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Tandem wheels have to be the Strongest of all the aspects of our sport. Consider 2 adults + heavier bike + luggage, sometimes camping equipment and tours that can last many weeks.

Many years ago I gave advice to tandemisits to include at least one disc brake on their wheels, but, good disc hubs were rare and difficult to obtain compatible rims.

We now have both disc hubs and rims to include all necessary features of top class, trouble free tandem wheels.

Weight is not the most important attribute of tandem wheels. Strength, reliability and longevity are.

I was building 36 spoke tandem wheels many years ago that were stronger than some 40 + 48 spoke wheels built elsewhere. The 40 + 48 components were not as strong or reliable as my 36’s. Extra weight does not equate to extra strength.

We now have the luxury of suitable components that were probably designed for mountain bikes, but suit tandems perfectly.

 

PIANNI TITAN TANDEM WHEELSETS

 

PICT0403 800x600 2         PICT0404 800x600           PICT0408 800x600PICT0413 800x600         PICT0414 800x600                                         

 

IMG 2218 672x900    IMG 2213 900x672   IMG 2216 672x900