Clem L Complete Bike

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Important: These are going to go quickly. Make sure your Riv account is all set up and ready to go and place your order online please. I've taken phone orders for these in the past where the bike sells out a s we're talking.
Clem Smith Jr. is Rivendell’s fat-tire, easy to fender & rack, joyously upright and stable, and more affordable than the rest of our lineup bicycle frame. They're more affordable only because they come as complete bikes straight from Taiwan and most of the joints are tig-welded instead of lugged. Tigs cut the construction time for each frame down by a lot so the price gets lower. It's a perfectly strong way to make a bicycle, although not as pretty to look at as lugs.
Clems still have a strong wide fork crown, napkin-ring reinforcement lugs at the headtube, and a beautiful well-designed seatlug, so it looks far from a generic bike.
These are made by the same people who make the more expensive frames and with the same materials even, so they should ride as well as even our custom frames.
PBH ranges:
45cm - 68 to 81cm
52cm - 74 to 88cm
59cm - 86 to 96cm
64cm - 93 to 101cm

Pick the frame size that your PBH falls most in the middle of the range. For instance: I (Will) have a 96cm PBH, so I could ride the 59cm, but I'm getting a 64cm because I won't be topping out the size range.

Is there room for customization?

Sure, but we won't be giving you credit for the parts you don't want. If you want different tires, we can mount them for you, but you'll also have to take the stock tires. There'll be reasonable labor charges for anything that takes over 15 minutes.


STYLE L (low top tube)

Complete Bikes

  • FSA Duron Headset
  • Shimano 110mm Cartridge BB
  • Rivendell "Silver" 38/24t Crank w/ chainguard for 45cm and 52cm and "Silver" 34/24 for 59cm and 64cm
  • Shimano Deore V-Brakes
  • Sunrace Brake Levers
  • Adjustable Kickstand
  • Alex DM24 Rim / Shimano Deore Hub Wheelset
  • Kenda K-1129 Kwick Journey 45mm Tires (sturdy, puncture resistant, reflective stripe)
  • Shimano Deore Rear Derailer, CX70 Front
  • A Microshift thumbie for the FD and an Alivio trigger for the rear
  • Nitto Tallux Stem
  • Nitto Bosco Handlebars
  • Kalloy Seatpost — 26.8mm for 45cm and 52cm and 29.8mm for 59cm and 64cm

Choose your own saddle, pedals and handlebar grips. 

Frame and Wheel Sizes

  • 45cm / 26-inch traditional mountain bikey size wheels. Typical rider height: 5-0 to 5-5
  • 52cm / 27.5-inch new mountain bikey size wheels. Typical rider height: 5-5 to 5-11
  • 59cm / 700c traditional road rim size, but with room for 29er tires
  • 64cm / 700c traditional road rim size, but with room for 29er tires

Shipping Bikes and Frames

  • Frames Shipping: $87 +/- to lower 48 states.
  • Bike Shipping: $175 +/- to lower 48
  • International is more complicated - call or email

You can always arrange to pick up your bike here in Walnut Creek, California. California pickups and deliveries pay California sales tax. 

Contact Us

  • Call (800) 345 3918 or (925) 933 7304
    • Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm

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