The buzz: Bicycle accessories outlet, Rivets, is the first Brooks England concept store to open in the region.
The vibe: This is ‘rustic industrial’ chic done the right and sophisticated way. Situated on the second floor above sister outlet Tokyobike, this boutique store boasts a small cozy space, with leather bike saddles lining the walls of one section, and stylish bags in the other.
The goods: Brooks’ leather saddles are highly sought-after by cyclists (prices starting at $148) for their design and comfort. Tough as they might feel at first, the leather softens and eventually molds to the contours of your body over time. Whether you’re a leisure rider or competitive cyclist, there are different saddle types to suit. The bestseller is the versatile B17, which has been on the market for over 100 years. You’ll also find a range of hardy, waterproof Brooks bags ($200 upwards) and other essential accessories like grips ($108 upwards) and saddle bags ($107 upwards) in store. You have to pay (less than $10) to have your spanking new accessories installed onto your bike, though Tokyobike owners enjoy this service for free.
Why you’ll be back: No one wants to ride a bike fitted with a saddle that’s a pain in the ass.