The new Evolve is the world’s first production monocoque carbon tandem frame. As opposed to the tube and lug construction previously used, a molded carbon frame provides infinite opportunities for optimizing stiffness and weight. That’s why it’s the preferred method for top of the line single road bikes but no bike company had committed the to the engineering and tooling necessary for a monocoque tandem due to the smaller volume in what they consider a niche. Now in partnership with Criterion Composites Santana has engineered and produced a state of the art molded tandem frame right here in California! Besides offering stunning looks and incredibly light weight this engineering project has resulted in the most comfortable tandem yet with the available viscoelastic layer in the layup.
Utilizing our Reveal frame design, the Evolve has BB386 bottom brackets, lower top tubes, and longer 31.6mm seatposts. This means a lower standover height so each frame size can accomodate a wider range of stoker heights. The Evolve gets a matching tapered fork that sits flush to the frame with an internal headset and features Santana’s first front disc brake. With the addition of a front disc we added thru-axles front and rear. Available with Z-Couplers for easy travel with the Safecase system.