Answering common questions......
We designed the Helios to be one size fits nearly all! We’ve had front riders (the ‘Captain’) between 4’11” and 6’5″ and rear riders (the ‘Stoker’) between 3yrs old and 6′. The probability is that it will fit you, but if you are approaching the extremes, we recommend visiting a dealer for a fitting.
Although the Helios is so versatile, we still wanted a bike that was light, both for transportation and for sporty performance and, as with any lightweight bike, we recommend a combined maximum weight for the riders of 170kg. Within this limitation, we recommend that the front rider should not exceed 100kg and the rear 80kg.
We use 20″ (ISO 406) wheels. Tandems need strong wheels and smaller wheels offer an unbeatable combination of strength and light weight. In the ISO 406 size, there is a vast range of tyres from the super light, fast 1″ Schwalbe Durano, through a variety of 1.5 – 1.75″ general use or touring tyres, to the 2″ Schwalbe Big Apple.
The Helios can be fitted with a conventional rear rack for using typical bike panniers or rack top bag. It also has a mounting point on the headtube that will allow the use of a variety of bags or baskets, ideal for shopping or touring and not being attached to the fork or handlebar, there is minimal affect on the steering and handling.
For heavier duty load carrying the rear seat can be removed and substituted with the dedicated Cargo rack system. This will take two child seats, or any variety of bulkier items across the top. There is also the option of a low rider rack system for the front fork.
With the front wheel removed and the handlebar and seat posts quick released off, the Helios will stand upright across the diagonal of the luggage space (rear seats folded) of most small to medium hatch backs. There should be enough room for the front passenger and depending on the rear seat arrangement, might be room for a passenger in the back.
It will fit across the back, or inside the garage, of most vans or campers.
If you have any questions please give us a call or drop us a message.+44 (0)1954 782020
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