‘Family Bike’ Recumbent Tandem

*** There is a new addition to the Family Bike line! ***

The 30 speed, in addition to the rear-drive, now has a front-wheel drive (FWD), for the front rider. hat means it has an independent, separate drive system. This allows both riders to pedal at their own pace. This means that either can coast, pedal at different cadences, and choose the best gearing which best fits each rider’s experience level and capabilities. Plus it can separate into pieces to make transporting it much easier.

A tandem recumbent is a great way to get out on the road with a fellow cycling enthusiast. This unique design is recumbent (laid back) in the front and regular positioning in the rear. It’s also a great way to introduce someone to the recumbent experience who may not have had a chance before. With the rear rider steadying the bike, the front rider settles in the front and off you go. These are made as ordered so right now plan on a 3-week wait.

Note that if you are new to recumbents, let alone tandems, there is something of a learning curve. The regular bicycle seat in the rear is the captain’s seat from where the controlling of the tandem is done. This is reversed on a regular bicycle tandem. The front recumbent rider is to sit still and join in the pedaling. Please measure the x-seam since the front leg reach is not for a tall rider.

The 27-speed spec includes a 9 speed 11-34 cassette while the 30-speed spec includes a 10 speed 11-34 cassette, with both having a triple chainring crankset.  Either would enable you to get along at a good pace on the flat and get you up any hills you might encounter on the way. So that’s not new.


The components may change due to  the availability

30 Speed Dual Drive Family-Separate

Family Bike 27 Speed


Bottom Bracket Height Seat Height Seat angle-from Horizontal Rider’s height
68cm F/63cm ; R/80cm 37 degrees F/150cm ; R/170cm
Wheelbase Average weight/kg Rider’s weight limited Front X-seam/inch
173cm 20.5 kgs 220kgs suggest 35.5″~41.5″


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