T1 | Carbon Pannier Rack | Pannier Racks | By Tailfin

T1 | Matte Visible Carbon

T1 | Matte Black

T1 | Gloss Black

T1 | Gloss White

Tailfin Thru Axle Table

If you need help figuring out which axle type to use, please use our guide posted here as a
Most Bikes Use a Quick-release Axle (Pictured above-right)
All Brands  
Use the guide below ONLY if your bike uses a Thru-Axle. If you're unsure - see above.
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.0mm Pitch 
Cannondale DeVinci (some) Opus (some)
Canyon Specialized Felt (some)
Cube Syntace X-12 3T
OPEN BMC (some) Lynskey
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.5mm Pitch
Giant Scott DeVinci (some)
BH Orbea Bianchi
Focus (some) Fuji Raleigh 
Kinesis Salsa Masi
Gensis Ridley Orro
Ribble Felt (some) Opus (some)
PlanetX BMC (some)


Wilier Moots
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.75mm Pitch
Cervelo (some) Trek Kona
Jamis (2016)
RAT Systems (RAT Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.5mm Pitch)
Focus (some)

What Are Boosters?

By using Tailfin’s Boosters you can quickly and easily make your T1 rack fully compatible with other brands of pannier bag. Please note - this isn't a perfect science, some will fit better than others.

The T1 - a strong, beautiful and quick-release carbon bike rack

Do more with the bike(s) you love.

Quick and easy to fit or remove

Ingenious quick release design makes it simple for you to use one rack for all of your bikes or one bike for everything.

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Working with you to keep your ride smooth and stable

The rigid, wishbone-design carbon frame offers exceptional agility, with no sway or rattle.

Cares for your bike just as well as you do

The rubber grip fits to any seatpost (including deep aero) with no risk of damage.

When it comes to performance, every gram counts

The T1's lightweight carbon frame weighs just 350 grams (that's less than a can of coke).

Keep your rack protected and secure

Anti-theft security screws disable the quick release function and secure the rack to your bike.

No adjustments necessary

The ‘plug and play’ design avoids the need for any awkward adjustments, saving you time.

"Peerless stability, total absence of rattle, very light, incredibly quick and easy to fit and remove. 4.5/5"

Reviewed Feb 2018
Jez Ash

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"Tailfin delivers one simple, and very powerful, message: this is no ordinary rack."

Reviewed Feb 2018
Matt Wikstrom

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Overall customer rating

“A game changer of bikepacking scene.”

Reviewed November 2017
Kazuhiro Tanda

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Universally compatible with almost any bike

Our axle replaces yours and contains mounting points enabling the rack to fit almost any type of bike.

End the ride the way you started

The clip-on mudguard keeps spray off your back, ensuring you step off the bike as pristine as you stepped on.

Tried and tested to give you peace of mind.

The Tailfin carbon bike rack can take a load of up to 18kg (9kg per side), so there's no need to be selective about what you're carrying with you.

Already have your own bags? No problem

The T1 is compatible with virtually every other brand - simply attach the boosters.

Tyre clearance

The T1 is designed to fit close to the tyre, therefore the maximum tyre sizes are: 700x40C / 40-622 / 27.5X1.95 / 650Bx50 / 50-50-584

Axle type

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. 12x142, 12x148, E-Thru, Syntace X-12, etc)

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Weight limit

The T1 is tested and ISO certified (ISO11243) to 18kg (9kg per side).

Tailfin Care

Tailfin products have been designed to help you create incredible experiences - but we also want to make sure you’re covered when things don’t go as planned. That’s why every single one of our products is covered under Tailfin Care, providing you with real-world support that you can absolutely rely on.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Excellent so far.

Excellent design and execution. It's very well engineered and very easy to fit in seconds. I've been after a lightweight, quick release pannier rack and there's nothing else like this on the market. Once fitted it's rock solid and works great with my ortlieb panniers. Can't comment on longevity, but all good so far. I'd give the product five stars, but overall I'm giving four stars because there's a few rough edges with the customer service (had to wait a week for delivery, missed an item from the order, no instructions for the thru axel) and the price of accessories is high in my opinion.

Fantastic rack, beautifully made

I have always struggled to find a luggage system for my bike that was lightweight, elegant yet robust. I hate backpacks. Most racks are heavy and look out of place on a carbon-framed road bike and some of the larger bike bag solutions look absurd. Then I came across Tailfin. It fulfills all of my requirements. It is light, functional and is beautifully constructed. Easy to fit and secure. I bought the extensions To give me the option to use other makes of panniers.
A great item. I highly recommend it

Beautiful and Functional

I have a road bike, but like to have panniers cos I use it for local food shopping too. My old rack was fairly heavy, which is fine when you are shopping and not going for MPH, but not so good for keeping up with the girls. Tailfin T1 is just perfect; it was easy to fit, is super light weight and even matches my bike (white). I bought the booster bars and so my existing rear trunk/pannier bag sits on well. Although, I might go for the Aeropack when it ships... :-)

Best rack ever!

I've been using my tailfin rack for 4 months. And what can I say, it's the best rack I've ever had - very good job!


Works perfect. Very stable en easy to install