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Crank2 Tandem Bike Shop

Come on in any time and enjoy a cup of tea or steaming cup of our fresh ground Kinetic Koffee, served daily. At Crank2, it’s not just about the bikes: we strive to provide an experience and environment unlike most other bike shops. We specialize in unique and hard to find items for the discriminating cyclist as well as the beginner.

Performance Tandem Bikes

Crank2 has the best selection of tandem bicycles from Santana, Co-Motion, da Vinci Designs, and KHS in stock. We believe that we have the finest selection of high performance and precision tandem bicycles available in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. “Daisy” never had it so good on a “bicycle built for two!” Whatever you're looking for in a tandem bike, you'll find it at Crnk2 Tandem Bicycles.

Families will enjoy our selection of family specific tandems, meant to grow with your family and bring you together for a lifetime of tandem cycling fun and adventure. We have tandem bikes in stock to fit every need, budget, and size. We want to help you make the right choice; if you're looking for a tandem road bike, we have one of the best selections from east to west, north or south.

At Crank2 you can choose from a wide variety of models, sizes and colors to fit your specific cycling needs. We know how difficult it can be to select the proper tandem, so we provide professional consultation and advice in a relaxed atmosphere. We are a test ride center for Santana Cycles, as well as Co-Motion Cycles, da Vinci Designs, Ck2 Cycleworks and KHS. We are proud to be a tandem bike store with more tandem bicycles for sale in one location than most people have seen in their life. We have hard to find tandem bicycles like the Santana Beyond, the Co-motion Speedster, the Joint Venture from da Vinci Designs. Such a huge selection of models and sizes is hard to find. At Crank2 we are the number one tandem bicycle outfitter on the west coast, perhaps the country.

Volagi Liscio by Endurance We Discover

At long last, here at Crank2, we have finally found a single road bike that exemplifies our commitment to “bringing you closer to the road”. By our estimation, the Volagi Liscio by Endurance We Discover, is perhaps the most innovative and inspiring road bike ever designed for the distance rider. We have followed the development of this unique road bike for quite sometime, with interest. We have been so impressed, that we have decided to be among the first Volagi dealers in the country.  Men and women alike will be astounded by this revolutionary new concept. At Crank2 we have a reputation for understanding the needs of our customers, and this bike is built for you! The Volagi Liscio is light, quick and nimble. Its monocoque carbon frame design is stiff, for better power transfer and maximum strength. That’s where it’s similarities to great race bikes end! After all, the pioneers of the Volagi are great endurance riders. They understand what it takes to stay in the saddle mile after mile. You see, the geometry of the Liscio is unusually well suited to most riders. Yes, one look and you will see that the Volagi is sleek sexy and stealthy, and one very special bike. The patent-pending “Longbow Flex” design allows for over 5mm of vertical compliance, smoothing out even the roughest of roads. A passive suspension of sorts, this design enhancement helps reduce fatigue, allowing you to extend your limits to ride further and faster, regardless of your skill level and fitness level. We find that all too often we try to fit customers to bikes that were designed with only racing in mind. Road bikes that have no practical application to the type of riding you actually do. Yes, we can make modifications and recommendations to make these bikes a little more comfortable and a little bit more bearable on long rides. Often times though, while we may be able to provide a greater level of comfort on a race bike to our customers, there are compromises in handling and stability that occur. The Volagi Liscio has been engineered with a taller, slacker head tube to provide a more balanced, comfortable position mile after mile. Sure, more comfort and less fatigue add both to your comfort and enjoyment, but it doesn’t end there. Simply stated, this is the most stable road bike that we have ever experienced.  With front and rear disc brakes, for increased control, combined with increased stability, you’ll find yourself dropping down those long descents faster than you could ever imagine. The Volagi Liscio is available in three distinct models, but just like our tandem bicycles, we can customize a bike to fit your exact needs. There is one thing for sure; you have to ride this bike to believe it! Cool, comfortable, fast, strong, stable, nimble. What more could we offer? Oh, price starts at just $2895.00. If I had to make a bet on what your next should be, and I have, it would be the Volagi Liscio! The folks at Volagi have treated us with an opportunity for you to test ride these unique bikes, before they’re actually available to the public. Join us, for our test ride clinic this Thursday June 23rd through Sunday June 26th. Pre-Orders will be accepted for delivery mid to late July. Come experience the difference, Volagi Liscio by Endurance We Discover. You won’t be disappointed, we promise! By appointment, or just drop by and be patient. We’ll get you on a Volagi!

