Here at Kirk’s Bike Shop, tandem bicycles are a big part of what we do! In 1977, Kirk and Trudie bought their first tandem bicycle, a custom Jack Taylor, from Bud’s Bike Shop in Clairemont, California. This well known bike shop was co-owned by Bill McCready, soon to be founder of Santana Tandems, and largely regarded as the father of modern tandeming. Over the years, they have enjoyed thousands of miles of cycling and touring together on a variety of tandem bicycles, including that original Jack Taylor, a Rans Screamer recumbent tandem, a Raleigh road tandem, a Burley mountain bike tandem, a Santana Sovereign road tandem with couplers, and a Bike Friday tandem.
Here is a brief rundown of the tandem brands we currently stock and sell.
Besides a constantly changing inventory of pre-owned tandems of all makes, we proudly represent:
The largest quality tandem builder in the world, Santana tandems are especially popular amoung tandem tourists, and tandem club riders. In addition, Santana’s top of the line “Beyond” model is unparalleled in it’s use of a combination of high tech space age materials and innovative engineering to produce, perhaps, the smoothest and fastest riding tandem on the planet!!
This hugely popular US tandem company builds quality tandems for a wide range of tandem riding enthusiusts..Many of CoMotion’s tandem models are highly regarded for their unique high performance riding characteristics, similar to those of your favorite single road bike. In addition, CoMotion touring tandems and their family friendly, “Periscope” models are also highly regarded!
Bike Friday Tandems:
Bike Friday tandem models offer a unique combination of affordability, reasonable performance, and practicality that is unequaled in the tandem world. Although we refer to them fondly as “Circus Bikes”, Bike Friday tandems are fast becoming the travel tandem of choice for our own personal, world wide, tandem touring adventures!!
or email Kirk today to make your personal appointment to view, discuss, and test ride his in stock selection of tandem models from each of these great tandem manufacturers!!