My son and I have an older Fiore tandem bike. Heavy, 6 speeds, but good for rails-to-trails (so long as you aren't going too far or fast). I was thinking of upgrading, but keeping it under 1K. Has anyone tried the Trek T900? Good, bad, indifferent?
What I'm looking for:
Hybrid style (I have arthritis in my right elbow, and don't do the bent over thing any more)
Granny gear! (I'm basically fat and lazy)
Can fit a 5'9" person in front and 4'9" kid in back
Good for about 320-350 pounds of riders
We broke out the Fiore today and tooled around the neighborhood. We also headed out to the far western end of our local rails-to-trails and did a good journey before it got too cold - but we would probaby do better with a larger range of gears.
I'd like to get up to 40-50 mile round-trips again, but right now we have a long way to go. So - hybrid style tandem, wide gear range, doesn't need fat tires (woohoo!!!! The Chief Ladiga Trail should FINALLY be paved in March), but I don't want skinny road tires (we'll still do dirt and gravel when we find it).