Fun, Comfortable, Useful, and Safe

We make bikes for day riders and tourers, commuters and shoppers, trail riders and athletes, get-arounders and recreationalists, family riders and earth-savers.

We don’t make bikes for racers or weekend warriors, and we don’t use carbon, because it’s dangerous. We don’t make uncomfortable, short-lived, road bikes or mechanically overkilled mountain bikes. Our CrMo steel UNracing bikes are sleek, gorgeous, comfortable, efficient, safe, will last longer, and be safer every ride.

Rivendells are mechanical bikes. Pedal-powered.

We recognize that motorized bikes solve problems pedal bikes can't, but we seriously lack the brain-power to design or make them. So we stick to our true and only love—pedal bikes. When it's a pedal bike you want, we're your people.

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  • Road bikes: For pavement, light loads

    But far more versatile, comfortable, and safe than garden-variety road bikes. Fit tires to 40, fender clearance, and fit small racks. Our road frames make sense and ride great.

  • Country Bikes: All roads, some trails

    Our country bikes are zippy like a road bike, with added load-carrying capacity, and tire clearance to 48mm. Kind of like a gravel bike, but with rack braze-ons and a classic, beautiful look (instead of amorphous carbon). Super useful and comfortable. If you ride mostly roads and want some carrying capacity, get one of these. Our most popular style.

  • Hillibike: All-Rounders, for trails, touring, roads.

    Our Hillibikes are mostly for rough trails and tires to 2.5-inches, but with smooth-treaded 1.6-inch tires, are as capable as any towny, commuter, or touring bicycle. Long wheelbases and raised handlebars make off-roading easy and fun.

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