Rivendell Reader is a quarterly publication by Rivendell Bicycle Works, a company that makes and sells bicycles, parts, gear and books. Rivendell Reader features articles, stories, reviews, tips and photos related to cycling and other topics of interest to Rivendell fans.
Rivendell Reader 40 is the latest issue as of April 2023. It contains articles on bikepacking, bike geometry, bike maintenance, bike history, bike culture and more. It also has a special section on the new Rivendell models for 2023.
If you want to read Rivendell Reader 40 as a PDF file, you have two options:
You can order a paper copy from the Rivendell website[^1^] and scan it yourself. The paper copy costs $5 USD plus shipping and handling. You can choose from different issues in the drop-down menu.
You can download a free PDF file from the Cyclofiend website[^2^]. Cyclofiend is a website that hosts an archive of Rivendell Reader PDF files from previous issues. You can find Rivendell Reader 40 here: http://www.cyclofiend.com/Images/pdf/RR40_web.pdf
Either way, you will need a PDF reader software to open and view the file. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader[^3^] [^4^], which is free and available for different platforms. You can also use other PDF reader software of your choice.
Enjoy reading Rivendell Reader 40!
Some of the highlights of Rivendell Reader 40 are:
A cover story on bikepacking, the adventure of riding and camping with your bike. The article features tips, gear recommendations, route suggestions and inspiring stories from bikepackers around the world.
A detailed explanation of bike geometry, how it affects the ride quality, handling and comfort of a bike. The article also compares different Rivendell models and how they suit different riders and purposes.
A practical guide on bike maintenance, covering topics such as cleaning, lubricating, adjusting, repairing and replacing various parts of a bike. The article also includes a checklist of tools and supplies to keep your bike in good shape.
A historical overview of bike culture, tracing the origins and evolution of cycling as a sport, hobby, transportation and lifestyle. The article also explores the diversity and creativity of cyclists and their communities across time and space.
Rivendell Reader 40 is a rich source of information, inspiration and entertainment for anyone who loves cycling or wants to learn more about it. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, a casual or a committed cyclist, you will find something to enjoy and benefit from in this issue.
Not only does Rivendell Reader 40 offer informative and entertaining articles, but it also features reviews of books, products and services related to cycling. Some of the reviews are:
A review of The Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne, a book that chronicles the author's experiences of cycling in different cities around the world. The reviewer praises the book for its insights, humor and perspective on urban life and culture.
A review of the Surly Big Dummy, a long-tail cargo bike that can carry up to 400 pounds of load. The reviewer describes the bike as a versatile, practical and fun machine that can handle various terrain and tasks.
A review of the Rivendell Bicycle Works, a company that makes and sells custom-made steel bikes, parts and gear. The reviewer commends the company for its quality, craftsmanship and philosophy of making bikes that are comfortable, durable and beautiful.
Rivendell Reader 40 is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about cycling or improve their cycling skills. It also showcases the passion and creativity of the Rivendell community, which includes cyclists, writers, artists, photographers and more. You can join this community by subscribing to Rivendell Reader or visiting the Rivendell website. aa16f39245