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    Habanero Tandem Frame

    Anybody here ever seen or ridden one??? They have nice looking design, good tubeset selection, and I do know a few guys riding their Mt. bikes happily.

    Any experience would be appreciated.

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    There's a very strong couple on Tandem@Hobbes who have one that they campaign in NorCal. This was a recent post by Craig: http://search.bikelist.org/getmsg.as...10610.0089.eml. You might want to float him a note.

    To the best of my knowledge, the frame is the same ones (edit: or very similar to the ones) offered by Spicer and AeroLite and produced by Xi'an Chanda (XCD) of Xi'an Shaanxi. http://www.xacd.com.cn/product.asp?r...rootcl=1&cls=1 (link may or may not be working)
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    That does appear to be the Spicer frameset, which I did someprior research on, but the tubeset for the Habanero is more sophisticated: the Spicer has round tubes, where the Hab is a mixture of teardrop, oval and round. Also, the Hab has road brake mounts.

    Thanks for the contact. I'll see if I can get a reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElRey
    ... but the tubeset for the Habanero is more sophisticated: the Spicer has round tubes, where the Hab is a mixture of teardrop, oval and round. Also, the Hab has road brake mounts.
    I'd suspect that Mark at Habanero would have spec'd a few unique features to cater to his clientle and to differentiate his product offering from the others, but I'd be surprised if XCD wasn't his supplier.

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    One of the tandems shown in these pictures of the 2006 Pinole Team Time Trial is a Habanero tandem.... might be the one in this shot?

    http://home.nannynannybooboo.com/bik...s/Image14.html

    I'm having trouble remembering just which one was the Hab, d'oh...

    -Greg

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    thanks... looks about right. Nice looking rig!

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