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Old 07-12-18, 10:11 AM
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Is this true? If so, that means on all DaVinci tandems, if the stoker has a slower cadence, it makes no difference whatsoever whether the stoker is pedaling or coasting since there is no power gain from the stoker pedaling.

Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
I think you have misread the other poster. Of course you can have IPS or ICS on 'traditional geometry' tandems. No foot bumping of any kind. IPS is exactly what all DaVinci tandems have, and when the IPS is offered as an option on other tandems. But there is no free lunch. On an IPS tandem the 'slower' cadence will not provide a proportionately reduced level of power to the drivetrain. The slower cadence will provide ZERO power to the drivetrain. But IPS sure is popular.
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