The Sam Hillborne is Rivendell’s ‘Countryman’ frame, full of the high standard of quality, reliability and rich culture that Rivendell is famous for. Dressed up as nicely as this model, by North Carolina’s Renaissance Bicycles, it’s the perfect blend of modern construction and traditional values that make Rivendell bikes so well loved.
Located in Flat Rock NC, Renaissance Bicycles have a passion for rejuvenating vintage frames with modern components. They’re also Rivendell’s North Carolina distributor, and they’ve built this Hillborne up with a full set of Rivendell’s Sackville bags and panniers. It’s a perfect combination of colors and textures, the woodland hues of the Brooks leather and olive greens of the Sackvilles, and the orange Hillborne frame provides a superb contrast. Not only does the Renaissance Bicycle edition Sam Hillborne look the goods, but it’s also capable of many years of faithful touring.