our new daVinci
We just got our third tandem for the family, its one fine ride. Due some medical issues with one of the stokers and the age of the other we opted for a daVinci coupled with ICS this time around. You owe it to yourself to give one a try. After 4 months of loaded touring with our KHS aelite and many more miles just about, I had been pleased with the performance and its bang for the buck value, (some modifications were made over the miles which improved it from stock). Our new daVinci is much much better. Tod makes a stiff frame thats comfortable to ride, gear range is unmatched, the ICS is good for beginers but equally valuable for seasoned teams, good low speed handling and rock solid at the top end. There are a lot of good tandems, heck any tandem is better than none, but for my money the daVinci is the one, my only regret is that I did not buy it sooner. We bought one of the new frame style, odd looking, but heck get over it!
We were at a group ride last month where 2 other couples also had new tandems, (no names mentioned to protect the inocent) ours was A-1 out of the box not so in the case of the other two, attention to detail pays.