If you want a tandem trike for casual use, there is nothing that can touch the Rover Tandem. It costs half what other tandem trikes cost, and it has the maneuverability for parks and trails. It comes standard with independent pedaling, which allows either rider to coast while the other pedals. It also comes standard with a wide range Enivolo Cargo rear hub, which gives effectively an 11-speed range (380%, if that makes any sense to you) with a super-easy shifting internally geared hub
If ya’ll are a couple in which one rider struggles to keep up with the other then tandem triking is the way to go. The stronger rider shares power with the weaker. No one struggles, no one waits. This is a great options for blind riders developmentally-challenged kids, who can now join in on family cycling adventures.
The Rover Tandem will disassemble for transport. The seats pop off without tools, and the frame will break down into 4 pieces, needing only a 4mm allen wrench. It will accommodate a wide range of rider sizes, but the rear seat won’t adjust for as tall a rider as the front will.
Oh Captain! My Captain!
When we talk about tandems, there are a few terms to know. The front rider is called the “captain” and the rear rider is called the “stoker.” There are two separate chains. The one running from the captain’s crankset to stoker’s is called the “timing chain.” The rear chain, running from the stoker’s cranks to the rear wheel is called the “drive chain.” The stoker does nothing but pedal. They don’t steer or shift or brake. They just take photos and wave at people. Some tandems have the stoker working a shifter or a drag brake (for speed control on long descents), but the Rover Tandem is much more simple.
Our price: $3399 with independent pedaling and Enviolo Cargo rear hub shifting
TerraTrike tandems are a safe and easy way to enjoy riding with another person. Each of our tandems is designed to meet the needs of different riding styles, and are well suited to accommodate nearly any pair of riders.
The Rover Tandem is a life changer for many couples who want to get out and ride together, as well as parents or relatives of people with adaptive needs. The high seat and generous weight capacity (500 lbs.) of this tandem make it accessible and comfortable. The strong Hi-Ten Steel frame provides a solid ride, and can be broken down for storage or transportation.
The Rover Tandem comes equipped with the Enviolo Cargo hub, an internal hub which allows seamless shifting, even when stopped or under a full load. Also equipped standard is the Internal Pedaling System (IPS), which allows each rider to pedal independently.
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Component Group for our showroom model