Dolan Tandem Bikes
At Dolan, we currently offer two tandem bikes. The TDT is a track bike built for speed. It can be completely customised to your needs and offers a lightweight aluminium frame, handbuilt wheels and semi-sloping geometry for optimal performance on the track. The TDR Disc tandem is perfect for comfortable road riding and allows for add-ons such as panniers and mudguards making it the perfect all-year-round adventure tandem bike.
Do I need to pedal at the same speed as my partner?
When it comes to tandem riding, both riders should pedal at the same time and at the same pace in order to have an easy and smooth ride. However, both riders are not equal when it comes to riding a tandem bike. The front rider (captain) does all the steering and braking, whereas the back rider (stoker) simply pedals. The only thing that the two riders must do is pedal together.
Who should go at the front of a tandem bike?
If you’re riding a tandem for the first time, it’s hard to figure out who should be in front and who should be at the back. The rider who is more skilled at cycling should consider being the captain, as they’re the person who needs to both steer and brake.
How hard is it to ride a tandem bike?
Riding a tandem bike is harder compared to a standard bike as you have to coordinate your pedalling with the second rider. Additionally, the other rider’s balance and movements will also need to be taken into account. Tandem biking may require some practice if you’ve never done it before.
What brakes do tandem bikes have?
Dolan’s Tandem has a front and rear disc brake. It also has a third brake which is used as a backup.
Do tandem bikes have gears?
Yes. Tandem bikes usually have gears. Some models have multiple gears while others use a single-speed design.