Three tricycle tandems by Van Raam in comparison

At Van Raam we make bicycles for, people with a disability and people who can no longer ride a bicycle. Our assortment also includes various types of tandems and tricycle tandems, each bicycle has its own special features and advantages. Find out about the differences and similarities between the Van Raam tricycle tandems. So in this article you can learn more about the characteristics of the tricycle tandems, what a tandem is, and the many possibilities and unique settings that Van Raam bicycles and tandems offer.


Three tricycle tandems by Van Raam in comparison

What is a tricycle tandem?

A tricycle tandem is a bicycle which is suitable for two or more people sitting behind or next to each other and is equipped with three wheels. Would you like to know more about what other tandems besides tricycle tandems are available? What a tandem can mean, read more in our article "What is a tandem?". 

Advantages of a three wheel tandem bike

  • Special stability due to two rear wheels and parking brake
  • Easy access and exit due to low/ missing entrance

  • Many different options
  • A good view on the passenger and surroundings
  • One person steers, both can pedal

  • Many driving options possible for driver and co-driver 

Various tricycle tandems at Van Raam

Find out more about the various tricycle tandems that Van Raam has in its product range. 

Van Raam tricycle tandem Twinny Plus

Twinny Plus 3 wheel tandem bike

The Twinny Plus is an adult tandem, it looks the same as the Twinny bicycle tandem with the difference that it has two rear wheels instead of one. The Twinny Plus tandem tricycle for adults from Van Raam is ideal for cycling together. Climbing up and down is easy with the Twinny Plus tricycle tandem, as it has a spacious, deep entrance.

Also, the three wheels provide extra stability and in conjunction with the parking brake, the bike does not roll forwards or backwards when you get on and off.The tandem has left plenty of space between the saddle of the front cyclist and the handlebars of the rear cyclist, so that you don't sit too close behind each other. 

You can also choose how you want to cycle together, e.g. with the disengagement hub you can move your feet independently. On the product page you can see the price list, further specifications and also which options are available.

Twinny Plus tricycle tandem
Van Raam tricycle tandem Kivo Plus

Kivo Plus 3 wheel tandem bike

The Kivo Plus is a parent-child tricycle tandem for one adult person sitting in the back and one child sitting in the front. This way the child has a good view of the surroundings. The rider always has a good view on the child from behind. The Kivo Plus tricycle tandem from Van Raam is ideal for enjoying a cycling tour together. It looks the same as the Kivo two-wheeled tandem with the difference that it has two rear wheels instead of one. Ascending and descending is easy with the Kivo Plus tandem due to the spacious, low entry.

Also, the three wheels provide extra stability and in conjunction with the parking brake, the bike does not roll forwards or backwards when you get on and off.

The Kivo Plus tandem comes standard with 8 gears and an independently selectable hub so that it is adjustable to how the passenger can or should pedal. See the product page for more specifications and options or download the price list.

Kivo Plus tricycle tandem
Van Raam tricycle tandem Fun2Go

Fun2Go 3 wheel tandem bike

The Fun2Go is a side by side tricycle tandem where you cycle side by side rather than behind each other. This is of course much more comfortable, and it offers both of them a good view and the possibility to have a good conversation. With the optional disengagement hub, the rider of the Fun2Go can decide whether the passenger should pedal (possibly mandatory). The Fun2Go has gears on the rider's side and with the switchable freewheel hub on the passenger's side, you can determine how you want to cycle together based on three positions.

The riders can also get on the bike without having to step on it and the seats can be easily and continuously adjusted to the desired seat spacing with a lever.    

The three wheels also provide extra stability and, in conjunction with the parking brake, the bike rolls up when you get on and off, rather than forwards or backwards. See the product page for more specifications, the price list and also which options are all available.

Fun2Go tricycle tandem

Why a tandem? Riding a tandem is healthy!

