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If you've been in the tandem business as long as we have (since 1973) you've done a lot of adapting. It seems that most of the major manufacturers don't see a need to develop components specifically designed for tandem use. So, we tandem makers have had to make do by adapting parts made for single bikes and mountain bikes into our parts specifications. Brakes are one of those areas that have been completely abandoned by the big guys, so we decided to do something about it! While everyone else is busy trying to adapt the latest mountain bike brake for tandem use, we're thinking out of the box.

If you have a mountain bike, use a brake that was designed for a mountain bike. If you ride a tandem, use a brake that is designed for a tandem!

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Introducing the Trillium Big Squeeze™ tandem brake from Rodriguez Tandems. Hand-made right here in Seattle, U.S.A.

Installation Instructions here

The benefits of cantilever brakes for tandems, touring bikes and travel bikes are undeniable. Length of pad wear, ease of mounting racks, fenders, wide tires etc... We love the cantilever brakes of the distant past (not to be confused with the U-brake or V-brake which we hated), and now we've developed the cantilever brake of the future. I've told a lot of you that we have a design that we've wanted to try and now it's here. Below is a picture of the Trillium Big Squeeze™ cantilever brake. We have now begun production of the Big Squeeze™.

The Big Squeeze™ is an old school cantilever brake with several new, (patent pending) improvements over any other brake available. It's also the only brake on the market specifically designed with the tandem rider in mind. How about that? All the advantages of a cantilever with all the major drawbacks solved. If you ride a tandem or a touring bike, you can't get a lighter weight, better designed brake....why compromise?

Want to see some pictures of the brakes? Have any questions about setting up your own? Head over to the Big Squeeze Installation Manual!

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The Trillium Big Squeeze™ Brakes
from R+E Cycles

Cost is $125 per wheel

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To purchase a set give us a call at 206-527-4822, email me or
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