s Broom and Other Stories

In one famous scene of the classic British sitcom Only Fools and Horses, the slightly slow, ‘village idiot’ character Trigger receives an award from the cash-strapped council for his outstanding thriftiness. After 20 years as a janitor, Trigger claims to be using the very same broom as the day he started. The only caveat, as Trigger proudly boasts, is that “this old broom’s had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time.” The well-read amongst you might recognise Trigger’s Broom…

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Let’s Talk Things Thru: the Tailfin Guide to Wheel Axles

Axle (noun) : a rod or spindle (either fixed or rotating) passing through the centre of a wheel. At heart, wheel axles are a very simple concept. But that hasn’t stopped the cycling industry doing it’s best to make the subject as complicated as possible. The purpose of this article is to explain as simply and clearly as possible the different types of wheel axle. Why do you need to know any of this? In a nutshell, it’s because Tailfin…

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