|Headquarters||La Verne, California, USA|
|Key people||Bill McCready, Founder|
|Products||Bicycle and Related Components|
Santana Cycles is the world's leading manufacturer of tandem bicycles. Santana was founded in 1976 by Bill McCready, an Associate Editor at Bicycling Magazine, and is located in La Verne, California. In the 1970s "Santana virtually re-invented the tandem, which had been in decline since the second world war." In 2002, Santana was described as the largest manufacturer of "enthusiast level" tandem bicycles.
Besides two-place tandems, Santana manufactures triplets, quads, quints, hexes, and the Cabrio, a triplet or quad that can be converted into a two-place tandem by removing the center section of the frame. Santana manufactures its bike frames from cromoly steel, aluminum, titanium, and carbon fiber. Santana tandems are available for road and off-road use, including full suspension, and can include S&S couplers to facilitate shipping and travel.
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