6 most asked questions about the Kivo parent-child tandem

The Kivo is a tandem for a parent/caregiver and child of Van Raam. Read in this article the 6 most frequently asked questions about the Kivo.


Frequently asked questions about the Van Raam Kivo tandem

Read below the answers to the 6 most frequently asked questions about the Kivo parent-child tandem.

Frequently asked questions about Van Raam Kivo tandem

1. What is the Kivo tandem?

The Kivo is a tandem on which a parent or caregiver can cycle together with a child. The child is in front of the tandem and the parent behind. This way the driver (the parent or caregiver) always has a good view of the child and the road.

2. For whom is the Kivo van Van Raam suitable?

The Kivo is a two wheel tandem suitable for children who are not able to cycle independently (anymore). On the Kivo, they can enjoy a bike ride on a tandem with a caregiver.

The Kivo tandem has a switchable freewheel

3. How does a Kivo parent child tandem cycle?

The Kivo has standard 8 gears, rear steering and a switchable freewheel. The freewheel switch has three positions:

  1. This is a function with a continuous movement of the pedal and the co-driver must pedal along.

  2. The pedals of the co-driver move independently of the pedals of the main driver. The pedals run freely and the co-driver cannot cycle.

  3. In this position, the pedals of the co-driver move independently of the pedals of the main driver. The co-driver can cycle along.

View tip: In the video 'How do I step on a two-wheel tandem?' we show you the easiest way to get on a tandem.

inside leg length for kivo tandem

4. What inside leg length should you have for the Kivo?

The Kivo is suitable for children with an inside leg length of 50-62 cm. The driver should have an inner leg length of 77-89 cm. It is possible as an option to adjust the frame of the Kivo in height. See the table below for the inside leg lengths for the different frame sizes.

Read in the article 'Inner leg length for adapted Van Raam bikes' how to measure the inside leg length and why it is important for adapted bicycles.

Inside leg length front (child)

Normal frame: 50-62 cm
Elevated frame: 59-71 cm
Lowered frame: 46-58 cm

Inside leg length back (parent)

Normal frame: 77-89 cm
Elevated frame: 86-98 cm
Lowered frame: 68-80 cm

pedal support on Kivo tandem Van Raam

5. What are the most popular options for the Kivo?

There are many options available to customize the Kivo parent child tandem. These are the most popular options:

  • Pedal support/ Smart E-Bike

  • Back support with belt 

  • Different frame sizes and heights

  • Footrests and foot fixation for extra safety while cycling

  • Transfer stand for extra safety while getting on and off the bike

See all possible options on the Options page.

parent and child tandem Kivo Van Raam

6. How much does the Kivo tandem from Van Raam cost?

The price of the Kivo parent child tandem depends on the different options and accessories you want on the Kivo. Check out the price list on the product page, or see how much your personally customized Kivo costs in the configurator.

More about the Kivo
Parent child tandem Kivo and Kivo Plus
The Kivo Plus (left) and Kivo (right) parent and child tandems from Van Raam.

Kivo Plus parent child tandem

Did you know that Van Raam also has a parent child three-wheel tandem? The Kivo Plus has the same advantages as the Kivo, but offers extra stability due to the three wheels. Do you doubt whether you should choose a Kivo or another tandem? Then read the article 'Tandem bike for sale Van Raam tips' for more information.

More about the Kivo Plus

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any questions about the Kivo parent cild tandem, or would you like to know something else? Please contact us, we are happy to help! You can reach us by phone: +31 (0)315 - 25 73 70, e-mail:  info@vanraam.com and our contact form.

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