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.
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.
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.
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…*
Arvon Cycles (Canada)
Bilenkey Cycle Works (USA)
Black Sheep (USA)
Bob Brown Cycles (USA)
Bohemian Cycles (USA)
Calfee Design (USA)
Davidson Bikes (USA)
Don Walker (USA)
English Cycles (USA)
Eriksen Bikes (USA)
Gellie Custom (Australia)
Primate Bikes (Australia)
Roberts Cycles (UK)
Santana Bikes (USA)
TET Cycles (USA)
Ti Cycles (USA)
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.
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.
If you have any other highly regarded tandem parts or bike manufacturers to add, please leave a comment below.