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Rivendell Atlantis

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Made in: Wisconsin, USA

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product code: F-ATLANTIS


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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.

If 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.

The 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 your life.

How long to get one, and how do I get the ball rolling?

Frame only:

If 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:

If 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.

If 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.

See Also: the Rivendell Bicycles group on Flickr. There are tons of photos there!

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18   Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
ALL Rounder Partner February 25, 2016
Reviewer: Nard Claar from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
I have had my Atlantis since 2000 and it has been my travel companion rolling along loaded and unloaded through 3 wheelsets and countless miles of dirt and pavement. My bike as been to 4 continents and several islands and makes me smile every time I ride. It takes a load without complaint sometimes around 70 pounds plus me and sometimes just me. It has been modified with power coat paint and S and S coupling but it's soul is pure. This bike does everything well and remains my go to bike for fun and any purpose I need to roll on. I am happy with 2.1 tires on the Denali Highway or 32 tires on Highway 50. Love this bike and being a good companion. I am on my way now to Ireland to ride in the rain.

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Raves for my Rivendell Atlantis September 3, 2015
Reviewer: Lyle Turner from Las Vegas, NV United States  
I bought a Rivendell Atlantis in 2003 for an Anchorage to San Francisco tour.

I am 6'2, weighed 235# and was put on a 61cm frame.  It looked huge; the biggest bike I had every owned. I rode 4,400 miles in 113 days over good, bad, and very bad roads, hundreds of miles of which were not paved.  The bike performed flawlessly.

When I got home to San Diego I tried to ride some of my older aluminum and carbon fiber bikes and discovered none of my other bikes really fit me.

The Rivendell Atlantis changed my life. I sold most of the others, and now ride it everywhere all the time. It is "the" bike for touring, but you will love it for everything.

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Love mine! September 2, 2015
Reviewer: William J Horton Jr from Denver, CO United States  
Bought mine in '03 when they were $1000!  Had the pleasure of working with the late great Sheldon Brown of Harris Cyclery in Newton MA.  Built up with  Shimano XT NOS componentry, a Brooks B17 saddle, a Schmidt SON front hub and lights.  Other than updating tires, chains and bar tape I've ridden my beauty over 25K miles without a single mechanical issue.  I have several bikes but the Atlantis gets at least her fair share of "at bats"!

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Sweet Ride May 19, 2015
Reviewer: Cynthia Garr from Ogden, UT United States  
I have ridden my new Atlantis for a month now and thought I should rate it.  I am a 5'4" 51 year old gal who has been riding for quite some time.  In my younger days I was into racing and riding hard.  I would consider myself a failure if I did not ride two hard tours (i.e Colorado) a year.  I would climb a pass like no other until I had total knee and back surgery done.  Now I just want to ride and be comfortable and enjoy my ride.  Well I have found it.  I am so comfortable on this bike it is like it was a custom made bike.  It rides anywhere and everywhere I want to go.  I am totally in love with this bike!

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  4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
as advertised. April 9, 2015
Reviewer: mike w from chicago, IL United States  
I've been testing one of these out since 2001.... seems to hold up to city riding and chicago winters... thinking of keeping it.

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