My girlfriend and I are seriously considering a tandem purchase. We're graduate students, so we want to minimize costs but still get a quality ride. We've been looking for deals on used tandems for a while now, and then yesterday I went to my favorite LBS in Bloomington, IN inquiring about tandems.
Turns out, they are selling the 2008 Cannondale Road Tandem 3 for $1800, with the stock components on the C'dale website . While it's more than we were planning on spending, this seems like a pretty good deal, especially on a new tandem, and especially considering it would come with the benefits that come from ordering direct from a LBS (good service, assembly taken care of, discounts on accessories/future service, etc).
What is your take on this? Is this a good price? We are in no hurry to order, and if we find a good deal on a reasonably used tandem in the next few months we'll check that out, too. But it sure would be nice to have a brand new tandem! Also, I noticed that a search on these forums turns up some reasonably good comments about C'dale tandems...