I went down to the LBS and bought a Trek T-900 Recreational Tandem today. We've been wanting a tandem for a long time but just never found one that was "low" enough for my very short legged wife and that we could afford. Looked at several "entry"/"recreational" level tandems but still mostly "too tall" for my stroker, then checked out Trek on whim and wala, 18.5/14.5 PERFECT! I'll be changing the tires from 26x1.95 to 26x1.50 100 psi Kenda Kwest's, since we will be doing 99.5% paved roads with this machine.
I do WISH I could have got a tandem with IPS system but I'm sure we can learn to work out signals/commands and learn to ride without it, maybe for the next "upgrade" I know this is a lower end unit but it FINALLY let's us sneak in the backdoor of the tandem world! Got a fitting on Sat., then it's "look out world, here we come"!