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

*for Open frames you will need an axle cap also, found HERE

Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.5mm Pitch

Giant Scott
DeVinci (some)
BH Orbea
Kinesis Salsa
Genesis Ridley
Ribble Felt (some)
Opus (some)
PlanetX BMC (some)
Whtye Vitus Parlee
Mosaic Pinarello Condor
Fairlight Ibis Merida
Rose Colnago Parlee
Thru Axle 12x142mm 1.75mm Pitch
Cervelo (some) Trek Kona
Jamis (2016)
Rondo Ribble (CGR Ti)
Santa Cruz
RAT Systems (RAT Thru Axle 12x142mm) Please email support@tailfin.cc for information on how to order these parts.
Focus (some) Cervelo (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 32 reviews
Great product

I bought the Tailfin rack for my wife for her to carry a spare battery on her E-bike and we are delighted with it. It's stable light and extremely easy to clip on and of the bike only takes a few seconds!!
The simplicity of the design is awesome and it's very light weight.

A german Rewiews

Ich bin durch Zufall auf das Produkt aufmerksam geworden und habe es gleich gekauft, da ich schon längers nach einem Gepäckträger für mein Carbon-Rennrad gesucht habe. Das Produkt ist technisch perfekt gemacht und zeigt handwerkliche Präzession. Bin sehr zufrieden und kann es nur empfehlen. Der Preis ist natürlich sehr hoch; jedoch hat es auch viele Vorteile insbesondere, dass der Träger in wenigen Sekunden ab- und anmontiert ist. Für Detail Auskünfte in Deutscher Sprache steht ich gerne per Email zur Verfügung. Englische Info´s gibt es ja genügend.

Perfect Match for my Specialized Robaix

This Robaix carbon frame has no attachments for a rack. I clamped a traditional back rack on the frame, covering the brackets with rubber tubing, but it squeaked and began to cause damage. Tailfin T1 rack is the perfect solution. It's quiet, secure, and has less resistance against our New England winds. Because it has some play, it's compatible with this bike's seatpost shock system, (the stem moves forward and backward). The rack also works with my existing REI pannier bags. Looking forward to the Aeropack trunk.


Yeah it is expensive but now my proper road bike can easily switch between training and commute modes. It works great with the boosters and Ortlieb panniers. Worth the cost

Worth the cost

I hesitated before committing to buy the rack because of the cost. However it’s cleverly designed, very well made and very versatile. I don’t regret making the decision to buy.