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Co-Motion Java Tandem, “go anywhere” versatility !

Co-Motion Java Green 2

Co-Motion is a leader in top quality tandems, and this is a new model for them: The Java. It’s parts package is similar to Co-Motion’s classic Speedster model, but the Java has a new oversized and butted cromoly steel tubeset used in the frame . The most exciting feature of the java is the wider tire clearance built into the frame! The frame and fork can fit up to a 2.0″ width tire. We built this particular one using Velocity Dyad rims that can accept anywhere from a 28mm width tire (standard for road tandems) up to a 2″ width … Continue reading

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Giant Anthem Advanced , Custom SRAM XX1 build

Giant Anthem SL XX1 SRAM 3

SRAM’s phenomenal XX1 parts group was brand new when this Giant Anthem Advancedwas built. We stripped a stock bike down to the frame to rebuild it with the 11 speed, single chainring group. Tubeless tires were requested, of course, and NoTubes Arch EX rims made an easy-to-live-with set up. Giant’s Anthem Advanced frame is a great one. The wide frame tubing keeps the bike stiff and pointed where you’d want it to go, and the carbon keeps it light. A lightweight racing suspension bike with a lifetime warranty on the frame ! SRAM was thinking outside of the box when … Continue reading

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Kona Raijin 29er Titanium Hardtail Frame


Kona’s excellent titanium hardtail frame, the Raijin, moves into its second year of production with this 2013 model. There’s no need to worry though. After all of the time Kona employees spent thrashing prototypes in the Pacific NW and the great owner reviews its gotten around the internet, the 2013 Raijin is the same as the previous batch except for a couple of cosmetic changes.  Black anodized slider dropouts and the retro Kona downtube panel now come stock on this smooth riding, U.S. made, titanium beauty. The Raijin is a bike to own for a while. Race it. Hammer it. … Continue reading

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Co-Motion Java 29er Tandem


This is one of Co-Motion’s new Java tandems with the 29er wheel size. One of the less obvious benefits of 29 inch wheels is that you can use either wide off-road tires or thin road tires on them. Co-Motion saw that this feature is especially cool for tandems! Now a couple can use the same bike as a touring bike with 32mm road tires and as a gravel-rider with wider 2.1″ off-road tires. The same tandem can do a century one weekend and ride rails-to-trails type terrain the next weekend. The Co-Motion Java comes stock with dual disc brakes. This … Continue reading

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