Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Desert Southwest
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No, the 10 speed Campy package will have to go to another couple. The upgrade from Speedster to Supremo was enough to dent the wallet for some time to come. I think Co-Motion wants another $600.00 for the upgrade and I have to say that the Dura-Ace components were about as smooth as I could ever expect or want. So while I did jump to the next level, I didn't go whole-hog. I guess if I ever get the bug, the upgrade could be done by simply changing out the derailleurs, the front brake, the shifters/brake hoods and the cluster. Not a minor change, but easy to do nevertheless.
The 2004 Supremo comes with Dura Ace derailleurs and brake set, Chris King headset, carbon-wound fork, carbon seat posts, carbon FSA cranks (I spec'd 55/42/30), Rolf wheels w/ Chris King hubs, an Avid Mechanical Disc and all weighing in between 28 and 29 lbs. My wife commented that she thought it was lighter that her road single! We added the wireless Shimano Flight Deck just to top it off.
I can't wait for the completion day. Co-Motion says mid-December. Just in time for the real cold weather to start! No matter. We will bundle up for chance to stretch this machine's legs!
As for other tandems, I read many reviews and we rode a few other tandems (Co-Motion Capuccino and Mocha) at other locations. I was really sold on the forgiving feel of the Chro-Moly steel frame and, for the money, Co-Motion seems to spec their entire line with a very nice set of components. They really seem to use materials that they KNOW will work well, and not just the latest and (supposedly) greatest whizz-bang component that comes along. I was sold on Co-Motion from the beginning.
I will post some pics as soon as it arrives!
Last edited by S. Marley; 11-11-03 at 02:12 PM.