TESTING AND FEATURES
Test Bike Specs
Parts build: Shimano Deore drivetrain, Lasco cranks, Tektro V-Brakes, flat pedals, kickstand, wheels – 26″ rear and 20″ front, RST 200K front suspension fork, saddles – WTB rear and Cloud 9 front, bars – Ritchey rear and generic front, stem – generic rear and SATORI-EZ front, etc.
Weight: 54.6 lbs.
Video of KidzTandem Features:
I tested the mountain bike version of the KidzTandem in yellow over the winter in Colorado with my 6 year old daughter Rachel as my Copilot and fellow tester. It was difficult to get many rides in for in depth testing and fun between snow storms and the cold. For anyone who is a bike nut, going out in inclement weather is pretty normal, and some cold and snow never bothered us too much, but that is not something most children are quite as interested in doing! Sunny and warmer weather are much more fun for the kids.
“It’s such a fine line between stupid, and clever.”
Although I haven’t had a kickstand, since I was a kid, I enjoyed having the center-stand style kickstand. It was handy on the trail and in the garage, although on an occasion I scraped my leg on the kickstand when I was putting it up or down.
The set up for the bike was fairly straight forward. The handlebar and SATORI-EZ stem combo for the Copilot was really easy to put into any position that was needed, and my daughter was always changing them to suit her mood, the terrain or her whim. I think that her whim won out!
Copilot Adjustable Stem and Bar