Reviews

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Carbon Top Stay - Long
Richard Parry (GB)
Bike: Giant TCR/Cannondale Topstone
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance
Tailfin and Customer Support

The Tailfin is a fantastic piece of equipment and makes life on the bike so much easier. The customer service provided by Sam was exceptional. Thank you

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Alloy Rack
Ben Hoebeke (NL)
Bike: My new bike is the Ridley Adventure
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking, Touring
Going for the100 cols tour with Tailfin

Going for the 100 cols and Paris Brest Paris this year with your equipment afther this I give my comment on how the equipment did it work

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Cage Packs
Jon Manning
Bike: Nukeproof scout
Riding Style: Bikepacking, MTB

Great product. Bags seem very strong, well made and light.

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Carbon Rack
Rachel Hilton (GB)
Bike: Cannondale Synapse 105 carbon
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking, Touring
Excellent kit

All the Tailfin kit is as well engineered as reviews have said. Easy to fit. I have yet to use for cycle touring but have no doubts that the kit will serve me well.

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Alloy Rack
RH (US)
Bike: Trek Domane
Riding Style: Bikepacking, Touring
Innovative Solution

My wife and I have looked extensively for racks to attach to our carbon frame bikes. Look no further! These products are extremely well engineered and innovative. The products attach easily and securely! We are very excited to utilize on our bike packing adventures.

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Cargo Cage
David Allen (US)
Bike: Kona Sutra SE 2022
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking
Excellent Product

Kona Sutra SE 2022 - I will be biking across America on the Souther Tier Bike Tour in May/June of 2023. I wanted a more streamline approach to my bag setup and the Tailfin setup was exactly what I was looking for. I am building my bike now and will be doing a full review on YouTube at @davesepicadventure. Check it out to learn more about my Tailfin setup.

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AeroPack Alloy
Anthony Clark (GB)
Bike: Ribble CGR
Riding Style: Commuting
Aero pack alloy version

Ordered this after watching some online reviews and needed something to help with the commute.
Arrived well packaged and the online videos made assembly a piece of cake. Lovely engineered bit of kit and although expensive you can see where the money is spent. First impressions great and looking forward to it being used well for many years.

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Mini Pannier
Frank Reinshagen (DE)
Bike: 3T
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance

Ich fahre ein 3 T . Der Tailfin ist ein sehr ausgereifter Gepäckträger . Achse und Alles andere sind harmonisch. Es ist eine Anschaffung für ein Leben und damit relativiert sich der Preis . Gruß Frank

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Cargo Cage
Elias Huber (CH)
Bike: Trek Checkpoint ALR 5
Riding Style: Bikepacking, Touring
Amazin Equipment

The equipment works very well and its good designed.

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Cargo Cage
Nigel Richards (GB)
Bike: Sonder Camino Ti
Riding Style: Bikepacking, Touring
Tailfin newbie

I had done my research on this as it’s not cheap I didn’t want any regrets.
First off the quality of the product is excellent, everything worked without compromise. I opted for the long seat post stay, I’m glad I did as it made fitting the bag when full a lot easier, it’s incredibly stable. So far I’ve only done short test rides, the full on test will be in May in Scotland on a 2 week tour, can’t wait, I’m confident the rack and bag will be perfect.

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Cargo Cage
SR Abbie MacAndrew (KE)
Bike: Quirk Kegety
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking
Customer support

I am yet to place the Aeropack on my bike because my bike hasn’t come quite yet. However I already feel well affiliated with your brand. Your customer service has been second to none. Everything I have asked has been answered fast and fully. Thank you.

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Downtube Packs
Xavier Sabaté Rius (ES)
Bike: Specialized Tarmac/diverge
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking
Very good!

For me a perfect gear to ultracycling, very rigid and confortable.

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Alloy Rack
Steve Kibble (GB)
Bike: Specialized Turbo Levo
Riding Style: Bikepacking, MTB, Touring
Super rack and bag system

I recently purchased a Tailfin Rack and trunk bag having done a lot of research to find an appropriate system for my off road electric bike. The rack fits brilliantly and provides a very stable luggage system. I am mightily impressed and so are the people that see it in action.
I can’t wait to get my hands on a new top tube bag when it becomes available.
Tailfin might be more expensive than some but it is the market leader by some margin in my opinion. Great products, great service and clearly designed by people that understand and care about cycling.

