The Van Raam Kivo tandem bicycle is designed for an adult to ride with a child (from 4-years) on the front seat. The rear rider has full control of the steering and brakes. Made in the Netherlands, this is a quality machine and is built to last.
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Standard features include Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gear, freewheel switch, rear hydraulic brake, front V brakes, rear carrier rack, security lock, chain guard, lights, and environmentally friendly paint. The frame comes with five-year warranty.
A low step-though frame and stability of three wheels makes it easy for both the front and rear rider to mount and dismount.
An ingenious clutch integrated into the transmission system between the two riders makes it possible to disengage the pedalling for the front rider using a lever on the handlebars, so the pedalling passenger can be obliged to pedal or allowed to freewheel at the flick of a switch!
The main advantages of a steer-from-the-rear tandem over normal tandems are that the rider sitting at the rear can see and communicate much more easily with the front rider and monitor their wellbeing more easily. Steer-from-the-rear tandems allow the front rider to enjoy a view of the road ahead and feel more involved in the ride.
The Kivo tandem is available in a three-wheel version. Click here to see the Kivo Plus tandem tricycle.
Adapt and Customise
Electric drive system: this product is also available with an electric motor. The electric assist ‘Silent System’ is produced entirely by Van Raam. The motor, battery, controller, smart display, and software are developed especially for inclusive cycles. The motor also assists when reversing the cycle (pedalling backwards). A smartphone app connects with the settings of the e-system, and can record cycling data, including speed and distance. Battery capacity can also be viewed on the app, real-time.
The Silent electrical system is a 36 Volt system with 250-Watt motor. The pedal sensor detects movement and force and adjusts output accordingly. The system is very smooth – unexpected jolting, which can occur in other systems, is prevented with the Silent System.
Other available options:
- Extra battery pack (Lithium Ion 36V /12Ah)
- Range of frame sizes (standard is front: 30 cm / rear: 52 cm)
- Back-pedal brake (rear rider only)
- Backrest support (front rider, with or without waist belt)
- Double kickstand
- Rear-view mirror
- Stick holder bracket
Other colours are available at extra cost, in any of the standard RAL colours.
A range of adaptations is available. See the Accessories & Adaptations section of this website.
- Frame: made from high quality steel
- Gears: Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub
- Freewheel switch
- Colour: apple green (environmentally friendly paint)
- Chain guard
- Rear carrier rack
- Security lock
- Rear wheel: 26″
- Front wheel: 20″
- Front brake: V
- Rear brakes: Hydraulic
- Weight: c39 kg
- Max length: 244 cm
- Max width: 66 cm
- Max user weight front: 120 kg / rear: 120kg
- Step-over height: front 36 cm / rear 43 cm
- Inside leg length: front 50 – 62 cm / rear 77 – 89 cm
- Frame size: front 30 cm / rear 52 cm
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All kinds of bikes for all kinds of people. That’s our thinking at Get Cycling, and we demonstrate, adapt and supply what is probably the world’s widest range of specialised cycles. We are a not-for-profit, operating nationally, and promoting diversity in cycle design and supply. We believe that our new and refurbished cycles take pedal-power into new realms of delight.
We have child-carrying options, cargo cycles, tandems, adapted cycles for special needs, folding bikes, fun bikes, tricycles, companion cycles, multi-seaters, recumbents and much more. If we don’t have a new model of what you need then we may well have a refurbished version. In any case, please talk to us so that we can check that the cycle you have in mind is right for you.