Rivendell A. Homer Hillsen - Country-bike Frame

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Country-bike / all-road / gravel champ. Road-ish riding with big tires.

The Homer was first offered in 2005, and it represented a new category of bike at the time: it was meant to have a ride close to that of a road bike, but offer extremely generous clearances for wide, comfortable, grippy tires that rode well on worse surfaces than pavement. Riv call these bikes "country bikes", since having fun on country roads is nicer when you've got the right bike, but the rest of the industry calls them "gravel bikes". We like Country Bikes though.

Homers are at home on paved or unpaved roads, credit-card tours, centuries, and brevets - so the only thing keeping it from being good for everything is the size of the tire it can fit. Homer's go up to 45mm, which for a roadish bike, is seriously phenomenal, so no need to get greedy and wish for more.

Take advantage of the clearance built into it, and start with a 38 to 42mm tire. Go bigger or smaller next time, if you feel like you must. Also, put a small rack in the front or the back, and at least one bag on it.

If you want speed on the road with the versatility to tour or ride dirt now and then, A. Homer Hilsen is perfect for you.

650b: 51cm, 
700c: 54.5cm, 58cm, 61.5cm, 64cm

The largest size is the one with a double top-tube. The others don't need it.

Framesets include an FSA Duron 1" threaded headset and a seat post

New for 2021, downtube shifter bosses. You'll want to get housing stops if you're not using downtube shifters.

Colour is TBD, but Riv colours are always quite excellent, so don't stress too much on that. Lately we've seen some blue-greys and some green-yellows a lot.

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