When I bought my Atlantis in 2003, I had never seen a Rivendell, let alone
ridden one. However, the bike got an excellent review from John Schubert
in Adventure Cycling's magazine. The jist of the article was that if you
wanted a well thought, perfectly serviceable touring bike that was
available with decent components, this was it. The first time I saw a
Rivendell was when the big box arrived on my porch & I unpacked my
Atlantis. In less than an hour I was on the road, and recall thinking
"this is what a bike should feel like." 14 years later I still feel the
BTW, Rivendell does an excellent job on the parts selection. They've got
the experience to know what works together & what doesn't, saving you tons
of headaches. I would just go with the flow & enjoy the ride.
On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 2:08:54 PM UTC-7, Daniel D. wrote:
> I hopped right on the Roadini. Since it's a pre-order with a wait, a
> tinge of worry has creeped in. I've never bought a bike before taking a
> spin on it let alone not being able to touch it or a pre-order. Will I
> like it, will parts selection be a pain in the butt, what if it rides like
> my drop bar touring bike, look at that shiny titanium thing over
> there....blah blah blah
> Should've grabbed that $1600 minty choco-bar orange Sam...nah I wanted
> something roadieish
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