Duratec Road Shimano 105 Disc Tandem

“This Tandem is a great entry into high-quality Tandem riding. The SHIMANO chainset Direct Drive throughout offers excellent performance. The very reliable SHIMANO 105 Transmission is durable, lightweight and tried & tested…combined with the hydraulic brake system from SHIMANO this is the perfect road tandem for racing, club runs and exploring the roads!

The Duratec Road Shimano 105 Disc Tandem is the ‘Cheetah’ of the Tandem World. The perfect balance of ride quality and power, with do it all versatility & durability for road riding. The Duratec Road Shimano 105 Disc Tandem is the ideal tandem for lightweight cycle tourism, the odd time trial and “tandeming” adventures on the tarmac and hard surfaces! Whether you are club riding, time trialling, riding a sportive, cycling a multi-day challenge or exploring roads around the world…The Duratec Road Shimano 105 Disc Tandem can do it all!

Features:

  • 7020T6 aluminium alloy handmade tandem frame with large diameter tubes for high rigidity.
  • 20 frame sizes.
  • Many Colours in Gloss and Matt.
  • Duratec aluminium Tandem specific disc forks – Suspension upgrades available.
  • 142/12 Rear Thru-Axle.
  • 100/15 Front Thru-Axle.
  • Rear Rack mounts – Front Rack mounts can be added.
  • Optimized for wide rims and tyres…making versatile riding!
  • Shimano 105 – 50-34 – 2 x 11 chainset.
  • Shimano Hydraulic 203mm disc brakes
  • Wheelset – DT Swiss/Shimano 105.
  • Tyre sizes from 25-28mm.
  • Shimano 105 Transmission 2 x 11.
  • Tandem Experience Training included when you buy.

Buy this Tandem with our 0% Finance or on our Cycle to Work Scheme. Read about specialist Tandem Insurance and also Servicing which with all Tandems purchased from us has 2 years of service included – go to our Services page here.

From £4195, see below to add options and accessories. Configure your Tandem now!
 "We had 'The Tandem Experience', a really excellent introduction to riding a bicycle made for two. Very thorough training on technique for riding a tandem (hint: it's quite different to a normal bike), then a whole day hire of a touring tandem, with a very pleasant 25 mile circular route map supplied. Bike was very good quality, and training unhurried and well delivered. Highly recommended, if you're thinking of trying out a tandem!" James McRae, Local Guide - Google Review

Full Specification

  • Frame: Aluminium 7020T6 – Aluminium alloy AlZn4,5Mg.
  • Fork: Duratec Aluminium Tandem specific disc forks – Tapered 1 1/8″ to 1 1/2″
  • Derailleurs/Shifters: Shimano 105 2 x 11.
  • Brakes: Shimano 105 Hydraulic.
  • Headset: FSA Orbit FS Sealed Bearing.
  • Drivetrain: Shimano 105 (50-34T).
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano External.
  • Cockpits: Ritchey Comp drop handlebars – See Options Below.
  • Seat Posts: Ritchey Comp – See Options Below.
  • Saddles: See Options below – not included in the price.
  • Pedals: See Options below – not included in the price.
  • Wheels: DT Swiss 545D Rims, Shimano 105 & DT Spokes.
  • Tyres: Continental Grand Prix 5000 – 25-28mm.
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore – 11-34 – 11sp.
  • Mudguards: See Options below – not included in the price.
  • Front & Rear Racks: See Options below – not included in the price.
  • Bottle Cages: See Options below – not included in the price.
  • Other items are shown in our Options and Accessories below.

What frame size do we need?

A common question and one that we do take seriously as it makes the difference when riding a Tandem safely and for long term enjoyment.

How do we work this out? 

Here are some pointers we talk about regularly with our customers.

