We LOVE Rivendell. Always have. Always will. And plenty of y’all feel the same. Take Luke, for instance, who just finished a 62cm Rivendell Atlantis build and was kind enough to send in a wonderfully-documented Readers’ Rides for us to enjoy!
Readers’ Rides: Bryce’s Woodpecker Cycle Co x BogeWorks 29er
Bryce sent in this stunning Woodpecker Cycle Co x BogeWorks 29er touring bike and while we pick our jaws up off the ground, why don’t you check out more beautiful photos below!
Readers’ Rides: Lewis’ Diamondback Sorrento Klunker
These days, we’re getting so many re-purposed 80s and 90s rigid 26″ MTBs, built up in the spirit of klunkers, complete with moto bars and all! We’re all stoked to highlight such cool builds for our Readers’ Rides, so let’s check out Lewis from New Zealand’s Diamondback Sorrento below…
Readers’ Rides: Tim’s 15-Year Owned Cross Check Basket Bike
Cross Checks are undoubtedly the most ubiquitous of the Surly models, yet no two are built the same. A case in point is Tim, who submitted one he’s owned for 15 years, and boy does it have some lovely beausage! Let’s check it out below!
Readers’ Rides: Takahiro’s Panasonic Singlespeed Basket Bike
Basket bikes are our Achilles, and today, for our Readers’ Rides, we bring you Takahiro’s Panasonic singlespeed. If you’re into clean, minimal builds and photos, this one’s for you!
Readers’ Rides: Drew Devereux’s Self Made Folding All-Road Bike
Do you remember Drew Devereux’s Readers’ Rides from 2020? If you do recall, then you remember that he made a folding all-road bike in his home shop. Well, Drew is back with another folder! Let’s see his latest below!
Readers’ Rides: Eric’s Rivendell Appaloosa – A Love Letter To a Build
Our Readers’ Rides showcases builds from the readership. Sometimes they’re succinct and to the point and other times, we get wonderfully penned novellas, waxing poetic about their beloved bikes. These submissions are part product review and part passionate penning. This week is one of those submissions. Eric’s Rivendell Appaloosa was featured in Wednesday’s Radar Roundup, albeit in video form, so let’s check it out in words and photos below!
Readers’ Rides: Sunny, Ulysse, Em, and Max’s Family Cyclotouring Setup!
Have we got a special Readers’ Rides for you! An entire family touring the Northeast sent in their setup and a rough itinerary of their travels. Let’s check it out below!
Readers’ Rides: Michael’s 1991 Ibis SS Drop Bar MTB
The Ibis SS, or “setting sun” was a dirt drop mountain bike offered by the brand. These bikes were built by Ibis as a “semi custom” platform and featured the “LD” stem Scot Nicol designed in the 1980s. Thanks to Michael for sending this one in! Let’s check it out below.
Readers’ Rides: Kees’ 2008 Mountain Goat Whiskeytown Racer
Mountain Goat was one of the original MTB brands based out of Chico, California. A few weeks ago we looked at John’s 1984 Whiskeytown Racer, which prompted Kees to send in his 2008 Mountain Goat WTR, built by Jeremy Sycip for Mountain Goat. Let’s check it out below!
Readers’ Rides: Chris’ Kruch Custom Bicycles Steel Full Suspension
We’re huge fans of steel full suspension mountain bikes and it seems like framebuilders all over are embracing these simple, yet extremely capable bikes. Coming at us from Alberta, here’s Chris’ Kruch Custom Bicycles steel full suspension. Let’s check it out below.
Readers’ Rides: Mathilda’s Pink Unicorn
Today’s Readers’ Rides is a special one. Sent in by Mathilda and her father Chris, who built this bike for her from the ground up. Let’s check out this unique, like a unicorn, Readers’ Rides below!
Readers’ Rides: Matt’s Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt – A Lightweight Randonneur
The Crust Bikes Lightning Bolt is a wonderfully classic frameset and this week’s Readers’ Rides comes from Matt in Oakland. Read on as he shares his build with us today!
Readers’ Rides: Juan’s Belle Silk D from Manila
Today’s Readers’ Rides comes from Juan in Manila and his custom Belle Silk D gravel bike. Let’s check out this beauty in detail below!
Readers’ Rides: Todd’s Morlock, the Time Machine
Today’s Readers’ Rides is unlike anything we’ve hosted. Read on below for Todd‘s Morlock, an homage to safety bicycles of the 1890s. This one’s a real treat, so let’s check it out in detail below!
Readers’ Rides: Bryce’s Unicorn Cycles Hardtail
We love a good hardtail over here and Bryce, aka The Dadavist on Instagram, sent over his Unicorn Cycles titanium hardtail for us to ogle and feature in a Readers’ Rides. Let’s check out this shreddy daddy sled in detail below!
Readers’ Rides: Martin from the Phillipines’ Retro Commuter
Happy Friday and happy Readers’ Rides! This week’s bike comes from the Philippines where Martin builds up vintage or classic steel bicycle frames with re-used components. Let’s check out Martin’s personal build below!
Readers’ Rides: Van’s 1982 Jim Merz MTB
Jim Merz has designed some really stunning bikes over the years. Most known perhaps for his original Specialized Sequoia touring bike design, Jim has dedicated his life to designing bikes meant to be ridden on all surfaces. A while back, we featured Jim with the Merz edition Sequoia gravel bike, as well as one of Jim’s MTBs and today, we bring you Van from Texas’ 1982 Jim Merz, so check out more below!