Touring with a mountain tandem?
I usually hang out on the tandem forum, since the wife and I are buying a new Burley Rock-n-Roll mountain tandem this spring. We are getting a mountain tandem so we can ride both on and off road.
We are trying to decide if we want to get the drop handlebar option, or stick with the straight-bar and throw some good bar-ends on it.
We don't plan on riding any technical singletrack, it will mainly be dirt roads, fire-roads, and some two-tracks...nothing too hairy. That's what we have our singles for. We will mainly be doing centuries, light weekend touring (with a BOB), and maybe some longer supported tours.
Which would be the better option...a straight bar w/bar ends, or drop handlebars? We are looking forward to hearing your replies, so we can make the most edumacated decision possible!
Andy and Vickie