Riding a tandem is very healthy. You can while cycling:
  • Communicate well with each other,
  • Benefit from movement and

  • They're out in the fresh air.
The different tandems are also used as therapeutic bikes, because in addition to healthy exercise there is also intensive interpersonal contact. The combination of movement and social contact has various positive effects on the well-being of the passenger. The Van Raam tandems are used for a wide range of disabilities, such as visual, physical or mental limitations. This means that disabled people can participate in traffic despite their disability.

Electric tandem tricycle

The tandems are also available with electric pedal support. In the case of an electric tandem tricycle, the bicycle also has an individual pedal assistance, which offers very good support and has a wide range of possible uses. The pedal assistance can be operated via the display on the handlebars. This display has an on/off button, three assistance modes and a starting aid. With the jump start, the motor gives you extra support for a few seconds, so that you can easily start cycling from a standstill. A unique feature of the Van Raam pedal assist is that it is possible to ride backwards when the assist is on. Read more about reversing in the article and watch the video: 'Driving backwards with pedal support on an adapted bike'.

Different options for the tandem

The tandems can be equipped by Van Raam not only with pedal support, but also with other numerous options to adapt the tandem exactly to your needs. Find out more about the options and accessories on our options page. The options that are available for your chosen tandem can be found in the Van Raam bike configurator

Test winner Tandems

Fun2Go side by side tandem test winner

Fun2Go side by side tandem test winner

The Norwegian government tested duo bikes in one of the categories. Among other things, the reliability of the bicycle and the individual adaptation to the conditions were evaluated, but also the accessories used on the bicycle, the user-friendliness and, in addition to the design of the bicycles, the overall impression. Learn more about the Fun2Go as test winner in this article.

Fun2Go test winner
Kivo Plus has won tender in Norway

Kivo Plus has won tender in Norway

The Norwegian government has also tested Van Raam's Kivo Plus in the category of tricycle tandem bikes for children, young people and adults. Find out what other special features and characteristics the Kivo Plus tandem has been included in the tender of Norway. Read more about the test winner in this article.

Kivo Plus in the Tender

Customer experience tricycle tandem owners

Twinny Plus tandem

"Tessel Klinkenberg (22) has Down's syndrome and therefore cannot cycle independently. With the Twinny Plus tricycle tandem, Tessel has the feeling that she really cycles."

Tessel Klinkenberg - Santpoort-Noord

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All Twinny Plus tandem experiences

Twinny Plus tandem

"I have Parkinson's disease and I can no longer cycle independently. Walking is also becoming increasingly difficult. Now I can go everywhere with my husband. That is so nice."

Magdalena Olaerts - Zutendaal, Belgium

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All Twinny Plus tandem experiences

Twinny Plus tandem

"Since April 2018 we are in possession of a Twinny Plus three-wheel tandem with divisable frame. We bought this bike so that we are able to cycle with our son Lucas."

Madelon Boots - De Hoef, Utrecht

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All Twinny Plus tandem experiences

Kivo Plus tandem

"When Robin came to live with us he brought his wonderful parent and child tandem! We had to practise a bit and now we have made some nice bike rides!"

Antoinette Krol - Doetinchem

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All Kivo Plus tandem experiences

Fun2Go side by side bike

"Collin Capozzi (22) from Belgium has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but this doesn't stop him from getting on the road with the Fun2Go double rider cycle."

Collin Capozzi - Puurs

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All Fun2Go side by side bike experiences

Fun2Go side by side bike

"At the residential care facility De Hogestraat in Aalten live people with intellectual disabilities. At this facility, the caregivers use the Fun2Go almost daily."

Healthcare organisation Estinea - Aalten

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All Fun2Go side by side bike experiences

Together on a wheelchair bicycle

Together on a wheelchair bicycle

Occasionally it is unfortunately not ( anymore) possible for people to ride a bicycle and to step into the perdale themselves. However, we would like to make the experience of a bicycle tour possible for everyone. That's why we at Van Raam have various models where you can ride a bicycle with another person and the passenger does not have to pedal. These are the OPair wheelchair bicycle and the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bicycle. Here you can transport people who can no longer ride a bicycle (also with a wheelchair).  Take a look at our wheelchair bicycles.