Looking to get a tandem as I now have a stoker. I'm 170# and have ridden for 10yrs, don't live in the mountains but may vacation. She's a newer rider but a good athlete. We really enjoy bikes and are looking to ride together for many years. We have a 1993 Trek T-200 Fastrack now ridden just enough to love tandeming, but it's the older technology, heavy etc.
So, why can't I find more posted here on the daVinci tandems? With the indepenent coasting system it seems they would be very popular, especially for newer riders.
To me, it looks like disc brakes are becoming pretty standard and is it worth making sure to get a carbon fork?
As far as frame material goes, I was leaning towards Alu for the little weight savings it offers, but if you're going to spend a lot then should you just get a reverse mortgage and get a carbon frame?
What about the Gate's belt system, is it going to be something to get - significantly better?
I've always understood if you're going to spend serious money on bikes the place to put it is wheels. Any recommendations? I did find a deal on Rolf wheels.. ??
Thanks in advance...