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AeroPack Carbon

£340.00

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

Specification

Model
Model

Carbon - without pannier mounts

Model

Carbon - with pannier mounts

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

772g

Weight (for fast-release mounting)

850g

Weight (for Direct Mount)

724g

Weight (for Direct Mount)

796g

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, unrolled)

420mm (rear) / 380mm (front)

Top Bag Dimensions (height, unrolled)

420mm (rear) / 380mm (front)

Maximum Load

9kg

Maximum Load

27kg

Maximum Capacity

20L

Maximum Capacity

66L

Maximum Top Load

9kg

Maximum Top Load

9kg

Maximum Side Load

N/A

Maximum Side Load

9kg (each side)

Top Bag Capacity

20L

Top Bag Capacity

20L

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

Click here for Rack setups or here for AeroPacks

Assembly requires a Torx T25 key (found on most multi-tools)

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.

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 Racks - We recommend selecting the ‘Long’ Top Stay when ordering your Rack. It offers the same extension as the AeroPack equivalent. For more information and images, click here.

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 strap 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. Direct Mount - 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.

We have a comprehensive guide to the different options here.

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 Tailfin 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. For more info, read this.

Yes, an AeroPack order will include the Top Bag, Arch and relevant connector parts. The bag and arch connect together to form one integrated product. See our AeroPack assembly guide here.

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.

 

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Customer Reviews

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Emilio Rossi (US)
Bike: Ribble Endurance 725
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Commuting, Touring
Aluminum Tailfin Aeropack (Direct Mount)

I was holding out on purchasing this because of the cost, but it is so worth it. I started using it for commuting, but I originally bought it for an multi-day ultra endurance race along the West Coast of the United States. I had an apidura seat bag, but it took so long to pack. Now packing is a breeze and takes only a few minutes, and I can even put take out food in the bag easily. I currently have the direct mount solution as it was the best price abd because of how my dropouts are set up. We shall see if I upgrade to the quick release. The awesome thing is that everything is modular and things can easily be added.

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Martin Westall (GB)
Bike: BMC RM01
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance
Simply the best in class

I did a lot of research before making a purchase of the carbon aero. A big investment and after a fully loaded ride to test the handling impact on my bmc roadmachine 01. I can report its amazing. Absolutely solid handling, no waggle on climbs unlike my seat pack and very quick to detach from the bike. The side pocket proved its worth for helping a stranded rider as I was able to quickly grab my dynaplug with ease and plug his tyre.
Used light loops to fit both a leztne zecto max rear light AND an old quarter turn mount to also attach a garmin varia radar to the rear if the pack

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J. Young (US)
Bike: Specialized Diverge
Riding Style: Bikepacking, MTB, Touring
AeroPack Review

Excellent product and support. Staff helped find the correct package to attach to both Specialized Diverge an and Santa Cruz MTN bike.

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