has anyone rode a triple or a quad tandem bike ?

dave soi

Regular
has anyone ever riden a triple or a quad tandem bike ? if so what are your experiences and how hard is it going uphills and trough towns cities ?
 

Alex H

Guru
Location
Alnwick
probably better to ask here (but you will have to register) https://www.tandem-club.org.uk/
 

classic33

Legendary Member
I've had a go on a ZEM 2, over Manchester way. Side by side quad. Can't say I've seen a tandem quad, one rider behind the other.

Out on the road, I seemed to be given a wider berth by other traffic. Lane had to be claimed, and held, for turning right though.
 

Ian H

I am an ancient randonneur, & I stop often for tea
Location
East Devon
I've never ridden more than a two-person tandem. The most important thing is a a reasonably compatible pedalling style. The more riders you have, the more difficult it might be to ensure that. And of course, as a tandem gets longer, so it inevitably gets more flexible, so any less-than-smooth techniques will have more effect.

This one was at the Semaine Federale a couple of years ago.

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dave soi

Regular
wow what an amazing bike would love to try a triple or a quad but am in Ireland so not much if any hope of ever trying one out.
 

Ridgeway

Well-Known Member
Where do you store such a beast?
Think you'd need a hanger:laugh:
 

Ajax Bay

Veteran
Location
East Devon
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