Axles – which do I need for my bike?

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Choosing the axle needed for your bike is not always straightforward. We’ve created this guide to help you choose.

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.

For a detailed and comprehensive guide on the Tailfin Axle, see our Complete Axle Guide.

Select your Axle – Video Guide

Using the Tailfin Axle Finder

To make things as straightforward as possible, we have developed a new Axle Finder tool to make picking the right axle for your bike a simple task.

Why mount via the axle?

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 axle is one of the most unique features of the Tailfin system and key to how it connects securely to your bike. The rear axle makes the perfect lower mounting point for a rack as it is one of the strongest components of your bike and helps isolate the additional forces applied to a bike when a heavy load is being carried, resulting in less stress to your frame.

For more detail on the various ways to mount a Tailfin system to your bike, see the guide on Rack and AeroPack Mounting Options.