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Old 07-10-18, 08:53 PM
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jethro00
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That is the DaVinci line of tandems. We have one and like it. We can spin at different rates, though my stoker usually syncs with me. We rode non-DaVinci tandems for 30 or so years before getting the DaVinci, so we were used to spinning together. I like being able to stand up and stretch while she pedals and we both like that she can control her pedals to avoid hitting in a turn or going over something. We ride every day, but do not consider riding a major work out. Our heart rate monitor is manual (if we're both breathing we keep going) and we pedal at unknown rpms (somewhere between 1 and 100). I can't speak to how the DaVinci tandems perform for riders who have more challenging roads than what we have (all flat except up and down the river levee and a few bridges). We have experienced chain suck on occasion when going from the middle ring to the big ring. But, that is infrequent since I let the stoker know to stop pedaling before I switch.

Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
I have limited experience on tandems but I could swear reading some ad copy a few years back for a company that made tandems with some sort of independent drive setup that would let both stoker and captain spin at different rates. Can't for the life of me find it now.

So what's the verdict on that setup -- actually useful or does it have problems? Does it even exist or is it just something I dreamed of and thought it was real? That happens sometimes when I eat pepperoni too close to bedtime.
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