The Summit range is Orbit’s top of the range line. Here is the Rohloff SS, the key bike in its line-up (Orbit Tandems)

Orbit Tandems have unveiled their 2012 range of top-of-the-line Summit tandems.

All three models are made with Reynolds 631 steel and hand-built in the UK by the master frame builders at Bob Jackson
Cycles of Leeds, and hand-finished at Orbit’s Yorkshire

As with all three bikes in the Summit
range, the Rohloff (£4,500) uses SS couplings which allow the bike to be collapsed
for easy transportation. It has a 14-speed hub gearing, 26” Alex DH19 wheels and Shimano Deore V-brakes. It comes in three standard
sizes or custom sizing at an additional £150 – the case with all the Summit bikes.

Orbit Summer 700c

The Summit XT (£4,250) is built for comfort and is ideal for touring or
longer expeditions. As such, it’s available in 26” or the larger 700c wheel
sizes, a wider range of gears (Shimano XT 27-speed shifters) and Shimano XT

The Summit
700c (£4,000), as its name suggests, is a larger-wheeled, sportier option and
designed for mile-munching couples. It comes with Shimano Tiagra 27-speed
shifters, an 11-34T cassette and Shimano XT rear derailleur.

All three are sold exclusively through tandem specialists JD Tandems and
are available for customers to test ride. Visit Orbit Tandems website for more

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