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Old 01-03-20, 12:52 PM
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Who makes Tandems now a days?

Iím curious as to who makes Tandems now a days?
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Old 01-03-20, 06:02 PM
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Hmmm....CoMotion, Santana, Calfee, DaVinci, Bike Friday, KHS, Hawthorne, Seven (maybe, not sure), Trek (maybe, not sure), several others. Looking for high end, low end? Steel, titanium, carbon fiber?
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Hmmm....CoMotion, Santana, Calfee, DaVinci, Bike Friday, KHS, Hawthorne, Seven (maybe, not sure), Trek (maybe, not sure), several others. Looking for high end, low end? Steel, titanium, carbon fiber?
Thatís too many to name at once. We should each do one and whomever names the last tandem manufacturer wins.

Iíll go next: Bilenky.

PS: I believe Trek has been out of the business or like 10 years.
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Old 01-03-20, 11:21 PM
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You're probably right on Trek, don't see 'em right off on the website. I know used ones are not uncommon, and don't normally shop Trek bikes, period.
Last time I checked, Cannondale didn't show tandems on the website, but I've seen other people say that new tandems (from 2-3 year old stock) were still available.
I think Micargi makes low-end cruiser types.
There are several recumbent tandems available, I believe.
Worksman makes a cruiser-type tandem.
Schwinn, Salsa, Ritchey, Kulana, Pacific, Rodriquez come up in a search.
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Ventana near me in Rancho Cordova makes a full suspension MTB tandem, and a fat one, and they also make the Fandango and Gigi frames for MTB Tandems. The Fandango or Jefe is going to be my next bike purchase.

Nicolai in Germany does, I think? Maybe only as customs. They did the ďRandom TandemĒ for Martyn Ashton

Salsa only did the Powderkeg for one year and it seems like the serious MTBíers laughed it off as a hybrid. Too low, and a wimpy build, and steel-flexy.

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Old 01-04-20, 02:29 AM
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Burley is gone too!
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Old 01-04-20, 08:30 AM
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BinghamBuilt - formerly Kent Eriksen cycles.

Multiple best tandem in show at NAHBS.

Titanium.

We love ours. Itís been all over with us and Adventures in Tandem.
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Old 01-04-20, 08:34 AM
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Rans makes three tandem models - 2 recumbent and 1 crank forward.
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Old 01-04-20, 08:54 AM
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Hokitika by Tandems East. They also list Land Shark on their web site. Some of these builders are gone but this is a comprehensive list. https://www.cyclingabout.com/list-of...-with-pricing/
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Old 01-04-20, 10:31 AM
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Rodriguez in Seattle. Every frame a custom sized. The higher end frames can build up to 30 lbs. or even less, in STEEL!
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Old 01-05-20, 09:01 AM
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In the UK, Thorn and Dawes both make tandems still.
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Old 01-05-20, 04:47 PM
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Cycles Chinook in New Hampshire does Ti tandems.
Landscape in (Great Britain?). Aluminum frames built in Czech Republic, carbon fiber frames built in France (by Cyfac?).
XACD and Waltly in China make Ti tandem frames.
Cyfac in France has built CF tandems.
Ti Cycles builds steel and Ti tandems.

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Old 01-06-20, 06:57 AM
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My (German) 2-cents:

https://droessiger-bikes.com/bikes/tandem/
https://pedalpower.de/tandems-triplets-stufentandems/
https://www.poison-bikes.de/Rahmen/Tandem/
https://www.juchem-bike.de/ (strictly custom)
https://rabbit.de/bikes/tandem-classic/ (our beloved "soulmate" was made here :-)

...don't know who will ship overseas and for what cost...
...most of the frames are welded in far east anyway (except Juchem as far as I know)...
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Old 01-09-20, 05:07 PM
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Trek made the T900 right up until at least 2015+. We got ours new in 2016 but it had been on the floor for several months. Performer makes hybrid recumbent tandems (Bilenky knock-off) as well as regular tandems for major brands. They made this double recumbent tandem under their own name, but I don't think they do so anymore. We got ours in 2017. Did anyone mention Raleigh? They had at least three models: Coupe, Companion, and Prestige. I think one model remains and it looks rather interesting.
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Old 01-09-20, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
Performer makes hybrid recumbent tandems (Bilenky knock-off) as well as regular tandems for major brands. They made this double recumbent tandem under their own name, but I don't think they do so anymore.
I went to the performer website and they list a carbon tandem for under 4k. Do you know anything about them? I sent a question on sizing earlier this week but haven't gotten a response.
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Old 01-09-20, 11:33 PM
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I went to the performer website and they list a carbon tandem for under 4k. Do you know anything about them? I sent a question on sizing earlier this week but haven't gotten a response.
I just spent a few minutes on their site looking at that bike. Their site is really undergoing major changes. They never sold standard bikes under their own name. Anyway, there is a "Bike Sizing and Fit" tab on the Carbon Tandem page that answers (IMO) any possible question a person could have. I had a really hard time ordering from them. They mean well but English is definitely a difficult language for them to communicate in. If you want you can PM me with your question(s). They won't respond if they think you can get the information easier somewhere else.
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Old 01-10-20, 12:12 AM
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Some more in Europe: Duratec, Matrix, Dolan.

I also think/hope Cannondale while not making tandems each year, will continue make them every other year or so.
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Habanero (custom titanium for <$3k)
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Habanero (custom titanium for <$3k)
Looks very nice but <3k gets you a frame only. No extra charge for custom. Good price.
Titanium Tandem Frames from Habanero
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Pretty certain House of Tandems has their own brand now
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Originally Posted by Joint Venture View Post
Rans makes three tandem models - 2 recumbent and 1 crank forward.
RANS no longer makes the crank forward tandem. They just make the two recumbent models.
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Old 02-01-20, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by iambent View Post
RANS no longer makes the crank forward tandem. They just make the two recumbent models.
It was a weird lookiní thing anyway!
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Old 03-10-20, 03:26 PM
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Santos and Koga (the Netherlands) make tandems too
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Cyfac in France make carbon tandems (the boss at the bike shop where I used to work bought one a couple of years ago):
https://www.cyfac.fr/produit/duo/
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