Magnesium is the lightest structural metal currently available in the world, which means Paketa tandem bikes are the lightest in the world. We have made complete travel tandem bicycles as light as 25 pounds. The average weight for a travel tandem is about 27 pounds.

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 the road literally disappears within the structure of the frame and never reaches the rider. The ride for the stoker on a tandem is generally harsh, but not on a Paketa. The Stoker will be happy and comfortable even without a thudbuster seatpost.

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 Prices:
D2 2coupler – $7645
D2 4coupler – $9295
D2r 2coupler – $9445
D2r 4coupler – $11,095

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Complete Bike: $12-25k

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Travel Tandems with S&S Couplers

The Paketa D2 and D2r racing travel tandems are equipped with custom made S&S couplings for easy take apart and travel. Now you can ride a lightweight Paketa magnesium racing tandem anywhere in the world!

D2 magnesium travel tandem – racing and recreational performance riding

  • Travel version of our famous V2 racing tandem – click here to see the V2
  • Left side transfer drive
  • Custom S&S couplings for easy travel

D2r magnesium travel tandem – high performance racing

  • Travel version of our famous V2r racing tandem – click here to see the V2r
  • Right side transfer drive
  • Custom S&S couplings for easy travel
  • Super light weight
  • Any road bike 130bcd crank can be used for lighter weight and greater versatility
  • Custom yoke adds stiffness and performance while accommodating right side belt transfer
  • 44mm straight headtube allows use of tapered forks and headsets


  • 2 or 4 couplers
  • 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
  • 28mm tire clearance
  • Rack and fender mounts optional
Working closely with S&S, the team at Paketa have come up with the next logical progression in high-performance tandems, this time aimed squarely at the wanderer in all of us. Even as a daily rider, it's still head and shoulders above anything else on the market except our own V2/V2r, and if you only have one tandem, this is it. As a travel tandem, it is simply without parallel. The weight difference is about three pounds vs. our industry-leading V2 or V2r design, creating the possibility of a sub-25 lb. travel tandem that packs into regulation-sized airline cases. The design philosophy is simple: no compromise! We've stuck with our standard, oversized magnesium tubing to ensure that the all of the stiffness, responsiveness, and exceptionally smooth ride of the V2 is preserved while still keeping the weight low and durability high. In order to realize this, we've specified custom-sized titanium S&S couplings, and the engineers at S&S have come through brilliantly with a novel concept aesthetically integrated with the frame profile (shown below) while providing all of the strength and durability S and S is known for.

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