Posts Tagged ‘paketa tandem bike’

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V2r customer testimonial

February 1, 2013

We just received a great email from a V2r customer. The interesting thing about this customer, is that he has ridden many of the competing tandems, including the Calfee carbon fiber tandem and our own V2. Read on to see his comparison.

“Hello and just a quick note to say we have been on the Paketa V2r for a few months now, and we are riding the perfect tandem! This is by far the best tandem bicycle we have ridden. Previous tandems owned were a Paketa V2, Calfee, Burley, and we still have a Co-Motion Supremo that is currently idle. The V2r is very close to the V2, but it rides closer to a single bike, plus a little lighter with the single bike parts. Visually it is much cleaner with the right side drive. It is very responsive and efficient while pedaling. You don’t feel the internal torque in the bars and across the tires contact patch. The bike is completely stable at any speed and tracks on rails. The smoothness vs stiffness does not make sense, as if they are incompatible with each other, but yet they are both present in the ride. Great job!” – Trey

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D2 Travel tandem with two S&S couplings

January 24, 2013

We just completed and delivered our first two-coupling version of the new D2 custom magnesium travel tandem. With two S&S couplings, this super light weight tandem fits in a standard single bike case and weighs in at less than 50 pounds with the case. The bike itself, weighed in at 24.7 pounds with a wide-range triple gearing (30/42/55 & 11-30 Recon Ti cassette), Campy 10s shifters/derailleurs, FSA carbon bars and seat posts, San Marco SLR Flow saddles, Ritchey WCS captain & Zona carbon adjustable stoker stems, Lightning tandem cranks with left side Gates Carbon Drive timing belt, Campy Super Record dual-pivot f/r brake calipers, American Classic 420 Aero 3 wheels with Conti 25 mm Gatorskins.

The two-coupler option is a great option for airline travel as you will only be charged as if it were a single bike. The four coupler tandem fits in two separate S&S travel cases, and travels on airlines at no additional charge. The two coupling option is also great for carrying the tandem on a rear-mounted car rack or for carrying on a roof rack. The convenience of breaking the bike in half can also help with storing the bike at home. The possibilities are endless…..

Click here to read more information about Paketa Travel tandems:

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Paketa tandems take 1st, 2nd, and 4th at Haystack TT last weekend

April 25, 2012

Congratulations to the three Paketa tandem teams that raced at the Haystack TT last weekend. We are proud to announce that Paketa Tandems took 1st, 2nd, and 4th in the race. That’s just fantastic. Way to go to the racers.

There’s some professional photos from the event here: http://www.sportifimages.com/RoadRacing2012-1/Haystack-Mountain-TT/Individual-TT-AM/22576715_N3hb7s#!i=1808349707&k=9cwKF6p

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Power and Paketa

December 22, 2011

Dave Prechtl and Fritz Tomaselo show the power of the Paketa during the National Time Trail race in September. They appear to be in pain, but are really enjoying the event they worked hard to attend. Dave and Fritz end up taking the Silver Medal in the TT and the 110+ Road Race. The Paketa ends up to be the fastest bike in the Field, with Dave and Fritz powering in well ahead of the other sprint teams. Thanks Paketa!

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Brother and Sister win the Mixed Tandem Nationals together

September 30, 2011

After two years of planning, some practice racing and training, and the good will of Paketa and wheel sponsors (Dave, Terry, Ella, Jeanne), and help from Bill S., Paul, and Len, the brother and sister team (Steve Worley and Beth Graff) arrived in Bend OR for the National Championship mixed tandem competition. Beth started the day with an ITT then after a short rest was back at the starting line for round two. Seven teams entered, mostly couples, making us odd since we are from Washington and Colorado. No one knew what to think!

paketa racing tandem wins racesThe race route began with a 7 mile climb, mostly big chain ring (56), but also some middle ring(44) efforts were needed. Wow, I thought the torture would never end. We were making progress relative to the teams in front of us, but when we turned for the return downhill run it was full gas – and really fun. The bike was a rocket, paketa = rocket in Russian, and we passed two teams on the decent. We were absolutely flying in the 56×11 – eyes watering and the wheels singing at 45-50 mph. The race was 2/3 done when we finally slowed for a turn into a golf community. This part was rolling and twisting terrain – not the best for a “big bike”. All the roundabouts, punchy hills, and downhill turns were negotiated with caution – did not really care for a pine forest or sage brush adventure to liven thing up. We pushed absolutely as hard as we could to stop the clock at the end. As we cooled down we speculated we should be in the top 3. And we about fell over when our friends (Lee and Corlet) informed us we won by 9 seconds and 3rd place it turns out was 19 seconds behind that. What a deal – a brother and sister win the 2011 Mixed Tandem 110+ Nationals together!!

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The biggest compliment came from second place team, who was chasing us the whole ride, and were the defending Champions (two ex-cateogory one riders) – when they said they “just could not close any distance anywhere” – that is sweet!

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Team Radsport Update

September 16, 2011

To all,

Pinnaclife Racing Team takes three Silver Medals in the U.S. National Cycling Championships. Darrin and Jason take the Silver Medal in the 70+ Tandem TT by setting a fast time on the mountainous Time Trial coarse. Fritz and Dave also take Silver in the Elite Championship Tandem TT on the same very difficult terrain.

Two days later Dave and Fritz win the field Sprint in a demonstration of speed and take the Silver medal in the Tandem 54 mile Road Race.

Thanks to all those sponsors and team members who have supported this team throughout this season! One more race to go, next weekend.

Thanks again,
Dave

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Team Radsport/pinnacliffe wins the CA state championships…again

June 7, 2011

California State Championship Road Race
The team went out with a plan to bring the race down to sprint finish.  Gary, Bruce, Kenny and Dave were out to make this one count.  The race was very difficult, with lots of pot-holes, cows in the road, and riders going into the dirt and pavement…….It was very exciting to say the least.  Gary and Bruce made the first group over the climb and Dave and Kenny soon joined, getting the team back together before the long loop back into town.  The team did a great job of covering breaks, with Gary jumping on anything that moved.  Kenny and Bruce also worked the front making sure nothing went up the road.  Several very hard attacks all came back together, and the team moved to the front for the last two miles.  Gary set the pace at the front, keeping anybodies thought of attacking neutralized.  Kenny paced Dave up into position for the finishing straight.  Gary then ramped it up the final climb, causing the field to stretch out.  Kenny brought Dave up the right side into the front 4 riders, and Bruce took over placing him in the top 2 with 1K to go.  Dave made the right move to get onto the fastest wheel, and sprinted around him with 150 meters to go.  Dave gets clear wheels across the finish with no one even close!  Pinnaclife takes the win!!    I love it when a plan comes together.

This was teamwork at it’s best.  This ones for everyone!

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