Note Below question Originally Posted by Bornco on original review of our new da Vinci Joint Venture 700
( QUOTE question was...Thanks for the review!! How did your average speed compare to your other tandems? I've had some people tell me they are less mechanically efficient and thereby slower for the same effort.)
I said I would get back with you Bornco on the question above when you ask on the original review I posted. We have ridden several of our regular routes and have found no real diffrence what so ever in average speeds between our regular tandem(Co Motion) the da Vinci tandem breezes right along.
I do not find the da Vinci ICS system to be less efficient and slower as some people have said I think these folks are only making assumptions about the set up because of the extra jack shaft & freewheels involved in the ICS system but they have really never ridden a tandem with the ICS system. The ICS system shifts great, nice and smooth our speeds are good and the tandems seems to handle the rolling terrain with ups and downs very well with the ICS gear ratios. We have not climbed any big hills yet but I think the da Vinci is going to do real well in this area.
Ride Safe All,