Orbit Sapphire S&S Shimano Pro
This tandem frame is custom built in England by Bob Jackson's and lead time is currently 3 to 4 monthsThe Summit Sapphire is the perfect tandem for couples wanting a fast day riding tandem and it’s perfect for sportive riding too. The price of £5,500 includes 2 couplings allowing for very easy removal of the front section, 2 further couplings can be added to allow the tandem to fit into 2 hard cases for flying with, this is an extra £500.
Every frame is hand made to order by Bob Jackson Cycles of Leeds, so we can create a tandem that fits you perfectly. Bob Jacksons have been building frames for over 80 years and this experience shows in the beautiful brazing and finishing.
Because each single Summit tandem is made to order the specification can be varied to suit your exact needs, the Sapphire can be built with Rohloff gearing or with a 30 speed groupset, the specification below shows it with drop handlebars, but we build with flat handlebars too.
The Summit Sapphire frame is designed using modern geometry and built mainly with 853 Reynolds air hardened tubing. The location of the couplings can be varied and we also build a 2 coupling version which reduces the price by around £500.
The tandem is then assembled in our Gargrave workshop, using top quality components from companies such as Shimano, Sram, Continental, Tubus & DT Swiss.
There's a choice of nearly 70 different colours and some of the most popular are blue viola, viola, ruby red, green, amber & royal blue flamboyant.
Weight around 19kg depending on frame size & specification.
|Options||Delivery about 3 to 4 months from ordering -|
|Frame||Reynolds 853, air hardened, butted, fillet brazed, with S&S couplings|
|Forks||Orbit carbon tandem with cromo steerer|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra R8000|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 with band adapter|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 22 speed STI|
|Chainset (Pilot)||Orbit Saturn tandem 172.5mm crank length, 38 tooth crossover drive|
|Chainset (Stoker)||Orbit Saturn tandem 170mm crank length, 34/50 or 39/53|
|Bottom Bracket (Pilot)||Alloy eccentric & external cups|
|Bottom Bracket (Stoker)||External cups|
|Chain (Crossover)||KMC X1 nickel plated 160 link|
|Chain (Rear)||KMC 11 speed|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 road ratios or Shimano XT 11/36, 11/42 or 11/46|
|Pedals (Pilot)||Alloy touring with strapless toe cups|
|Pedals (Stoker)||Alloy touring with strapless toe cups|
|Front Brake||TRP CX8.4 V brake|
|Rear Brake||TRP Spyre cable pull disc brake, with 203mm 2 piece rotor|
|3rd Brake||TRP CX8.4 V brake, controlled from the front handlebars with bar end friction shifter|
|Brake Levers||Incorporated into STI levers|
|Front Hub||Orbit Light, large flange, 40 hole, stainless steel cartridge bearings|
|Rear Hub||Orbit Light, large flange, 40 hole, stainless steel cartridge bearings, 6 bolt disc, 145mm OLD|
|Rims||Alex G6000 deep section aero|
|Spokes||DT Alpine III triple butted stainless|
|Tyres||Continental Gator Skins|
|Headset||Tange Techno stainless steel cartridge bearing|
|Stem (Pilot)||Satori 31.8mm ahead|
|Stem (Stoker)||Controltech adjustable, 180mm to 230mm|
|Handlebars (Pilot)||Zoom Ergo 31.8 44cm CTC|
|Handlebars (Stoker)||Black alloy Dali stoker bars, 25.4 clamp size, 49cm external width|
|Saddle (Pilot)||Selle Italia Sport Gel Flow|
|Saddle (Stoker)||Velo Plush comfort touring|
|Seatpost (Pilot)||Black alloy butted, 350mm x 31.6|
|Seatpost (Stoker)||Black Satori Elegance suspension 40mm travel|
|Grips (Pilot)||Velo black cork bar tape|
|Grips (Stoker)||Velo black cork bar tape & under bar gel|
|Pannier Rack (Front)||-|
|Pannier Rack (Rear)||Tubus Cargo|
|Bottle Cages||2 or 3 Elite|
|Mudguards||Black with stainless steel fittings|
|Extras||Every Orbit Tandem is built to order, so should you wish to change any part of the specification please get in touch.|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.