Ideal Riders. Tandem bikes are perfect for couples or riders who want to work together and enjoy the ride. Two riders sit on a tandem bike and pedal in unison to propel the bike forward. The rider up front directs the bike while the rider on the rear enjoys the ride.
Ideal Terrain. Our tandem bikes are ideal for exploring the hills, cruising the coast or riding down the riverside on any style of roads. Bigger tires, relaxed geometry and flat bars provide both riders with supreme comfort if the roads get rough. Light gravel is rideable, but our tandems aren't designed specifically for that style of riding.
Frame Material. This aluminum-framed tandem is light; in fact, it's one of the lightest on the market. This means it is easy to ride and simple to put on any rear car rack. In fact, after taking the front wheel off the bike, it is not much longer than a regular adult mountain bike and can be fitted to most regular cars.
Wheels. This iteration of the tandem has been significantly improved. The wheels are larger 27.5" rims and are the wheel of choice for tandem bikes. When you are carrying two passengers, the forces that go through the wheel are much higher, and as such, you need strong wheels to survive any impact with gutters or harsh, unforgiving roads. Larger 700c "Road bike" wheels are inherently weaker and can result in warping or bending of the rim.
Drivetrain. A great feature of this bike is the drivetrain. Featuring a 24 speed Shimano Altus groupset complete with a huge 11-32 speed rear cassette, you have all the gears you need to tackle the steepest of ascents. The drive train also features an eccentric bottom bracket – this is how the chain is tightened between the front and rear riders. Eccentric bottom brackets are by far and away the best system on the market. Using a tensioner system is messy and unreliable; an eccentric bottom bracket like this is the only way to keep that chain on.
Brakes. As the name indicates, the tandem now features disc brakes too. This has been the most desired upgrade over previous rim brakes. Disc brakes provide confidence-inspired braking with much more consistent and powerful braking in all conditions.