As a respected bicycle frame builder, we often take orders for custom bicycles that the rest of the bicycle market either can't handle or has simply forgotten. The classic touring bicycle has slipped from the mainstream, but it is experiencing a comeback as more people are discovering the joy of seeing the world first hand and at their own pace.

Our experience with tandems has helped us to design and create an entirely new breed of touring bike that handles self-supported, transcontinental touring without even breaking a sweat. Like a tandem, a touring bike also carries a heavy load, puts extreme strain on wheels and requires first rate design and construction to keep its pilot confident and in control. We've been refining our custom touring bikes since 1988 to prove the effectiveness of these original ideas on tours all over the globe.

For complete immunity from wheel failures, the Americano uses a symmetrical tandem rear wheel with a 145mm axle. Our exclusively designed tandem-sized chainstays are long enough to provide huge clearance for carrying large panniers, yet stiff enough that your Americano will beg for more hills to climb. The heat-treated Reynolds 725 tandem-sized frame tubes are stout enough to cross any continent as many times as you care to.

Real touring geometry is vital for the success of your voyage, and we've mind-melded into the Americano the sure, steady disposition of a pack mule. For 2001, we've added more sizes to make fitting just about anyone easy. To help you take in the view without strain, the Americano manages to be relaxed and upright, without a hint of anything wimpy. Our tandem-style fork keeps your gear rock solid even on the steepest mountain descents. There's plenty of room for fat touring tires, fender mounts, and all the braze-on fittings you need. You can even order your Americano with S+S Machine's Bicycle Torque Couplings, to add suitcase portability to your bicycle.

s+s coupler option shown

Get to know your country, your continent and your world on a Co-Motion Americano. There's no experience like traveling under your own power. And no bicycle is better suited to the task.

Frame Specifications
SizeTop Tube LengthHead AngleSeat Angle Chainstay LengthBB HeightSeatpost dia.
50cm52.5cm72.574.545.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
52cm53.0cm72.57445.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
54cm53.5cm72.57445.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
55cm54.0cm72.57445.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
56cm54.5cm72.573.545.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
57cm55.5cm72.573.545.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
58cm56.5cm72.57345.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
59cm57.0cm72.57345.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
60cm58.0cm72.57345.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm
62cm58.5cm72.572.545.0cm27.0cm 29.8mm

Frame sizes are measured from center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube collar.

All Americano frames come with tandem-width 145mm rear axle spacing, unless ordered otherwise.

Americano Componenet Package
Frame Co-Motion designed Reynolds 725 double butted tubing ForkCo-Motion taper-gauge Cro-Moly, with Co-Motion CNC tandem steerer
HeadsetRaceFace Thermo Threadless Bottom BracketsShimano UN-52
CranksetRaceFace Turbine LP Chainrings46-34-24
BrakesAvid Single Digit 7 Brake LeversDia Comp 287 V
Front DerailleurUltegra 6500 Triple Rear DerailleurShimano XT 9sp
CassetteLX 11-32 9sp ShiftersShimano DuraAce 9sp bar end
Seat PostZoom 29.8 mm SaddleCo-Motion D2 Men's or Women's
StemSalsa Moto-Ace 8-13cm   
ChainShimano CN-HG92 PedalsNone
HubsDT Hugi symmetric 36h, 40h or 48h SpokesDT 14 gauge
RimsVelocity Dyad Silver TiresAvocet Cross 700x35
QR skewersSalsa HandlebarsProfile 40, 42, or 44

Americano options:

  • Ultegra STI dual control levers
  • Chris King Headset
  • Rockshox Suspension Seat Post
  • S&S Bicycle Torque Couplings
  • Hard case
  • Backpack case
  • Lightweight case
  • Tubus Cargo rear rack
  • Tubus Tara front lowrider rack

Paint Options:

Stock colors:
  • Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Tropical Green Metallic
  • Pavo Purple Metallic
  • Prowler Yellow
  • Deep Red Metallic
  • Silver Metallic

Custom Paint:

  • Includes any other PPG Global System color or DuPont ChromaLusion or House of Kolor Designer Pearls

packed and ready for adventure