The Rivendell Atlantis
Frame, fork, and headset: $2300
Complete bike: somewhere around $3600 for our suggested build. With fenders, racks, top-shelf stuff, $3900 and up.
you want to upscale it here or there, we've done it before and offer
great advice. Want top of the bar shifters, a second set of brake
levers, STI? We've done it all. We won't let you wreck the bike with a
fantasy part that doesn't work, but we're flexible if you have a
notion you'd like to explore, or just want our opinion about some idea
you might have. If it's a bad idea, we'll tell you.
The Atlantis is our most versatile bike, our
best-seller, and as evidence of its mature design, is virtually
unchanged since we introduced it as our first production bike in
1999.75. It is ideal for loaded touring, trail riding, commuting, and
general riding where you're likely to want tires 38mm wide or wider most
of the time, and fenders a lot of the time. You can do almost anything on an Atlantis.
Atlantis frame and fork weigh about a pound more (combined) than our
A. Homer Hilsen, a road frame. The extra weight comes by means of stouter
tubes and a wider fork crown, and pays for itself in the extra
durability needed for rough riding and load-toting. A pound is hardly
anything, when you consider the weight of your body and between 16 and
21 pounds of parts, wheels, racks, and fenders. So don't let that pound
scare you. There isn't an ounce of fat on the Atlantis. It's just a
rugged, strong bike, and one you'll likely have and ride for the rest of
How long to get one, and how do I get the ball rolling?
it's in stock, we'll charge you the full $2300 and ship it right out.
If we have to build the frame, lock it in with a $1,150 deposit and
we'll charge the rest when it ships.
For complete bikes:
we have the frame in stock, it won't take long at all, maybe a month to
build and ship. Put $2300 down for the frame and we charge the rest the
day the bike ships.
we don't have the frame in stock, put down the $1,150 non-refundable
deposit. We order up the frame. The rest gets charged when it ships. In
the meantime, you have plenty of nights to think about the parts.
Of course, special-ordered parts, custom wheels, and custom paint take longer.
47, 51, 53, 54.5, 56 (designed for 26-inch wheels); 58, 61, 64 (designed for 700c wheels). One color only. The Atlantis creamy greenish blue. For another $350 you can get it painted any color you want (that we approve). See more customer photos of the Atlantis here. |