T1 | Carbon Pannier Rack | Pannier Racks | By Tailfin

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.

Installation film ›

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

Read full review

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

Reviewed Feb 2018
Matt Wikstrom

Read full review


Overall customer rating

“A game changer of bikepacking scene.”

Reviewed November 2017
Kazuhiro Tanda

Read all reviews

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)

Axle type guide ›

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.

Tailfin Care ›

Customer Reviews

Based on 38 reviews
Quality product

I’ve used this rack for several rides on my carbon frame Cannondale Synapse. The rack is absolutely quiet and firmly attached with the well engineered clips for the axle and on the seat post. Very clever! I’m planning a 10 day ultralight tour and far prefer to use my go-to Cannondale than my old steel brute. The Tailfin system is perfect for this. Installs easily and comes off in seconds. It’s a nice looking product too. My panniers fit perfectly - no wiggles or looseness - rock solid. I am looking forward to buying more products from Tailfin.

A year of daily commuting, great product

I bike to work, an hour each way, five days a week, using the Tailfin rack and bags to carry clothes + lunch. It is absolutely silent, no rattles or banging around. I take it off on the weekends when I go on club rides. I'm really happy to see the new X series rack options, with mixes of carbon & aluminum to make the product available at lower price points.

Makes impractical bikes practical

First off, this rack is incredible. If you are at all considering any of tailspin's racks, just buy it. More concretely, it is annoyingly hard to find a nice proper road bike that can take a rack, but that is exactly what this does. As a commuter, a rack makes a world of difference. Personally, I had been putting off upgrading my ride until I could find a solution that wasn't a swaying seatpost thingy. This is where tailfin came to the rescue. While most people will balk at the price, this product is really geared at letting your get more joyful miles out of a $2k+ tarmac eaters instead of letting it gather dust 5 days a weeks. Assembly was a breeze and easily fits aero posts. My only 'complaint' is that the spacer bushings need more options to be able to guarantee that it sits perfectly over the rear wheel. I also wish there as was a way to protect the extra threads that sit out past the dropout. I also wish I had waited a week since the new rack line came out right after I made my purchase.

This made me a Believer in Panniers again!

I have been a bicycle commuter in the USA for 12 years now. Not everyday but I try to get out every month of the year. I started like everyone else with a backpack, then I moved on to Panniers, then Bike packing frame bags(that was for my Carbon road bike). My job requires me to go thru a security screening process with my bicycle. I had to give up on the bike packing frame bags as they where required to be removed, UGH!!!!! I settled for using another bicycle but missed the feel and speed of the carbon road bike I had. Then I saw Tailfin, I must say I was impressed with every aspect of it. The mounting looked tidy, and secure! not crazy clamping solutions. I could even mount my reliable Ortlieb Panniers to it, I thought. I held off on a purchase for too long. Then my co-worker who started bike commuting bought a Tailfin rack and made me a believer!!! I ordered mine quick and even got expedited shipping, I love the rack!!!! Install was quick and easy, My trusty Ortlieb bags mounted without a fuss!!! they do not look as good as my co-workers Tailfin panniers but I am a father of four so I will make do. My ride has been sway free since using this and no noise at all anywhere, the stability on the bike was fantastic and I am riding the same bicycle I see the Tailfin is advertised on a Giant TCR. I will say all the parts of this rack look clean and feel right, whoever is constructing this I feel has great quality control, and the packaging is over the top!! loved it. No regrets at all.

Top Material

Funktionalität und Qualität sind top. Für gewichtsbewusste Toureros oder Pendler mit schnellen Fahrzeugen gibt es (meines Wissens) keine besseren Alternativen. Ich habe nach 25 Jahren Ortlieb-Stahlvelo-Reisen auf Leicht-Carbonrenner-Touring umgestellt und verschiedene Konzepte (Satteltaschen-Lenkersäcke-Arkelträger etc.) ausprobiert und bin nun angekommen. Super Produkt, besser geht kaum!!