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MTB Tandems Jerseys available for pre-order!

July 21st, 2018
Finally! after numerous customer requests over the years, we’ve  come  up with an MTBTandems jersey design. Made by Primal, these jerseys offer excellent performance and comfort while on the trail, and look pretty good anywhere else too! Available (of course) in Men’s and Women’s cuts. Offered in Red/White/Blue         or Orange/White/Blue   … Continue reading MTB Tandems Jerseys available for pre-order! ...Read More

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This is what we’re building quite often nowadays…

June 19th, 2018
Ventana’s venerable ECDM (el Conquistador de Montanas) frame has been revitalized with Boost rear spacing. Combined with new tandem-capable fork options and plus tires, the overall capability of this long-time favorite has just increased dramatically! We use the ECDM frame with the optional Boost rear triangle, which now include Boost 148 thru-axle system as standard. … Continue reading This is what we’re building quite often nowadays… ...Read More

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Check out this Ritchey Break-Away Tandem!

March 17th, 2018
The Ritchey Break-Away tandem is Tom Ritchey’s take on a travel tandem. The frame can be disassembled into 3 sections for packing into the included travel cases.       The frame will fit either 700x40mm or 650x55mm wheels/tires, thereby offering lots of versatility for many different road surfaces.           We’ve … Continue reading Check out this Ritchey Break-Away Tandem! ...Read More

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Happy Holidays from MTB Tandems!

December 22nd, 2017
              We wish you the happiest of holidays,  a healthy and  prosperous new year,  and many miles and smiles on your tandem! ...Read More

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Tandem of the Month!

July 22nd, 2017
July’s Tandem Of the Month is Larry & Brenda’s Ventana el Conquistador 29’er with the Boost treatment. The 29’er el Conq platform in stock 145mm dropout swingarm setup will accommodate both 29 x 2.4″ tires/wheels and 27.5 x 2.8″ tires/wheels. Now, Ventana has upped the ante by creating a true Boost rear swingarm that will … Continue reading Tandem of the Month! ...Read More

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Here’s an inspiring story and great use of tandem mtb’s!

June 16th, 2017
XTERRA’s First Blind Athlete – Amy Dixon &nbsp ...Read More

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Another successful AORTA!

May 17th, 2017
This past weekend, 15 intrepid teams joined us for another AORTA (Appalachian or Alex’s) Tandem Off-Road Adventure. We journeyed to Steelville, Missouri to a new host site – Bass’ River Resort. This years’ event was our first held at this location, and we were very pleasantly surprised with how nice and peaceful the area is. … Continue reading Another successful AORTA! ...Read More

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AORTA-MO 2017 Registration form and Release here:

February 27th, 2017
The registration form/release for AORTA 2017 (AORTA-MO) is here: 2017AORTARegistrationForm We will have a limited # of rental tandems available for the weekend; If you’re interested in renting a tandem for the weekend, please let us know as soon as possible. Rental tandems are available on a first-come first-served basis and tandem rentals are handled … Continue reading AORTA-MO 2017 Registration form and Release here: ...Read More

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AORTA 2017 is ON!

January 18th, 2017
Our semi/sorta annual off-road tandem weekend is on for 2017 – May 12-14th, 2017. We’ll be travelling to Steelville, Missouri to experience some of the great riding along the Ozark Trail. Specific details to follow, including location specifics and lodging/pricing options, but save the date now! MTB Tandems will also have rental tandems available for … Continue reading AORTA 2017 is ON! ...Read More

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What’s even more fun than riding a tandem off-road?

October 19th, 2016
If you haven’t attended an off-road tandem rally yet, you should really consider giving it a try.  Seriously – the only thing better than riding tandem mountain bikes on great trails is riding tandem mountain bikes on great trails with other tandem teams! We spent this past weekend riding with 24 other teams on the … Continue reading What’s even more fun than riding a tandem off-road? ...Read More

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New pricing on Rohloff-equipped Tandems!

June 25th, 2016
We believe strongly in the Rohloff SpeedHub 14 internally-geared hub for many tandem applications, and over the years we’ve built many tandems with this setup. Owners enjoy the Rohloff Speedhub for use in all sorts of conditions, but the hub is especially good for use in sloppy, muddy, grungy environments where conventional drivetrains take a … Continue reading New pricing on Rohloff-equipped Tandems! ...Read More

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Tandems are a great way to ride with the kids!

April 21st, 2016
Though most tandems in the US are sold to paired adults or couples, over the years we’ve also built quite a few tandems for parent/child use. The tandem is a great way to keep everyone together, and to help young legs handle longer rides and more challenging terrain. All 3 of our kids spent time … Continue reading Tandems are a great way to ride with the kids! ...Read More

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Co-Motion Java – a great gravel grinder/dirt touring option!

February 18th, 2016
We just finished this Co-Motion Java build – the color is Metallic Black with black decals – makes for a great stealthy look, doesn’t it? Full 3×10 Shimano 105 groupset with drops and Profile stoker bar, Avid BB7’s and hand-built White Industries/Velocity Dyad wheelset.  The Java frame/fork makes a great platform for dirt touring and/or … Continue reading Co-Motion Java – a great gravel grinder/dirt touring option! ...Read More

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Looking forward to meeting you in 2016!

January 6th, 2016
We are looking forward to visiting more events in 2016, and we hope for the opportunity to meet you and talk tandems! We’ll be attending the Santos Fat Tire Festival March 11-13, 2016. Stop by and say hello! We;’ll have the demo fleet available for test-rides all day Saturday (we recommend you reserve your test … Continue reading Looking forward to meeting you in 2016! ...Read More

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Happy Holidays from MTB Tandems!

December 29th, 2015
During this holiday season, we pause to reflect on the many blessings we enjoy. We are thankful for the continued support, encouragement, and friendship each of you brings to our business and lives. Thank you – we truly appreciate and value each of you! ...Read More

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ETOR 2016 dates and details announced!

November 16th, 2015
Mark your calendars! Brenda Isherwood has shared details for next year’s Eastern Tandem Off-road Rally – The event will be held October 14-16, 2016, and will again return to the most tandem-excellent Allegripis Trails at Raystown Lake in Pennsylvania. MTB Tandems will be there, with some tandems available for demo, and rental tandems available for … Continue reading ETOR 2016 dates and details announced! ...Read More

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We Have a NEW Website!

October 29th, 2015
At long last, we have a new web presence to better serve you, our loyal customers! Our new website platform is far more capable than previous versions, (and also a lot more complicated to set up and maintain), so you may notice a few glitches here and there. Please bear with us; we’re working through … Continue reading We Have a NEW Website! ...Read More