THE FAMILY ALBUM
The original S&S stainless couplers, Identifiable by their long points, could be brazed into any steel frame. These heavy yet ornate couplers are still used by others.
When S&S introduced titanium couplers, Santana was the first to use them for tandems. Very light, these couplers are Tig-welded instead of brazed.
Next came S&S aluminum couplers: an exclusive product line initiated, co-designed and tested by Santana. As compared to the lightest steel travel tandems from other builders, these couplers combined with aluminum frame tubes are 4–5 pounds lighter!
The newest S&S product is also co-designed by Santana. A better solution for steel frames, these stainless steel couplers can be welded more efficiently with less heat distortion. Santana uses these light and exclusive couplers to give our CroMoly / Niobium travel tandems an unmistakable edge.