List of Tandem Builders and Manufacturers with Pricing

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As you’re probably aware, we are big tandem fans – in fact, we spent over 18 months cycling about the world on one. When we started researching tandem manufacturers, we had a pretty hard time finding information about different manufacturers and custom builders. A lot of the information available seemed to come back to the same couple of manufacturers, which can get pretty frustrating when you’re trying to gauge what’s actually available.

In light of this, we decided to create a resource with as many tandem options and prices as possible. The website links will take you direct to the manufacturer’s pages, where you can read about the products. The pricing (where available) will then allow you to find bikes in your price range.

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Our Co-Motion tandem is a dream to ride - it’s super stiff and has a great geometry for touring. Our Co-Motion tandem is a dream to ride – it’s super stiff and has a great geometry for touring.

High-End Tandem Manufacturers

Cannondale (USA) – Street, Road, 29er – Complete from $2150USD

Co-Motion (USA) – Java 29er, Primera, Rubusta, Supremo, Macchiato, Equator, Speedster, Mocha – Complete from $3295USD

Da Vinci (USA) – Joint Venture, Global Venture, In-2-ition, Grand Junction – Complete from $3195USD

Duratec (Czech) – Big Bang – Complete from 2576€

Hokitika (USA) – 2-Be-One, Haka – Complete from $2500USD

Kinethic (Spain) – Cicloturismo, MTB, Ruta, Hibrido

Koga (Netherlands) – Twin Traveller Folding – Complete £3999

Lapierre (France) – X2 Fit, X2 Touring, X2 MTB – Complete from £1799

Orbit Tandems (UK) – Summit, Routier, Pegasus, Unicorn – Complete from £1350

Paketa (USA) – R2, D2, V2, V2r – Complete from $6795USD

Pedal Power (Germany) – Crossroad, Kolibri, Lady, Two Moon, Lowrider, Classic, Double Speed, Randonneur, Berlin, Butterfly – Complete from 2291€

Santana (USA) – Nuovo, Arriva, Soverign, Team – Complete from $2999USD

Santos (Netherlands) – Double Travel – Complete from 4,000€

Schauff (Germany) – Joburg 26, Racing, Strassburg, Rothenburg

Seven Cycles (USA) – Resolute 007, Axiom Ti – Complete from $8445USD

Stevens (Germany) – Twin Power – Complete 2999€

Thorn (UK) – Raven Twin – Complete from £2699

Zweirad (Germany) – Komfort, Tour – Complete from 1849€

Paketa make some really lightweight tandems out of magnesium. As far as we are aware, they are the only manufacturer using this material. Paketa make some really lightweight tandems out of magnesium. As far as we are aware, they are the only manufacturer using this material.

Thorn are renowned for putting together a nice touring tandem. Thorn are renowned for putting together a nice touring tandem.

Cost-Effective Tandem Manufacturers

Apollo (Australia) – Syncro – Complete from $999AUD

Dawes (UK) – Duet, Discovery, Double Edge, Galaxy – Complete from £799

Dolan (UK) – Road – Complete £1499

KHS (Taiwan) – Tandemania, Alite, Cross, Milano – Complete from $1239USD

Pegasus (Australia) – Brumby, Duet II – From $999AUD

Polygon (Taiwan) – Impression AX – From $749AUD

Raleigh (USA) – Companion, Pioneer – From $700USD

Schwinn (USA) – Tango – Complete $699USD

TandemServis (Czech) – Lappi, Expedition, City, Mrazek, Folding, Balu – Complete from 1200€

Trek (USA) – T900 – From $1199USD

Dawes make some of the best value tandems on the market. Dawes make some of the best value tandems on the market.

