‘Family Bike’ Recumbent Tandem

The “captain” is in the rear on a bicycle seat. The “stoker” is in the front in a recumbent seat!

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.

There is a new addition to the Family Bike set up!

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 30 speed however, has its front wheel drive, FWD, for the front rider which is 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.

Family Bike 27 Speed

Item Description
MSRP US$2,045
Frame Alloy
Front fork Cr-Moly
Seat FRP w/mesh cushion, Full Mesh.headrests + Sella Italia
Handlebar alloy bar + FSA seatpost
Shifters Shimano Acera
Levers Alhonga BK370
Front Derailleur Microshift R353
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Crankset First 50/39/30 & 39T 170L
Cassette Shimano HG20 11-34t
Wheelset Jalco: X320 w/bearing hub 32H
Tires 20 x 1.5 /26 x 1.4
Brakes Avid BB5 disc brake
Pedal Wellgo
Headset Speedmax

Family – FWD 30 Speed

Item Description
Frame Alloy
Front fork Cr-Moly
Seat FRP w/mesh cushion, Full Mesh.headrests + Sella Italia
Handle bar  alloy bar + FSA seatpost
Shifters Shimano Tiagra / Microshift bar end shifter 10spd
Levers Tektro FL540
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Crankset Shimano Tiagra 50/39/30
Cassette Shimano Tiagra 11-34t
Wheelset Jalco : X320 w/bearing hub 32H
Tires 20 x 1.5 /26 x 1.4
Brakes TRP Spyre Disc Brake
Pedal Wellgo
Headset Speedmax
MSRP US$2,365


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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