Brown Cycles KidzTandem [Bicycle Times]
By Stephen Haynes
Chris Brown, Owner/Operator of Brown Cycles in Grand Junction, Colorado, and mastermind behind the KidzTandem, says he used to race the bus to school as a kid “just to show the kids riding the bus how cool I was.” It’s in this spirit of playfulness and determination that he conceived the KidzTandem.
Over the last ten years, this father of four has been listening to his shop customers. What he found were riding enthusiasts turned parents who were looking for a way to get what Brown describes as their “riding mojo” on, while spending quality time with their kids.
By making the forward-most top tube of the Kidz Tandem a place to attach various add-on parts, Brown has effectively given you a 4130 chromoly do-it-all machine. Depending on the accessories you purchase, you could be riding the standard KidzTandem, a racier version of the original with drop bars, a cargo bike, a tandem with half a recumbent, a special-needs tandem, or a toddler tandem. They even make a triple! Feel really strongly about an idea you have, but don’t see it on his website? Contact Brown directly and he’ll likely find a way to make it happen for you.