Like us, many of you are probably stuck inside for most of the day and itching to get some fresh air and sunshine. A tandem bike is a great way to do that that includes your roommate or partner. Check out five of the best below, then scroll further for buying advice and longer reviews of these and other quality rides. Learning to ride in sync does take a certain amount of practice and a willingness to hone your communication skills and trust. Plus, every adventure is better with a partner. Why not embrace your inner codependent and discover the true meaning of teamwork by trying to pedal a bicycle built for two?
Whether you want to get a serious workout in or just roll along the flats for some fresh air with your better half, you have options when buying a tandem just as you do for a single bicycle.
There are cute cruisers, like the Electra Tandem 7i, and off-road 29ers, like the Salsa Powderkeg. You can find frames built of steel, aluminum, carbon, and even bamboo in all sizes and build kits from custom makers like Da Vinci Designs and Calfee Design. There are tandems in every price range. Spring for a new bike, or track down one on Craigslist, while of course doing your research and maintaining a skeptical eye.
They tend to abound in barely used condition, and this is how I found mine, a Burley touring tandem no longer in production. We chose each bike on this list after thorough research and evaluation of the market.
We survey user reviews, speak with product managers and designers, and rely on our own experience to determine the best options in terms of value, performance, and accessibility. Take this cruiser-style tandem for a spin along the boardwalk. It has front and rear v-brakes, which are lighter and cheaper than disc brakes, and a 7-speed drivetrain to help you pedal easily even on hills. Cushy, white-walled tires soak up bumps in the road while wide, upright handlebars and a curvy step-through frame complete the comfy, beachy style.
Start riding tandem more affordably with the Mantis Taureno. The steel frame and suspension fork add pounds to the build for sure, but a rear disc brake and front v-brake helps you keep that weight under control down hills and through corners. And for the uphills, an speed twist-shift Shimano drivetrain offers plenty of gear options for a comfortable climb. Quick-release seat post clamps mean riders can adjust the hight without any tools, in case they want to swap places out on the road.
Wide saddles and 26 x 2. Get ready to cruise on this adorable, easy-riding tandem. The lightweight aluminum construction makes it easier to get going quickly, and Shimano roller brakes bring you to a smooth stop. And slack seat tubes make it easy to put a foot down to balance when you come to a stop, without compromising a comfortable seat height.
A casual, affordable tandem for exploring rail trails and multi-use paths, this aluminum bicycle has a low step-through frame in the rear so that kids can easily get aboard.Forum Rules. Get the latest roadbike reviews, news, race results, and much more by signing up for the Roadbikereview Newsletter.
Login Register. Remember Me? Results 1 to 4 of 4. We are looking at a used with km Santana Sovereign or a new Cannondale Tandem 2. The Santana also sports a Chris King headset, although that means little to me as a novice. We will be using it mostly on crushed gravel trails or on quiet back-country roads, once or twice each weekend in riding season about half the year up here in Canada.
Any advice on which is the better? I can't speak to the Santana but my wife and I have a Cannondale Road Tandem 2 and it has been great.
It rides well and we have not encountered any issues with it over the past 2 years approximately km. I'm not sure if I would use it on crushed gravel trails so stick to the quiet country roads for a while until you are comfortable handling it. Also, I would assume that buying the new Cannondale means the shop you are buying it from will fit you and your wife properly on it, something you won't get if buying used, unless of course, you are knowledgeable about proper bike fit and don't need this assistance from the shop.
Athough the Cannondale isn't a road bike and the Santana is a little more higher end than the Sovereign, I think I can offer some advice. First of all, the Cannondale is a gem when it comes to reliablity and a smooth ride. Santana for me is like a high end sports car in that anything like a front or rear rack is propritary equipment.
This best part of my Santana is the weight which is ten lbs less than the Cannondale.
May not be a good weight comparison though. I think the price is high for both tandems. I've seen people down here in florida buy those bikes for half that. I don't think there is much difference today in CA dollars and US dollars.
A little late chiming in on this Your expectations of the riding doesn't lend itself to one bike over the other so pick what you will feel the best on.
Replies: 12 Last Post:PM. By weltyed in forum Tandems. Replies: 6 Last Post:PM.Cannondale RT Tandem in very good condition. Cannondale c high end tandem. Gore shifter cables.
Accommodates gravel tires, medium frame but with front stem adapters can go to large. Rear stem adjusts in and out. Stoker seat has shock post. Cannondale Tandem.
