Arkel has designed the most aerodynamic trunk bag on the market. One look and you'll be hooked. It's sleek, uncluttered and aerodynamic. The TailRider is fully insulated, has a huge opening, many internal pockets and a divider to keep the contents from shifting around. Waterproof zippers keep the rain out, but for longer rides the TailRider has an integrated rain cover. A built-in expansion bellow expands for more carrying capacity when needed. Wrap it all up with lots of safety features, including a blinker light strap built right... the ultimate trunk bag for short or long rides!
Minimum Rack width required: 3.15" or 80 mm
And for all you "lighter and faster is better" cyclists out there, our Randonneur Seat Post Rack comes in at just 17 ounces. This combo is the lightest and sleekest alternative out there to wide trunk bags and wobbly seat post connections. Joining the minimalist revolution doesn't mean compromising on weight, areodynamics or space. Be lean, sleek and fast.
Arkel Randonneur Seat Post Rack on Look Carbon Bike
4 customer reviews
Another awesome Arkel bagBy Steve in Urbana, Illinois January 25, 2015
Arkel bags are simply the best cycle bags available, and the Tail Rider is no exception. I recently purchased one, and my wife liked mine so much I had to buy another. The Tail Rider fits perfectly on the Salsa Alternator rear rack (on a Salsa Fargo), the Surly Nice front rack, and the Bontrager BackRack Deluxe (both on a Surly ECR). I really like the convenience of the front mount. We also have a pair of Shopper bags that get filled on trips to the grocery store and farmer's market. My 9-year old T-42s are used daily for my year-round commute to work, filled with my change of clothes, lunch, and everything else I need. The T-42s get abused, but hardly show it. If you are looking for a cycle bag, don't consider anything but an Arkel.
BEST trunk purchaseBy Barb December 02, 2014
Don’t let the pricing deter you, it is a solidly constructed trunk bag and it will be the last one you will ever need. You can use the zippers effectively without getting them hung-up when you are in a hurry. (scrambling to throw layers on for a rain storm, etc) The built-in rain cover is GENIUS and also conveniently allows extra room to cover any items strapped on the top of the bag while still covering to the bottom. The bag amazingly expands but the straps allow you to tighten it to control the weight of the load. I use TailRider in conjunction with an Old Man Mountain rack and the load is perfectly weighted and manageable. The cargo net sections on the inside allow you to open the zipper slightly and grab necessities. (keep your items consistently in the same sections to help) The external side pockets help keep special items separate. (I keep my tools, flat repair items outside and separate from my camera and tech stuff like a solar charger) And when you need to bring your bag inside, just detach 4 velcro straps , grab the center handle and away you go (also an item I didn’t know would be SO helpful) I clipped 2 S-clips to the outside and brought along a cargo net for anything I picked up along my tours and packed on top.
I have used this on RAGBRAI and DALMAC (multi-day tours) and have spent many days riding in rain without issues. It’s single-handedly my most favorite and effective purchase for my bike.
Great bagBy Greg August 04, 2014
I am extremely happy with my trunk bag. I have done RAGBRAI for the last two years with this bag on my Trek madone 4.7. Never feel it move and it carries all I need for the days ride. I would recommend this to everyone and would buy it again in a heart beat. My wife uses a competitors small bag and always has something to add to mine.
Thanks for a great product.
Best Trunk Bag by Far!By Minneapolis Rider July 25, 2013
Arkel's TrailRider Trunk Bag has all the features that I wanted: a carrying handle, internal mesh pockets, top compression straps and the ability to expand. I'm not only impressed with how well the bag is designed, but also the quality of the bag itself. The zippers move smoothly and never get stuck. Zipper placement along with a velcro closure tab, let me get things out of the main compartment quickly and easily. It is clear to me that Arkel spent a lot of time thinking about the best design for a trunk bag. Not only did they include all the features that I was looking for, but they also included features that I didn't know I needed and now can't live without.