The Spiegeltent is back in its box, back home to Belgium for some R&R. That’ll teach me to not quite get around to visiting it. Maybe next year…

Hmmm, maybe its time to get serious and compare the KHS Alite and Cannondale MT800 tandems:

KHS Alite Cannondale MT800
Frame 7005 Cannondale Mountain Tandem
Size 20”x16” MS/LS/LM/XS/XM
Weight 17.5kg 17.9kg
Price $3300 $4400
Fork O/s CrMo Unicrown Fatty R 1 118
Headset Tioga DX/2 Ahead Cane Creek C-1
Rims Sun Rhyno Lite, 40hole Sun Rhyno Lite, 40hole
Front Hub Alloy QR Shimano Tandem
Rear Hub XT 145mm Shimano Tandem
Tyres KHS 26x1.75” Continental Explorer 26x2.1”
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shimano XT
Shifters Shimano LX Shimano Deore
Freewheel Deore 9sp 11-34 Deore 9sp 11-34
Seatpost Front Kalloy SP 267 Cannondale Expert
Seatpost Rear Post Moderne Susp. Cannondale suspension
Brakes LX V-brake Shimano BR-420 w/XT

So there it all is. As Pegasus Peter has said, there doesn’t seem to be much between the two, is the Cannondale frame and name worth an extra 33% on the price?