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New Rivet leather saddles arrive in UK

New range will be on display at this week's London Bike Show

Saddles from new American brand Rivet Cycleworks land in the UK this week and will be launched officially at the London Bike Show.

The new stock of saddles are made from premium waterproof American leather and use a cut out slot that is said to give the leather more flexibility and substantially reduce the break-in time. To avoid the flair often associated with cut out saddles, they are folded under the nose and riveted to help the saddle maintain its structure while avoiding thigh chafing.

The saddles are available in three styles and four colours and with a choice of cromoly or titanium rails. The top of the range Independence (above) comes with titanium rails and weighs in at 360g, making it one of the lightest leather saddles available. Matching leather saddlebags, mudflaps and bar tape with cork ends are also available.


Special introductory prices and some free Rivet socks will be available to the first few customers to visit Rivet at the London Bike Show this week.

Prices start at £95 for the Pearl cromoly rising to £225 for the Independence titanium.

See the Carradice website for more details or contact

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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