These images of the two Bombadil prototypes were taken during a
visit to the RBWHQ&L in January,
2008. I had an opportunity to take a short ride on both of these
bicycles while there. Even in the too-large-for-me 60 size, it's
extremely "light" handling. GP has spec'd a strong tubeset,
but there's not a "heavy" feel anywhere in this bicycle.
I loved the low speed stability. It reminded me of why the best
of the "pre-suspension" mtb's rode so well.
with all prototypes, there may be some changes between the photos
you see here and what gets delivered as a production model. But,
as with all things Rivendell, they have a relentless attention to
different bicycles appear in the photos below - the last three images
are of the 60 size model - this one actually uses 700C wheels. The
detail photos which start directly below are of the 52 model. I
had an earlier PDF of the Bombadil geometry, which can be found
on the Bombadil page - this
may not represent current dimensions - and if you go to the
Bombadil on the RBW site and choose "Read About It",
you can get a sense of the sizing guidelines.