Tandem Bikes - Fun and Fitness for Two

by TerriRexson

Tandem bikes are a friendly and fun way to exercise and travel together. Great for couples and friends to get fit the sociable way.

Tandem bikes are both a novelty and a practical solution for a pair of cyclists. You'll certainly get noticed on a tandem and its a great conversation starter.

Many couples prefer a tandem because you can share the load and use less energy overall in getting where you're going - so you'll have more energy left to admire the scenery. A tandem can also be useful when one cyclist has a mobility or vision issue that makes it difficult or impossible for them to cycle alone.

Tandem bikes can actually be less expensive that buying two bikes of the same quality. Well there's just less bike there! So you can economise or buy a better quality bike than you could otherwise afford.

In this article we'll look at a range of tandem bikes from inexpensive but good value through to a luxury electric tandem bike.

Good Value Tandem

If you're looking for a good value entry level tandem for recreational use then consider the Kent Dual Drive Tandem Comfort Bike. 

This tandem has a surprisingly low price and great reviews. It makes owning a tandem accessible to many people. 

You get two gel saddles for comfort and high quality components. 


Kent Dual Drive Tandem Comfort Bike

Kent Dual Drive Tandem Comfort Bike
Only $309.99

Lightweight Tandem

If you're looking for a lighter-weight tandem then the Giordano Viaggio Tandem Road Bike comes in at 42.5 pounds.

You will notice the different a lighter bike makes when cycling and it will be easier to transport too. 

Giordano Viaggio Tandem Road Bik

Giordano Viaggio Tandem Road Bike (White Pearl)
Only $599.99

Electric Tandem Bike

The Only Electric Bicycle Built For Two

The Only Electric Bicycle Built For Two. The Only Electric Bicycle Built For Two

Or how about an electric tandem bicycle? This luxury tandem has a 500-watt electric motor and can reach a speed of 20 mph. 

It has a rechargeable battery which will enable trips of up to 25 miles using the motor. 

You can use the bicycle as a regular pedal tandem too, and just turn on the motor when you need that extra bit of help to get up a hill or make it home and the end of the day. 

Buy through Hammacher Schlemmer to get a lifetime guarantee. 

Used Tandem Bikes

Are you considering a used tandem bike? This can be a good option especially if you can find a seller that lives near to you - it can be expensive to ship a tandem and there's a risk of damage in the post too. 

But there is some advantage to getting a tandem that has already been broken in and is known to work well. 

View: Used Tandem Bikes on eBay

Tandem Bikes on eBay

Santana Picante Tandem 2-Seater Purple Bike Bicycle

Time left: 3 weeks, 1 day
Current bid: $1499.99  Place bid

new Pacific Dualie Tandem Bicycle with 26" Wheels, Blue, 16"/O...

Time left: 3 days, 20 hours
Fixed price: $280.49  Buy It Now

Vintage Columbia Twosome Tandem Bicycle RESTORATION PROJECT

Time left: 2 weeks, 5 days
Fixed price: $119.00  Buy It Now

Why Choose a Tandem Bike?

Tandem bikes are popular for a few reasons:

  • Tandem bikes are fun! There's a real novelty value to a two person bike. 
  • Tandem bicycles are practical. On a tandem, both riders always travel at the same speed so you don't have one person struggling to keep up - your effort is shared. 
  • Tandem bikes are more efficient. With two people sharing the work cycling on a tandem takes less effort overall. 
  • Tandems are sociable! Have you tried having a conversation with someone else on a bike. Much easier when you're sharing a bike. 

Enjoy Your Bicycle Made for Two

Did you think I was going to make it all the way through without mentioning Daisy, Daisy. Nearly! 

More Bikes

Find a selection of the best electric bikes for women. There are electric bikes available with a women's style step-thru frame.
Updated: 03/22/2012, TerriRexson
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