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The S Series racks are designed for aerodynamic advantage and work in tandem with the AeroPack Trunk.
What are the differences?
The models differ by material and weight:
S ONE = Carbon Arch + Carbon Top Stay
S TWO = Carbon Arch + Alloy Top Stay
S THREE = Alloy Arch + Alloy Top Stay
What are my mounting options?
Axle + Fast-Release Dropouts: We ship you a Tailfin Axle to swap out for your own, our Fast-Release Dropouts allow you to mount/dismount the rack from your bike in seconds.
Frame Mounts + Fast-Release Dropouts: We ship you Frame Mount Adaptors which attach to your bike’s frame mounts, our Fast-Release Dropouts allow you to mount/dismount the rack from your bike in seconds.
Frame Mounting: You screw the rack directly onto your frame mounts, without a fast-releasing mechanism.
Which Axle do I need?
If you need help figuring out which axle type to use, please use our guide posted here as a reference.
Most Bikes Use a Quick-release Axle (Pictured above-right)
Use the guide below ONLY if your bike uses a Thru-Axle. If you’re unsure – see above.
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.0mm Pitch
*for Open frames you will need an axle cap also, found HERE
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.0mm Pitch – Speed Release (this is a double lead axle)
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.5mm Pitch
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.75mm Pitch
RAT Systems (RAT Thru Axle 12x142mm) Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to order these parts.
Thru Axle 12mm 1.0mm Pitch
Thru Axle 12mm 1.5mm Pitch
Thru Axle 12mm 1.75mm Pitch
The S Series is our rack that allows to top mounting only. It’s also quick release and fits any bike.
The Tailfin S Series Pannier Rack keeps it simple with single minded purpose.
The rigid wishbone-shaped carbon or alloy frame offers exceptional agility, with no sway or rattle.
The purpose of the S Series rack is to accommodate the AeroPack Trunk.
Whether it’s weight or aesthetics – the design of the S series rack is a welcome addition to any bike.
The twin top stay adds further functionality so you can attach lightweight gear
Ingenious quick release design makes it simple for you to use one rack for all of your bikes or one bike for everything.
The S Series rack will fit nearly all tyre sizes:
26″ – Up to 4″/100mm
27.5″ – Up to 3.5″/85mm
29″ – Up to 3″ /75mm
It’s now possible to attach our racks directly to frames with eyelets. The quick-release rack dropouts are modular so you can choose to use them, or not.
Replace your axle with a Tailfin axle to mount the Tailfin rack. Most bicycles use a quick-release axle, however, we also support the new Thru Axle standards (e.g. 12×142, 12×148, E-Thru, Syntace X-12, etc)
The Frame Mount Adaptor set allows you to mount directly to your frame mounts but still keep the Fast Release Dropouts for easy on and off rack mounting.
4″ or 100mm
3.5″ or 90mm
3″ or 75mm
AeroPack Trunk SX
2x SL or UD bags
Axle or Frame
Any seatpost – inc. Aero
Around 10 seconds
Anti-theft screws included
Light.Quick to attach. Sturdy. A little pricy but worth it.
Such a well designed piece of bike equipment. The designers & engineers have done a Stirling job. Easy to fit in just seconds! With additional wheel skewers/axles it’s so easy to transfer across all my bikes. Such a great designed & manufactured bag, loads of room with the 20lts. Support from Tailfin has been exceptional with Nick to engineer going out of his way to provide spares to ensure correct fitting on one of my bikes. When in use it’s so secure with no sway at all and tucked away behind you, you forget it’s there. Easy access to all your gear with 2 openings & straps to secure even more gear. Used it on a 400 miler from Copenhagen to Berlin & knocked spots off anything I’ve used for long distance rides before. Highly rated!!!!!
I love the Tailfin product.. there are a few things that would round out the product usefulness..
first the method is attachment .. if the bag is detached, you fill it at home and bring it to put it on the bike, once filled with things, it’s not quite as easy to hold it latch it.. it would be good if there was a notch or something to align the bag n latch it.. ( have once almost lost its contents Because it wasn’t secured properly and i didn’t realise.
second, if the straps could double up as a handle.. it would greatly enhance its usage.
Lastly, for me, i bought it to be able to carry camera equip.. so it would be good either to identify a particular popular camera bag manufacturer inner padding or create flexible padding to be able to carry gear.. .. in fact, if inners could be flexible for various uses cases, it would be very beneficial..
currently, it doesn’t have that nor does it accept my camera bag as is, so it’s sort of a difficult situation.. n god forbid i have a soul with the equip behind..
Having said all of the above.. the rack is beautiful -( the carbon Fiber model) i really love that it’s waterproof, and latches on and off.
Many people who only the the rack find it beautiful. Above all, i got it also because it’s so lightweight.