Join Date: Oct 2002
Bikes: bianchi boron xl, kona explosif, kona unit, khs comp tandem
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help w/ tandem shopping
ok, this all started because i saw a used roland tandem at local bike shop. i ended up riding it, but the wheels were not great ( flexy), and the bike was pretty heavy. anyway, i have a trek fuel 90 that i bought at a steal of a price, but i don't ride much ( i have a hardtail and a singlespeed). my local shop will trade me a khs comp even for it. i was wondering about the milano. could i get some opinions on mtb tandems/road tandems. i'm also considering not trading my fuel and just buying. i rode the khs sport and a new 2001 burley zydeco last night. the khs was very stable and the burley was flexy ( did i mention that i'm 225lbs?). so, my questions are as follows:
1. road or mountain type?
2. is the comp a big improvement over sport?
3. can a road tandem handle gravel or dirt paths?
sorry about the length/rambling of post!