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Have Some Colour With Your Tailfin Bags

Tailfin Graphic Designer Claire Cartwright brought her creative flair to a brand-new custom pack designed especially for her. Originally a personal project, Claire’s unique designs were so eye-catching that the Tailfin team agreed they deserved to be showcased properly.

And who knows, maybe they’ll make it into production one day… Check out Tailfin’s Bristol office and discover how Claire’s vision came to life and why Tailfin couldn’t resist sharing them at the Bespoked Show in Manchester.

2024 Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show Part 01: BTR Fabrications, Clandestine, Condor, Craft Bikes, Sour, Sturdy, Ted James Design, Hex Components, Tailfin, and Buxumbox

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2024 Bespoked UK Handmade Bicycle Show Part 01: BTR Fabrications, Clandestine, Condor, Craft Bikes, Sour, Sturdy, Ted James Design, Hex Components, Tailfin, and Buxumbox

With both 2024 Bespoked UK and MADE Australia taking place over the same weekend, we’ve got an action-packed week of event recaps ahead. First up, Josh is in Manchester, England, reporting from the historic Victoria Baths with the first group of stunning bikes and products from BTR Fabrications, Clandestine, Condor, Craft Bikes, Sour, Sturdy, Ted James Design, Hex Components, Tailfin, and Buxumbox. Let’s dive right in below!

Close to Custom: Tailfin Frame Bag Review

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Close to Custom: Tailfin Frame Bag Review

Today, Tailfin announced the newest addition to its growing product lineup: a collection of half and wedge-frame bags available in a whopping nine sizes for close to custom fit on a wide variety of bikes. Josh has been riding with one of the half-frame bags for the past few weeks on his Scarab Paramo Ulrtra gravel bike and, below, offers an overview of the product lineup and initial thoughts on these new weatherproof bags…

Ryan’s Favorite Products of 2023

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Ryan’s Favorite Products of 2023

Over the years I’ve slowly tinkered with my touring setup to really nail down which pieces of kit work best for the type of riding I do and where I’m heading next.  I’m always looking for new products that are versatile in terms of the climate and terrain they can be used on, and most importantly I want them to last, as this stuff can be difficult to replace while on the road.  Most of the items on this list are things I’ve started to use over the last year or two, but there are also a couple of items that have been a staple of my setup for the last 7 years.

Review: Two Tours with the Tailfin V-Mount Packs

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Review: Two Tours with the Tailfin V-Mount Packs

The folks over at Tailfin have been steadily adding to the array of options in their collection of waterproof cycle-touring bags over the last couple of years. Another addition to their growing list of offerings comes in the form of the newly announced V-Mount packs. With 1.7L and 3L options, these bags are designed to mount to virtually any bike, even if you have no dedicated mounting points, thanks to their remarkably simple v-mount system.

For the last 9 months, I’ve had a chance to thoroughly put them through the rigors of touring in the South American Andes and offer up a few thoughts on who they might work for and who might want to look elsewhere, just in time for their launch.

A First Look at the Tailfin Cage Packs and Straps

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A First Look at the Tailfin Cage Packs and Straps

People have been strapping dry bags to their bikes since long before the word “bikepacking” joined the cycling vernacular. It’s a simple way to add a bit of storage capacity but that extra space comes with obvious drawbacks. Typically those drawbacks include bag shapes that aren’t especially bike-friendly and instability if the bags are not meticulously secured. I’m not a huge fan of my cooking kit flying into my wheel or having bags constantly shift out of position on a rough downhill, so functional and stable bags are essential to me.

A First Look at the Tailfin Suspension Fork Mount and Cargo Cages

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A First Look at the Tailfin Suspension Fork Mount and Cargo Cages

I always have my eyes peeled for new ways to mount, strap, and stuff things on my bike. Conjuring up ideas in my head of what the perfect setup would be, to meet my needs on a particular trip. First, I want enough space for everything I need without having to mash it all into a few tiny bags. Second, I don’t want anything constantly rattling around or shifting and sliding. The more options the better! So, when a package showed up from the UK-based brand, Tailfin, with a few new mysterious pieces of kit inside, I was intrigued to check them out.

Tailfin’s New Mini Panniers

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Tailfin’s New Mini Panniers

Tailfin, makers of ultralight carbon and aluminum bike racks, just announced their new Mini Panniers, which work with both their racks and other third-party racks. These new roll-top panniers are long and slender, in a 5L ($85) and 10L ($110) size, and feature a new X Clamp aluminum mechanism designed to bring the ultimate clamping power. These panniers are shipping August 24th, so head on over to Tailfin to see more information…