Model description (provided by Co-Motion)
First introduced in 1993, the S&S Machine Bicycle Torque Coupling (BTC) has revolutionized the bicycle industry and forever changed the image of travel bikes. Folding tandems with non-standard parts have become obsolete.
Co-Motion blazed a new trail for travel tandems with a brilliant 6-BTC system. Since the Co-Pilot tandem frame separates into three equally sized sections, the ultimate in packability is maintained while tandem assembly and disassembly is intelligently simplified. One significant advantage is that there is no need to remove the fork. Plus, the Co-Pilot's BTCs are strategically located for unimpeded wrench access without time-consuming crankset removal. These details are critical time savers that our competitors simply overlook.
No tandem maker is more thorough than Co-Motion when it comes to engineering the location of the couplings for optimum frame strength. Each coupling is fully supported where it is integrated into the butted section of our exclusive Reynolds 525/725 triple-butted tandem tubing. Our large diameter bottom tube is oval at both ends and round where it joins just one large BTC. This design provides the best known structural benefit of a single oversized tube as well as lighter weight and the logical simplicity and ease of handling fewer parts.
Because we know you expect the best, Co-Motion Cycles uses only the original stainless steel S&S Machine Bicycle Torque Couplings. Many other builders are now using plated or non-plated couplings made from non-stainless material, which are designed to reduce cost and speed up bicycle production. Stainless couplings assure a lifetime of flawless and corrosion-free operation.
We know that once you own a Co-Pilot, you'll want to keep it forever.
|Seat Angle, Captain||73°||73°||73°|
|Seat Angle, Stoker||73°||73°||73°|
|Top Tube, Front||21.75"||22.5"||23.25"|
|Top Tube, Rear||27.55"||27.55"||27.55"|
|Bottom Bracket Height||10.75"||10.75"||10.75"|
|Rear Axle Spacing||145mm||145mm||145mm|
|Seat Post Diameter||29.8mm||29.8mm||29.8mm|
Frame sizes are measured from center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube collar.
Standover heights are measured at mid top tube.
Top tube lengths are measured on effective horizontal.
|Frame||Co-Motion designed Reynolds 525/725 triple butted tandem tubing||Fork||Co-Motion taper-gauge Cro-Moly, with Co-Motion CNC tandem steerer|
|Headset||RaceFace Thermo T-Less||Bottom Brackets||Shimano UN-52|
|Brakes||Avid Single Digit 25||Brake Levers||Dia Comp 287 V (see options)|
|Front Derailleur||Ultegra 6500 Triple||Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT 9sp|
|Cassette||LX 11-32 9sp||Shifters||Shimano DuraAce 9sp bar end (see options)|
|Seat Posts||Zoom 29.8 mm||Saddles||Co-Motion D2 Men's & Women's|
|Captain Stem||Salsa Moto-Ace 8-13cm||Stoker Stem||Co-Motion 11cm or 13cm|
|Hubs||Phil Wood 36h, 40h or 48h||Spokes||DT 14 gauge|
|Rims||Velocity Dyad Silver||Tires||Avocet Fasgrip20 700x28|
|QR skewers||Salsa||Handlebars||Profile 40,42,44, or Stoker|
|Co-Motion adjustable stoker stem||Disk brake options|
|Chris King headset||Rockshox suspension seat post|
|Arai drum brake with QR kit||STI package|
|Shimano Ultegra Tandem Crankset package|
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Includes any other PPG color or DuPont ChromaLusion or House of Kolor Designer Pearls
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