We've got a 2004 Cannondale Mountain Tandem.
We are new to tandeming this year, but love it and have decided to upgrade our bike.
I'd like to have decent travel but maintain reasonable handling.
Also I want to be safe and be sure that the fork I buy will not snap.
(I've done this on normal bikes, very scary)
I'm 175lbs, stoker is 115lbs. We ride fairly aggressive singletrack.
Any recommendations on what type of fork to use on this bike?
How much travel?
Steel or aluminum steerer tubes?
Is a thru-axle necessary? (I will need a new front wheel, is it worth it?)
I'm thinking a 100mm travel dirt-jumper (DJ 2 or an Argyle 302) but any advice is appreciated!