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07-08-19, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Alan_F

Our last two road tandems have used Wound-Up X2...

Our last two road tandems have used Wound-Up X2 forks without any fender mounting points, but the rear of the bikes had threaded mounting points at the rear bottom bracket, seatstay bridge, and rack...
01-30-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By Alan_F

Yup - it is a 13/21/29 so equivalent to 26/42/58...

Yup - it is a 13/21/29 so equivalent to 26/42/58 with an 11 speed 11-40 in the back. One of the advantages of the DaVinci system is that it allows you to run an XTR triple within its designed...
01-22-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,543
Posted By Alan_F

Are you looking at a custom bike or something...

Are you looking at a custom bike or something stock? For your weight I'd consider going with a custom bike so the builder can tailor it to your team and intended use. It might not cost as much as...
01-22-19, 02:00 PM
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Views: 1,562
Posted By Alan_F

At 460# and considering loaded touring you...

At 460# and considering loaded touring you probably want a wide range of gears and a pretty low granny. As the happy owner of 4 DaVinci tandems (2 road, 2 MTB), with the latest being a Ti S&S road...
01-13-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,135
Posted By Alan_F

You are probably right on the edge of fitting...

You are probably right on the edge of fitting many large/small tandems as others have said. I am 6'00 and my wife is 5'00 and we have ridden L/S Canndondales, Treks, and DaVincis. We haven't used a...
01-13-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,754
Posted By Alan_F

To the OP, I switched our former road tandem from...

To the OP, I switched our former road tandem from BB-7 to Hy/Rd a short while before upgrading the whole bike to one with Di2 full hydraulic, so I have experience with a number of options. If you can...
07-13-18, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Alan_F

Having four DaVinci's in the basement at the...

Having four DaVinci's in the basement at the moment (but trying to reduce that to 3... check tandemclassifieds.com if you want one!) I have some experience with the DaVinci drivetrain including using...
07-06-18, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Alan_F

If you aren't already using CatEars...

If you aren't already using CatEars (https://www.cat-ears.com/) I'd start with those to reduce wind noise and see if that solves the communications issue.

We haven't tried anything integrated into...
06-25-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,024
Posted By Alan_F

If your 5-figure Ti tandem is 'whippy' then they...

If your 5-figure Ti tandem is 'whippy' then they built it wrong. There is nothing inherent in the material that results in a whippy frame.

I only have a few hundred miles on our new Ti DaVinci,...
06-11-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Alan_F

When we rode N Table we met up with Vincent and...

When we rode N Table we met up with Vincent and Lisa who must be your neighbors. We rode right from their house to the trail.
06-06-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Alan_F

Yes, we were out there for the last week of May...

Yes, we were out there for the last week of May and are back home now. We ended up riding the Dirty Bismark route suggested above, plus North Table Mountain, Green Mountain / Hayden Park, and Bear...
06-04-18, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By Alan_F

The rear hydraulic line is kept in the frame...

The rear hydraulic line is kept in the frame guides by small zip ties. Three of the zip ties (the three closest to the rear brake) are cut when we break down the bike and replaced during reassembly....
06-04-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By Alan_F

Thanks Mike. The Symbiosis is painted Sunrise...

Thanks Mike. The Symbiosis is painted Sunrise Pearl (House of Kolor PBC30) with a fade to black at the rear to match the black fork. We're very happy with the results.
06-03-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By Alan_F

Our New DaVinci Tandem(s)

Just got back from picking up our new bikes. We already have an aluminum Joint Venture (to be advertised for sale soon) and a steel Symbiosis XC hardtail 29" MTB. We decided to upgrade the road bike...
05-16-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,848
Posted By Alan_F

Personally I wouldn't count these as a deep rim...

Personally I wouldn't count these as a deep rim wheelset. The 47mm version is deeper, probably more aero, and probably more of a handful in crosswinds. The 32mm are just a general use wheel. My...
05-15-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,848
Posted By Alan_F

Real-world weights for the Spinergy Full Carbon...

Real-world weights for the Spinergy Full Carbon Clincher 32mm (FCC 3.2) - disc brake hubs with 145mm x 25mm rear spacing - 895 grams rear, 732 grams front - 1,627 grams total.
05-04-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,285
Posted By Alan_F

That's not a big gear range... (says the DaVinci...

That's not a big gear range... (says the DaVinci rider). Whether it is necessary depends on the terrain and the team's abilities.

Warning - lots of numbers ahead: Our current road tandem has 34...
04-23-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,848
Posted By Alan_F

There is a tandem-specific version of these...

There is a tandem-specific version of these wheels, but it looks like neither Spinergy nor House of Tandems (the Spinergy tandem distributor) has any info about them on their web sites. AFAIK they...
04-22-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,848
Posted By Alan_F

I just decided to go with the Spinergy Full...

I just decided to go with the Spinergy Full Carbon 3.2 (32mm depth) on our new tandem, having used Spinergy TX-2s (light but not very aero) and Spinergy Stealth (aero but not very light) over the...
03-28-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Alan_F

MTB routes - Denver area

Is there anyone on the forum with experience off-road tandeming in the Denver area?

We're going to be travelling to Denver in a few months to pick up two new tandems from DaVinci - a road tandem...
03-26-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,893
Posted By Alan_F

I was thinking the builder may have had good...

I was thinking the builder may have had good reasons for suggesting 26" based on the handling of the bike that would result with larger wheels and the frame size you need, but this information about...
02-02-18, 06:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,707
Posted By Alan_F

I started reading this without noticing how old...

I started reading this without noticing how old the original posts were, but I kept thinking how many of the posts were to the effect of "I've never tried ICS (on road/off road) but I'm sure that it...
01-22-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By Alan_F

I can't speak to your exact situation with 650B...

I can't speak to your exact situation with 650B and gravel use, but I have been using Spinergy wheels on our aluminum DaVinci Joint Venture road tandem for several years. We started with the TX-2 and...
12-10-17, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By Alan_F

The hop was present before the tire was mounted...

The hop was present before the tire was mounted and didn't change much with the tire installed.


Alan
12-06-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,345
Posted By Alan_F

Another late reply as I also haven't visited this...

Another late reply as I also haven't visited this site in a while.

My wife and I have been riding off road for about 3 years after getting invited to the ETOR (Eastern Tandem Rally Off Road)...
12-06-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By Alan_F

Different experience here. I got our Stealth...

Different experience here. I got our Stealth wheels (DaVinci disc model) earlier in 2017. They were not true on arrival and I had to do a little work with the Park tension meter and a truing stand to...
07-31-17, 10:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,659
Posted By Alan_F

I found this thread interesting as we're...

I found this thread interesting as we're currently looking at the impact of dropping down to "only" 3 rings to go electronic on our next DaVinci. Having just returned from a week in the New York...
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