Visit Our Test Ride Center

Many of our customers travel from all over the country to experience our tandem selection process. We carefully take the time to interview each couple to understand their needs and interests. With such a large variety of tandem models available in stock, we can help you determine which bikes are likley to best suit your needs and budget. We encourage couples to experience the ride qualities of different brands, models, and frame materials. You don't need to be a tandem expert to know which tandem you like best after a thorough test ride comparison!

Selecting the best tandem bicycle to fit your unique needs is far less an intelectual decision, and far more a "seat of the pants" decision. Believe us when we say that when you experience our selection process, "you'll know which bike is right for you!" We provide coaching on proper techniques for tandem riding to ensure that both of you have the safest most enjoyable test ride experience. Our location is especially well suited for riders of all skill levels. You can bike through our scenic, cycling friendly community on a variety of routes and terrains that will ensure that you have the opportunity to compare our tandems with your needs. We can honestly say that if you are interested in a tandem, Crank2 is worth the trip from anywhere. No one has ever left disappointed.

Proper fit is an essential part of the selection process, so at Crank2 we provide a state of the art "Body Scan" to determine the correct frame size for both Captain and Stoker. We offer a custom fit as a part of every tandem bicycle purchase. We understand that your comfort will lead to a healthy, enjoyable cycling experience that will last a lifetime. Whether you come into our store to buy your tandem bicycle or buy a tandem bike online, you'll enjoy a great experience.

Women Have Finally Found a Friend

Women will find that they have finally found a friend at Crank2. Our focus on the special cycling needs of women starts with perhaps the largest selection of womens cycling apparel that you've ever seen in one place. At Crank2 our commitment to women is obvious when you enter the showroom, and will be even more apparent when you leave. We understand the special needs of women and provide helpful information and useful tips for beginners and experienced riders. We believe that women deserve a selection of athletic wear that will perform, provide comfort, and look good too!

We have a huge selection of cycling apparel, helmets, and eyewear from the top manufacturers in the industry including Pearl Izumi, Terry Cycling, Shebeest, Descente, Louis Garneau, Hincappie Sportswear and Craft as well as Limar, Rudy Project, Save Our Soles, Buff and the Sock Guy. We also have a great selection of Craft baselayers and BioAcceleration wear by SKINS. We are proud to carry the new line of cycling shoes from Northwave, providing comfort and performance that you can rely on. Many of our customers tell us that we have the best selection of womans cycling wear available anywhere.

Bicycle Touring Gear

Bicycle touring gear can be hard to find, but at Crank2 we are making are mark. We have a great selection of travel bags and panniers from Arkel, Detours and Jandd. Burley and BOB are your first names in bike trailers and we have them both in stock and available for demonstration. Our selection of touring gear, including bike racks by Old Man Mountain, is really worth the drive from anywhere.

Bicycle Maintenance

Crank2 provides bicycle maintainence and bike repairs on all types of bicycles, tandems, road bikes, mountan bikes, bmx bikes, comfort bikes, childrens bikes, cruisers and others. Our service department takes pride in our ability to service all bicycles. We have a complete inventory of bicycle parts and accessories to serve you promptly. Crank2.com is committed to providing each guest with an experience that is fun, exciting and memorable.

Crank2 is conveniently located in Pleasanton, California on the I-580 and I-680 corridor, just minutes off the freeway. We are less than an hour away from almost anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area and we service all 9 bay area counties, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. We are just 30 short minutes from Oakland, San Jose and the San Juaquin Valley; Sacramento and Gold Country residents will find us just 30 minutes from the I-80 and I-680 interchange. Our bike store is just minutes away from Danville, Fremont, Hayward, San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Dublin and Livermore, as well as Alamo, Orinda, Concord, Laffayette and Pleasant Hill. It would be hard to find a Performance Bike Shop more convenient. South Bay residents will find that Crank2 is a short drive from Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Saratoga, Los Gatos and Los Altos. From the Penninsula, we are a short skip accross the bridge fron Redwood City, Foster City, San Carlos, Belmont, Milbrae and San Bruno. Many East Bay residents will travel from Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, El Sobrante and Pinole. Take the Richmond San Rafael bridge from Santa Rosa. Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Sausalito, Larkspur, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Kentfield and San Anselmo.

For more information on Tandem Lifestyles, Health, Fitness, Travel, and Liesure activities. please visit us at Crank2.info . We are building a web based community for tandem cyclists that we hope you will all enjoy. We hope you will find this site entertaining and informational. 

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