The Cappuccino

Cappuccino Tandem

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.

Frame Specifications
Frame Size 21/1822/1923/20
Head Angle 73°73°73°
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 145mm145mm145mm
Seat Post Diameter 29.8mm29.8mm29.8mm
Standover, Front 30.5"31.1"32"
Standover, Rear N/AN/AN/A

Frame sizes are measured from center of bottom bracket to top of seat tube collar.
Frame sizes for Softride models are called out relative to non-beam bikes.
Standover heights are measured at mid top tube.
Top tube lengths are measured on effective horizontal.

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Cappuccino Componenet Package
Frame Co-Motion designed air-hardening triple butted tandem tubing ForkCo-Motion taper-gauge Cro-Moly, with Co-Motion CNC tandem steerer
HeadsetRaceFace Thermo threadless Bottom BracketsShimano UN-52
CranksetRaceFace Tandem Chainrings54-44-32
BrakesAvid Single Digit 7 Brake LeversShimano Ultegra STI Flite Deck
Front DerailleurUltegra 6500 Triple Rear DerailleurShimano XT 9sp
CassetteLX 11-32 9sp ShiftersShimano Ultegra STI Flite Deck
Seat PostsZoom 29.8 mm and Softride beam SaddlesCo-Motion D2 Men's & Women's
Captain StemSalsa Moto-Ace 8-13cm Stoker StemCo-Motion Telescoping adjustable
ChainShimano CN-HG92 PedalsNone
HubsDT Hugi Symmetric 36h, 40h or 48h SpokesDT 14 gauge
RimsVelocity Dyad Silver TiresAvocet Fasgrip20 700x28
QR skewersSalsa HandlebarsProfile 40,42,44, or Stoker

Cappuccino Optional Equipment
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

Paint Options:

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