Recumbent tandem as touring bikeA journey on the PINO TOUR is probably one of the most intense experiences two people can share. As a semi-recumbent tandem, it’s the perfect touring bike: both riders enjoy an unrestricted, panoramic view and can philosophize about everything under the sun without raising their voices.
Unless they disagree … but that wouldn’t be the PINO’s fault. Speaking of philosophy: if the journey is the destination, can you ever really arrive at the same time?
Sturdy support everywhere you goWhen you park your PINO in the square, the village dog is usually the first to come investigate. Not far behind him are the giggling children and head-shaking elders with thousands of questions.
Good thing the PINO has no problem standing for long periods on its robust double kickstand. This clever feature can balance a whopping 220 lb (100 kg). Meaning, it’s no problem at all to let one of the village youngsters pose in the recumbent seat for a souvenir photo!
Enough space for everything – but homesicknessGood haul The PINO is a lot like a pack mule, in that it can carry large loads for long distances without losing its “footing.” The PINO TOUR comes with an extra-long lowrider in addition to its rear luggage rack.
The lowrider is more than just a cool name. It has an important function: one large and one small pannier can be securely attached to each side of the rack under the recumbent seat, where they won’t disturb the riders. And the low center of gravity is great for handling.
Just in case: two-part frame and solo rideabilityGood thing the PINO can also go solo! That means that one of you can make a quick run to the shop to pick up some red wine while the other starts the pasta. By the time you make it back, the picnic blanket is already set!
And for those unbikeable routes on your journey, the PINO’s two-part frame can be taken apart for easy transport. By car. Or by bus. Or even in a frighteningly small airplane. Once you reach your next destination, you can reassemble the tandem in a flash, pack it up – and hit the road.