Video: Two By Tandem

Jul 25, 2014 at 21:13
by Jackson Green  

Views: 63,363    Faves: 112    Comments: 6


Some great riding on a home-built tandem - not words that usually go together! This is no usual tandem team though, and no usual tandem bike either. With all-mountain angles and 200mm of suspension travel, Jackson and Rose can ride it almost as hard as a normal bike. After watching this, you'll want to find yourself a full suspension tandem and have a go.

The track is Cheesy DH at Craigieburn in Canterbury, New Zealand.

The music is "Wake me up" by Avicii.

You can read more about Jackson and Rose here.
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89 Comments

  • + 168
 You should so try to convince Cam Zink and Kyle Strait to ride that bad boy. I would pay money to see that!
  • + 21
 Backflip No-Hander O.o
  • + 27
 "double" superman seat-grab
  • - 24
flag chyu (Jul 28, 2014 at 19:56) (Below Threshold)
 It's cool if the riders are male and female.
  • + 5
 what are you on about
  • + 4
 One would get kicked in the face
  • + 5
 Full loop on a tandem , that I would like to see Razz
  • + 7
 chyu why does it give you a litte bonerr
  • + 3
 Every comment he ever make gets neg propped lol
  • + 90
 I wait till there is a 650b version on the market.
  • + 65
 My wife says "Does she have to pedal?
Me, "Yes, its a tadem fullsuspension bike."
My wife, "Thats stupid, I'd rather be in a Chariot."
  • + 8
 THIS guy! +1
  • + 31
 Still better than a e-bike!
  • + 29
 Tandems are by far the most frightening and fun bikes to ride, this looks like taking both to the next level
  • + 25
 Having been on the back of a tandem on the road, I can tell you that girl has way bigger balls than the guy up front- respect!
  • + 11
 coaster brake tandem mountain bike racing on dh trails most terrifyingly fun sport ever, especially since the person in the back is the only one who can use the brake
  • + 20
 Where da Whip at?
  • + 1
 goo.gl/wWhMhH
Well, kind of.
  • + 19
 I thought "imagine if they caught some air". Then they did.
  • + 14
 Kewl , not a big tandem fan ( not that anyone cares) in general. But I must say his girl is a trooper deluxe. And as a welder I can appreciate the achievement.
  • + 14
 dude does superman, chick does superman while holding his ankles. "SUPER superman"
  • + 1
 This made me laugh hard
  • + 10
 i saw an older couple in whistler bikepark a couple weeks ago with a suspension tandem bike... the guys wife was backseat driving them past the boneyard just yelling directions i felt awful for the dude.
  • + 19
 I am an avid sea kayaker, and we commonly call tandem kayaks "Divorce Boats"
  • + 10
 The wife (or anyone really) yelling directions in your ear while out mountain biking......that is one of the most heinous things I've ever heard
  • + 6
 Rover - with wheels it's a "Divorcycle"
  • + 2
 As a keen whitewater kayaker, I love Duo's. Stick someone new in the front and take them down something scary and chunky. They don't really have to do anything, but they get a front row seat of the hole about to eat them.
  • + 9
 I liked that way more than I thought I would, and that is unexpected because I usually think of tandem bikes as being the side-by-side toilets of the bike world. What is and what should never be, in other words. Still, totally original and a really great video. Loved the rack setup at the start!
  • + 11
 I've seen these guys in action, never can understand how they got through some switchback that I struggled on.
  • + 10
 Got beaten in a downhill race by that once. They carry serious speed on flat sections :/
  • + 7
 Can anyone else see the obscene amount of 'f*ck that' written all over this?! That'd be heaps sketchy!! However, also awesome
  • + 7
 I saw a pov vid from the Queenstown Megavalanche and they were shredding that thing hard. Respect.
  • + 6
 UCI World Cup Series 2015! Can't wait to see that game! Worlds best riders, choose your team mate. Mandatory gaps a must though........
  • + 4
 Craziness!

Mad respect to the riders, especially in the stern - talk about trust!

