Barcroft Columbia Recumbent Tandem

For Sale: $2500.

A compact high performance recumbent tandem, purchased in 2003. The short size makes the bike more nimble and easier to transport on a standard car rack than other recumbent tandems. It can make a U-turn inside a 12-foot circle! Front captain position is similar to a short wheelbase recumbent. Rear stoker position is similar to a long wheelbase recumbent. Very comfortable.


  • Fire engine red frame made of 2-inch chromoly steel tubes
  • Wheelbase 54.5 inches
  • Overall length 81 inches
  • Sliding boom can adjust for captain’s leg length
  • Rans seats slide forward and backward to accommodate rider size
  • Adjustable seat back recline
  • Drive train: Sugino XD 170 cranks, 34-48-57 chainrings, 11-34 cassette
  • Front derailleur:  Shimano 105
  • Rear derailleur:  Shimano Deore XT
  • SRAM rocket 3×9 speed grip shifters
  • Shimano Deore XT brake levers
  • Avid Single Digit 5 brakes (black front, silver rear)
  • Ran Flip-It handlebars in front
  • 20-inch front and rear wheels
  • Tires: Front- Primo Comet; Rear- Schwalbe Marathon
  • Planet Bike front and rear fenders
  • Kickstand
  • TerraCycle Easy Reacher rear rack
  • Rans seat bag
  • Weight (bike only) approx. 46 pounds
  • Original owners

Located in northern Virginia (zip 20191). Prefer that buyer covers packing at local recumbent shop and shipping.

Contact: bikecommuter [at] gmail [dot] com.