We're still closed to the public for in store purchases but are shipping parts usually same or next day. If you'd like to pick up your order here, select "Pick it up at Rivendell" and give us a ring when you're 20 minutes out. Operators are standing by to help with bike and frame purchases, although those may take awhile to ship.

Brakes

brakesDon't go to the Hof Brau if you're a vegan, and don't shop for disc brakes here. We don't hate them, but we do prefer rim brakes— for 99 percent of the riding we do and expect you'll do. Rim brakes (cantilevers, sidepulls, centerpulls, V-brakes) are powerful because they slow the bike down with a longer lever than does a disc brake. The brakes we offer will work as well for you as they do for us.
Our selection of rim brakes is small but good. All the fork-mount type fit allen fittings, which work with 100 percent of all post-1980 bikes.