paketa r2 gravel grinder tandem

Gravel touring x2


Magnesium is the lightest structural metal currently available in the world, which means Paketa Cyclocross and Gravel tandem bikes are extremely lightweight. Lighter weight makes it easier to make it up those steep off-road hills and handling is incredible when the course gets technical.

Shock absorbing

Because magnesium has the highest known damping capacity of any structural metal – as much as 10 times greater than steel, titanium, or aluminum – the ride is truly amazing. Vibration from gravel and trails literally disappears within the structure of the frame and never reaches the riders.

Guaranteed fit

Our goal is to build you your dream bike. Every tandem bicycle we build is designed custom for the riders, and we take pride in guaranteeing the perfect fit. You can visit our shop for a fitting, take your own measurements at home, or send us fit data from the professional bike fitter of your choice.


Frame Price: $6695

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Complete Bike: $10-16k

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R2 Gravel Touring Tandem

We have been commanding the advancement of the racing tandem market since we debuted the V2 in 2003. Other brands have been striving to compete with the weight, performance, and ride quality of our famous magnesium racing tandems. Now you don't have to be into racing to benefit from the lightweight and supple ride quality you can only get on a Paketa.The R2 is a new benchmark for touring tandems everywhere. Tandem tourers can now go farther with less energy with the exceptionally light R2 performance touring tandem bicycle.The magnesium frame absorbs a great amount of vibration from the road so your body doesn't have to. That means you will be able to ride longer with less fatigue and greater comfort. Our oversized magnesium tubing not only provides an incredible ride quality, it also provides superior stiffness making our tandems some of the best handling tandems on the road. The combination of stiffness and ride quality make the R2 a great option for performance oriented touring tandem riders everywhere.

Key features of the R2 performance touring tandem

  • Light-weight magnesium frame that is built tough with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Custom chainstay design for ultimate rear-end stiffnes and large tire clearance
  • S&S couplers can be added for a lightweight travel tandem


  • 12x142mm through axle or quick release
  • Hydraulic or cable disc brake
  • Electronic or cable actuated shifting
  • Custom geometry
  • 44mm ID headtube
  • 68mm BSA bottom bracket shell
  • 35mm tire clearance
  • Rack and fender mounts optional

What do people have to say?

Just to let you know that after the 3rd op on my right shoulder, and 3 months off the bike, I could finally test out my new tandem. I must tell you that its the most awesome bike. Its as stiff and responsive as my top of the range single, and just the most unbelievable ride. Its the motivation I need to get fit. I shopped around extensively before finding your site. Looks like I made the right choice. I am sure you’ll get many enquiries from fellow South African Cyclists. This bike is causing quite a stir. Now just need to get fit and do it justice!!” – Patrick