I looked at a Rivendell Rambouillet this weekend but have not yet had a ride. Rivendell was unknown to me a week ago. Their "country bike" philosphy is enticing but the prices are not. I had budgeted $2K for my new bike and $2,400 is definitely more.
Does anyone who rides one have any thoughts or advice? I am definitely buying a triple but I'm not sure about those bar end shifters. Is the position more comfortable than your average road bike? A sore back and shoulders are the main reason I'm looking for a new ride. I also tried a Trek Pilot and Specialized Roubaix.