  • Your ‘Saddle Heights’ are critical and found commonly too low for efficient cycling.
  • Once your ‘Saddle Height’ is correct then your feet will only just touch the ground, by tip toe.
  • To find the correct ‘Saddle Height’ we require a ‘Standover’ measurement.
  • To do this simply stand with your back to a wall with your cycling shoes fitted, then place a book (approx. 30mm wide) between your legs and position so that it touches you firmly.
  • Then measure from the top of the book to the floor.
  • This measurement is your ‘Standover.’
  • Remove 100mm from this ‘Standover’ measurement and this will leave you with your ideal saddle height to start with.
  • The ‘Saddle Height’ is measured from the top/middle of the saddle to the centre of the chainset.

Now when looking at our Frame Measurements matrix below and look for the Standover in column ‘O’.  The measurement shown are the maximum of your Standover for front and rear riders.  Therefore you can look at frames that are lower than this.

Of course our Custom Sizing Option is  available if you are unable to fit the many sizes available.  We charge to produce a TandemCAD for you that is refundable once the Tandem is placed on order. Click below if you wish to go through this process.

Go to our Custom Sizing Option here!

Geometry

Frame Geometry

Frame Measurements

Frame Size A1/2 Top Tube F/R B1/2 Seat Tube F/RC2 Chainstay D1/2 Bottom Bracket F/RF Head Tube H WheelbaseK Fork Offset O1/2 Standoverα Head Angleβ1/2 Seat Angle
50/46529/686500/460411270/270125 167043 724/699 7274.5/74.5
50/48529/686500/480411270/270125167043717/7097274.5/74.5
52/41539/686520/410411270/270125168043769/6797274.0/74.5
52/46539/686520/460411270/270125168043749/7077274.0/74.5
52/50539/705520/500411270/270125169943735/7287274.0/74.5
54/46549/686540/460411270/2701251690 43778/7137274.0/74.5
54/50549/705540/500411270/270125170943762/7377274.0/74.5
54/52549/712540/520411270/270125171043755/74672 74.0/74.0
56/50560/705560/500411270/270125171543788/74372.5 73.5/74.5
56/52560/712560/520411270/270125171743780/75572.573.5/74.0
56/54560/712560/540411270/270125 171743773/76572.573.5/74.0
58/52571/712580/520411270/270145172843807/76372.573.5/74.0
58/54571/712580/540411270/270145172843799/77472.573.5/74.0
58/56571/738580/560411270/270145174943791/78372.573.0/73.5
60/54583/712600/540411270/270165 174143826/78072.573.0/74.0
60/56583/738600/560411270/270165 176143817/79272.573.0/73.5
60/58583/738600/580411270/270165 175643810/80272.573.0/73/0
62/56595/738620/560411270/270185177443845/79972.573.0/73.5
62/58595/738620/580411270/270185176843837/81172.573.0/73.0
62/60595/738 620/600411270/270185176843830/82172.573.0/73.0

Paint Options

Duratec Paint Choices

Many colours are available for Duratec Tandems in both Matt and Gloss finishes.

Duratec Paint Finishes

Duratec Decal Choices

Duratec decals are available in White, Black (as shown) and Silver. Fitted to Down Tube, Boom Tube and Headtube.

Options & Accessories

Pedals and Clips

We can supply any pedals or you can fit your own if preferred.
Pedals commonly used are: Shimano - 324 SPD / Flat, Shimano - 520 SPD, Classic Alloy (as shown) and Studded Platform. Half Clips can be supplied to fit Shimano 324 and Classic Alloy.

Saddles

Saddles offered are from: Bioflex Ongel Ozone (as shown) - in various widths. Brooks - all models and Selle Italia - all models.

Mudguards

We fit the correct size for use with the tyre width of your choice and they come in both Black & Silver. Available from Flinger (as shown) and SKS.

Suspension Seatposts

Recommended to fit to the rear position are the Cane Creek Thudbuster ST G4 (as shown) or the System EX EL.

