I just saw your post today. My wife and I love our Santana Arriva with couplers that allow us to pack it in a large suitcase for flights. For two riders with a little difference in ability, It is GREAT! (I won't say who is the weaker rider).
Unfortunately we have now moved to Japan and it is against the law to ride a tandem here! So being teachers we have to wait until the summers to ride it.
We bought a B.O.B. trailer and have used it fully loaded on long trips. It is great.
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Welcome to the team Erica. DH and I ride a tandem. We have a Santana road bike, Nashbar mountain bike, and he is building a new Tsunami mountain bike. He rides a single road and mountain bike as well and I have a single mountain bike. But I much prefer the tandem. We are registered for the GA and TN tandem rallies this year.
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My boyfriend and I were meant to be on a tandem. We love to ride together and love to challenge each other, heck, we even have matching Pinarellos, lol. We finally took the plunge this year and started out with a vintage Santana tandem we found on Craigslist...you know, just to see how we liked it. Well, we loved it. Loved it so much that we only rode it a few times before buying our '09 Cannondale Road 2.
She just showed up last week and we got to take her out for a spin. Shes just GREAT. The only problem is now we've got these beautiful Pinarellos sitting in the garage all jealous that they never get brought out anymore, LOL
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