The New Tandem Is Go

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Meet Don’s new machine, purchased with the help of a disabilities “Quality of Life” grant. It’s certainly improved my quality of life. The frame is Titanium, custom made by XACD – “located in the historic, ancient Chinese city of Xi’an”, where the terracotta warriors are. After about half a million emails with the infamously abrupt Porter, we were relieved when the frame arrived looking all correct and very sexy.

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The welds are neat as you like, and the measurements are spot on. The Ti rides beautifully, a perfect balance between stiff and springy. Having a Ti frame of this length is a really special feeling. It just morphs across bumps in the road like a big magic carpet. The handling is much closer to the feeling of a single road bike, too.  It really rails the corners. Awesome fun.

Medium sized FIDIs are welcome to have a test ride. Don will need some pilots on tap while I’m away in Vietnam from June, so if anyone is keen I can give you a little training session. There’s really nothing to it.

 

2 thoughts on “The New Tandem Is Go”

  1. I love the flat top bar, makes it look normal size 🙂

    1. Yep, we thought that was the most elegant geo. The ‘dales are all really low at the back. They are aiming for the husband & wife market! Those bikes have a real “rear steer” effect. An yhow given we were basically fumbling around in the dark on the geo it rides very nicely. Win! 😉

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