Recreational cycling has changed a great deal in recent years, with participation in centuries, double centuries, and cross-state rides growing enormously. Naturally, the more time you spend riding, the more important an efficient, comfortable machine becomes. Even more important is the need to share your passion for riding together.
The Cappuccino has earned a reputation as the ultimate tandem for extended rides, some stokers wouldn't even ride a mile on another tandem! The Softride beam delivers the most active suspension available for the stoker. Unlike the limited action of an added suspension seatpost, the beam absorbs all vibration and stutter bumps as well as unexpected jolts. The difference is amazing.
A smoother ride for the stoker means the captain is happier, too. When the stoker is at ease, shifting the body on the saddle occurs less often, making the captain's job easier. In fact, most teams notice a striking increase in their average speed, the result of increased efficiency from effort saved not having to react to road terrain. You'll also find yourselves spending more time talking about what you want to, instead of dealing with bumps in the road ahead!
The Cappuccino's compact rear frame section makes it our most rigid frame, and due to the beam's suspension, you'll benefit from that extra stiffness without penalty. Captains find this tandem gives up nothing in performance, carving turns and climbing hills with the renowned Co-Motion attitude.
Our Apex frame design integrates the beam's rear mount in line with the top tube at the apex. Pioneered by Co-Motion for the Cappuccino, the Apex distributes the beam's compression loads away from the mount, for better strength than overstressed add-on designs.
When we introduced the Cappuccino, we speculated that it would appeal mostly to new cyclists. In the ensuing years, the Cappuccino has become well loved by all kinds of cyclists, from ultra-marathoners to casual Sunday riders. Whether you're shopping for your first or last tandem, the Cappuccino deserves a serious test ride. We're betting you'll love it, too.
|Seat Angle, Captain||73°||73°||73°|
|Seat Angle, Stoker||73°||73°||73°|
|Top Tube, Front||21.75"||22.5"||23.25"|
|Top Tube, Rear||28.5"||28.5"||28.5"|
|Bottom Bracket Height||10.75"||10.75"||10.75"|
|Rear Axle Spacing||145mm||145mm||145mm|
|Seat Post Diameter||29.8mm||29.8mm||29.8mm|
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|Frame||Co-Motion designed air-hardening triple butted tandem tubing||Fork||Co-Motion taper-gauge Cro-Moly, with Co-Motion CNC tandem steerer|
|Headset||RaceFace Thermo threadless||Bottom Brackets||Shimano UN-52|
|Brakes||Avid Single Digit 7||Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra STI Flite Deck|
|Front Derailleur||Ultegra 6500 Triple||Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT 9sp|
|Cassette||LX 11-32 9sp||Shifters||Shimano Ultegra STI Flite Deck|
|Seat Posts||Zoom 29.8 mm and Softride beam||Saddles||Co-Motion D2 Men's & Women's|
|Captain Stem||Salsa Moto-Ace 8-13cm||Stoker Stem||Co-Motion Telescoping adjustable|
|Hubs||DT Hugi Symmetric 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 max-adjustable stoker stem||Co-Motion/WoundUp carbon tandem fork|
|Chris King headset|| |
|Arai drum brake with QR kit||Phil Wood tandem hubset||Shimano Ultegra Tandem Crankset package||Bar-end shifters & 287-V brake levers in lieu of STI|