The wife and I took two tandems for rides this past weekend. One was an old Trek, and the other was a newer (3-4 years old) Burley.
We weren't really riding them to decide which mfgr to purchase, but to just try riding a tandem. We loved it.
We've found there are MANY mfgrs out there. Most are pretty decent, from what we can tell. But we need help in deciding on what brand, and what specific model.
I am 6'4" tall, weigh 230#. My wife is 5'7" and 150#. We plan on doing tours (not self-sufficient tours, but supported ones...like centuries, etc), as well as some racing.
So...steel? Aluminum? Burley? Trek? Cannondale? Co-Motion? The list goes on and on.
Oh yeah - most important...we are budgeting $2500 for the bike. We've already got the pedals, shoes, saddles, clothes, helmets, etc. And I should mention - we don't HAVE to spend the 2500, if we can get a good bike for less.
Thanks for your suggestions!
Andy and Vickie