Terry and I have around 200 miles on the tandem and Iím really impressed. For the typical medium tempo ride, the pedaling , for me, is effortless. We arenít climbing very well yet and that is where we need to get it together. Part of that is my fault as Iím all over the place with the gears, but Iíll learn eventually. My only complaint is a small one. I donít particularly like STI. Shifting up is pretty sloppy compared to Ergo. Granted itís a little sloppier because of the tandem geometry, but stillÖ Weíve now started diving into corners with abandon and the handling is outstanding. The Motobecane actually got a little better as the speed increased, in terms of handling, but the CoMotion is a lot better.