Category Archives: DaVinci Designs

DaVinci Designs is located in Denver, Colorado. Most of their models are hand made by them in their shop, and all feature a unique drivetrain called the Independent Coasting System (ICS). The ICS allows both riders of a tandem to pedal or coast independently from eachother. The captain and stoker can stop pedaling whenever they need to, making it easier to take a drink, adjust your position, etc. This simple change goes a long way toward making both riders feel more at-ease when on a tandem.

Davinci Joint Venture, lightweight steel tandem with ICS drivetrain

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This tandem is one of DaVinci’s Joint Ventures. The Joint Venture is available in steel, aluminum, titanium, or carbon fiber. Ours is a steel version, and has a beautifully hand-made frame, and all top-tier parts. The tubing is custom drawn, oversized, and multi-butted Reynolds Cromoly steel. A great red paint job. This Joint Venture is a 700c wheeled version, but 26″ wheels are an option as well. The Joint Venture comes with a Cane Creek Thudbuster suspension seatpost, and has a unique setup of Campagnolo Chorus shifters operating a modified SRAM X.9 rear derailler. This drivetrain is different, but it … Continue reading

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Davinci Grand Junction Tandem, with ICS drivetrain

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The Davinci Grand Junction is a great bike to look at for a couple’s first tandem. It has all the technology you could want in a tandem, extra-strong 26″ wheels, and a comfortable fit. It is a formidable value since it is our least expensive tandem, even with all of it’s features. The Grand Junction comes equipped with front and rear disc brakes, and an adjustable alloy stoker stem. The most unique feature of DaVinci tandems is their excellent invention, the ICS drivetrain. The ICS (Independent Coasting System) lets each rider pedal or coast when they want to, regardless of … Continue reading

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