This is a first on a couple of levels. This is the first aluminum tandem I have made and it is also the first 29er tandem as well. I had some mis-steps and re-do's in the process as one would expect with something that is pretty much a prototype but the result seems to work.
The riders here are friends and they were very helpful through the process. After one short test ride they piloted this bike to a win at the Sea Otter classic- a race they got second place in last year. You can see that the height difference in the riders made for a challenging build but it looks to be successful. This frame has given me inspiration to build a gravel version some time this summer if I have the time.