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List of Tandem Manufacturers and Custom Builders with Pricing

As you’re probably aware, I’m a huge tandem fan – in fact, I’ve whizzed through dozens of countries on one. When I started researching tandem manufacturers, I had a pretty hard time finding good information about different manufacturers and custom builders. A lot of the information 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, I decided to create a resource with every tandem option and price available. The website links will take you directly to the manufacturer’s pages, where you can read about the products. The pricing (where available) should then allow you to find bikes in your price range.

Don’t forget to check out:
Tandem FAQ: Everything You Ever Need to Know
Tandem Tech: Everything You Ever Need to Know

My Co-Motion tandem is a dream to ride - it’s super stiff and has a great geometry for touring.
My 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 US $2150
Co-Motion (USA) – Java, Primera, Rubusta, Supremo, Macchiato, Equator, Speedster, Mocha – Complete from US $2999
Da Vinci (USA) – Joint Venture, Global Venture, In-2-ition, Grand Junction – Complete from US $3195
Duratec (Czech) – Big Bang – Complete from €2576
Hokitika (USA) – 2-Be-One, Haka – Complete from US $2500
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 US $6795
Pedal Power (Germany) – Crossroad, Kolibri, Lady, Two Moon, Lowrider, Classic, Double Speed, Randonneur, Berlin, Butterfly – Complete from €2291
Ritchey (USA) – Breakaway Double Switchback – Frameset from US $2999
Salsa (USA) – Powderkeg 29er MTB – Complete US $3999
Santana (USA) – Nuovo, Arriva, Soverign, Team – Complete from US $2999
Santos (Netherlands) – Double Travel – Complete from €4,000
Schauff (Germany) – Joburg 26, Racing, Strassburg, Rothenburg
Seven Cycles (USA) – Resolute 007, Axiom Ti – Complete from US $8445
Stevens (Germany) – Twin Power – Complete €2999
Thorn (UK) – Raven Twin – Complete from £2699
Zweirad (Germany) – Komfort, Tour – Complete from €1849

Thorn are renowned for putting together a nice touring tandem.
Thorn is renowned for putting together a very solid touring tandem.
The Salsa Powderkeg is a solid off-road tandem option.
The Salsa Powderkeg is a great off-road 29er tandem option.

Cost-Effective Tandem Manufacturers

Apollo (Australia) – Syncro – Complete from AU $999
Dawes (UK) – Duet Twin, Discovery Twin, Double Edge, Galaxy Twin – Complete from £799
Dolan (UK) – Road – Complete £1499
KHS (Taiwan) – Tandemania, Alite, Cross, Milano – Complete from US $1239
Monark (Sweden) – Tandem – Complete from €1200
Pegasus (Australia) – Brumby, Duet II – From AU $999
Polygon (Taiwan) – Impression AX – From AU $749
Raleigh (USA) – Companion, Pioneer – From US $700
Schwinn (USA) – Tango – Complete US $699
TandemServis (Czech) – Lappi, Expedition, City, Mrazek, Folding, Balu – Complete from €1200
Trek (USA) – T900 – From US $1199

Dawes make some of the best value touring tandems available.
Dawes make some of the best value touring tandems available.

Other Tandem Manufacturers

Azub (Czech) – Recumbent tandems
Bike Friday (USA) – Folding tandems – Complete from US $1698
Circe (UK) – Semi-recumbent and small wheel tandems
Fandango Tandems (USA) – MTB tandems
Hase (Ger) – Semi-recumbent tandems (lots of long-distance tourer advice HERE)
MSC (Spain) – Mountain bike tandems – Complete from US $5500
Ventana (USA) – MTB tandems

The Hase Pino is a unique semi-recumbent option which provides a better view for the stoker.
The Hase Pino is a unique semi-recumbent option which provides a better view for the stoker. Read experience from long-distance tourers HERE.

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)
Kinethic (Spain)
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 I was going to spend a lot of money on a road tandem, it would have to be a Calfee.
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.
Bilenky piece together the most beautiful custom tandems around. Check out their top-10 HERE.
Bilenky piece together the most beautiful custom tandems around. Check out their top-10 tandems HERE.

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