AeroPack Alloy

When carrying capacity and versatility are the key requirements, the ultra-reliable AeroPack Alloy range is the right tool for the job.

Also available in Carbon

The AeroPack Alloy is currently out of stock but will be available for pre-order soon. To join the stock notification list, click here. 

Free shipping over £200
30-day returns policy
5-year warranty

Which Pitch Thread do I need?

Which Axle do I need?

Find your bike using the below form, to find out which Axle you need to add to your selections.

You will need the following Axle:
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Specification

Model
Model

Alloy – without pannier mounts

Model

Alloy – with pannier mounts

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

860g*

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

960g*

Weight (for frame mounting)

800g*

Weight (for frame mounting)

900g*

Top Bag Dimensions (width)

160mm (rear) / 128mm (front)

Top Bag Dimensions (width)

160mm (rear) / 128mm (front)

Top Bag Dimensions (length)

430mm

Top Bag Dimensions (length)

430mm

Top Bag Dimensions (height)

420mm (rear) / 380mm (front)

Top Bag Dimensions (height)

420mm (rear) / 380mm (front)

Maximum Load

9kg

Maximum Load

27kg

Maximum Capacity

20L

Maximum Capacity

66L

Maximum Top Load

9kg

Maximum Top Load

9kg

Top Bag Capacity

20L

Top Bag Capacity

20L

Maximum Side Load

N/A

Maximum Side Load

9kg (each side)

Side Bag Capacity

N/A

Side Bag Capacity

22L (each side)

*These weights do not include the removable stacking straps (50g) or the removable bag backbone cover (40g)

 

Fitting FAQs

26″ Maximum Tyre Width – 4″ / 100mm

27.5″/650B Maximum Tyre Width – 3.5″ / 90mm

29″/700C Maximum Tyre Width – 2.9″ / 75mm

For help choosing your axle, see this page here: https://www.tailfin.cc/tailfin-thru-axle-table/

For the AeroPack – For riders with small frames or less than 100mm of exposed seatpost, we recommend using the AeroPack Extended Seat Post Connector. This replaces the standard connector and pushes the AeroPack back a further 50mm.

For X & S Racks – Unfortunately, the extended top stay is not yet available, but it is in development now and we hope will be ready to buy in June 2021.

The top bag itself is shaped in a ‘wedge’, and so like a traditional seat pack, you need to pack some smaller/softer items at the front, and larger items at the back. This will maximise the space available.

Yes! We genuinely believe “the best bike packing bike is the bike you already own” therefore it was important that all our rack / AeroPack systems could be used with full suspension bikes. Using a unique articulated design each pivot contains replaceable plain bushings which allow it to adjust position as the suspension compresses. They will also work with road and gravel bike suspension systems such as Trek’s IsoSpeed and Cannondale’s Kingpin Suspension.

Yes, the quick-release seatpost connector is compatible with all seat posts- including dropper, carbon, and aero. An extra-long seat post connector is included with all shipments for deep-aero seatposts.

All our racks come with 3 choices of mounting option:

  1. Axle + Fast Release Dropouts – we ship you a rear axle to swap out on your bike, the rack then affixes to this axle in seconds, allowing it to be mounted or removed in seconds.
  2. Frame Mounts + Fast-Release Dropouts – we ship you mounts which screw into the frame eyelets on your frame, the rack then affixes to this mount in seconds, allowing it to be mounted or removed in seconds.
  3. Frame Mounting – with this option, you screw the rack directly to your frame via the frame eyelets on your bike. This option is not fast-release, and will need to be unscrewed from frame when mounting or removing.

Yes, all Tailfin Racks and AeroPacks come with security screws that allow you to lock to your axle, or frame mounts, depending on your chosen mounting option.

Yes, but you will need to add the 3rd party pannier adaptors to your order

 
 

AeroPack FAQs

The AeroPack is an integrated seat pack, meaning that the top bag and arch are connected together. With the X Series Pannier Racks and S Series Trunk Racks, the top bag is detachable. For some riders this is an important difference, for others, it is not. The AeroPack is lighter for the weight-conscious rider and has a more simplistic design – which is sometimes preferential on longer trips.

Both alloy and carbon racks have been tested to the same standards and are capable of carrying a maximum of 27kg. The carbon-fibre AeroPack has been designed to be strong, and we have historically seen close-to-zero failures due to impact. The main differences between the Alloy and Carbon versions of the AeroPack are weight, price, and aesthetics.

The pack itself has loops made for certain clip-on lights. We also offer seatpost mounted light mounts, and regular rack mounted light mounts, which affixes to the AeroPack to allow you to mount your rear light directly to the pack.

Yes, the AeroPack can carry up to a 13″ laptop, with the only limiting factor being the amount of available seatpost space. If your saddle is low then you will have less space available to fit the laptop and in this case, it may be best to use a side pannier instead. You can pack it vertically (providing there is space as mentioned), or horizontally. If packing vertically you’ll want some items on either side of the laptop to keep it stable over any rough terrain.

This depends on the type of riding you’re doing now and your plans for the future. If the majority of your trips are short overnighters then you probably won’t need side panniers, likewise if you’re riding mainly singletrack. If you’re planning some big adventures or want the option to carry up to 27kg in the future, then we recommend the pannier mounted model as you can attach Tailfin Panniers to increase capacity. With our Pannier Adaptors, you can also carry other brands of panniers.


Media Reviews

“Beautifully made, fully waterproof, mounts in seconds, more capacity than a seatpack, AERO… it’s a lovely thing that’s a joy to use.”
Read Road.cc’s full review
“Tailfin’s AeroPack S is one of the best rear luggage options for serious bikepacking (and commuting) ever tested. It is expensive but its simplicity, ease of use and pleasing design make you forget the price within the first ride.”
Read Cycling Weekly’s full review
“It strikes a sweet spot between weight, space, and usability…the Aeropack’s execution is so much better than anything I’ve ever seen.”
Read Bikepacking.com’s full review

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Customer Reviews

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M
M.V.
Superb product with a superb customer service.

I'd like to highly recommend the superb Tailfin products and their friendly, fast and very personal customer service.

W
W.E.
Quality and Originality

I bought an Aeropack S, it’s much better than a seat pack. No wobble, easier to access, simple to remove. Very well made. The only downside is the price but then it’s not that expensive given it works and should last.

My only real gripe is that the accessories that you need cost even more and aren’t options when you buy it. I’ve had to order a long nose for another £15 and a fiver postage when realistically I always knew I was going to have to get this to make it fit properly. Surely this should be an option instead of the short one when you buy it?

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T.H.
Excellent rack. Light and stable.

Have ridden over 500 total miles this spring with the tailfin rack. Easy access. Water proof. Stable when climbing or moving through traffic. Fantastic design. A great product.
Tom

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