Well I will start by saying I love Co-Motion products I have had several Tandems and my Co-Mo Exspresso road bike which I just gave to my son. I decided to replace the Exspresso with a Nor'Wester Tour model set up a little diffrent more towards a long distance bike for Century rides. I set it up with the STI 10 speed Ultegra triple set up and 700x28 tires without any racks so I could take advantage of the more upwright touring position for the longer rides. The Nor'Wester Tour fit the bill for what I wanted. It rides really great and the comfort level is there just like our Co-MoTandem. What can I say I love a good well built steel bike, there hard to beat in my opinion.
Be safe everyone,