Creaking Cracking and All That Noise

Creaking Cracking and All That Noise
The one thing all tandems have in common is that they utilize a lot of moving parts. With the additional moving parts comes additional sources of annoying creaks, cracks, and strange noises. The primary cause of unwanted noise on a tandem bike is movement between two solid metal parts. During installation...

Tandem Disc Brakes

Tandem Disc Brakes
Braking technology has come a long way for tandems over the last decade. In times past a good drum brake or cantilever setup was the only option available for tandem teams and it was not uncommon to see a dual setup of cantilevers combined with a rear drum brake. Thanks to cross over technology from...

Stoker Comfort: Seat Post on a Tandem

Stoker Comfort: Seat Post on a Tandem
For first time tandem riders it is often most difficult to fathom the extreme vibrations transmitted to the stoker via their seatpost. On a single seat bike the frame geometry allows for a balance between front and back end vibrations. Tandems on the other hand, with the long wheelbase, focus a majority...

5 Tips for Safer Road Rides

5 Tips for Safer Road Rides
The vast majority of tandem teams utilize paved roadways for cycling routes. For many this is a choice that places the two riders into immediate harms way. Here are five tips to being safe while riding the roads. Tip 1 – Pick a line Whether the roadway has a bike lane, wide shoulder, or no shoulder...

AORTA a Tandem Attack in Asheville

AORTA a Tandem Attack in Asheville
Appalachian Off-Road Tandem Adventure (AORTA) 2010 took place in Asheville, NC over the weekend of May 21-23. Organized and promoted by Alex Nutt of MTB Tandems (www.mtbtandems.com) the event brought together tandem mountain bike teams from across North America to tear-up the singletrack of Bent Creek...

Harbison State Forest Columbia SC

Harbison State Forest Columbia SC
Harbison State Forest is located 5 miles west of downtown Columbia SC. The small forest is located within and among suburban housing and industrial buildings making it the perfect destination for mountain bikers and hikers. With a network of trails designed and maintained by local cyclists this area...

Pinellas Trail St Petersburg Florida

Pinellas Trail St Petersburg Florida
The Pinellas Trail is a rail to trail conservancy project that has resulted in a 40 mile continous paved route through the communities along the Gulf Coast of Tamp Fl. Popular with local cyclists the trail includes a number of bridges over major roadways to avert interaction between cyclists and motorists. Passing...

Looking for Warmth in Florida

Looking for Warmth in Florida
For tandem teams not located in Southern California the last 4 weeks have been anything but fun. With an arctic front that dropped all the way into the Florida keys temperatures across the nation have been well below freezing. There are those few die-hards out there who will wear multiple layers and...

For the Love of Tandem Riding

For the Love of Tandem Riding
Recent news surrounding positive doping tests throughout the professional cycling world reminds us why we love riding tandems. Putting two consenting people on the same bike tends to remove all those competitive feelings that riders get alone. There are no professional tandem riders or professional tandem...

Tammany Trace Rail to Trail Bike Route Louisiana

Tammany Trace Rail to Trail Bike Route Louisiana
Louisiana’s only rail to trail bike route is an excellent example of what communities can accomplish with smart development of old railroad tracks. Located in St. Tammany Parish on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain the 30 mile route hits several small towns as it meanders along the bayous and...

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