Handlebars

Handlebars can be changed and the following are popular choices. Front - Jones Loop SG 64cm rise (as shown). Front/Rear - BLB Big Smoker Riser Bar 7.6cm rise. Rear - Profile Upturns 47cm wide.

Rear Stem Adaptions

Our Tandems are supplied with a standard adjustable rear stem, however depending on the sizes of both riders the rear handlebars may require to be higher. We supply a sleeve/stem combination to allow this to our existing rear stems. Please contact us to discuss the options. To fit seat post sizes of 27.2mm, 29.8mm and 31.6mm.

Racks

Racks for Panniers: Front/Rear - Tubus, Front/Rear - Blackburn and Rear - Topeak Super Tourist DX (as shown).

Panniers & Top Bags

Panniers from Ortlieb & Topeak (as shown with drop down panniers).

Bottles and Cages

Standard aluminium Pulse cages from Zefal and also the superb non cage bottles from Fabric (as shown) in two sizes and in clear or smoke.

Dynamo Package

Schmidt SON dynamo hub (as shown), superb Supernova E3 Pro 2 front light combined with Supernova 3 rear light. This package can be added to a Sinewave Cycles Reactor USB top cap charger for your USB-powered devices.

Sinewave Cycles Reactor USB

Sinewave Cycles Reactor USB top cap charger for your USB-powered devices.

Pumps

Topeak Road Master Blaster to fit neatly into your frame for your on the move pressure top up and the Topeak Joeblow Turbo Floor Pump (as shown) to keep pressure topped up with ease.

Tools

Park Tool Peg Spanner SPA1 to fit all of our Tandem eccentrics. Combine this with a multi tool pack, puncture outfit and tyre levers and your ready for your travels.

Tandem Rak

To transport your Tandem on roof bars, rear of a Transporter or on a TowBar we have them all, please ask for more details.

NeoDrive E-Assist Addition

On Tandems with a vertical quick release drop out we are able to supply as an e-assist upgrade at the point of order. Please contact us to discuss the options.

Kickstands

On some of our tandems a kickstand can be fitted to frame mount, ideal for touring Tandems. The Pletscher Twin leg stand is available in Silver or Black and 26"/27.5"/28"/292 wheels.

Extra Bottle Bosses

If there is a need for extra bosses for water bottles over the standard offer then this can be done.

V-Brake addition to Discs

We offer on our Duratec, Landescape and Co-Motion Tandems the facility of a third/parking brake operated by either front or rear by a third lever. The brake and lever costs are additional to this upcharge.

Touch Up

Touch Up can be ordered for all of our Tandems.

Rotors

We recommend the Magura MDR-P 203mm Rotors fitted to our Landescape and Co-Motion Tandems. Offering a special patented interlocking of the outer and inner rings (Dovetail Interlink Technology) giving optimum braking performance even under heavy loads

Ergon Grips

Ergon - developed for riders seeking the most hand positions. The GP1 grip combined with a 5 finger multi-position bar end featuring rubberised inserts for a positive grip.

How to buy

If you don’t know the size/saddle height you require:

  • Complete a sizing fit either in-store or virtually – click here to book.
  • Choose a Tandem, specification and any accessories via our website (within each Tandem product), over the phone or email or in-store.
  • We will contact you to secure your order with a 50% deposit.
  • Or arrange Finance Options.
  • You will receive a delivery ETA.
  • Take delivery of your new Tandem or global shipping can be arranged.
  • Ride your new Tandem!

If you do know the size/saddle height you require:

  • Choose a Tandem, specification and any accessories via our website (within each Tandem product), over the phone or email or in-store.
  • We will contact you to secure your order with a 50% deposit.
  • Or arrange Finance Options.
  • You will receive a delivery ETA.
  • Take delivery of your new Tandem or global shipping can be arranged.
  • Ride your new Tandem!

Alternatively – contact us (phone or email or in-store) to start a no-obligation, no pressure discussion to decide if a Tandem is for you and how to buy the perfect fit.