This is my 2008 Rivendell Atlantis. I got in January of 2009 at Mountain Sports Limited in Bristol,VA. I test rode a built up version before I bought the bare frame/fork they had on hand. Then I pieced everything else together over the next couple of weeks. It's a fantastic bike to ride. The biggest problem is it makes it difficult to want to ride anything else. I found I like changing the handlebars around so I followed an idea I found online and installed Davinci splitters on the shifter cables and rear brake cable so I can easily swap out the handlebars. Going from noodles to albatross bars changes the ride entirely, but both of them are wonderful. Being able to swap back in forth quickly (takes about 5-10 minutes) is great, too. I ride it everywhere unless I'm riding on our tandem. Put on the albatross bars and it is great for around town, put on the noodles and it rides excellently for distances. A bike for any type of riding.

Lots more pictures here, including gratuitous component shots:

Parts list (more or less)
- 58cm 2008 Rivendell Atlantis
- 170mm sugino "triple" cranks 38/24 with a salsa crossing guard replacing the big ring
- shimano sora front derailler
- shimano deore rear derailler
- velocity synergy rims laced to xt hubs
- nitto s83 seat post
- vo zeppelin fenders (52mm)
- 35mm pasela panaracers - tanwall
- shimano cantis
- 8 speed 13-32 casette
- velo-plush "it came with a breezer my SO bought and I love it" saddle
- nitto albatross bars with a periscopa stem
- chang-i-star brake levers I found in the bottom of the used bin at my LBS
- deore thumb shifters I bought for $2 from my LBS
- nitto noodle bars with a technomic stem
- shimano 105 brake levers I found at a bike swap
- shimano 8 speed bar end shifters
- nitto mini front rack
- nitto big rear rack, not currently attached
- pletscher kickstand
- brand-v saddle bag with viva bag loops


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Rivendell Atlantis - Side View


Rivendell Atlantis - Rear Angle and a Happy Pup

Rivendell Atlantis - Front End Detail


Rivendell Atlantis - At the Community Garden
Rivendell Atlantis - Rigged with basket and bag
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