The Original Bicycle Tandem Bar®, BUDDY BAR was originally designed for getting the efficiencies of riding a tandem, but doing it at a fraction of the cost. When we were testing BUDDY BAR, we found many more uses for buddybar, anything from training of newer riders and seasoned as well.
Friends, family and couples – young and old – now have no excuse of not being able to keep up when riding – you’re connected!
For cyclists and coaches, some of the training can include: pacelining, cadence training, heartrate training, drafting, and others.
Personal Trainers can add it to their “tool box” for a unique idea for cardio and get their clients outdoors.
Physical Therapists or other healthcare specialists with a goal of getting their patients/clients on a bicycle can add BUDDY BAR to their programs.
Go BUDDY BAR! Ride…together!
The BUDDY BAR kit comes fully assembled in the mail.
Tools you may need to get started:
Time to BUDDY BAR!
Riding Basics – Getting started:
Once BUDDY BAR is connected to both bikes, to begin riding, start off on a flat surface and rid out slowly together. You can independently brake as needed, or decide to use the brakes at the same time, to slow or stop. Make sure the other rider is ready to start, slow down, go faster, or stop.
The system can stay in place!
Once the BUDDY BAR system is in place, you can leave in the connecting pieces and simply remove the bar when you’re done, and store in a place where it will not get easily damaged. All you need to do for your next ride is simply slide back the springs on both ends, clip in the bar, and you are ready to go!
Uninstalling the system
For the Front Bicycle/seat attaching kit:
BUDDY BAR USER AND SAFETY GUIDE:
Read all safety and user guidelines before using BUDDY BAR. BUDDY BAR is safe if used properly. If not used properly, you can risk injury and even death. So let’s keep it on the safe side, please! Print off and keep this Safety and User Guide in a safe place for future reference.
The BUDDY BAR is made of 100% steel and proudly manufactured in the USA.
You and your riding partner are using buddybar at your own risk.
Adult supervision required for riders under 18.
Connect two bicycles only; do not connect more than two bicycles with more than one BUDDY BAR.
The steel angled T-bar, the connector piece on the saddle of the Captain’s bicycle (the bicycle in front), might stick out farther than the seat. You may leave this piece in place for consecutive rides, or choose to remove it. If you decide to leave it on the bicycle, be aware that some of it sticks out from the seat and you can risk falling on it or hitting it thus causing injury.
At every use, check connectors on both ends, tighten screws, and ensure the connector ball is securely fastened in end pieces. If any spacing is apparent or connector ball is not secured, do not use BUDDY BAR and contact us immediately.
Do not use is connector pieces are broken or not working, or if bar is bent. Please contact us immediately.
Not for first time or just learning riders. Riders must be able to ride on their own before attempting to be connected to BUDDY BAR and another bicycle and rider. Only ride within the cycling abilities of both riders.
If one cycle falls, either front (“Captain” position) or back (“Stoker” position), there is a risk both bicycles could fall. You have to evaluate every situation you encounter to determine if you are able to prevent falling or lessening a fall. We encourage each rider to ride responsibly and at the level they are able to control the bicycle safely.
BUDDY BAR is not intended or recommended to be used as a device for anything other than connecting two bicycles together.
Follow safety guidelines of the bicycle manufacturers of the bicycle you will be connecting and riding.
Wearing a helmet is suggested, or as guideline for wearing helmets as it applies in your state. It may be required by law for riders under 18.
Abide by all road rules and ride responsibly.