|Where can I buy a Tandem?|
|Tuesday, 18 October 2005|
Buying a tandem is a serious investment. If you are considering splashing out, you are welcome to contact us for impartial advice.
A list of UK tandem dealers can be found here, and also a larger list on the main tandem club web site
Some dealers also hire out tandems so you can try out tandeming before a big investment. This page on the main Tandem Club site should help.
Some members have reported significant savings when buying a tandem in America and combining the trip with a holiday to test the machine. this approach clearly needs some planning and maybe ordering in advance. Some members have also reported problems, particularly with Santana (see Tandem Club Journal Feb 2000).
If it is your first tandem, it may be worth considering a second-hand machine. The classified sections of the Tandem Club Journal, the For Sale board of the Tandem Cub site or Cycletouring (the CTC magazine) are both good sources.
The Tandeming section of this site explains some of the basic things to look for.
For even more help and assistance try the Tandem Club discussion board where there are no shortage of views and advice.