My stoker and I ride a 2010 MY Speedster Co-Pilot. It is our first tandem and we love it. We wanted a great "all around" bike that would excel in many different scenarios. We are comfortable doing fast club rides with the Speedster. We also enjoy doing long rides and brevets. Future plans include fully loaded touring. The S&S couplers make it a breeze for travelling. We even haul it inside our Jeep Wrangler for trips where we are not comfortable having it on the bike rack outside the vehicle.
We spent months researching which tandem to buy. My research kept leading me back to the Speedster Co-Pilot. I have yet to read a negative review from someone who has actually owned and/or ridden a Speedster. The only negative reviews tend to come from folks who don't believe Steel is Real.
What actually took me over the top in taking a decision was the following text from the Tandem Cycle Works website.
"The Speedster Co-Pilot tandem is the bike that Lynn and Patrick, the owners of Tandem Cycle Works, ride. Without question, if we were not shop owners, and we could ride only one tandem, this would be it. On a Speedster Co-Pilot, the world is our oyster. Whether climbing the Stelvio in the Italian Alps, the Crown Range on New Zealand's South Island, or riding Alpe d'Huez at the Tour, the Speedster Co-Pilot has been our trusty steed.
At Tandem Cycle Works, this is our most popular bike, hands down. Many of our customers want to travel the world by tandem and the Speedster Co-Pilot fits the bill as the perfect touring tandem....."
Tandem Cycle Works of Colorado