CANNONDALE ROAD TANDEM 2 - 2019
Sky blue aluminum frame, very lightweight. Quick release on both seats. Pedals optional, I have both Keo and old style Looks. Email for more information. If ad is running bike is available - don't ask! Cannondale V-brakes, Shimano 40 spoke tandem hubs with Mavic rims, straight and true.
Suspension seat post in stoker position. Size is lar. Brand new Dyad rims and tires a year ago. Hubby is 6'1" and Im 5'6". Stored inside and well maintained but does have some scratches and cable chafe marks.
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Bar end shifters are a dream. Added rack and cyclometer. The seats and pedals will revert to stock. Cannondale Tandem with many high end components, very nice looking bikeridden very little, great condition, and always stored inside. The thing I liked most about riding a tandemis that I can have a conversation with my wife while we are riding, because I can actually hear her, without her having to yell.
Frame is made in USA of hand crafted, heat treated, Aluminum, making it strong but light weig. Cannondale Tandem with many high end components, very nice looking bikeridden very little, great condition, and always stored insideFrame is made in USA of hand crafted, heat treated, Aluminum, making it strong but light weight58 cm front and 52 cm rear, measured ctc, from center of crank axle to center of top tubeI'm 6'2" and it fits me with the seat height as it is in the photo.
Specialized tande. Has not been used in over 10 yearsSitting inside unusedHydraulic rim brakes MaguriCaptains seat tear in front, taped with electrical tape. Outside of rim brake cover shows wear or oxidation. Very nice bike. SPD pedals and regular pedals.Register Login. Years Made. Compare Review. Very Good. The bicycle looks new and is in like-new mechanical condition. No service is required on any component, part, or accessory. The bicycle may require minimal service adjustments without the need of replacing any parts.
The frame or fork or components or accessories have cosmetic blemishes. The frame if metal may have minor, aesthetic dings. Bicycle is free of major mechanical issues but may require some service, a tune up is recommended.
Some parts may require replacing, not to include front or rear shocks, wheels, shifters, front or rear derailleurs, braking systems, crank set or chainrings. Braking surfaces may have minor grooves or discoloration. Suspension and brakes may need to be serviced. The frame if metal has minor, aesthetic dings. The bicycle has some mechanical issues and a tune up is necessary. An overhaul is recommended.
Multiple parts need to be replaced.
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Suspension and brakes need to be serviced. The frame or fork or components or accessories have many cosmetic blemishes. The frame if metal has numerous aesthetic dings. The bicycle has mechanical issues and a tune up is necessary. This bike could also be used for salvage. Bicycle Condition. Private-Party Value.Order by:. Available to:. Cannondale Tandem bicycle. Wheel size. No need to worry about less than perfect road surface conditions. Put up to psi in tires for a super-fast roll.
One owner. Lovingly cared for, professionally maintained. Color: Black fade to Purple. Excellent opportunity to spend quality time with your loved one. Two times the power. Or in traffic, for they are right behind you, matching you stroke for stroke. Perfect for summer group Local pickup please. Post purchase delivery available- within reason First 50 miles free.
This is a Cannondale Tandem. The Captain is a Jumbo 58cm and Stoker is a Medium 54cm. This was the last tandem that Cannondale made. They decided to stop making them because what they cost to make and how many they sell. Was not cost effective. They where all made in the USA. It is in great shape as you can see from the pictures. It has a lot of up grades. I have listed all the up grades and what they cost. As you will see. You can't even build this bike for even close to what I'm selling it for.Some T-1 and T-2's Still Available!
We have a limited supply of these complete tandems in stock. At this point they are no longer being produced. Call for availability. Buying a tandem is only the beginning of your adventure. You should start at a place that has a large selection and the expertise to properly size you to your bike.
Properly sizing a tandem is about a lot more than your height, but it's a good place to start. Custom fittings can be set up by appointment, call us at Cannondale Sizes. A redesigned boom tube, oversized pilot seat tube, PowerPyramid downtube, giant chainstays and dropouts all ensure that maximum power is applied to the rear wheel.
Taller head tube and shorter top tube give the captain better control and more comfort, while a longer top tube for the stoker gives a more comfortable position. Component details click below. What a bargain for an aluminum tandem made by Cannondale. Cannondale is no longer producing the T-1 We have a limited quantity available.
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