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Price: £1350.00

Orbit Unicorn 8

Click to Expand: Orbit Unicorn 8
Click to Expand: Orbit Unicorn 8
Click to Expand: Orbit Unicorn 8
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The Unicorn 8 is our most affordable tandem.

The frame is made for Orbit Tandems by Kinesis and then is assembled by hand in our workshop in North Yorkshire. The Unicorn is responsive and easy to ride; the geometry gives it an expensive feel. The Unicorn is readily customised for you with the hubs and rims available in a variety of different drilling configurations.

Our Orbit tandems are finished with components made by top quality manufacturers, the Unicorn comes with Shimano gearing, a Truvativ tandem chainset and Continental tyres as standard. So despite being our most affordable tandem the Unicorn is capable of being loaded to the gills and ridden long distances. For teams and luggage over 160 kg add 48 spoked wheels.

  • Available in our 3 standard sizes
  • Metallic silver finish
  • Wheels option - 26" or 700c
  • 26" wheels come with 36 hole front and 40 rear
  • 700c wheels come with 40 hole front and rear
  • Disc brake front fork with corresponding disc brake & 203mm rotor adds £100
  • 48-spoke wheels add £35
  • Weight in medium size, as pictured, 21.3kg

Frame Orbit Kinesis aluminium
Forks Orbit full chromoly steel
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera
Shifters Shimano Altus 24 speed STI
Chainset (Pilot) Truvativ tandem 5D 175mm crank length, 38 tooth crossover drive
Chainset (Stoker) Truvativ tandem 5D 170mm crank length, 28/38/48
Bottom Bracket (Pilot) Alloy eccentric & Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper
Bottom Bracket (Stoker) Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper
Chain (Crossover) KMC 160 link
Chain (Rear) Shimano HG40 8 speed
Cassette Shimano Acera cassette 11/34
Pedals (Pilot) Alloy touring with strapless toe cups
Pedals (Stoker) Alloy touring with strapless toe cups
Front Brake Shimano Acera V brake
Rear Brake Bengal cable pull disc brake, with 203mm rotor
3rd Brake Shimano Acera V brake, controlled from the front handlebars with Shimano TX50 friction lever
Brake Levers Shimano V brake, incorporated into STI levers
Front Hub Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing
Rear Hub Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, 145mm OLD
Rims Alex DH19, triple box section, eyeletted
Spokes Tandem double butted stainless steel
Tyres Schwalbe Marathon, 26" x 1.75" or 700c x 32c
Headset Tange Thunda 1 1/8", reinforced bottom cup
Stem (Pilot) Black alloy
Stem (Stoker) Orbit adjustable, 160mm to 200mm
Handlebars (Pilot) Black butted alloy riser, 25.4 clamp size
Handlebars (Stoker) Black alloy stoker bars, 25.4 clamp size, 49cm external width & stoker riser
Saddle (Pilot) Velo Plush comfort touring
Saddle (Stoker) Velo Plush comfort touring
Seatpost (Pilot) Black alloy, 400mm x 30.9
Seatpost (Stoker) Black alloy, 400mm x 30.9
Grips (Pilot) Velo gel
Grips (Stoker) Velo black cork bar tape
Panner Rack (Rear) Black alloy hollow 3 leg touring
Bottle Cages 2 alloy
Mudguards Silver with stainless steel fittings
Orbit Unicorn Range
8 Kiddy Disc
£1350.00 £1400.00 £1500.00
Frame Orbit Kinesis aluminium Orbit Kinesis aluminium Orbit Kinesis aluminium
Forks Orbit full chromoly steel Orbit full chromoly steel Orbit full chromoly steel disc
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera Shimano Acera Shimano Deore
Front Derailleur Shimano Acera Shimano Acera Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Altus 24 speed STI Shimano Altus 24 speed STI Shimano Deore 27 speed STI
Chainset (Pilot) Truvativ tandem 5D 175mm crank length, 38 tooth crossover drive Truvativ tandem 5D 175mm crank length, 38 tooth crossover drive Truvativ tandem 5D 175mm crank length, 38 tooth crossover drive
Chainset (Stoker) Truvativ tandem 5D 170mm crank length, 28/38/48 Truvativ tandem 5D 28/38/48, this crank can be drilled between 95mm and 170mm, giving a maximum of 3 holes in each crank Truvativ tandem 5D 170mm crank length, 28/38/48
