Hi! My friend and I are thinking of start riding tandem. We are planning to build a go-fast road tandem.
But since we both are newbies to tandem we wonder a bit over the correct sizing. We are both 6’1.2” (186cm).
We’ve read a lot of sizing treads but in the most cases the stoker are much shorter than the captain and it feels that most tandems have a geometry to fit that combination.
Our ordinary roadbikes are both in size 58 with 22.6” (57.5cm) HTT C-to-C and an overall reach of 27.6” (70cm).
Should the captain sizing be sized like a single bike? How about the stoker sizing? We would like a good aerodynamic position, but not TT extreme.
Are there any standard disc brake frames out there in price range $1500 (1000EUR) that will fit us or do we have to go custom made? We been looking at the Cannondale Road Tandem 2 but don’t know if any of the larger sizes will fit us. And since tandems are very rare here in northern Europe we have no possibilities to do any kind of test riding.