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AeroPack Alloy
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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Alloy Rack
Ian (AU)
Bike: Specialized Diverge Comp
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking, Touring
Panniers & AP20 Trunk Top Bag

Panniers lock on easily and totally securely. Great quality as usual, although yet to try in the rain.
Front of Top Bag is a bit squashed under my saddle (size 56 bike), so would recommend the long top stay. One test ride with full gear (no rain) worked well. Looking forward to more bags (frame etc) to complete the set.
(Tip for Australian purchasers: keep your purchase under $1000 (or split it) to avoid import duties (which Tailfin refund anyway) and frustrating delays while that is all processed.)

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Carbon Rack
Bob Dennis (GB)
Bike: Canyon Grail ON CF
Riding Style: Bikepacking, Touring
Rack

Fast delivery of this excellent carbon bike rack, which not only looks good but feels good. I pitched it to go on to my Canyon Grail CF which has no lugs the Tailfin uses a special axil to take the weight and a seat post clamp. Being quick fit it is of and off in a few moments.

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Alloy Rack
Danny Corr (GB)
Bike: Ribble Cgr Ti
Riding Style: Bikepacking
Tailfin alloy

I'm planning a few multi day rides this year and wanted an alternative to to seat pack which I find moves too much and is awkward to pack. The tailfin and rolltop back is an excellent piece of kit, well engineered, easy to fit and stable. Looking forward to trying it out on the trail.

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Alloy Rack
Frank Manders (NL)
Bike: Focus Atlas
Riding Style: Bikepacking, Commuting
Stable and versatile, beats the saddle bags that I have

So far I have been using it to commute to work and must say that you barely notice that there is luggage to transport. Bike rack with seperate trunk top bag is extremely stable and can take loads of luggage. Will be using it for my bike packing trips but for now it does the job extremely well. Yes, it is a big spend but the hasslefree setup and usage is worth the money.

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Alloy Rack
Bruce Mathews (CA)
Bike: Giant Revolt
Riding Style: Touring
Slick pannier system

A friend who bike tours extensively recommended Tailfin. I bought the aluminum version with 3 bags. Assembly was easy. Slick secure attachment for the bags to the rack. Opted for the Tailfin axles so we can assemble fast when we unpack the bikes post airline travel. (Can’t rotate the stock axle handle with rack bolted to the frame) Only suggestion I would have is to make the interior of the bags white or otherwise bright colour to make it easier to see the contents.

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Carbon Rack
Ian Deverell (GB)
Bike: Planet X - EC130e (disc)
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking
Simplicity, quality and refinement - WOW!

Having ridden with saddle packs previously and encountered the wobble induced by the pack, the tailfin aero pack is amazing! Rigid - can’t feel it on the bike, in-line with the rider so no extra drag, and most importantly it is fit and forget whilst still maintaining the ease of taking it off and on in seconds! What more could you ask for!? Tailfin have really stuck gold with this!

It is going to be perfect for my self supported JOGLE for charity in the summer.

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Downtube Packs
Daniel (AT)
Bike: Orbea Terra
Riding Style: Bikepacking, Commuting
Top quality materials

Really enjoying the downtube bag. It feels really tough. Thinking about buying a second one.

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AP20 Trunk Top Bag
Diane Humphrey (AU)
Bike: Giant Devote
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance
Waiting for spacers!

Haven’t been able to try my Tailfin out yet because spacers were missing and I am still waiting for them to arrive.😳

Hi Diane, thanks for leaving us a review. Sorry for the delay with this, I can see the courier is taking their time delivering the part to you so I’ve sent an email to you as we’ll get this fixed ASAP. All the best, Dan

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Alloy Top Stay - Long
Terri A Attridge (US)
Bike: Trek Roscoe 7 xs 27.5
Riding Style: Bikepacking
The bike rack didn't fit my bike.

I took this bike rack to the shop and they said it wouldn't work with my bike. I'm a pretty small rider and thought this might be the only rack to fit based on reviews and some customization. It was a huge splurge for me so anxious to get into bike backing and unfortunately can't really return it as the shipping is nearly half of the cost of the rack $13/ to ship a $270 rack :/ pretty sad..now it sits in a box int he corner of my living room.

Hi Terri, thanks for completing a review for us. Sorry to hear that it didn’t work out for you here. I’ve been able to find a few couriers in the US with better prices so I’ve sent a separate email with details on how to return your order to us for a refund. All the best, Dan

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Super Light Pannier Bag
Daniel Wälchli (CH)
Bike: Cannondale Super Six Evo Gravel
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance
really good product

Easy durable perfect

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Downtube Pack
Customer (DE)
Bike: Rose Backroad
Riding Style: Road / Ultra-endurance, Bikepacking, MTB
What a great piece of kit.

What can you say. The usual impeccable Tailfin quality. This has to be one of the most versatile bags ever. Down tube, top tube, fork -- I can put this on any bike from the road racer to the full suspension.