Fireroad climb on 200mm? sure, twice the power, but damn that must have been a bit of a grind (especially when someone took a break!)
  • + 2
 While it's no XC bike, you can make 200mm climb a whole lot better than your average DH bike by using and appropriate suspension curve. It is also a little easier to make an efficient climbing tandem because there is less weight transfer between the wheels when you stomp on the pedals.
The 2.7" dual ply tires on the other hand, ouch!
  • + 7
 Is it carbon? is it 650b? How did it make the homepage??
  • + 3
 The next time someone complains about chainstays being too long just show them this video! Mad props to the girl riding the back. She doesn't even look scared. The "tandem rack" on that car was pretty much made a mullet of the situation: regular car front all business, party in the back!
  • + 3
 Surprised no one thought to insert an "enduro your mom" joke here...
This bike is obviously the best bike to enduro one's mom on.
  • + 5
 That was twooo fast..... Haaaa get it, anyone Anyone
  • + 4
 Just wait until these guys save up and get their own bikes, they'll be unstoppable
  • + 5
 that's so sick it has a dropper post
  • + 5
 You mean dropper POSTS! Wink
  • + 1
 dropper post times2
  • + 3
 That is bloomin' amazing! From the building of the frame right through to shredding on the thing Smile Had to smile at the bike on the rack too Smile
  • + 4
 So good!!! live the life you want, and share the ride with your (beautiful) wife!!
Tandem rules them all^^
  • + 1
 We've just got our first off road tandem, and it is so much fun. As to being told what to do from behind - it's probably just communicating what's going on in the back end so the pilot knows what he's got to do next. If a tandem team isn't talking, then it's a team that's going to crash.
  • + 2
 Love the bike, wish we were in the same area. www.pinkbike.com/video/373139
  • + 2
 Everytime it airs, it looks like it is going to nose hard. Scary to watch, couldn't fathom riding. That said I have a road tandem and its kinda fun.
  • + 2
 Yes, it does always land nose first unless you are riding at absolute hyperspeed. It feels very smooth when landing though (especially on such little jumps).
  • + 3
 www.pinkbike.com/photo/784342
This is me in the back. 2006 urban dh race.
  • + 3
 Is that an Enduro specific tandem? I think a tandem could do well in Enduro, combine Graves' and Rude's powers together haha
  • + 3
 I would totally ride a tandem in a heart beat. Might be the last time I do it but why not?
  • + 2
 bicycle fabrications out of sanfran made one and raced it against people on regular bikes at the sea otter dh a few years back. that chick has big balls haha
  • + 2
 If I hear this dogshit song one more time I am actually going to kill somebody.
  • + 3
 male and female world cup teams that would be amazing for tandem racing
  • + 1
 instagram.com/p/qcIl82r0ai/?modal=true

There was 3 pairs of people on full suspension tandems at Burke Mountain in VT a few weeks ago. I was just a little confused.
  • + 1
 I must be a crack head but pause the video at the end where the pic of the bikebis it looks like the lowers are bent..... Prob just me
  • + 4
 Kiwi's are funny!
  • + 3
 If it was a fat bike I would buy one.
  • + 1
 Haha! Cant believe they were jumping that thing! Insanity. I love it Gotta admit it looked kinda stoopid strapped to the back of the motor tho! Lol
  • + 4
 serious trust.
  • + 3
 Great...Corners like a Bus!!!
  • + 5
 That thing IS a bus but I thought it corners pretty well.
  • + 2
 talk about a trust exercise
  • + 2
 Best avoid drive-thru's and parking garages with that thing on the back.
  • + 1
 what happens on a hairpin corner ? lol.
pretty cool though. id shit my pants as a passenger on that
  • + 1
 You lean, and the stoker leans even more, and you make it round (just, usually!)
  • + 2
 DANNY HART AND RATBOY should do that
  • + 2
 this is the second tandem mtn bike edit ive seen in a week. im frightened
  • + 2
 Soon on your screens: redbull rampage Tandem Version
  • + 1
 Would love to take that down North Star slopes and maybe do some whips on the way down.
  • + 2
 I would definetly ride this but most of my riding budies fart too much Frown
  • + 2
 Nice work on the frame build!
  • + 2
 Nice filming and perfectly complementing music. Great Video.
  • + 1
 What size brakes would you need.....????
  • + 2
 We use Hayes 224mm rotors (9" in US speak)
  • + 0
 Good video...I made the video great when I turned the sound off and turned Pantera "Walk" on instead.
  • + 1
 This thing should be called the Golden Dragon and put in a museum.
  • + 2
 Rifado
  • + 1
 I wanna see them ride A-line now
  • + 0
 Think about this rig with independent suspension for each rider...
  • + 0
 Just because you can doesn't mean you should...
  • + 1
 bazinga!!!!
  • + 1
 Great Job Guys
  • + 0
 No man should EVER were Lycra on a dh bike, tandem or not!
  • + 0
 not enduro enough...
  • + 3
 Its mtb bro there s no limits. You wanna do something? Just do it!
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