New Longbikes Tandem: Low Seat Height

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by itself, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. itself

    itself New Member

    Hi All,

    For those of you that may own, or have looked at recumbent tandems, you know that the seat heights tend to be 25" or higher. For a shorter person, this means tippy toes at starts and stops. And anyone experienced with recumbents, knows that one of the most important things on a bent is to be flat footed at starts and starts. This builds confidence in the learning curve.

    Greg at Longbikes builds both recumbent and traditional tandems. I approached him recently and as he is developing a new SWB bent called the Muroc, he is willing to build a tandem for me with a low seat height of 17". He also can make it either a monotube or ladder design. I am hoping it will come out much like my Bacchetta Ti Aero or the M5 tandem, with Euromesh seats.

    If anyone is interested in such a recumbent tandem, then contact Greg. The more people we get to order, the better chances there are that this will not be a custom build, and thus he can reduce the cost.

    Greg is a great guy to chat with, super nice, and is an engineer.