Bottom Bracket (Pilot) Alloy eccentric & Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper Alloy eccentric & Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper Alloy eccentric & Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper
Bottom Bracket (Stoker) Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper Tange cartridge bearing 115mm 68mm shell, square taper
Chain (Crossover) KMC 160 link KMC 160 link KMC 160 link
Chain (Rear) Shimano HG40 8 speed Shimano HG40 8 speed Shimano HG53 9 speed
Cassette Shimano Acera cassette 11/34 Shimano Acera cassette 11/34 Shimano Deore cassette 11/34
Pedals (Pilot) Alloy touring with strapless toe cups Alloy touring with strapless toe cups Alloy touring with strapless toe cups
Pedals (Stoker) Alloy touring with strapless toe cups Alloy touring with strapless toe cups Alloy touring with strapless toe cups
Front Brake Shimano Acera V brake Shimano Acera V brake Bengal cable pull disc brake, with 203mm rotor
Rear Brake Bengal cable pull disc brake, with 203mm rotor Bengal cable pull disc brake, with 203mm rotor Bengal cable pull disc brake, with 203mm rotor
3rd Brake Shimano Acera V brake, controlled from the front handlebars with Shimano TX50 friction lever Shimano Acera V brake, controlled from the front handlebars with Shimano TX50 friction lever Shimano Acera V brake, controlled from the front handlebars with Shimano TX50 friction lever
Brake Levers Shimano V brake, incorporated into STI levers Shimano V brake, incorporated into STI levers Shimano V brake, incorporated into STI levers
Front Hub Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing
Rear Hub Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, 145mm OLD Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, 145mm OLD Orbit tandem large flange, cartridge bearing, 6 bolt disc, 145mm OLD
Rims Alex DH19, triple box section, eyeletted Alex DH19, triple box section, eyeletted Alex DH19, triple box section, eyeletted
Spokes Tandem double butted stainless steel Tandem double butted stainless steel Tandem double butted stainless steel
Tyres Schwalbe Marathon, 26" x 1.75" or 700c x 32c Schwalbe Marathon, 26" x 1.75" or 700c x 32c Continental Tour Ride, 26" x 1.75" or 700c x 32c
Headset Tange Thunda 1 1/8", reinforced bottom cup Tange Thunda 1 1/8", reinforced bottom cup Tange Thunda 1 1/8", reinforced bottom cup
Stem (Pilot) Black alloy Black alloy Black alloy
Stem (Stoker) Orbit adjustable, 160mm to 200mm Orbit adjustable, 160mm to 200mm Orbit adjustable, 160mm to 200mm
Handlebars (Pilot) Black butted alloy riser, 25.4 clamp size Black butted alloy riser, 25.4 clamp size Black butted alloy riser, 25.4 clamp size
Handlebars (Stoker) Black alloy stoker bars, 25.4 clamp size, 49cm external width & stoker riser Black alloy stoker bars, 25.4 clamp size, 49cm external width Black alloy stoker bars, 25.4 clamp size, 49cm external width
Saddle (Pilot) Velo Plush comfort touring Velo Plush comfort touring Velo Plush comfort touring
Saddle (Stoker) Velo Plush comfort touring Velo Junior comfort touring Velo Plush comfort touring
Seatpost (Pilot) Black alloy, 400mm x 30.9 Black alloy, 400mm x 30.9 Black alloy, 400mm x 30.9
Seatpost (Stoker) Black alloy, 400mm x 30.9 Black alloy, 400mm x 30.9 Black Kalloy 350mm x 30.9 suspension
Grips (Pilot) Velo gel Velo gel Velo gel
Grips (Stoker) Velo black cork bar tape Velo black cork bar tape Velo black cork bar tape
Panner Rack (Front)
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Panner Rack (Rear) Black alloy hollow 3 leg touring Black alloy hollow 3 leg touring Black alloy hollow 3 leg touring
Bottle Cages 2 alloy 2 alloy 2 alloy
Mudguards Silver with stainless steel fittings Silver with stainless steel fittings Silver with stainless steel fittings
Extras
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Hebie twin leg prop stand add £40
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