Rivendell Joe Appaloosa
First, a disclaimer. All of the "Expert Description" about the frame below is lifted in its entirety from the 2018 Rivendell Catalog. This document is one of the most amazing bike industry printed items I have ever seen (joining the 1993 and 1994 Bridgestone Catalogs. If you know what they are, you know what I mean. If you don't, find one and you'll know what I mean). Come by the shop to get yours. I guess we could send you one for free if you pay for postage.
Joe Appaloosa Expert Description
Through the years I/Grant hae called most of our bikes "my favorite", but I've said it more about the Joe Appoloosa than any other bike, because to me, it's perfect. It's great on tour, trail, or street, loaded or unloaded.
The Joe;s chainstays are a few centimeters longer and the top tube, a centimeter or so shorter. It feels and rides the same as the Atlantis, fits the same V-brakes or cantilevers, and has the same braze-ons. On some of the mid-sizes, the Atlantis has 650b wheels while the Joe has 700c.
The difference in ride is theoretical, and it's hard to justify a hard line favoring one over the other - already noted on the Atlantis page. but it's true here, too.
Since the two bikes are so close, we'll try not to stock both at the same time. the pull of the unavailable is always strong, but if this is the kind of bike you like, you can truly flip a coin.
Frame, Fork, Headset, Bottom Bracket $1,400
Typical Complete Bike: $2,800
Size, Wheels: 48, 51 (650b); 55, 58, 62 (700c)
Color: Silver, Old Blue