Once you know you're ready for a tandem, it's time to dream of what you can do together. This tandem will take you there!
The frame of every tandem needs to be strong, not just for the riders and possible cargo, but also for handling and safety. Cannondale's SmartFormed aluminum frame tubes on the RT2 tandem are butted with the expectation that two powerful riders will take it through its paces. Cornering won't feel rubbery with a stong tandem frame, and braking will feel progressive and powerful. A massive 1.5" head tube/steerer tube interface adds handling precision, espcially during high-speed turns and descents. Rack and water bottle mounts are found throughout the RT2, giving the tandem versatility for longer rides and trips to the farmer's market. A 3D forged fork soaks up road vibration, keeping the captain more comfortable.
The drivetrain of the RT2 consists of 10-speed Shimano 105 components, including the dual-control levers, front triple derailleur and long-cage rear derailleur. An FSA Gossamer tandem 52/39/30T crankset and Shimano Tiagra 12-30T cassette adds a massive gearing range to the bike, making challenging climbs less fearsome. 36-spoke alloy DT Swiss wheels are wrapped with Continental's legandary 700x25c GatorSkin tires, bringing puncture-resistant confidence to every mile. Shimano's R515 cable-operated disc brake calipers clamp onto 203mm front and 180mm rear rotors, ensuring excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine. Cannondale's alloy C3 Compact road handlebars, alloy stoker bars, adjustable alloy stoker stem, alloy seatposts and Prologo T2.0 saddles complete this brilliant bicycle built for two.
|Frame||Tandem Road Smartformed aluminum w/ 1.5-inch headtube, rack mounts bottle cage mounts|
|Fork||Fatty Tandem aluminum w/ 1.5-inch steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss alloy Tandem Wheelset|
|Tires||Continental GatorSkin, 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||FSA Gossamer Tandem|
|Chainrings||53/39/30T, 42T timing chainrings|
|Bottom Bracket||FSA MegaExo, w/ Eccentric BB30|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105, long-cage|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30T|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 dual-control|
|Handlebars||Front: Cannondale C3 Compact; Rear: C3 Bullhorn Stoker|
|Tape/Grips||Cannondale bar tape w/ gel|
|Stem||Cannondale C3; Rear: C3 Extended adjustable Stoker|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Brakes||Shimano mechanical disc, rotors: 203mm, 180mm|
|Pedals||Cannondale composite platform|
|Seatpost||Cannondale C3, aluminum|
* Subject to change without notice.