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Our New Cannondale Tandem

Old 09-14-10, 05:23 AM
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Our New Cannondale Tandem

It's been endless smiles for miles, so far...


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Old 09-14-10, 08:04 AM
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Congratulations from one pair of newbies to another.
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Old 09-14-10, 08:48 AM
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We rented a tandem when we were on vacation in Montreal this past summer, and that was it...we were hooked. We ordered our own very soon after that.

So much fun!
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Old 09-14-10, 11:45 AM
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Very nice! Enjoy the great Cannondale experience (we do too).
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Keep a'smiling (beware: bugs on your teeth!)!
Enjoy the ride TWOgether!
tandem smiley..gifRudy and Kay/zonatandem
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We just picked up a Cannondale RT 2 over Labor day weekend. We have been renting tandems for 4 years, finally pulled the trigger. Too much fun riding, haven't taken photos yet!

Enjoy!

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Old 09-15-10, 06:25 PM
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Congrats on your new Tandem and welcome to the forum.....can't ever go wrong with a C'dale, nice choice!

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Old 09-15-10, 07:17 PM
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Very nice. There may be a RT3 in our very near future. Which means the Raleigh SC may get fat tires so we can try to hurt ourselves off road.

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Old 09-15-10, 07:26 PM
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My 20 y.o. single Cannondale mtb is still in use. That tandem is lookin' good!
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We plan to stick with trails that are pretty mellow and non-technical on our tandem, naturally, but it's still a lot of fun to be riding in the country where there's no traffic to contend with. I have a GoPro HD helmet video camera that I use while riding my off road motorcycles. I'll try to get some footage of our tandem in action soon, on some of the trails we've been riding. I'll post a clip here in this thread, if I can capture anything worth showing.
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What fork are you using? Is it actually tandem rated or is it a single fork that you feel is beefy enough for tandem use? I may be in the market for one for tandem use soon.
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What fork are you using? Is it actually tandem rated or is it a single fork that you feel is beefy enough for tandem use? I may be in the market for one for tandem use soon.
It's a Rock Shox Tora 302, which has 32 mm tubes. That's what the shop owner recommended as being beefy enough for our tandem, while riding on non-technical trails. Seems to work well...

• Travel 85-130mm
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• Target Weight*: 2400 g (5.3 lbs)
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• Spring Adjust: Change Spring / Preload
• Damping: TurnKey Lockout
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• Lowers: Magnesium, IS Disc Mount, Boss Option
• Crown: Forged, Hollow 6061 T-6 Aluminum
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Not sure how much or what type off road motorcycling you do, but...I've got a sneaky suspicion that when your comfort level for you two increases on that Cannondale, your choice of trails will change also.

Not to pull you out of this Website, but there is much more tandem off road topics on Double Forte and MTBR's tandem section.

Welcome and congrats on that 'Dale. Excellent bikes.

BTW, start saving for a Thudbuster LT for your stoker. Very common and work extremely well.

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Not sure how much or what type off road motorcycling you do, but...I've got a sneaky suspicion that when your comfort level for you two increases on that Cannondale, your choice of trails will change also.
BTW, start saving for a Thudbuster LT for your stoker. Very common and work extremely well.

Thanks for the input tips.

I'm a three decade long off road motorcycling veteran, but we have only just started getting back into bicycling this year, and we are both really enjoying it. And like off road motorcycling, I'm sure there are many mods and upgrades which folks eventually move up to, beyond the basic, as they discover the joys of riding more challenging routes and terrain.

Here's a link to one of my recent off road motorcycle trip reports, if you're interested.
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