Break-Away Double Switchback Tandem

USD: $2,999.95

Tom Ritchey and his wife Martha have been spotted riding a mythical Break- Away tandem through the Italian Alps and the hills of Santa Barbara. And after more than 5 years of ‘field testing’ all over the world, Tom is finally ready to offer the Double Switchback to the public.

Based on the proven Ritchey Break-Away design, the Double Switchback packs enough lateral stiffness for two, and maintains a stable, predictable ride. And of course it disassembles for travel in minutes via three couplers and a seat tube/ post joint.

It’s also two bikes in one. With 650b mountain wheels, the Double Switchback is a capable off-road rig, but the geometry is dialed to also accept 700c road wheels and tires.

Two riders, road or mountain, anywhere in the world, all on one bike: the Double Switchback Break-Away, only from Ritchey.

  • Sizes: M/S, L/M
    (See geometry to left or download pdf)
  • Fork: Ritchey Logic® tandem steel disc brake, 1-1/8"
  • Bottom Bracket: 68mm English threaded
  • Fact: Tom developed the Break-Away as a means to transport a full-size bike while he was learning to fly ultralight planes.

Break-Away Double Switchback Tandem