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Co-Motion bikes(5 posts)

Co-Motion bikeslyleseven
Oct 14, 2003 7:21 PM
Anyone have any experience with this small bike maker out of Oregon? I saw a few of their bikes at Interbike and was impressed with them on the floor. Would appreciate any feedback on their aluminum or steel road bikes.
re: Co-Motion bikesPdxMark
Oct 14, 2003 9:10 PM
A couple friends have custom Co-motions with the SS couplers. Gorgeous bikes. The guy loves the feel of his. He's a tall guy, travels a bit with the bike, and leaves his Klein at home for day-time rides than he does the Co-Motion. The custom fitting service was great.
I'm pretty impressedChicago_Steve
Oct 15, 2003 5:22 AM
They show up every year at the Chicago Bike Show and every year I drool over their frames. Very nice welds that I would compare with IF or any other steel welded frame.

Most of your research will probably turn up info about their tandems since that is the main part of their business.

Final note - I think they are pretty new to the Al frames. Their history is with steel.
re: Co-Motion bikesfmbp
Oct 15, 2003 8:37 AM
Hi -

I have a little bit of experience with Co-Motion. About 4 or 5 years ago, my parents were shopping for a tandem, and in their search they looked at Co-Motion. We were on a family vacation to Portland anyway, so we drove down to visit the Co-Motion factory. The folks at Co-Motion were very nice and took us on a tour of their factory and showed us pretty much everything, including a prototype aluminum tandem with a Softride beam, which they claimed was the first of its kind. They also showed us a bunch of their paint-work and the bikes they were bringing to interbike that year, many of which were on their website for a long time. The paint-jobs were fabulous.

After the tour, my parents test rode some bikes, and they outfitted me with single to ride along with them. I thought the bike rode really well, but at the time I only had a mountain bike, so I am not able to make a great comparison.

Anyway, all in all, the trip was good, the people were very nice, and my parents did end up buying a Co-Motion Big Al.
re: Co-Motion bikeslyleseven
Oct 15, 2003 6:16 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I was impressed with their Aluminum bike at Interbike as it was incredibly light and well made. I also looked at the steel which would appear to be a very comfortable ride. I'm not an aluminum fan, but their bike impressed me quite a bit.