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    Our New Santana.....Thanks Bike Forums!!

    We finally got our first road tandem this weekend!!!! We are very excited. Thanks to every one on the board for responses to several posts and sharing your lessons and experiences, I am sure because of all the information at hand, we were able to make a informed decision and hopefully avoid some pitfalls.

    We ended up buying a new ( 07 ) Santana Sovereign SE at a LBS that we stumbled into while traveling to the DFW area for the Memorial day weekend. The shop sized us, and to my surprise, the bike size I thought we needed was actually not. I am sure if I had ordered one on line or purchased a used one, I am sure it would of worked, but after putting 100 miles on this weekend I know it is the right bike for us. I will post a couple of photos of me and my stoker in the couples thread.


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    A beauty. good riding. did you consider Cannodale?

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    I did, I actually went looking for a Cannondale and had decided that thatís what we wanted since $3000 was my limit on our first bike and we wanted aluminum, we felt our options were a bit limited.

    I got this Santana for 3050.00 which we though was great deal. We liked the ride of the Santana better and it was quite a bit lighter than the Cannondale.

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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    A good clearance price on a Sovereign SE!
    Looks good too!
    Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
    Rudy and kay/zonatandem

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    Great looker! enjoy!
    90ish Burley Samba Mixte Tandem
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    Nice!

    I like the color especially.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

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    Congrats on your new Tandem...looks great and fast!!!

    Bill J.

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    Thanks everyone!!!

    We are very excited. We should of done this 15 years ago . Over the years we have both tried to share each other interest, but just never really connected. She tried golf, I tried yoga, ectÖ This is the first time we have really discovered something together. It been great.

    But I know I am telling you what you already know.

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