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Custom Tandem Wheelsets

Custom Tandem Wheelsets

Tandem wheels require different specifications than a standard road or MTB setup due to the increased stress from the two rider's combined weight. A standard wheel used for tandem riding simply will not hold up long term and can be potentially dangerous. Wheelbuilder has the engineering expertise and wheel knowledge to build you a world class tandem wheelset. We will help you select from a variety of high quality rim, hub, spoke, and nipple options to create a custom setup designed specifically for your needs. We have both aluminum and carbon rim options and a wide variety of performance disc and caliper brake hubs. Wheelbuilder has experience with both road and MTB tandem wheelsets.

Tandem bikes have a variety of brake types, axle spacings, and axle types. Call (626-442-4444) or email us and we will help you select compatible component and gearing specifications for your bike frame, tandem rider weights, and riding purpose. Pricing will vary based on the build components.

About Our Custom Builds:

All Wheelbuilder custom handbuilt wheels pass through our exacting quality assurance process, which includes full tension analysis with meters designed, built and calibrated in-house. Modern engineering production methods adopted from automotive and aerospace manufacturing are used to guarantee accuracy during each step of our build process. No detail in our assembly or quality assurance process is left to chance. Learn more about the Wheelbuilder Difference.


Below is a list of of our popular rim, hub, and spoke options. There are many more custom options available. If you have other components in mind, contact us. We've likely built with them before and can offer advice on the custom build.

Popular Road Tandem Rim Options:

Popular Tandem Hub Options:

  • Chris King
  • DT Swiss
  • White Industries
  • Phil Wood

Click here to read more about each brand of hubs.


DT Swiss and Sapim spokes have slightly different fits within certain brand hubs. Our expert wheel builders can help guide you to the ideal spoke for your custom build. You can further customize your build with a unique combination of white, red, black or silver spokes.

Note (Build Time): All tandem wheels are made-to-order and handbuilt. Due to the limited availability of parts and colors, a standard 2-week build time will apply to all tandem wheel orders. If the build will take longer than 2-weeks we will contact you directly.

Not sure what to choose? Call (626-442-4444) or email us. We're always happy to discuss component options and make recommendations for optimal performance. Pricing will vary based on the build components.

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