AeroPack Carbon

The AeroPack Carbon is the ultimate integrated rigid seatpack range. For riders who prioritise weight and speed on their bikepacking and touring adventures.

Also available in Alloy

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

Which Axle do I need?

Which Axle do I need?

IMPORTANT: Compare your current rear axle with the image below before proceeding.

If you have a QR Axle, click here to close and continue..

If you have a Thru Axle, use the table below to find your pitch thread.

You will need the following Axle:
You will also need to order the following product from Axle extras:Please note: You will need to add this to your basket separately.
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Specification

Model
Model

Carbon - without pannier mounts

Model

Carbon - with pannier mounts

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

750g*

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

810g*

Weight (for frame mounting)

690g*

Weight (for frame mounting)

750g*

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


To see more of our frequently asked questions follow this link.

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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James Phillips (Cheshunt, GB)
Tailfin Aero pack , with carbon rail no panniers

Planned a 3 day Multi day bike ride to Lands end and needed some bike storage for the journey,I’ve been interested in purchasing a Tailfin after watching some reviews on YouTube , Straight forward ordering process and a easy guide to order the correct thur axle for your model of your bike, you have different options I choose the aeropack with no panniers fixtures on the Carbon rails ,excellent engineered product design ,the only problem was I wish I ordered the rail with the panniers fixtures so i could purchase the panniers at a later date so I could balance out the weight at the back of my bike, highly recommend Tailfin

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Maximilian Haas (Bischofsheim, DE)
Excellent Product, fantastic customer support!

The tailfin is not less than the best bikepacking product I own, even though I bought the whole Apidura Explore Series. The Tailfin is super easy to install, use and you don't recognise it while riding since it's so stable and becomes a part of your bike within seconds. Since I've ordered from Germany, I had some troubles with customs but the tailfin customer support was very supportive. 10/10 overall, just an excellent piece of equipment and a company that deserves recognition.

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Thomas Madson (Mooresville, US)
Tailfin Aeropack Review

The Aeropack is an excellent product that was easy to assemble, especially after watching the Tailfin video. I used it the first time on a 3-day, 110 mile bikepacking adventure and am exceedingly pleased. It's design is excellent, it fits well on my bike's frame and stays solidly in-place. It is also easy to remove if need be. I used seat packs before and after using the Aeropack, I will never use a seat pack again. I highly recommend the Aeropack and highly commend Tailfin for their superb product.

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