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Tandem Bicycles

On this page: XL Santana Noventa | 53.5cm x 47 cm Burley Samba Tandem

A well-designed and well-made tandem is a joy to ride. And making a good tandem isn't simple. It requires both art and science to make a bike that is both comfortable and yet stiff enough to withstand the force and weight of two riders on two wheels. The two tandems we have for sale are from builders with extensive experience in creating bicycles built for two. Both have well-earned reputation for making excellent tandems.

Santana XL Noventa. Lightly used. $3,500

Front fits inseams 86-95cm, while the rear fits inseams 76-95cm, according to the sticker on the frame.

The Santana Noventa tandem frame is made from Columbus double-butted Niobium-Vanadium and Columbus MegaSize steel tubing, all drawn to Santana's specifications.

The iridescent paint is Chameleon Pearl Dupont Imron


  • Hadley 48 hole hubs laced with DT 14/15/14 spokes to Mavic T217 rims
  • Michelin Pro 700x25 tires
  • Shimano 105 175/170 tandem crankset with Stronglight chainrings, 28/39/53
  • Shimano bottom brackets
  • Connex stainless steel drive chain with a SRAM 830 non-drive chain
  • Tange 1 1/8 threadless headset, Santana stem with Cinelli Eubious bars,
  • Campagnolo Record Ergopower 10-speed shifters¬†
  • Shimano barcon shifter used to operate the drum brake, which is available
  • Shimano V-Brakes with adaptors
  • Campagnolo Racing Triple front derailleur
  • Shimano XT 10-speed cassette 12-34.¬†
  • Shimano XT shadow rear derailleur with JTEK converter to allow the Campagnolo Record Ergopower shifters to work
  • Iridescent cages (4), SKS P35 fenders, Old Man Mountain rear rack, Zefal HPX framepump

Santana Noventa

Ready to ride, even has fenders and rack.

Santana Noventa tandem

Another view of the complete bike

Santana Noventa

And from the front. You'll note in every picture the bike's beautiful iradescent paint looks a bit different. In real life it's a stunner!

Santana Noventa

The gearbox: A super-adavanced Shimano XT Shadow rear derailleur moves the chain across 10 cogs.

Santana Noventa

The stoker's crankset. Plenty of low and high gears to get up and down the hills.

Santana Noventa

The left side

Santana Noventa

The front half. A close looks shows all the thought that went into the design of this bike. And, it's all beautifully executed.

Santana Noventa

10-speed carbon Ergopower. No corners cut here.

Burley "Samba" tandem. Used, $1,500.00
Our Burley Samba is 53.5cm (21 inch) front x 47cm (18.5 inch) stoker. The captain’s top tube is 58cm.

Burley is an Oregon company that became famous making children's bike trailers. The firm expanded into bicycles, tandems, recumbents. In 2006 Burley changed hands, converting from a worker-owned cooperative to a private corporation. At that point Burley stopped making bicycles, including tandems.

Burley "Samba" specs:

  • Handmade (TIG-welded) with True Temper double-butted tubing in Eugene, Oregon.
  • SRAM Centera 21-spreed gripshift shifters, Shimano RSX front derailleur & Shimano LX rear derailleur
  • Avid 1.0 brake levers and V-brake calipers
  • Ritchey Logic headset, Ritchey Fore handlebars
  • 26” wheels with Shimano HF05 hubs laced to 40 hole Weinmann ZAC19 rims, Ritchey Cross Bite 26" x 1.1" tires
  • Tracer triple crankset, alloy pedals with toeclips and straps
  • Velo saddles

Burley Tandem

Comfortable saddle and handlebar set-up

Burley tandem

View of the front and the Avid "V" brakeset. The Cross Bite tires are original and they still look like new.

Burley tandem

The controls: Ritchey Force bars with Grip-shift gear changers and Avid brake levers.

Burley Forks

The forks: made with proprietary True-Temper fork blades.

Burley tandem rear view

Rear view

Burley tandem

Close-up of the drive train showing how little wear the bike has.

Burley tandem

The left side cranks

Front cranks

Front crank, showing the high-quality TIG welds. Also note the pump peg.