Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back In Stock Items! Plus San Marcos News

Just a quick note to let shops and consumers alike some items that have out for a long time are back in stock:

- Double Cross frame in ivory (middle sizes)
- Double Cross DC frames (middle sizes)
- Saga Touring frames
- Crystal Polypropylene Water Bottles (BPA-free)
- Urban Cross Levers
- Torpedo Front Lamps

We also got in a small shipment of Soma San Marcos frame set (designed for Soma by Rivendell Bicycle Works). Most have been already shipped out to those who pre-ordered. If you are near any of the following shops, check it out.

Rivendell Bicycle Works (of course)
Country Bike Shop, Celina, Ohio
Flye Cycles, Sunderland, Mass.
Cal Coast Bicycles, San Diego, CA
Cycology Bicycles, Maryville, TN
Bicycle Outfitter, Los Altos, CA
A1 Cyclery, Indianapolis, IN
Rosebud Bicycle Builds, Seattle, WA
Alki Bike and Board, Seattle, WA
American Cyclery, San Francisco, CA

Some of these shops only picked up one frame set, so I'd advise calling the shop before visiting.... because who knows, it might be already sold and gone. The San Marcos is not up on the website yet. (We have stopped updating the current site – instead putting our attention into speeding the launch of our new site.). But here are a couple of pictures and the geometry. Sorry, we have no more 54cm's in our distro's warehouse. Only 59cm and 63cm. More on order of course. Smaller sizes: We don't have a firm ETA on those and don't want to speculate.

There has been lots of speculation of whether this will ride similarly to our other road sport frames (the Stanyan and ES). We can easily say the San Marcos is easily its own beast. Not just because it sports gorgeous Rivendell lugs, but because it is at its heart what Grant Petersen of Rivendell believes a good road bike should be: Smooth and efficient on the black top, can fit wide enough tires to give extra comfort (and take on smooth fire roads), and excellent rider position for long rides. It has rack and fender braze-ons, kickstand plate, and pump peg and a longish wheel base, but it is NOT a dedicated touring frame...call it a "sport tourer" to use an old term. More information when we are ready to launch our website.



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