Other Tandem Manufacturers

Azub (Czech) – Recumbent tandems

Bike Friday (USA) – Folding tandems – Complete from $1698USD

Fandango Tandems (USA) – MTB tandems

MSC (Spain) – Mountain bike tandems – Complete from $5500USD

Ventana (USA) – MTB tandems

Custom Tandem Manufacturers

*Incomplete list, but a few of our favourites…*

AMPeirce (USA)

Arvon Cycles (Canada)

Bilenkey Cycle Works (USA)

Black Sheep (USA)

Bob Brown Cycles (USA)

Bohemian Cycles (USA)

Bushnell (USA)

Calfee Design (USA)

Co-Motion (USA)

Cyfac (France)

Davidson Bikes (USA)

Don Walker (USA)

Engin (USA)

English Cycles (USA) 

Erickson (USA)

Eriksen Bikes (USA)

Gellie Custom (Australia)

Landshark (USA)

Litespeed (USA)

Mercian (UK)

Primate Bikes (Australia)

Roberts Cycles (UK)

Rodriguez (USA)

Santana Bikes (USA)

Spectrum (USA)

TET Cycles (USA)

Ti Cycles (USA)

Vittorio (Netherlands)

Zinn (USA)

If we were going to spend a lot of money on a road tandem, it would have to be a Calfee. If we were going to spend a lot of money on a road tandem, it would have to be a Calfee.

This classic styled bicycle is made by tandem expert, Bilenky. It’s one of the nicest we’ve seen! This classic styled bicycle is made by tandem expert, Bilenky. It’s one of the nicest we’ve seen.

Little known manufacturer Ewen Gellie from Australia has pieced together a few custom bikes for me, and I can only imagine his tandems are just as excellent. Little known manufacturer Ewen Gellie from Australia has pieced together a few custom bikes for me, and I can only imagine his tandems are just as excellent.

Another small manufacturer in Australia, Primate, make some striking custom tandems. Another small manufacturer in Australia, Primate, make some striking custom tandems.

If you have any other highly regarded tandem parts or bike manufacturers to add, please leave a comment below.

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  • http://twitter.com/jh_f johnf

    Roberts Cycles, Croydon, UK

     Tandem, Disc Brakes, Rohloff Hub gearing from £5,500

    http://www.robertscycles.com/prices.html

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertscycles/sets/72157623051616325

    • http://www.cyclingabout.com/ Alex Denham

      Thanks for the contribution, John. I haven’t heard of Roberts, but their tandem frame looks great!

  • http://www.galla.cz/ Honza

    TANDEMSERVIS.cz is a small Czech company doing also folding versions and than some other products, I was working for them and they are considered as the best tandem builder in the Czech Republic. With one of their tandems I did a trip from CZ to arctic circle and back back in 2001. Almost 7000 km almost without any problem. See: http://www.galla.cz/cz-cyklistika/tandem-expedition-arctic-circle-2001/

    AZUB BIKE – This is recumbent producer where I have been working now for over 7 years. We do also a recumbent tandem which is great for travelling and which I used for some of my expeditions too and which is build based on my experiences from those long trips. See http://www.azub.eu and my blog again.

    One pretty crazy trip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Dkx8wSvbCDQ

    All the best!
    Honza

  • Keith

    Arvon Cycles in Alberta, Canada has been building custom touring bicycles, longtails, and tandems for 30 years.

  • Bernhard

    If you need high performance and rigid tandem suspension forks, look at http://www.steinerdesign.net. Contact Jürgen for a special tandem fork offer.

  • Bernhard

    Rigid Tandem Forks: http://www.steinerdesign.net

  • Bernhard

    Famous German Tandem technology also fullsuspension tandems:
    http://www.juchem-bike.de

  • Dubbelop

    http://www.santosbikes.com (NL): reliable 26″ touring tandem with Magura HS-33 and Rohloff from €4,000.

  • Kwog

    Rob English is left off this list. He builds custom bikes of every style and they are all beautiful, I would put his work up against anyone on the list.

  • KingCage

    Vittorio from The Netherlands.
    http://www.vittorio.nl

  • Juan Enrique Vidal

    Please add us as a specialized tandem manufacturer. We have won para olympic gold medals and we are current para-athlete tandem world champions “Kinethic Hand Made Bikes”, Alicante, Spain:

  • Juan Enrique Vidal

    Juan Enrique Vidal • a few seconds ago
    Please add us as a specialized tandem manufacturer. We have won para olympic gold medals and we are current para-athlete tandem world champions “Kinethic Hand Made Bikes”, Alicante, Spain:

  • cisamcgu

    Your link to orbit-cycles is wrong it now should be http://www.orbittandems.co.uk/ or http://www.tandems.co.uk/ which amount to the same place really

  • cisamcgu

    Just realised that I am two years behind …oh well…sorry