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World’s lightest travel tandem – 22.5lb Paketa D2r

March 4, 2013

Our newest tandem to grace the performance tandem community is a very remarkeable bike. At 22.5lbs with two custom S&S couplings, no other travel bike can compare. Our two-coupling tandems fit into a single bike case for easy travel. The two-coupling version also helps for those who need to carry their tandem on a rear mounted vehicle rack. Read below for features of the D2r and photos.
·         Right-side timing has up to 70% lower boom-tube flex than other tandem designs
o   Higher performance, lower weight
o   Sleek design with conventional parts
·         World’s lightest travel tandem at under 22.5 lbs. as shown
·         Custom low-profile titanium S&S couplings
o   Designed by S&S and Paketa engineers
o   Unique features for frame assembly and stress-relief; designed for longevity
·         Durable Ceramikoat (TM) ceramic coating
o   Mohs hardness of 9 (diamond=10)
o   More flexible than Mg: won’t chip
o   Superior corrosion protection
o   Perfect for a travel bike
·         Compact crank adapter with belt drive
o   Retains right-hand-side-timing advantages
o Touring gearing–as low as 25” (0.97:1) gear ratio
o   Compatible with Gates’ CDC and CDX/CenterTrack sprocket designs
Packs into Biknd case;  44 lbs. total weight
o  Allows packing accessories in the same case while still staying under 50 lb. airline limit

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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…..

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