Rivendell All-Rounder

5 YEARS AGO / 4 COMMENTS / COMMUTER BICYCLES

As you’d expect, he who designed a bike as special as the Bridgestone X0-1 should have fairly relevant things to say about cycling. Grant Petersen is that man; former manager of Bridgestone Cycles USA, now head honcho at Rivendell Bicycle Works, “purveyor of lugged steel bicycle frames, smart parts and accessories, wool clothing, leather saddles…

Rivendell Protovelo

Rivendell Protovelo

7 YEARS AGO / 2 COMMENTS / TOURING BICYCLES

The cult following Rivendell Bicycle Works has attained never ceases to amaze me. More than any other marque, Rivendells are spoken about in awed tones and lusted after by bicycle tourists and randoneés. The mystical model designation, based on Tolkien characters, seem to appeal to that aspect of the psyche concerned with the fantastic.


Rivendell Sam Hillborne

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…

Rivendell Hunqapillar

Bicycle tourists are an enigmatic lot. Hours in the saddle, enduring the elements, witnessing spectacular vistas without the encumbrance of a roof or engine noise…