IB13: Co-Motion shows off 25.5lbs Macchiato Tandem, Intros New Gravel Grinder dubbed The Klatch
Every year for Interbike, Co-Motion builds an over the top bike, then hands it over to their skilled painters for what always comes out as one amazing bicycle. This year was no different, as they showed up with a Gulf Oil themed tandem weighing in at a scant 25.5lbs. While technically it’s not the lightest they have built, it comes close, and this one is the first they have done up with Rolf Prima’s new carbon tandem road disc wheels.
Build details plus their new gravel bike past the jump.
The full build includes Dura-Ace Di2 9070, a full carbon tapered fork slotted into a tapered head tube (a first for a Co-Motion tandem), disc brakes, Rolf Prima carbon disc wheels, SL-K cranks, and a timing chain cum gates carbon belt. That front derailleur clamp is custom machined in house as well, to keep the chain line perfect with a dual ring setup rather than a triple tandem crank. The base price for a Macchiato hits $9795, and this build’s upgrades push it to $13,650.
For a first time in a long time, Co-Motion is introducing a new model dubbed the Klatch. It slides into the gravel grinder slot. It’s constructed of Reynolds 853 air hardened steel with a tapered headtube, uses a 68mm threaded BB, includes a third water bottle mount on the down tube, and implements both fender and rack mounts. The BB is a bit lower than that on their cross bikes. The build includes an Enve CX disc fork, TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes, Stan’s NoTubes Iron Cross wheels, and a 105 drive train with FSA crank geared with a 50/34 up front, and an 11-32 in the rear. Base price for the frameset is $2195, with the full build ringing up at $4460